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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

After reading Significance, I had to start Accordance as soon as

After reading Significance, I had to start Accordance as soon as possible. I love the world Shelly Crane created and I am eagerly awaiting the minute Defiance is available for purchase.

Accordance begins right where Significance left off at the beach house in Califor...
After reading Significance, I had to start Accordance as soon as possible. I love the world Shelly Crane created and I am eagerly awaiting the minute Defiance is available for purchase.

Accordance begins right where Significance left off at the beach house in California. Maggie and Caleb weren't expecting Bish and Kyle to show up and spoil all the fun. They were expecting anyone but them. Bish is suspicious and Kyle is acting all cranky because he loves Maggie but can't have her. This was supposed to be a stress-free zone, but how can Maggie not stress when she is trying to hide who she really is from Bish?

I really liked this book for a number of reasons. First and foremost, Maggie and Caleb. I love these two characters. If I could trade places with her for a day, I would...in a heart beat. Granted she is super stressed out and not handling things well, I would still do it. Second, we finally get to spend time with the ever-protective older brother. Bish may be rude, cranky, and suspicious of the events that are unfolding in front of his eyes, but he is a big part of Maggie's life and she doesn't want to lose him. Third, we find out how special Maggie really is, and not just to Caleb and the Jacobson's, but all Aces. Finally, no matter how much Maggie protests, Caleb will spoil her whether she likes it or not. I love that she is grateful for what she has and that she is also accepting of it as well.

There is only one thing I really didn't care for about this installment to the Significance Series, Maggie starts to get just a little whiny. Not to the point of annoyance, but just enough to where I noticed it.

Overall, this is a wonderful addition not only to the series, but also to my library of books. I look forward to reading and reviewing Defiance when it comes out on March 13, 2012.

Originally posted at Doodle's Book Blog

posted by EmmyDoodle on September 16, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Eh

WARNING: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS AND VIEWS THAT MIGHT OFFEND SOME PEOPLE! READER DISCRECTION IS ADVISED!

I am a fan of Shelly Crane and I do love most of her book, but after reading this series for a second time I am not a fan.

I can't deny that I like the idea...
WARNING: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS AND VIEWS THAT MIGHT OFFEND SOME PEOPLE! READER DISCRECTION IS ADVISED!

I am a fan of Shelly Crane and I do love most of her book, but after reading this series for a second time I am not a fan.

I can't deny that I like the idea of the book and where it was going plot wise, but I couldn't get over the grammatical errors and Maggie as a character.

I found myself skipping pages because at time it dragged so much and the thoughts were so jumbled that I just had to skip the pages. Shelly misspelled, misplaced and added words words so much that it became a puzzle just trying to unscramble the sentence she is trying to write

As for Maggie, for a seventeen year old girl she is annoyingly delicate, dense and prude and is just plain boring as a character.

She doubts herself through more then half the series and is so busy worrying about wheather she's hurt someones feelings (even the bad guys) that it makes reading about her painful.

She is also extremely prude until, of course, she meets Caleb. What red blooded female has a relationship with a guy for THREE (3) years and does nothing more than chaste kisses and light hugs and for that matter what red blooded TEENAGE GUY is ok with that.

When she got captured by the Watson I almost stop reading the book altogether. I can understand that you are away from Caleb and you're hurting and you're scare but grow some backbone. Stop begging and pleading and get mad start threatening or something, be agressive. At that point, even after she ascended, she was the weakest female protagonist I've ever read about, and I have read Twilight. The only time I can stand to read about her is when she's mad. It's then and only then that she has an ounce of personality.

The only good thing about this book was Caleb but even at times he became too fanatical.

All I can say is that Shelly Crane I am surprised. You put out some really great books and series so I'm wondering what went wrong with this one.

I give this book an A for effort but overall a D. If you don't mind dragging yourself through this book then by all means go ahead and buy it. But if you rather enjoy what your reading grab another one of her books, you'll enjoy it a lot more.

posted by Gainbr on October 9, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2012

    good

    Well written cant wait to read next book

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2012

    grammar

    The only reason this is a 4/5 is because there are some glaringly obvious and constant grammar issues where words are missing or mispelt. A few is okay, but there are quite a few where it took me out of the story and made too aware of the mistakes.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2014

    Interesting

    I liked the book.....im sure the third one will be much more action

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    Series is awesome this book is okay...

    Necessary to understand what is coming but lacking the Action of the first book but still solid book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    Good

    Good read....I love Maria and Gran!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2012

    Can't wait for the NEXT book!

    Maggie & Caleb's struggle to find balance in their lives continue. The Watson's are seething with jealousy. Bish, Maggie's older brother, is confused by this sudden "love" & being an over-protective brother. And Maggie's abilities keep surprising her & everyone.
    I LOVE the "vison" for Kyle & the one for Jen...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2012

    Must read

    Caleb super hot need i say more lol!!! Great edition to this series cant wait to see it all play out with the council. I really love all the supernatural imprints. Finding your soulmate and having such unconditional love is a miracle in this series after so many years of none.

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  • Posted April 10, 2012

    A fulfilling sequel to the first novel, Accordance brings us eve

    A fulfilling sequel to the first novel, Accordance brings us even closer to our couple as they struggle to find their place in life, while still maintaining their semblance of self. If you enjoyed the first book, this one is a necessity!

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  • Posted March 25, 2012

    Shelly Crane does it again! The second installment of this serie

    Shelly Crane does it again! The second installment of this series is just as good as the first book. She countinues to develop the characters in this book and it was exciting to read.

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  • Posted March 9, 2012

    Accordance is the second installment to the Significance series.

    Accordance is the second installment to the Significance series. This series offers a unique twist of a fated lovers and superheroes powers. Maggie and Caleb take center stage, but it appears the family is beginning to grow. For generations it had appeared that a terrible tragedy was occurring, and the families were no longer imprinting. With such complications the families discourages dating and romance with anyone else other than ones imprinted, because if they were to one day find their significant things will instantly become messy. So, at the time it appeared with the lack of imprinting generations we destined to be along. That was until Maggie saved Caleb from an unfortunate accident. Now, they are not only imprinted; but Maggie is also a human and this has never been heard of before. At the end of the Significance we followed Maggie and Caleb to California. In attempts to hide from those determined to harm Maggie; they flee only to find they are under the supervision of one overbearing brother and one meddlesome cousin. This allowed a moment for some major character and romance depth to be adding into the story. This was a much need transition to go from the unknown fresh romance to a deep and a devoted partnership between Caleb and Maggie. Unfortunately, with a novel such as this the abruptness of the imprinting between characters can leave readers feel pressured romance, and a constant feeling of catching up as the author builds relationships after the fact. I thoroughly enjoy this series, and love the unique and imaginative journey within each book. I have noticed a few disruptions in the flow, but I think this is primarily the learning curve for this author. It appears that she is still having a few moments of romance that will sound entirely to cliché. With a novel surrounding romance this will give readers moments of pause within the story, but is easily overlooked. Overall, with two books of the Significance series under her belt I see improvement, and I am anxious to see where the future will take us.


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