Meant to Be

Meant to Be

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by Tiffany King

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Meant to Be is book 1 of The Saving Angels trilogy

Other books by Tiffany King:
Forgotten Souls (The Saving Angels book 2)
The Ascended (The Saving Angels book 3)
Wishing For Someday Soon
Forever Changed
Unlikely Allies

Krista Miller feels like she has lived her entire life in a glass box with her every emotion on display. She can…  See more details below


Meant to Be is book 1 of The Saving Angels trilogy

Other books by Tiffany King:
Forgotten Souls (The Saving Angels book 2)
The Ascended (The Saving Angels book 3)
Wishing For Someday Soon
Forever Changed
Unlikely Allies

Krista Miller feels like she has lived her entire life in a glass box with her every emotion on display. She can’t help feeling like a defect as her sensitivities have made her socially inept and without any real friends; the one exception being the boy that visits her each night in her dreams.

Krista’s emotions are put to the test when a move to California triggers a devastating change to her fantasy world. The nightly comfort that the boy provides has now become a recurring nightmare as he is taken from her by an unseen force.

Struggling to appear normal, Krista enrolls in a new school and finds it to be nothing like she thought. Her new life is sent spiraling out of control from a strange connection with a boy, Mark, who claims to know all her secrets.

As Krista begins to explore the emotions that Mark evokes in her, secrets from their past about their shared connection threatens to separate them just when they have found each other.

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Editorial Reviews

Abby Blom
Grabs you right from the first page! It was easy to pass time getting lost in this book. Tiffany King is great at using just the right descriptions in each scene to really place you right there next to the characters.
Rachel Clarke
Meant to Be is an imaginative and enchanting debut novel from author Tiffany King that begins with a series of beautifully written and wonderfully descriptive passages that set the pace and mood for the remainder of the story.

Author Tiffany King has taken an unconventional approach with her story in this genre. Rather than being immediately thrust into the action and turmoil at the outset, the suspense continues to build and the pace begins to quicken as the story progresses, until al
Kristi Stern
MEANT TO BE by TIFFANY KING was one of those books that I read in one day. It was one of `those' books! If you are an avid reader then you know what I mean! When you pick up a book and the very first paragraph grabs you immediately and you whisper to yourself "I'm not letting go until the very last word!" That's what debut author Tiffany King's new novel MEANT TO BE did to me!

The main character, Krista is incredibly intelligent, a model teenager with loving adoptive parents. Krista's
Me, My Shelf, and I - Amber Amber
I'm at a loss for words. When I enjoy a book and when a book throws me for a loop as many times as Meant To Be did I struggle to properly relay it to you. This book was a great ride.It takes you every which way, slaps a new twist on something I didn't think could be changed and leaves you guessing the whole way through. I promise if you buy this book you will not be disappointed!
Jamie Arnold
Krista has always been different her intense emotions have set her apart from everyone even her parents. The only time she feels at peace is when shes sleeping because, in her dreams he's there. The same boy that has always been in her dreams, she can't see his face but she loves him and feels his love for her. When her father dies Krista and her mom move to Santa Cruz, California a place that Krista has always felt drawn to. When they arrive Krista feels completely at home even at her new schoo

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Author Tiffany King
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The Saving Angels , #1
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Meant to Be 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
THHernandez More than 1 year ago
I want to start off by saying I love Tiffany King, but this book didn't do it for me. It started off strong with a great concept. Krista sees the same boy in her dreams every night. She’s in love with the boy in her dreams even though she’s never seen his face. After she and her mom move to Santa Cruz (one of my favorite cities in California, by the way), those dreams change and become darker and leave her feeling empty. It went off the rails, for me about midway through. It got to a point where I felt there was far more telling than showing and the scenes felt choppy and didn’t transition well. And even though it’s the first book in a series, I felt like there were too many loose ends. I'm okay with some, I get that, but I felt like it ended too abruptly. I also didn't feel the connection between Krista and Mark the same way I did with her main characters in other books, particularly Unlikely Allies. Krista and Mark's relationship felt forced. Plot: The concept is really good and unique, but I don't know that it was executed as well as some of her other books. The book actually started off strong, but the middle sagged and the climax wandered. Characters:  I felt the characters were the weakest aspect of the book. I don't like Krista at all and I'm having a hard time understanding who Mark is. And Krista has just discovered Shawn is likely her brother, but she doesn't develop any kind of a real relationship with him, even though she's an only child. That didn't ring true to me. I liked Sam and Shawn though. They were far more interesting and maybe this would have been better told through their points of view. Bottom Line:  I'm not sure I'd recommend this one. I'm usually quick to recommend Tiffany King’s books, but I don't think this is one of them. That said, I will probably read the rest of the series. If this was one of Ms. King’s early works, then it’s likely the next books will be better. And it certainly won't stop me from reading her newest books.
jukelley More than 1 year ago
This book was ok. It had the potential to be really good. I'm trying to decide if I will get the other two books and finish the series. I hate not knowing how something ends, but not sure the end will be worth my time.
bobbles918 More than 1 year ago
I'm shocked by the ratings this book has! I could not get into it. I have read over half & not only find every character annoying but very uninteresting! It is very repetative & lacks so much. I have attempted several times to finish it but can only get in a chapter at a time because it can't hold my attention. All 4 main characters are exactly what the title of the book says-meant to be & they never let you forget it. It seems like all the story is about is how they can't live without each other & it just makes the characters very pathetic. All the main character talks about is how perfect & gorgeous her male counterpart is-how he'll realize she's uniteresting & he'll leave her. Maybe once I actually finish the book I'll feel the same way as the othere reviewers but even for the price of the book I don't think it's worth it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Let me just say, I don't usually read bad book reviews, let alone write them, because I personally feel that every book will have bad reviews, but it is the good reviews that make a book. However, I also feel that this book was so poorly written, I had to at least explain why this was so disappointing, whether or not that makes me a hypocrit. First of all, I loved the sample. That's why I got the book: because I liked the main character and the writing was witty and seemed good. However, I feel that the only characters with any development is the main character Krista, her best friend Sam, and Krista's mom. Mark the love interest, however, was a great character (perfect, dream guy!!), but underdeveloped and presented as unimportant. I only say it like that because Tiffany King got very lazy when he came into the picture. I felt emotionally detached from their relationship (which is NOT what you want to feel in a teen romance book) because she skipped over their conversations when the couple first met. The first scene that they actually had a legitamate conversation seemed out of place and awkward, not what you'd expect given the circumstances. The rest of their conversations were skipped over and rushed. For example, King would say something like, "I told him what happened during the day." Um HELLO KING! This is a love story and you have to do something called DEVELOPING IT. Everything else felt forced literary wise, or poorly written. Things either dragged out or they were skipped. In that way, both in the details and in the main plot, it was inconsistant and annoying. There were also errors here and there. Just basic gramatical stuff. That was also very annoying. All in all, this was a great story line and had the potential to be a fantastic book, but King failed. I really wish it was better. I mean, I did really enjoy the story, but it was so bad for previous mentioned reasons, two stars is being generous. If, however, you are looking for something poorly written, go ahead and buy this. I'm sorry, King, that I'm being so mean, but as a budding writer, I feel that these things are some of the most important elements to a story (like development!!!!!!), and I didn't see any of them written well. At all.... There are better romance books out there. If you find this topic interesting (aka soul mates and all) check out Significance by Shelly Crane. It's a great book series (first one's free!!)! The only complaint I would have about that book is the few grammar errors, but it is written really well and is just really good. Hope this was helpful :]
l_manning More than 1 year ago
First of all, don't let star ratings fool you. There is a lot to love about this book. At first, I was afraid this was going to fall under what I refer to as "Twilight Syndrome." You know, imperfect girl meets perfect guy of her dreams who then exhibits bizarre almost stalkerish behavior that is passed off as "romantic." I'm clearly not a fan of that. This book turned out to be much more though. Once I had finished, I was left with the urge to start again from the beginning, as I was seeing everything in a new light. The plot was very interesting, and there were plenty of surprises until the end. That being said, there were a few technical issues. For some reason the formatting was kind of weird on my e-reader. There were be breaks in paragraphs in random places. It was especially bothersome when there were breaks in the dialogue. Sometimes I'd have to read it a few times to see who was speaking via context clues. I'm not sure what the issue was really. Also, there were some grammatical issues. This may not be a problem for some people, but it tends to pull me out of the narrative. That's more of a personal issue though. The pacing in the beginning felt a bit slow, but any shortcomings were made up for in the last 40 pages or so. It felt like that's where the story really became fully realized, and it was a fantastic ending. Not only did the story feel original, but it left me wanting more. I really was on the edge of my seat, and I would love to know what happens next. I would recommend this book for sure. It starts out as one thing, but turns into another book entirely by the end. The romance aspect that I felt was overdone in the beginning made perfect sense in the end. I will definitely look for the authors next book
missy1029 More than 1 year ago
Krista is not your average teenage girl. She is exceptionally intelligent and can feel the emotions of those around her. The ability to feel these emotions make everyday life very difficult for her. She is unable to even read a sad story with out the emotion consuming her for days at a time. At times these feelings are so intense they make her become extremely ill. On top of that every night for her whole life she has dreamt of the same boy, on the same beach. She feels so connected to him and has yet to see his face. She feels a strong pull to Santa Cruz and, after her father dies, her mother decides that they will move there to start over after losing him. Here she finally meets people she can relate to and be friends with. This is something that she has never had the capability of doing. Her life feels like it's making a turn for the better, especially when she finds out that these new friends seem to be able to relate to her more than she could have ever dreamed. These four friends will need each other more than they could ever have imagined. This is a fantastic debut novel. The story line was amazing and very original. The detail was superb. I was easily able to picture every scene that I was in. I have never read anything quite like it. It was an extremely quick and enjoyable read. I also love that she left it open for a sequel! Yay! I love sequels! I highly recommend that you pick this one up!
BookLoveBlog More than 1 year ago
What if you had the same dream every night for as long as you can remember? And what if you suddenly ran into the boy from your dreams? Krista did just that. Plus friends at her new school seem to have a connection to the emotional sensitivity she has had her whole life. Together they try to unravel the mystery of who they really are. Wow. Just, wow. This paranormal coming of age novel by debut author Tiffany King blew my mind. King's natural grace and ease with YA prose will take her far. I felt immediately welcomed into the story and at home with the heroine's world. Her concerns and mysteries immediately became mine as I easily lost myself in the pages. Perfect for teen readers or adult lovers of YA or paranormal books. I enthusiastically await more from Tiffany King. Conclusion: If you get a change to read Meant to Be, I highly recommend picking it up. Take a chance on this debut indie author. Intriguing and full of energy, Meant to Be is a page-turner. You will not be disappointed!
ccjacksonbooks More than 1 year ago
Meant to Be was a very fun to read book. I loved the characters and the way that they connected with each other. The surprise twist at the end kept me up at night, simply because I could not put it down until I found out what was happening. I highly recommend Meant to Be for anyone looking for a great read!
TMA1 More than 1 year ago
Beautifully written with characters that grab you from beginning to end. This is a must read for any age! By far one of the best books i've read in a long time! The heroine Krista is genuine and captivating and Mark the hero is the perfect counterpart for her. And as much as I like Twighlight I was immensely relieved that this was not another Bella and Edward knock off, if anything it is their equal.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book grabs u from the first page. And the way Krista has too hide something from her kom not telling wat. Romance,action, and awsomeness. I realy recremend this book. :) .
t_barber1 More than 1 year ago
A very interesting story.  To feel the way Krista has her whole life is hard enough but trying to hide it makes it that much harder.  Love the way the “soulmate” aspect takes a twist.  Intrigue, love, action, and so much more will keep you turning the pages.  This book gets a recommendation from me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They don't even act like boyfriend and girlfriend, they don't kiss a lot. They don't really have any passion for each other
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Very sweet,just enjoyed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did not like this book. The dialogue was cheesy but I can take it if the story is good. But this book wasn't. I could not connect with the characters. Which is odd because I usually do with atleast one character, even if its not one of the main characters. I found myself not caring about any of them at all. I didn't like or dislike anyone because I couldn't find it in myself or them to make me care. Who wants to read a book when you can't connect to the characters, no one. I had to force myself many times to try to finish & stay interested in this book. I would not recommend this book to anyone. This book is honestly terrible & really boring. The main character was the biggest bore ever. Her personality just like this book was a snore fess.
EmPil More than 1 year ago
Tiffany King is a brilliant author with amazing detail! I was hooked from the first paragraph to the first book of the Saving Angels series. Tiffany King's 'Meant To Be' is a story of celestial beings born as humans to be guides and protectors to save the forgotten souls of the world from being lost forever to evil. This is a story of a life of heartache, death, discovering friendships, finding lost family and not to mention, finding the man of her dreams. So, if you're looking for an exciting, adventurous and love filled book that will consume you, this is the book for you!
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Mebuffy More than 1 year ago
So I was a little concerned when I first started this book because I’d always heard nothing but good things about it, but it started off pretty slow for me. Once it picked up though, I couldn’t put it down. The budding relationship between Mark and Krista, the instant friendship between Krista and Sam, and all the family dynamics were just so emotional! There are times when the little things are just so sweet you could swoon, and other times that you just want to cry for or with the characters. The anticipation as things heated up both with the characters and the plot is just perfect. There were times I wanted to scream “just kiss her already!” and others when I just gasped because I felt something was about to happen, but never guessed just what it would be. The plot line is great, occasionally a little slow, but the characters make up for it, but the climax is stunning. There are a few things that are a tad confusing, but you get the gist of it, and we’re left with unanswered questions, but that’s what sequels are for, of which there are two by the way. My only real complaint was that the writing style threw me off on occasion. Every so often we’d fall into a brief (and sometimes not so brief) flash back, but then drop right back into the present conversation so it’s almost hard to stay oriented with the here and now. Big picture though, it’s really very minor, because the overall feel of the story is just so compelling. Well crafted, adorable, and exciting, Meant to Be is an awesome young adult read. I love the concept of soul mates, and when I saw this I knew I had to read it, and I promise to any others with the same thought that you will not be disappointed!
Fantasybkgirl More than 1 year ago
Krista has always know she was different. She was adopted at a young age, is smart and she is in love with a guy she has never met. Krista has been dreaming about the same guy for years but she never sees his face. She has no interest in any other guys, she is in love with her dream guy. When her adopted dad dies, Krista and her mom decide to move from Montana to Santa Cruz, California. She has always had a feeling this is where she needs to be. She starts school where she meets her new best friend who seems to share a connection with her. Then the unthinkable happens, Krista meets the guy from her dreams. She instanly knows it's him and he feels the same way. Krista, her dream guy, Mark, her best friend Sam and Sam's boyfriend Shawn discover that they all share a connection. When they start searching things start happening. Someone out there doesn't want them to discover the truth of what they are and how they are connected. I loved how Krista started out as a sensative girl only to become such a strong character by the end. The relationship between her and Mark was so well written. I love how their connection was instant and how they seem to balance each other out so well. I truely enjoyed all the characters and how each had their own specific personality and connection to one of the others. There were a lot of twists and turns that I didn't see coming. It's not until towards the end that you find out a little of what they are. This one kept me reading late into the night, I just couldn't put it down. I'm looking forward to reading the sequel, Forgotten Souls.
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