Meant to Be [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Meant to Be

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012277657
  • Publisher: Author Tiffany King
  • Publication date: 3/16/2011
  • Series: The Saving Angels , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 287
  • Sales rank: 135,338
  • File size: 158 KB

Meet the Author

Tiffany King is the author of The Saving Angels Series, Wishing For Someday Soon, Forever Changed, and Unlikely Allies. Writer by day and book fanatic the rest of the time, she is now pursuing her life-long dream of weaving tales for others to enjoy. She has a loving husband and two wonderful kids. (Five, if you count her three spoiled cats). Her addictions include: Her iphone and ipad, chocolate, Diet Coke, chocolate, Harry Potter, chocolate, and her favortie TV shows. Want to know what they are? Just ask. She can always be found on Twitter(@AuthorTiffany) Facebook(Tiffany King) Pintrest and her website(authortiffanyjking.blogspot.com)or you can always email her at .

"Books provide the ultimate getaway for me. A good story is a vehicle that takes you to another place, another time, or another world. I love reading the words and letting my imagination do the rest. I appreciate and respect every author who has the courage to put your work out there for the world to see."
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted March 9, 2014

    I want to start off by saying I love Tiffany King, but this book

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 11, 2011

    Very Surprising

    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

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 5, 2014

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    This book was ok. It had the potential to be really good. I'm tr

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 28, 2011

    Refreshing UF Romance

    It was really refreshing reading a UF romance novel with that doesn't include the complicated love triangle. While I was in La La land, I was completely blindsided by something I did not at all see coming and then it goes from being only a romance novel to high intensity!

    As soon as I picked up Meant to Be I was immediately intrigued by Krista, the life she lived and what has become of herself. Krista's whole life has been complicated. She was found abandoned at the age of 2, she is sensitive to others emotions enough to make her terribly ill AND every night she goes to bed and dreams about a boy. Her and the boy with out a face grow up together in her dream and the dream boy is Krista's main comfort. After Krista's dad dies, her and her mother decide to move to the same place she has always been drawn to. Santa Cruz. Krista's dreams have taken a turn for the worst. Every night, her dream is cut short and her dream guy is pulled away from her. What is cause?

    I can't say that Krista is my favorite character because there are several characters that I really grew attached to. I LOVE Sam, who doesn't love Mark and I hope that I get to read more about Shawn in the next book. Even though there is only a couple pages with Robert and Lynn, I already like Lynn and I am looking forward to reading more about them as well.

    I am really looking forward to see what will happen now that they know who they are and what is they need to do!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 27, 2011

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    Highly Recommended!!!

    Meant to Be has the most beautiful fantasy romance. I would love to meet the guy of my dreams lol. I love it when a book is full of heart-throbbing romance. Tiffany King's story garbed me at the beginning and didn't let me go. I wanted to keep on reading about Krista and Mark even after I read the last page. Mark and Krista are definitely soul mates. They are meant to be, and the strong, twisty story plot is amazing. Krista and Mark are trying to find each in hopes of finely being together, and if they're separated, their hearts are totally broken. That is true love to me-one heart, one mind, one body-you can't live without the other one because together they are a whole. Oh yeah, that's romance! Krista met Sam. It's Krista's first best friend relationship. Sam helps krista to understand her relationship with Mark. Sam also has a soul mate Shawn, and these two couples have a purpose for being drawn to each other . I enjoyed reading this book and. I'm glad Ms. King shared her story with me. I so admire indie authors because without them, I would not be able to read a lot of awesome books. Meant to be is another fantastic indie book. It definitely a must read!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 26, 2011

    MEANT TO BE is meant to be read!

    The first word that comes to mind as I sit to write this is Spellbinding. MEANT TO BE by Tiffany King grabs you with its opening line and doesn't let go until the last page - and then it leaves you wanting more. It's one of those books I read in a day simply because I couldn't put it down (going to work was very hard since it couldn't come with me). The prose is beautiful.

    How many of us can meet our dream guy - the one who's there every night when we close our eyes? King does a superb job of weaving the mystery of the dream guy and Krista's connection to her new friends with the romantic notion that some dreams do come true - and some guys can walk out of our dreams and into our World History classrooms.

    I have to say 3/4 of the way through is the point of no return. The twist and betrayal that happened had me reeling until the end. I love the mystery, the mysticism the use of the idea of twins and the shock about one of the characters (as it relates to the betrayal). I can't wait for the next book to come out!

    Anyone who loves sweet romance and doesn't mind a little paranormal and mystery will LOVE this book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 17, 2011

    Solid Debut

    Meant To Be by Tiffany King is one of those novels that will captivated you and leave you wanting more. I found myself laughing at one moment and crying at the next. When Krista and Mark felt anger, so did I. The way that the story flows makes it impossible for you not to become attached to what the characters are doing and feeling.

    I must say that Tiffany is one of my dearest friends and that I read her book without thinking of it as "my friends novel." I wanted to read it as any reader would and experience it in that same way. What I found was that I fell instantly in love with Meant To Be in a way that I hadn't expected.

    The mystery that was established from the very beginning kept me guessing up until the answer was revealed. The bonds between Krista, Mark, Sam, and Shawn made me think of my husband my own friends. Everything about Meant To Be was more than I had hoped that it would be. I even find myself a little sad that our time together is now over. (That's a not so subtle hint for you to write book 2 Tiff ASAP! LOL)

    Here is Meant To Be in Tiffany's own words:
    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.

    What it all comes down to is that Meant To Be is a must read for any of you sappy romance lovers who also likes a tinge of mystery and adventure! I give it a solid A!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 9, 2011

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    Couldnt even finsih it!

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 9, 2011

    A great stay up all night read

    Meant to Be by Tiffany King

    Krista Miller has a hard time controlling her emotions. Sometimes they get so strong they make her sick. She's also had a hard time adapting to social situations. Her only comfort is her dream - a boy that visits her every night. This started when she was a child and he has aged as she does.

    Her emotions are tested when she moves to California and to a new private school. She thought private schools would be better, but she finds out kids are the same everywhere. Then she meets her dream boy.

    She discovers some amazing things and a few amazing friends and literally has to fight for her life on several occasions but through it all her dream boy is there with her.

    I met Tiffany on Twitter (@authortiffany) and we chat now and again. She expressed interest in my stories, which naturally made me inclined to read hers - especially since she is essentially writing an urban fantasy. I'm really glad I got this book for my Kindle. I read it in one sitting, staying up until about four in the morning to get it done. The story itself is extremely compelling, the characters are well written and developed and I constantly wanted to know what happened next. The mystery of what Krista and her new friends were was well developed and well presented, revealing enough to keep the reader satisfied as the story progressed, but not so much that you figured out what was coming.

    Tiffany's writing style is engaging and fast paced. There were a few editorial issues but honestly, the last NYT #1 bestseller ebook I read had some typos too - it wasn't a major detriment.

    I'm looking forward to more in this series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 31, 2011

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    Fantastic Debut!

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 28, 2011

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    This paranormal coming of age novel blew my mind.

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 26, 2011

    A Fun and Surprising Book

    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!

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  • Posted March 18, 2011

    A thrilling ride you won't be able to put down!

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2014

    Loved it

    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. :) .

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  • Posted December 19, 2013

    A very interesting story.  To feel the way Krista has her whole

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2013

    Ok

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2013

    Loved!!

    Very sweet,just enjoyed

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  • Posted January 26, 2013

    Tiffany King is a brilliant author with amazing detail! I was ho

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2012

    how many pages?

    how many pages?

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  • Posted September 8, 2012

    So I was a little concerned when I first started this book becau

    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!

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