Significance [NOOK Book]

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Maggie is a seventeen year old girl who's had a bad year. Her mom left, her dad is depressed, she's graduating, barely, and her boyfriend of almost three years dumped her for a college football schalorship. Lately she thinks life is all about hanging on by a thread and is gripping tight with everything she has. Then she meets Caleb. She saves his life and instantly knows there's something about him that's intriguing but she is supposed to be on her way to a date with his cousin. But things change when they touch,...

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Overview

Maggie is a seventeen year old girl who's had a bad year. Her mom left, her dad is depressed, she's graduating, barely, and her boyfriend of almost three years dumped her for a college football schalorship. Lately she thinks life is all about hanging on by a thread and is gripping tight with everything she has. Then she meets Caleb. She saves his life and instantly knows there's something about him that's intriguing but she is supposed to be on her way to a date with his cousin. But things change when they touch, sparks ignite. Literally. They imprint with each other and she sees their future life together flash before her eyes. She learns that not only is she his soul mate, and can feel his heartbeat in her chest, but there is a whole other world of people with gifts and abilities that she never knew existed. She herself is experiencing supernatural changes unlike anything she's ever felt before and she needs the touch of his skin to survive. Now, not only has her dad come out of his depression to be a father again, and a pain as well, but Caleb's enemies know he's imprinted and are after Maggie to stop them both from gaining their abilities and take her from him. Can Caleb save her or will they be forced to live without each other after just finding one another.

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Editorial Reviews

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"An addicting series!" —-B.Abbi Glines, author of Existence
Moonlight Beauty Books
This perfect paranormal romance that develops as you continue reading the story with Maggie and Caleb leaves your heart feeling warm inside, and I can guarantee that all paranormal/romance/YA fans will absolutely adore this book!
I can describe it as the perfect mixture between love, mysticism, magic and eternity.
This is a must-read book for every single girl/women/teenager who truly believes in love. And for the paranormal lovers too!
My 5 words to describe it: Love, Eternity, Myst
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045266840
  • Publisher: Shelly Crane
  • Publication date: 8/3/2011
  • Series: Significance , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 2,088
  • Age range: 13 years
  • File size: 515 KB

Meet the Author

Shelly is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author from a small town in Georgia and loves everything about the south. She is wife to a wonderful husband and stay at home mom to two boisterous and mischievous boys who keep her on her toes. They currently reside in everywhere USA as they happily travel all over with her husband's job. She loves to spend time with her family and friends, go out to eat at new restaurants and site see in the new areas they travel to, listen to music and also LOVES to read.Her own books happen by accident and she revels in the writing and imagination process. She doesn't go anywhere without her notepad for fear of an idea creeping up and not being able to write it down immediately, even in the middle of the night, where her best ideas are born.
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  • Posted February 2, 2012

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    Wonderful start to a series.

    I really enjoyed this book. The story is fantastic, the characters are great, and it moves at a great and sometimes fast pace. When I first started reading, I was a bit thrown off by the imprinting thing and thought. "Oh boy, here we go!", but I was pleasantly surprised about where the story went from there. It was much different than I initially thought. The only thing that I didn't like in fact, was the amount of errors in the book. There were a lot of them. Missing words, wrong words, etc. The good thing is, Shelly has written a great story that captured me, so I was able to overlook the errors in the book for the most part.

    The characters are really great. Maggie is very likable and real. I really felt connected to her. You really get to know her well since the book is from her PoV. You get to know what she's thinking and what she's seeing. Then there's Caleb. *sigh* Totally sweet, and super swoon worthy. You get to know Caleb really well too, since they are soul mates. I wasn't bothered by the gushy instant love with them because that's the way it is supposed to be. I was bothered by Kyle though. Seriously! He just annoyed me to no end. I know that he is supposed to come across that way, but I really wanted to jump into the book and be like, "Dude, what is your problem!! She's Caleb's soul mate, don't be such a tool about it! She never would have wanted you anyways! Ughh!" Okay, so yeah, sorry about that. I loved the whole Jacobson family (minus Kyle) though. They are are really fun, friendly, and caring. The characters were written really well, and I loved getting to know them. I really did feel a connection with them.


    There is a lot of things that Maggie has to learn, and honestly if it were me, I probably would have freaked. She takes everything relatively well, with only a few little breakdowns. I was worried that learning all about the life that Maggie now belongs to would feel like a major info dump, but it really didn't. You do find out a lot, but it seems like just the right amount so it's not overwhelming. Maggie knows that she will gain abilities now, and so do the Jacobson clans enemies. There has also not been an imprint in a very long time for any of the clans, and the Watson clan is super angry about it. They will try anything they can to get Maggie away from Caleb so they can't ascend. (that is what it is called when they get their abilities) There are some really tense situations, and I was really on edge and feeling Maggie and Caleb's pain when they were going through them.


    This was a great book. The characters are wonderfully written, it has great ups and downs, and there were no spots that felt too slow or boring to me. I want more Maggie and Caleb. I could do without Kyle, but he's there for a reason, and hopefully we will get to know more about him. (No matter how much he bothers me.) There's something not right about that boy besides his intense jealously and malicious behavior. Significance held my interest all the way through, and I am interested to see where the story will go.

    24 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2012

    Hanna B

    Wow is all i can say. This is by far one of the best booksi have EVER read, and i read alot! If your trying to figire out wither or not to read this.... u need to right now! Signifigance is amazzing and so is crane. Maggie and caleb are so right for each other. Allthough i love maggie and caleb together i feel bad fpr caleb. He truely loves her and has to watch all this.. wow!

    11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2012

    Amazing and Unique! One of My All Time Favorites!

    I LOVED this book! It was unique and adorable. The romance was cute and it didnt rush right into it. The action was built up and climatic.

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 5, 2012

    Wonderful!

    A friend convinced me to read this series. And why i waited so long I don't know. It was such an amazing story and I fell in love with it. I could not put it down.

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 25, 2012

    Shelly Crane does a wonderful job developing her characters in t

    Shelly Crane does a wonderful job developing her characters in this book. The story line is original and I really appreciate the fact that Maggie is a strong female character who can hold her own. I look forward to reading the next book in the series and would recomend this book!

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2012

    AMAZING!!!!!!!!!

    I love this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CALEB IS SO HOTT!!!!! LOL

    6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 7, 2012

    What an adorable, sweet and addictive story! It’s told fr

    What an adorable, sweet and addictive story! It’s told from Maggie’s point of view, and it’s touching to follow her as she graduates from high school having suffered through a breakup with her boyfriend of three years, abandonment by her mother, and a withdrawn father all in the last year. She has no idea Caleb’s her future when she saves his life.

    At the first touch of their skin, they imprint, seeing bits and pieces of their future together flash before their eyes. Caleb introduces his soul mate to his family and his world, not realizing just how difficult their lives will become. His family’s enemies do everything in their power to take it all from them before even getting a chance to explore their bond.

    Shelly’s designed this story in such a way that we get to be in both Maggie and Caleb’s heads, while staying in Maggie’s point of view. We watch as Maggie gets to know Caleb’s family, and Caleb assures Maggie’s now active father that she’s in good hands. It’s a little funny to see how nervous they are as they get to know each other, despite Fate having showed them already that they’ll be perfect for each other…if only they can manage to stay together.

    My only complaint is that I feel the final confrontation is a little anticlimactic, and Maggie seems to respond to her ordeal very mildly. That being said, it makes for a story with conflict, while still keeping the overall experience pretty light hearted.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 6, 2012

    Boring and repetitive

    I thought that Maggie's background story was very interesting and realistic. Then she met Caleb and I thought, aw how sweet she deserves someone special. I thought the imprinting thing was alright but then the whole ability thing and "human, but not human" thing was very cheesy and just plain corny. To me it seemed like some typical amateur writing. Not impressed nor did I enjoy it. Plus, the entire book was about I love you, but I just met you...stupid. Literally, there were pages on end that just endlessly described about how Maggie loved Caleb, but didn't know how it was possible, yada yada yada. Not to mention, I found lots of similar parts to this book to twilight. Imprinting, mind reading, special unique powers, soul mates?? Geez. I did not like this book and I don't even know how this book is a series....

    5 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2012

    My fav book!!!!

    I don't know why, but I just love this book. It dosen't have a love triangle that you have to chose whos the best. I like the idea of only loving one person becouse maybe at the end is not the person you thought it will be. And the best part of this book is Caleb his funny and -of course - gorgeous. His perfect for this book. All I can say now is this book is the best book I readed!!! <3<3<3 I love it!!!!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 5, 2012

    So wonderful, ive read all 3 & cant wait for the next one, t

    So wonderful, ive read all 3 &amp; cant wait for the next one, trust me this book is unlike anything you have ever read before, it pulls you into a world where true love is much more than a myth and with in the first chapter you and entrapped in the world of Maggie &amp; Caleb. The very relationship between two people in love has been written in a way i have never seen before, not to mention the authors writing style makes it very easy to replace yourself with Maggie and feel everything she does. This book will make you laugh, cry and make you want to throw the book against the wall in frustration. its a really good book guys :)

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 16, 2012

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    I originally read Significance in December 2011 and fell in love

    I originally read Significance in December 2011 and fell in love with the story line. Shelly Crane provides the reader with a new, unique take on the paranormal world that has me wanting more.

    Let's start with the main characters. Maggie isn't your average seventeen year old girl. She graduated high school early after the worst year of her life; her mother left and her dad has abandoned all responsibility since. She is smart, caring, responsible, and a little naive. It's only by chance that she meets Caleb at a stoplight where he almost gets killed. Caleb is gorgeous, charming, and sweet. He is one of only two guys Maggie has ever been attracted to and no longer does she want to go on her date with his cousin Kyle, especially after the sparks.

    I think this is one of only a few books where the insta-love concept works. Caleb is a supernatural being called an Ace. Being an Ace means that there is only one person out there for him, his soul mate. When Caleb and Maggie finally touch, sparks fly. They are the perfect match for each other. A number of young adult books I've read these days try to carry out this concept and I almost always find a flaw in each of the relationships. With Significance, we learn early on that there is a reason for them being head over heels for each other so quickly, it is expected.

    The thing I like most about this book is that it is original. I've never read a paranormal book that has this idea of soul mates. Granted Twilight has imprints, but this is nothing like the idea behind Stephenie Meyer's werewolves. It is more like a recognition of the other person. I also like that Maggie isn't whiny. She doesn't sulk over her mom leaving, shes mad at her mom, but not whining about it. She made the best of her situation.

    I really enjoyed this book and I don't have much bad to say about it. There are times when Maggie is just explaining things that gets a little old, but it isn't overwhelming to the point it is an annoying quality to the book.

    Overall, this is a great addition to any paranormal lovers library. I look forward to reading and reviewing Accordance and Defiance.


    Originally posted at Doodle's Book Blog

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2013

    ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I EVER READ!!!!!

    THIS BOOK WAS SOOOOOO GOOD I LITERALY FINISHED IT IN 2 DAY BECAUSE I COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN!!! AMAZING BOOK!!!! I LOVE IT!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2013

    Amazing!!!!

    This was a really good book. From the beginning the story caught me up in it and I couldn't put it down. It was amazing! The characters really talked to me, and i felt a certain kinsmanship with Maggie. She is beautiful and wonderful and confused, just like me!!!!!!!!!!! Thats crazy, i know, but so cool. I love the book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2013

    I had high hopes for this series based on the excellent reviews

    I had high hopes for this series based on the excellent reviews but I find myself extremely disappointed.
    While the overall concept captured my interest, the writing was boring and lacked any depth. 
    I really wanted to like this book but the truth is I couldn't even bring myself to finish it. 

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2013

    Loved it

    This is literally the best book I have ever read. The world the author creates feels so real I found myself wishing for my own imprint. I want a Caleb for myself.
    I was worried that I might not like the concept of love at first sight, but it worked for this book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 18, 2012

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    My favorite part of this book? Everything! I love the large fami

    My favorite part of this book? Everything! I love the large family, the innocence, the fun, the drama, the danger, the paranormal, the.. EVERYTHING. There is so much to love and Shelly Crane is now forever in my heart. No freaking lie. This book nurtured me through the flu, yeah, it's that good.
    What Shelly does is take an idea we've all heard about, Soul Mates, and makes it her own. She builds an incredible supernatural world around love and the connection we all yearn for in another human being. She takes insta-love and makes it make sense, when those sparks fly it's all or nothing. She made me fall in deep with a book that I will be rereading just to feel that same way again.
    I fell in love with Caleb's character from the beginning. Warning: The word love will be used A LOT in this review. From the second he landed on Maggie I was pulled in. The imprinting idea was interesting and it took me a little getting used to, but now it's as natural as anything. Paranormal books are always my favorites, there are no rules when reading them, anything can happen!
    Maggie continued to surprise me throughout the story with what a strong person she was. The heartbroken and untrusting person she could have been was not the determined and open minded woman she became. Character building is definitely one of Shelly's (many) talents. Throughout this book Maggie became one of my best friends, as sad as that may be that I have fictional best friends, it's so true. I felt connected to her and wanted that happy ending for her.
    My favorite character was Kyle. I know I know. But, I can't help it. Bish was definitely a close second. Kyle was just, he was fun and I felt heart broken for him. I hope he has a happy ending.. Same with Bish, and I hope to see more of Bish and *** in future books! Oh Kyle. I really do like Kyle. Funny, sweet, class clown Kyle.
    I continuously found myself gnawing on my finger nails. The intensity, especially towards the end of this book made me a restless mess. Shelly Crane adds some delicious drama to upturn the love story and create some additional tension. It was really tense, and made it that much better. It is an unforgettable book, and the perfect beginning to a series. With the character introductions and world building out of the way I know the other books are going to impress!
    One question I continuously asked myself as I devoured this fascinating read was, &quot;WHY DID IT TAKE ME SO LONG TO READ THIS ONE?!&quot; I mean seriously, if you're like me and have been putting this one on the back burner, wait no longer. It's always been there and I always consider it but for some reason I thought it'd be like any other PNR, but boy was I wrong! I guess it's kind of perfect timing though, with the last book being released this month I don't have to wait through long periods of withdrawal. As soon as I finished the last page of Significance I picked up Accordance and began on that one! And, just to tease, Accordance begins immediately after this book! Which was great.
    Ok, so it's been established that I loved this book. I adored this love story, enjoyed the paranormal and supernatural addition into the plot, and will be recommending this one endlessly. It's a great read and will leave any reader pining for more.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 21, 2012

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    ***I did not purchase this book through Barnes and Noble*** I us

    ***I did not purchase this book through Barnes and Noble***
    I usually like to write a little spoiler free synopsis of the book with my review. I find it a little difficult because the blurb pretty much says it all without giving away too much of the story. I admire Maggie in this book. She's kinda spunky and mature. She's been living with her father since her mother walked out on them. Maggie meets Caleb on her way to meet her friend Kyle. I love this whole scene and everything afterwards!! I find that a lot of the YA books I read have too many similarities. That was not the case with this book. This was unlike any story that I have ever read. I love paranormal and Shelly delivered a story that kept my interest from the very first page. It has sweet moments that make me so jealous that Caleb is a fictional character. I found myself drooling several times while reading :-P There's also a little bit of action. I won't go into details on that, but yeah, it does not disappoint. I can't say enough great things about this series. I recommend it to everyone. This was my very first Kindle book and I am so thankful that Amazon recommended it to me. I'm a huge Shelly Crane fan!! Shelly's books introduced me to the world of Indie books and I am eternally grateful!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2012

    Ok

    I liked this book. Not as good as the other ones ive read but good. One thing that boothered me was maggie. I didnt like how she was so clueless about like everything. I HATED the fact that every freaking word in the story was all about maggie and caleb obsessing over each other. I know that they are soulmates and all but i just felt like the author had a billion ideas about how people fall in love with each other and slapped it ALL into one book. Every single word was like omg i love you dont not touch me for more than 2 seconds. There was so many love scenes(clean ones) that i got really overwhelmed. Then i got bored. Then i got really bored. Then i was crying for the dang book to end. No offense but thats how i really felt.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2014

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    Significance is a really great read! I just got it because it was free and I was in the mood for a cheesy romance story, but I was pleasantly surprised.
    There are grammar errors throughout the book (i.e. indentations, wrong words, missing words...) but though I am a bit of a grammar Natzi, I was okay with it. After all, it is just bad edittng...
    Despite the petty mistakes, the writer is very talented. She has a very distinct style to her writing and makes very realistic and believable characters without throwing the obvious in your face. I was able to connect the Maggie because I wouldn't drink, I think I'm pretty nerdy, I hate attention and crowds (and crowds that give you attention), and I'm really shy. Because I was able to connect to (or understand) the main character, I really thought she was well presented and would be able to connect to any reader. Caleb is like your dream guy... He is caring and sweet and... well you get the picture. They're relationship is very well presented even though it was so rushed by everything that was going on, which makes for a very talented writer to be able to develope characters so well.
    That was probably the awe facter in the writing. I really understood each character and wasn't confused about who was who. Even when Maggie's brother was introduced, it was very sudden and he was only mentioned a few times before in the story, but I still felt like he was developed very well. It was also well described and I was able to picture everything in my head really well. In the end, even the small things connected; like when Maggie's family and friends call her nicknames. That makes very good writing (excusing the mistakes of course...)
    All in all, I was pleasantly surprised and am starting to read it again... What can I say? I'm a helpless romantic...

    *A note to the younger audience who may want to read this book:
    There is no sex (thank goodness) and only one or two cuss words. I know that probably doesn't matter, but I was just throwing it out there. I know I would want to know before I started reading. It can get slightly graphic (so like don't let your ten year old sibling read it), but it isn't disturbing or bad or anything. Just kissing and *spoiler* kidnapping a little later in the story. There is some talk of sex but that is it.

    Sorry this is long but I hope it is helpful. It is a really good book! Probably my favorite romance story I have read. I know I'm cheesy but whatever. :]

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2014

    Really good!

    Loved it better than good barely any words to describe how good it was.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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