Book Reviews

Book Review: Significance by Shelly Crane

SignificanceTitle: Significance (Significance, #1) by Shelly Crane

Publisher: Kiss Me Publications

Publication Date: July 15th, 2011

Format: E-book, 396 pages

Genre: Young Adult, fantasy, paranormal, romance

Synopsis: Maggie is a seventeen year old girl who’s had a bad year. She was smart and on track, but her mom left, her dad is depressed, she’s graduating, barely, and her boyfriend of almost three years dumped her for a college football scholarship. 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’s supposed to be on her way to a date with his cousin. 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?


I have some mixed feelings about this book, overall I did really enjoy this book but I did have some issues with it. When I originally read the synopsis for this book it made me think of the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout, and I still feel that way so I think that it’s a good book for people who want something similar to that.

I really enjoyed this concept, I think it memorizing and I can’t wait until we get to explore more of this world. I also can’t wait to learn more about the significance bond and imprinting, and I can’t wait to see how this will affect Caleb and Maggie in the future.

The characters were great and I really enjoy the relationship between Caleb and Maggie, but do feel that this book did have a major case of insta love. I do understand why it was that way based on them being soul mates but I do wish that they imprinted a little later in the book, I think it would have been better to see what they were like before they imprinted. I also think that the relationship could have been dragged out a little bit, for me this all happened a little too fast, I think all of this takes place over just about two weeks, I just wish there was a little more development over the book.

The concept overall was great and I can’t wait until I can continue this series sometime soon.

Four Stars

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