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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 save
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Nook, 374 pages
Published September 18th 2011 by Shelly Crane (first published June 1st 2011)
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Shelly Crane
Aug 13, 2011 Shelly Crane added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Collide will always be awesome to me because it was the very first book, but Caleb and Maggie were definitely the most fun to write. If I could have jumped in the book and married Caleb right then, I would have :) I love characters with morals and real feelings, characters that have redeeming qualities.

If I can have some paranormal stuff going on with some real love and romance thrown into the mix with an original storyline, I'm hooked. Line and sinker.
So....though this may not be everyone's cu
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"That's All" Ash
Jul 08, 2013 "That's All" Ash rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ehh
This was a good read in a very shrugworthy kind of way. It was cute and sweetly romantic. But it just didn’t have the umph I was looking for!

WHAT I LOVED:

Caleb. He was adorable and loyal and had cute shaggy light brown hair and I hope to someday have a German Shepherd just like him.

Caleb’s family. They’re kind of a huge group of sweet and funny misfits! And the grandmother was hysterical. I loved ‘em!

The first kissing scene. Because, well. When am I *not* a fan of the first kissing sce
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Ava Oceana
IF YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW INSTA-LOVE...

You didn't. Not until you've read SIGNIFICANCE. This book is a perfect explanation to why I despise books on 'soulmates'. To me, you should not fall in true love within 48 hours. I don't care if you're 17 or 50, soulmate or not.
Abbi Glines
Nov 09, 2011 Abbi Glines rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an addictive series… On to the next one…
Stacia (the 2010 club)
8/13 - Just found out that Significance is in pre-production to become a movie. With all of the amazing books out there featuring unique and intricate stories, I'm a little confused about why this story was picked to be brought to the big screen. There isn't much to the plot of the first book, since the world details aren't as fleshed out in book 1. How can you base an entire movie around two people who can't bear to be apart and have to be touching constantly? Am I the only one who is thinking ...more
Wendy Darling
A romance-heavy story that is very sketchy on what's actually going on with the paranormal stuff--and unfortunately, the romance just didn't work for me. How is it that all the guys think this girl is hot and would die to be with her? The book has the usual self-published issues with typos, clumsy dialogue, the need for a good editor, and the fleshing out of plot and character development.

Fundamentally, it also makes me seriously uneasy to have a story line in which teenagers are so strongly "im
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Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
Two stars for this freebie TwiLite clone. This is about as close to Twilight as you can get without actually having anyone's blood get sucked out of their neck (except that it has far worse grammar and punctuation problems). I think it's time for a GoodReads Game®: how many parallels can we find between Significance and Twilight? (Mildly spoilerish so read at your own risk.)

1. Main character is a high school girl living with her divorced dad.
2. Insta-love, on steroids.
3. Oh no, her love interest
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Glass
Jan 19, 2012 Glass rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Definitely not to Zemira!:)
So... I blame it on the fact that I had a fever last three days. I felt like I was in the deepest pit of hell, I was cranky, it felt as if my lungs were on fire and I had a killer headache. So... as one of my girlfriends said, I needed something sappy.


Where to start? What I like or what I don't like? How I'm afraid of feminist wrath? Or how I'm torn between giving support to inde authors and wanting to strangle them for publishing their books in hurry without checking it out for, if necessary,
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Jacqueline's Reads

- AUDIO VERSION (RE-READ) -

6 Finding True Love Stars

I read this book a few years ago and I never got around to writing a review. I thought the audio version would be a perfect re-read.
As a romance reader, I am a SUCKER for the Can-not-live-with-out-each-other story line. You know, the one where it makes you ache, heart swoon and head sigh. Shelly Crane delivered on this one. It’s a TRUE Romance.

Maggie is your typical ordinary teenager. Her boyfriend breaks up with her, her mom leaves her and h
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Booknut
A love like this comes once in a lifetime.


A love like this can consume you.

Graduation is a time for celebration for most teenagers.

There's the cap and gown.
The receiving of that paper scroll.
The flashes of cameras, the smiles of proud parents, the cheering of friends.
The future bright and full of opportunities.

But for Maggie, graduation is a reminder of everything she's lost.

Her mother got up one day, taking everything - clothes, bedding, Maggie's college money - and leaving for California, br
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 ✿Alyssa✿
Apr 05, 2012 ✿Alyssa✿ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-star
This review was posted at My Secret Romance


To sum it up: Maggie is a seventeen year old girl who's had a bad year. She was smart and on track but then 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
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Sarah
Downloaded for free from Amazon.co.uk.

This was a really good paranormal romance, and I really enjoyed it!

I really loved Maggie and Caleb, they were both just so darn cute! And man, did they have chemistry! This pair only had to look at each other and the windows started getting steamed up!



The storyline in this was really good. I was a bit put off by the slow pace, and this book felt twice as long as it was, but because I was enjoying the story it didn’t bother me too much. I did feel like the im
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Emily
Jan 03, 2013 Emily rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: face-meet-palm
My rating obviously shows that I didn't like this book. Instead of using Goodreads as a site to vent my literary frustrations (which I know I've done before), I'm going to go over what I think could make this book better. I can't promise though that I won't get off track; books are always pretty personal to me.

As many, MANY people have already said, the editing is in need of some serious work. Incorrect verb tenses, subject changes when the subject hasn't changed, and sentences that simply don't
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Christy
Dec 28, 2012 Christy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars! Yay! I really enjoyed this one! Loved Maggie and Caleb!

Maggie’s high school graduation is where we begin. Maggie has had a really rough year. Her whole world has been turned upside down. At the beginning of her senior year, her mom left her and her dad, which caused Maggie to have to get a job and take car of her dad who had been out of it ever since. Her boyfriend Chad broke up with her around the same time. Its been a bad year. Durning graduation, her friend Kyle asked her out again
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Amber
Jan 10, 2012 Amber rated it it was amazing
Significance blew me away! I am a huge fan of Maggie and Caleb. They now, are one of my most favorite couples. There was such a beautiful connection between them, I didn't want their story to end. I actually tried to savor the last 100 pages and not devour them. This book is easily one that you can read really fast because it's that good.

Maggie Masters spent the the last year raising herself. Her mom took off and left Maggie and her father alone. Her father became catatonic. He was there, but w
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Kristin (KC)
3.5 Stars...

This was a fun and interesting read. Maggie and Caleb are soul mates struggling with, but enamored by their newfound connection. At first, I was worried that their intensity would get suffocating. The fact that they were so in tune with each other was sweet, but their desperate need to be together or face agonizing circumstances was initially overwhelming. However, as the book progressed, I really became caught up in their sweet story and found myself rooting for them to overcome the
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Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Jul 14, 2011 Tee loves Kyle Jacobson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Tee loves Kyle Jacobson by: Shelly Crane
Warning: This book is addicting and you WILL NOT be able to put it down.

My Rating:5 of 5

My Cover Thoughts: I absolutely love this cover. The full moon is out and the words Soul… Honor… Love… Passion…
Sometimes…..
What you always needed walks up when you least expect it.

My Thoughts/Review: This book is a must read. My first thought was OMG could this really happen to people? Could people fall in love the first minute they meet? The answer is a resounding yes!
Maggie is an ordinary girl graduating
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Donna {Book Passion for Life}
Dec 19, 2011 Donna {Book Passion for Life} rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Joss Stirling
“Because you are my significant, my soul mate. And I'm yours.”

Shelly Crane sure does know how to make a girl happy and boy am I a happy girl because I’ve finally read this novel. I had wanted to read it for ages but you know how review books always take priority. Thankfully though, I got it for review and started it straight away and seriously and I mean seriously, Significance is one of them novels that will take your breath away from the moment you start reading it because it’s fast paced, i
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Quinn Loftis
Nov 12, 2011 Quinn Loftis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was s refreshing and different from what is out there right now. Although I am a lover of all things paranormal it's nice to have someone think out of the box. The world Crane created was so unique and intriguing. Although the one true love concept was still there, which is what we all love in the first place, it was awesome to see how intense Caleb felt for Maggie. I loved how Maggie didn't fight her destiny but was able to roll with the punches. All in all this was a great read with ...more
Nicole Williams
Sep 28, 2011 Nicole Williams rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a really sweet, romantic YA paranormal romance. Those are my favorite kinds so I really enjoyed Significance! If you're looking for a sweet love story that will make you sigh and smile, this book's for you. Thanks to Shelly Crane for a great read! Going to download the next book now . . .
Norah Sumner
2,5 stars

Blah.I wish I haven't wasted my time reading this.

It's not that the story or the characters were boring,it's just that I couldn't connect with them and sometimes found their actions plain stupid and ridiculous.There isn't much chemistry between two main characters.This is basically Twilight (which I actually like) but with soul mates instead of vampires.I mean,if you're gonna make me read an insta-love at least throw some vampires in it,you know?The supporting characters were really wei
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Taylor Knight
I don't know how I feel about this book. I liked it at times but most of the time I was kind of bored.
It started out really good but I didn't have time to read it for a couple of days and when I was able to pick it back up again, I'd lost pretty much all interest in it. I think a big part of that is because I couldn't connect or relate to the characters. I liked them for the most part but I just didn't care that much about them.
I wasn't really a fan of the plot because there wasn't that much of
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AJ
3.5 stars

This book has been on my tbr forever, and I’m so glad I finally got to it! It’s a really sweet romance with a minor paranormal twist that makes it unique and intriguing, and I really enjoyed it.

Maggie has had a hard year. Her mother left, her father fell to pieces, her boyfriend of three years dumped her so he could concentrate on football, and she’s gone through her senior year of high school trying to keep as under the radar as she possibly can. On her graduation night, she is on her
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Lindsay
What do you say about a book that is completely and thoroughly enjoyable? I didn’t want it to end, but I couldn’t wait to get to the end so I could find out what happened.

I thought this book was pretty much perfect. I have no character complaints, I loved the plot, I loved the relationships (personal as well as familial), I loved Caleb and Maggie together, and I just loved Caleb. I could gush about Caleb forever, but I’ll leave that to Alyssa, who has posted a really great review of this book.
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Claudia
UPDATE: So, I was going through books I already read to see if I still thought they deserved the rate given...
And this deserves a star minus... I'm still crying over my wasted time, let it Rest in Peace...
Insta-love thy name is Significance.

Original Review
WHAT ON THE FACE OF EARTH DID I JUST READ?


I must say... I'm highly impressed with the amount of people actually liking this book.


Everything happens so fast you don't have a chance to blink. And the basic concept is just ridiculous. I didn't
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Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness
3.5 imprinted stars

Honestly guys ! This book could not have been more Twilight to me....
The plot,the scenes,the Cullen family..... (I mean seriously,Caleb's father was almost the carbon copy of Edward's father, Carlisle while the books leading hero, was a mirror version of Edward himself.)

They even had the prom scene, aJacob and Mike in the story. (view spoiler)....And I mean for god's sake, there's even a part about (view sp
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Zoe Liew
Apr 09, 2012 Zoe Liew rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It felt like a carbon copy of Twilight. Maggie has insecurity issues, has an emotionally catatonic father. She imprints with Caleb. It's instant love, full-on lust. All the time. We never get a clear idea of the Aces' mission in life. They just use their abilities to protect their families? That's it? They don't save the world or stop Hell from taking over?

And Caleb seems too good to be true. Hot. Gorgeous. Intelligent. Makes money on his own though his family is loaded. Shows self-restraint ev
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LibraryFairy™
The book was'nt my favorite but I liked it just a bit. Caleb seemed a little to perfect and sometimes their dialouge made me want to slam my head against my wooden table. Most times it went like this.

Caleb: I love you
Maggie:I love you too
Caleb: I love you more
5 seconds later....
Caleb: I feel like I'm not giving you options you can leave me.
Caleb: no don't, I love you
Maggie: I feel that way just a little ,but I love you.
Caleb: I love you
Maggie: I love you
Caleb: I love you more

And it just went o
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Lucia
Aug 31, 2012 Lucia rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal, ya
You know that feeling when you start reading a book and you immediately know that you will love it. Well, that is exactly what happened to me when I started reading Significance. Considering that this is supposed to be categorized as YA paranormal genre, story was quite intense and it was mostly because of all those feelings Maggie and Caleb had for each other. I believe that deep down every single person wants to find his/her "significant", someone you can be completely in tune with, someone wh ...more
M. Leighton
Oct 04, 2011 M. Leighton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelly Crane dazzles us with her imaginative and totally unique tale about supernatural beings called Aces. Her inventive use of various powers gives this story a fresh appeal among the many other formulaic paranormal romances out there, and what a romance it is! The connection, called imprinting, between Caleb and Maggie is absolutely magical. Shelly did an incredible job of creating a world and a love where two people literally cannot live without one another. Separation is agonizing, both emo ...more
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Shelly is a NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY bestselling author from a small town in Georgia and loves everything about the south. She is wife to a fantastical husband and stay-at-home mom to two boisterous and mischievous boys who keep her on her toes. She hoards paperbacks, devours sweet tea, searches year-round for candy corn, and loves to spend time with her family and friends, go out to eat at ...more
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“You don’t love people for what they can give you. You don’t love them because of what they do for you or how good you make them look. Love is blind, love does not boast, love is not vain.” 319 likes
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