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In the fourth and final installment, Maggie and Caleb must tie up all the loose ends of their lives and make a way to be together completely on their own. With everything that happened with Bish and Maggie's father, she's almost reluctant to move on and move out. And now she must figure out all of this...stuff...with Haddock. But of course, nothing can stay simple for theIn the fourth and final installment, Maggie and Caleb must tie up all the loose ends of their lives and make a way to be together completely on their own. With everything that happened with Bish and Maggie's father, she's almost reluctant to move on and move out. And now she must figure out all of this...stuff...with Haddock. But of course, nothing can stay simple for the Jacobsons. Enemies who were thought to be dissolved have decided to not go down so easily. And old flames come calling for more than just Maggie. Caleb is torn between leading his family and personal wants. Maggie is torn between Caleb and being the leader of their people. But neither will let what they need most to be pushed to the wayside. They are determined to make it all work, design a plan toward destiny, and make everything right again for themselves and their family.And then there's a wedding......

Title : Independence
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ISBN : 18874307
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Number of Pages : 346 Pages
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Independence Reviews

  • Shelly Crane
    2019-04-27 03:17

    I am so, so, so just twitching with excitement about this book!!! I can not wait for you to read it. I'm sad, though, that it will be the last. I'll miss Caleb and Maggie, Kyle and Lynne, Peter and Rachel. I really have an array of emotions about it, but the main one is excited. There's so many things about this book that will a new experience for me to write. I can't wait! And I really hope everyone gets the significance of the cover... ;)

  • Hannah-Linn
    2019-05-05 08:16

    IT JUST WRAPPED UP SO PERFECTLY AND EVERYTHING ENDED THE WAY IT WAS SUPPOSED TO AND IT WAS SO AMAZING BUT I JUST WANT TO CRY BECAUSE THIS MEANS NO MORE MAGGIE AND CALEB AND I'VE BEEN A FAN OF THE BOOKS SINCE THE VERY START AND THIS WAS JUST THE BEST WAY IT COULD'VE POSSIBLY ENDED OK I'M FINISHED GOODBYE TO THE SIGNIFICANCE BOOKS THEY WILL FOREVER BE ON MY KINDLE FOR REREADING.

  • Snow White
    2019-04-25 07:27

    It was a good story to end the series. Too much kisses and tongue through the books, hahaha.. I will miss the characters..Maggie Masters:[image error] Picture of Emily Browning at ListalCaleb Jacobson:[image error] Picture of Max Irons at ListalKyle Jacobson:[image error] Picture of Jake Silbermann at ListalMaggie & Caleb:[image error] Picture of Max Irons at ListalBish:[image error] Picture of Armie Hammer at Listal

  • Tatiana Sandoval
    2019-05-19 03:02

    I cannot believe this book is coming to an end...*sigh* I cannot count how many times Ive read and reread these books because I love them SO MUCH!!Im seriously going to miss Maggie and Caleb:(( They have the healthiest relationship in any of the books Ive read so far!! The whole aces/virtuoso idea was GENIUS!! I seriously want a caleb to imprint with!I PRAY TO SHELLY that this book ends ten years after the wedding with Maggie/Caleb and their kids!!Im probably going to cry when I finish this book!!!

  • Alexis *Reality Bites*
    2019-04-30 04:11

    FULL REVIEW TO COME-------------------------------------------------------------------------God… thank you, for he was beautiful.' ~Maggie"Tomorrow you'll be mine in every way, every sense, every second, but I know that no matter how tight I hold you, it'll never be close enough. No matter how long or hard or passionately I kiss your lips, it'll never be sating." ~CalebMy ThoughtsSo sad to see it end...I enjoyed Independence. The tone of the book was less anti climatic oppose to it's predecessors, giving only two heart racing scenes. Action took a back seat but Crane threw in a few twists with certain characters which was cool. It was obvious that the focus was on the romance a lot more in this book which I loved. Caleb and Maggie are truly adorable. And the epilogue was AWESOME!!!!My RatingsCharacters- Lovable, Strong willed and determinedWriting Style- GoodPlot/Storyline- Sweet, with a small dose of drama and actionSteam Factor- PG-13Overall- I enjoyed it! I recommend to YA-PNR lovers!!Now go forth and read. Then come tell us about on Goodreads!For more reviews go to http://realitybites-letsgetlost.blogs...

  • Jodie
    2019-05-03 06:17

    17 December, 2012.The time has come.Mood: excited!21 December, 2012If there was a Caleb in this world, I am so going to run after him!Who wants a Caleb?! Hands up!"Consumed, happy, married and together. This was it, what it was like to be real significants. Finally. Forever. Mine."It has ended. The significance novels have ended.. Oh god, I am so going to miss Caleb! He is just too perfect to be true, shame on reality shame on the real guys hahah. My standard for guys just went up too much.Ok enough about mister handsome charming and perfect.The story. I loved SignificanceI loved AccordanceI loved DefianceBut I can only say that I liked Independence. Therefore, I will give it 3 to 4 stars. I would be too biased if I gave it 5.Maybe I was expecting too much because of all the teasers. Oh god, YES.. I remember me being hysteric every Tuesday, but this somehow was just a plain ending.Don't hate me for this - I am hating myself for writing this - but some parts seemed so cliche and unsolved.Beck' s attitude was weird.Haddock and Maggie's bond was like scribbled down at the very end because it was like forgotten by the time the story was about to end.Markus' random revenge. Lack of visionary.. Euhmm "Things". You know, the action things like in Defiance!Or anything with the other clans or enemies? By the way, Fiona seemed so mean!Lack of other characters in the story.. Kyle, Lynn..someone not Caleb or Maggie?I loved Caleb and Maggie but somehow their romance started to become cheesy? I don't know the right term but in Dutch it is called "klef", google it..It felt like the story was written at the very last minute.. That is why I feel so incomplete. And besides that, it felt like the story was, of course, racing to the finish so it could have a happy ever after concept, which makes everything .. fake?Hmm, this is more than I thought it would be but there is actually more but I can't pinpoint them.But despite of those .. ''points'' I pointed out and mentioned above, I can still say it - out loud - with all my heart that I truly enjoyed this journey with "Mags" and "Jacobson" till the end. I loved the installments in general and don't regret a thing for picking this up and reading it.Hereby, I thank you for writing these amazing books. They are definitely claiming my all time favorites shelf.And Hey Now, there is going to be a movie? Sweeeet!Please, cast a handsome and lovely Caleb.. You should. Really. Haha.But for now"The End... For Infinity"I am realising now - after writing this that I am going to miss this so freaking bad. Ok I am getting emotional now.By the way a last random shout out, if I am getting married I am so going to design my rings like theirs hahahaPeace.

  • Dion
    2019-05-05 04:04

    I can't wait!!!! Literally!How am I supposed to wait till the END OF THE YEAR to read this? And how am I supposed to say goodbye to this series???The cover *grin*Well, red dress, bare feet, that explains it all and I just can't wait to read it' HURRY UP SHELLY!!!OMG these teasers are just KILLING me. Emphasis on the kill :D I don't know if I can wait another month :(UPDATE: OMG II LOVELOVELOVELOVE this,.....but I'm sad to say goodbye :(Real review once i re-read :D

  • Iva
    2019-05-14 03:12

    It's the last one!:( I can't wait, but I also don't want it to end.Ahh, it's the red dress! giggle* :P

  • Dominika
    2019-05-12 08:22

    3.5

  • Mitha
    2019-05-13 08:26

    Oh My GOD! I can't believe this! The last book? Really?? Seriously???I'm gonna have a terrible...terrible...terrible...withdrawal, swear to God! Though I honestly can't wait to find the happy ending at last, but it still sucks that I'd have to say goodbye to Maggie, and especially Caleb (the best hero ever!) and their amazingly beautiful love story. But, seriously, CAN'T WAIT to read this book! :DAwww...what a book! Maybe I was just too attached to the series and that's why I loved this book so much! The story was just so sweet. I felt giddy all the time 'cause they were so in love and always really sweet to each other and so lovey-dovey that I couldn't stop smiling while reading the book. It was just too cute and adorable. Though it just felt like the finishing of the series, and the trouble that was supposed to be a horrifying climax near the end wasn't very exciting, I could forgive that 'cause the whole series was just too perfect to satisfy my girly-fantasy of having a perfect guy as your soul mate. Lol. I couldn't believe that it'd ended. I loved the character, Maggie, so much,, and I was just speechless when it came to tell you how much I LOVED the character Caleb. I mean...if that kind of guy ever existed, I would chase him more aggressively than Ashley had. Can't help but wish that I could find my own 'Caleb', a guy who's so amazing, kind, sweet, selfless, loving, very nice, understanding, caring, considerate, brave, and just would do anything and everything for the woman that he loves...*sigh* Where? Where could you find such a guy?? Only in romance novels, people. And Caleb was one of the best hero, ever! And of course, all the other characters were just great and very amusing as well. Aww...I'm having a horrible withdrawal. One of the best series, ever! I still feel overwhelmed...I wish this story could continue forever! *sobs* Great job Shelly Crane! ;D

  • Christy
    2019-04-25 04:23

    Bittersweet would be my one word to describe this book. This series is simply amazing, with just one touch to be able to know you have found your true soul mate! Caleb and Maggie are just too adorable for words and love that although there was some conflict the book didn't center around it, but instead the anticipation of good things to come. Loved the end, and always highly recommend anything written by Shelly Crane!

  • CJ
    2019-04-23 03:08

    I was excited about the final book in the significance series. I loved the previous three, and have re-read them all a number of times. There is just something beautiful about the way the romance between Caleb and Maggie is written, it is so sweet and tender that it just makes me sigh. I was so eager to read about their happy ever after in Independence wanting to get lost in that great connection. It is actually hurts a bit to write this, but Independence left me disappointed.Let me start with the bits that I did like. That wonderful connection and romance is still there between Caleb and Maggie. I loved that we got so see them have their happily ever after, I loved that we got to see them married, (and finally become one). I loved that none of that amazing connection was lost in the last book, and it remained a sweet and innocent YA read about soul mates. I liked that Maggie was finally comfortable with the skills and not doubting herself or Caleb, making her a much stronger and confident character. I liked Caleb (could any guy be that sweet really?). I also liked that for the most part everyone else's story was completed. For these reason's it got three stars, it's the ending everyone wants.Now for what did not leave me all warm and fuzzy, but rather disappointed and annoyed. It was all the other bits of the story, it did not have the wow of the previous books of `where is this going', it honestly felt like bits of the previous were repeated, and because of this it felt like the magic was lost. Apart from the wedding there did not seem to be anything tying the story together. The storyline was very thin, without any of the depth of the previous books. I did wonder what was going to happen in the previous books, but this one felt so obvious and held no mystery. There was so much that could have been done that wasn't. What happened to the storyline of Maggie and Caleb taking on the council and changing Significants to make them better people? What happened to Maggie being the all mighty Visionary? ( Apart from this being used a small amount, it was hardly bought up, to me I felt she lost power because of this.)In addition secondary (or maybe I should third) characters where returned that I still don't know why. Maggie's mum and Chad, both make appearances. Why? Their part in the story was finished in previous books, the part they played in this book added nothing to Maggie and Calebs tale. If it was to add any conflict or tension, it did not work for me, it felt like just reading their parts from the previous books. We already knew what they were like, it just reinforced this, adding nothing, and not learning anything new either. On top if this Maggie has a huge falling out with Beck, again I am not really sure what this added to the book apart from wondering why Maggie has such poor taste in friends, and is this what you really want to be doing by book four, questioning if the main character is stupid?But one of the things that annoyed me the most was about Maggie and Caleb trying to change a vision. This vision involving themselves, and Bish and Jen, at the beach. So what do they do - go to the beach!!!! Argh, this annoyed me.I wanted to love this book as much as the previous ones, but I'm so sorry to say I didn't. The plot was very thin, repetitive and very predictable. I know that even after giving this review, I am still going to tell you to read the book. If you have read the previous ones you want to know how Shelly chose to end Maggie and Caleb's story. The happy ever after ending is nice, but I wanted more than just that. I wanted the magic of the previous books, and this one did not have it.Will I read it again? No

  • Jessica's Book Review
    2019-05-06 04:06

    Read more reviews on my blog | Like me on FacebookIndependence is book four in the Significance series by Shelly Crane. I have been invested in the series since earlier this year and in the Fall of 2012 it was announced the series is becoming a movie. I have not been the biggest fan of the series but after reading the first three books of course I was going to read the final installment of the series.It’s hard to think that the entire Significance series all took place over a few weeks time. Caleb imprints on Maggie at their first meeting. They are the first imprint in years. Another clan is jealous Caleb’s clan imprinted and not them. Kidnapped Maggie to try to see what is so special about her. Caleb saves her and takes Maggie along with her family to California to hide out until they can find the other clan. Then Caleb and his family go to London where the annual "clan" meeting is held. Maggie turns out to be the visionary and leader of their kind. Maggie and Caleb marry. THE END. All this happened in the four books and within weeks. In Independence, the pace of the story is different. There is not as much action/drama as in previous books. The book focuses on the wedding of Caleb and Maggie. They do not have a regular wedding that we are use to with a church and white dress, walking down the aisle. They have more of a private ceremony only for friends wearing a red dress. The ceremony its self took two pages- at most. I wish it was a little more special. Their wedding night was also a letdown, I understand it is a Young Adult novel and to keep it PG but these two have been dying to touch each other because of their imprint and it was just glanced over. I did not need anything erotic but something sweet about two people who are so deeply in love, marred, and will be both their first times. I think the author could of made it special still keeping YA appropriate.Caleb is still one of the kindest sweetest guys I have read about. Maggie is only 17 and I kept thinking how young she is to be getting married. Their love came so quickly, something that always bothered me about the series. With the lack of drama or action in this book I found myself bored. I am not the biggest fan of this series like I said above but had to read the final book. I didn’t find Independence to be anything special. I wish Kyle was in the book more, he wasn’t even mentioned in the epilogue. He is my favorite character and what made me really read the first two books in the series. I loved his flirting with Maggie and jealously caused by his cousin Caleb imprinting on the girl he was in love with. I know he is in love with Lynn but I would of liked to hear more about his ending.The epilogue was one of my favorite parts. Ms. Crane had two different short epilogues; one after two years and another 5 years later. It was unique and different to spread out the epilogue into two different time frames and I enjoyed that.Over all Independence was okay. I can think of much better Paranormal YA Romance series to tell friends to read. I give Independence 2.5 Stars

  • HACKED
    2019-05-08 03:02

    A stunning series! I cannot wait to read this book, I have already read the other 3 countless times and I just ADORE Caleb! Don't rush this Shelly, take your time... I have heard rumours that you're going to write this book from Caleb AND Maggie's POV,please tell me this is true! Reverence was so sweet! When I discovered that it would be published at the end of the year I actually cried hysterically for ages (this is not a lie)! I am praying that it comes out in England the same time in the USA!!! PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE!

  • Christy
    2019-04-24 07:02

    You don’t choose your life, your life chooses you.The last of the Significance series...It’s bittersweet, I loved this book, but I am sad to see Caleb and Maggie’s story end!Maggie and Caleb have been through a lot in the last few weeks...(read the first three books and you will know exactly what :D) but now its time for the big event... THE WEDDING! There was still some action in this, though not quite as much as the last two books, which was fine with me! Loved Maggie, Caleb was still his sweet romantical self! “Baby, I’ve said it a millions times and I’ll continue to say it ‘til my last breath... You’re amazing.”I laughed, I teared up a bit...(view spoiler)[Ah, the scene between Maggie and her Dad, where he tells her he knew all along she wasn’t biologically his... tears!(hide spoiler)] Not only did I fall in love with Maggie and Caleb in this series, the secondary characters were great! Loved Maggie and Caleb’s family! The dual pov’s were fantastic, I loved getting in both Maggie and Caleb’s head this book! The epilogue was perfect, an amazing way to end an amazing series!with all that I am...

  • Jenna Roads
    2019-05-12 07:12

    This is the last book in the Significance Series (which the first book 'Significance') is being made into a movie as I write this. I am so excited because I loved this series! In this final book you will find the unshakeable love between Maggie and Caleb continues. It would seem that they can't get a break from turmoil.Marcus is still causing trouble. Caleb is torn between doing what is right for his family and what is right for himself. Maggie must stop Marcus and protect her people. You get to hear from Caleb in this book. If you know Maggie and Caleb, then you know they have to make everything right for themselves and everyone else. This book made me feel every emotion! All I can say is get out the Kleenex. You know you have written an amazing book when the reader feels everything you are trying to convey on paper. It was a great ending to a fabulous series. If you are hungry for more then I suggest the Collide Series by this author. I loved it even more than this one and I know it will be made into a movie someday.

  • Varsha
    2019-05-17 23:59

    Ohh....the cover.... that's the vision for Maggie and Caleb's wedding!!!!! Gosh I'm really excited and cant wait for this last book!!Its so sad to see the Significance series come to an end. I've been a huge Shelly Crane fan ever since i read the first book. Independence mainly focused on the romance and there wasn't much action but I'm certainly not complaining. It made me so happy to see how things turned out in the end. Not just for Caleb and Maggie but everyone else too. Caleb and Maggie have definitely matured and the chemistry between them was amazing as always. And Caleb, my can this guy get any better? He's passionate, caring, selfless, charming, chivalrous, and sweet. Now who wouldn't want a guy like that? Too bad he isn't real :( I loved the epilogue. it had me crying for the joy of it all. I'm gonna miss Caleb, Maggie, Kyle, Lynne, Gran, Peter and everyone else.I'm pretty sure I'll be re reading this series.I'm so glad that this was my first book this year. Thank you Shelly, for writing such a fantastic series and sharing it with us.

  • Karitsa
    2019-04-28 02:04

    I was rather sad when I started this book, it was going to end *Insert Darth Vader NOOOO here*I tried to read it slow... FAIL. I read it in one night like the others. I never knew I could be effected by books so much! My husband is now reading the start of this series, he picked up my kindle right at the end of independence to see what it was about and started reading out the parts in a lovey voice as if to pay me out.. Until he started reading about all the shit that goes down on that beach. He reads all types of books and found himself asking me what happened next. He isn't to fond of the romance part but loves the action that goes down and said its an easy read that he is embarrassed to admit he has become slightly addicted too ;) I'm still coming down from the high of this book, reality is hitting me and this was one of those books that had me appreciating the real meaning of awesome writing and a great story line.

  • Pearl_Jam
    2019-05-03 05:19

    oh man, oh man, OH MAN!!!! I cannot wait for this book!!!! I am pulling out my hair with anxious desperation for this book to come out!! I don't even know if that makes sense but oh my word I want this book!!!!

  • Jacqueline's Reads
    2019-05-02 04:22

    The series is done!!!!! Well for Maggie and Caleb. What a great way to round out everything.4 to 4.5 stars .... full review to follow

  • Laura's Book Addiction
    2019-05-03 06:22

    I loved it but sad to see the series end!!!

  • Ciera
    2019-05-20 06:13

    Cute ending to the series! I'm glad things were all tied up nicely.

  • Chris Kuhn
    2019-05-09 07:09

    Aah. I'm still thinking about the satisfying conclusion of this four-part series. This will be an incredibly difficult book to review without giving away anything, but I am so determined not to spoil for other readers that I will find a way...This final installment of Shelly Crane's SIGNIFICANCE series brings us back to our lead characters Maggie Masters and Caleb Jacobson in the aftermath of the annual Reunification Ceremony of the Aces and their family clans. Crane certainly got a little imprint-happy in book 3 as so many new pairings join Maggie and Caleb on their paths of life-long love but the little minor detail of happiness seems to keep eluding the two young sweethearts at every turn since a certain envious family does NOT intend for theirs to be a long life filled with happiness.I enjoyed Crane's farewell to their stories - she takes the reader on a rollercoaster journey. Each moment we feel comfortable...nuh-uh-uh...don't get too secure. It's time for a new monkeywrench to be hurled at us. At one point in the story, I had deja vu and was back just a few chapters away from the ending of J.A. Redmerski's THE EDGE OF NEVER, when I was prepared to throw my book at the wall and close up shop for the rest of the week. But I didn't throw my book at the actual end of that book, nor did I here. In both cases, the plot and character resolution felt right. Over the course of all four books, you definitely lose some characters along the way (in some fashion or another) and for some of them, I say good riddens. In others, you are quite saddened to see them go and shocked when it happens. But so many new characters are introduced and many of these newer ones explored more in the fourth and final book, that it more than makes up for those lost. Thankfully though, Crane focuses most of her attention on our two lovebirds who are truly the most endearing in the series and she even allows us to peek in on Caleb's mind in this book with alternating chapters in his voice as opposed to all first-person Maggie as the other three books are written.Okay, now I owe a little apology to Ms. Crane. I judged you harshly on some scenes in the last book that in my mind should have been a little more steamy and sensual and were not truly portrayed as such. Similarly, I had a negative reaction to another intimate scene very pivotal in the couple's relationship which takes place in this book, and it finally dawned on me.This is a Young Adult novel, Chris. Duh.I'm fairly certain that as I was swept up in the story and its characters, that I lost sight of that fact and that is a real compliment to the author that it didn't feel like it was written for a younger age group. But the fact is - it is a YA series and I know it sounds simple enough to digest but you must remember I've been reading one adult contemporary romance novel after another, sometimes sprinkling in a little Tiffany Reisz "tough love" and Olivia Cunning "rock erotica" for good measure and just to throw off my system completely, the occasional HARRY POTTER novel as I slowly get through that series. I may just not be cut out to appreciate the YA genre anymore without having unrealistic expectations of the level of intimacy I might want or expect in any romance novel.Don't get me wrong. I'm not a total perv. In fact, as I'm writing my own romance novel I'm finding quite the opposite. I'm a little more restrained than I expected to be and I'm working to loosen up a little bit...figuratively speaking, thta is. Sigh. But I fear I've been tainted to truly appreciate the much more subtle approach to romance that books like this series from Shelly Crane offers. So...I humbly say. I'm sorry, Ms. Crane, for misjudging the book for its lack of heat or sensuality in moments when I felt it called for just a little bit more. Though I in no way was suggesting an all out orgy or anything of the sort, perhaps that little extra MMMPH that I felt would have been natural to include was just not appropriate for these novels, and that is my fault for not realizing it and not your fault for not writing it.This is a fascinating series and while I feel its bookends, book 1 and 4, are superior to the two in the middle, I expect that you'll be just as hungry to read them one after another as I was, reading them all over a five-day period. Just learn from my mistake and go in with fair expectations given the target audience which may not be you. And you too will fall in love with Caleb and want to be Maggie Masters when you grow up.

  • ✿ℎazℯℓ - thℯ ℛock Cℎick ℱairy✿
    2019-04-23 04:24

    WHAT A GOOD WAY TO START MY YEAR I have been following this series for like.. forever, I guess. And I can really say that I'm one of the biggest fan. I'm one of the biggest, shameless stalker of Ms. Crane because of this series. I'm so proud of this story I could just scream and not just cuz it's new year! THIS BOOK MAY JUST AS WELL HAVE A SIGN THAT SAYS:I love how Maggie and Caleb grew.. and now, I sure love how their story ended. Albeit, it wasn't as eventful as I thought it would be, it's still sweet and definitely satisfying. I know that Marcus is just plain human and it would've been soooo easy to defeat the guy, but hey, the had to have a bad guy eh? I'm just glad that things worked for the better. Bish and Jen didn't die, Kyle and Lynn had their own love story even though Kyle was still a jerk at times. Even Maggie's dad had his own love life. I kinda wish that Beck didn't have to be such a selfish brat and Maggie's mom didn't have to be such an insecure, thieving loser... but hey, we don't get everything that we want, don't we? What's important is that Maggie and Caleb were finally married and everyone lived happily!Somehow, while reading this book... this song of Edwin McCain came to me:Lying here with you Listening to the rain Smiling just to see the smile upon your face These are the moments I thank God that I'm alive These are the moments I'll remember all my life I found all I've waited for And I could not ask for more Looking in your eyes Seeing all I need Everything you are is everything to me These are the moments I know heaven must exist These are the moments I know all I need is this I have all I've waited for And I could not ask for more Chorus I could not ask for more than this time together I could not ask for more than this time with you Every prayer has been answered Every dream I have's come true And right here in this moment is right where I'm meant to be Here with you here with me These are the moments I thank God that I'm alive These are the moments I'll remember all my life I've got all I've waited for And I could not ask for more I could not ask for more than the love you give me 'Coz it's all I've waited for And I could not ask for more I could not ask for more~~It's a very meaningful song for Maggie and Caleb. I bet that it's really what they feel for each other.Gah.. it's all so surreal that this series is now ending... This is even more surreal than when I read Ms. Chelsea Fine's AVOW since I've been reading the Significance series for a longer time. I wish that more series are made like this. Great job, Ms. Crane! It was worth the wait. ;)

  • Mandy (I Read Indie) Anderson
    2019-05-07 05:25

    Maggie and Caleb are headed back home from London to help out a friend who has recently become the latest victim of Marcus and his sick idea of revenge. They should have known he wouldn’t stop just because he is human now. Maggie just wants a normal life again and to marry Caleb, her Significant. In order to get all that dreams of she must stop Marcus and protect her new (and recently expanded) family. But will a vision from the past become reality and destroy their future? Will Maggie risk it all to save her family?Just over a year ago I started this amazing journey reading Shelly's books. This series is definitely one I will cherish forever; along with its characters and this unique world Crane has created. And knowing it is coming to an end is breaking my heart. Only one word can truly sum up this series: bittersweet. On the bright side we do have the movie to look forward to. Right?Maggie…my sweet, precious Maggie. How you have grown over the course of the series. From the shy, sweet girl we met in Significance to the fiercely devoted woman you now are in Independence. Gosh, they grow up so quick *sniff sniff* One day they are young girls graduating high school and the next they are Visionary’s leading their clans into a glorious future. Seriously, how could you not love this girl’s development? Crane you struck gold when you gave us these characters. I don’t think anyone will be forgetting them anytime soon.Yes, I will not forget Caleb. How can I? I do believe that he is even more swoony than in the previous books. I mean come on people…we get his vows to Maggie…his adorable-beyond-anything-I-can-think-of vision!! It was all too much. I died of a swoon overload. That dude seriously knows how to make a woman weak in the knees. Now where is my Caleb darn you?If you are expecting a Guns-a-Blazing, full of action story to knock out this series then I will say you will be sadly disappointed. Not a lot of action happens in this one. There is some, it’s just not rampant throughout the story. But you know what? That’s ok with me. I was so happy with the way Crane told their story. Even more happy with how it ended. It could not have been more perfect. I was smitten as a kitten with every single word, thought, and feeling Crane poured into her book. It was absolute perfection. Have the tissues close by, they are a must. Oh my goodness, you will need them. And that is not even counting the ones you will need for the epilogue.Would I recommend this story? Most definitely. Who would I recommend this story to? Anyone who is head over heels in love with a fabulous romance; a romance that beats out any other stories out there. If I had the time I would be rereading this series again. Alas, there is only one of me and there are more books to read. Read it people. GO. READ. NOW!

  • Anna
    2019-05-10 02:10

    So I'm sure I will get backlash from Shelly Crane fans, but this is my honest review. I felt that this book was just chapter after chapter of Caleb and Maggie cooing over each other. It got annoying. I get it, they love each other. Must I be reminded every page? I've been reading the series, I won't forget they are in love. The whole Marcus scenario was boring and he barely seemed like a threat. The whole climax, if you could call it that, was anticlimactic and felt like they just had to flick him to get rid of him. Then, after marrying at seventeen, Maggie gets pregnant at 19? I guess it's fine since she managed to find a guy who is loaded. She could hire a nanny while she goes to school. Piece of cake. I do feel that Ms. Crane has original ideas and I always love the first book or two in her series, but she can't end a series. Everything just ends way too perfectly that its not like a happily ever after. It's an "this is so annoying" ending. I'm not saying I want a sad ending, but geez, it's perfectly, perfect. Disney should make a movie and we can have new Princess Maggie dolls. That's how it seems. Also, you have these new imprints, but you hardly hear how they are. The most you heard from Bish was his whining about buying a house(that magically gets fixed too) or Kyle's hormones in overdrive. We know nothing of anyone's future, but Maggie and Caleb's. (other than a brief blip on Bish and Jen) Sorry everyone! I just didn't enjoy the book and want my money back! Should've put in a DVD of Cinderella to get an ending like that!Also, I do kind of agree of Beck. Maggie ditched her for a boyfriend. She wasn't crazy. She just shouldn't have called her a freak. And her saying she was just jealous at the end? The whole thing with Beck's feelings didn't match up at all! She should be mad at Maggie. Maggie WAS ignoring her and only paid attention to her AFTER Beck is in danger. I bet if Beck didn't get into trouble, Maggie would have forgotten about her completely. Maggie is selfish. Also, why is Gran the only human who doesn't get a tattoo after mutualizing? She had to go out and get one the old fashioned way, tattoo parlor. Lynne and Jim were able to get theirs. I think Ms. Crane forgot that part of her own story.

  • Rachel Lynn Sterling
    2019-05-21 02:00

    LOVED this series BUT….I was a little disappointed in this final installment. All of the other books in this series had me captivated from the beginning and I didn’t want to put them down. This one just didn’t capture me the way the others did. It felt more like the end to the third installment than a complete story. I fell in love with Maggie & Caleb in the very first book, but couldn’t believe how stupid they were in this one. I kept saying (out loud, by the way) “Well, duh!!” every time they would finally realize something that was already very clear. It became very frustrating for me. Also, the build-up to the wedding and the sexual tension in the other books really created a great deal of anticipation for those experiences, which were included in this one. But to my dismay, it turned out to be somewhat anti-climactic for me (no pun intended). My final complaint – more proofreading is needed. Although, it was certainly better than a lot of other books I’ve read, there were still errors every couple of pages or so. And there is one inconsistency that I wasn’t going to mention, but it seems to be driving me crazy, so I’ll just go ahead and get it off my chest. In the first book, we learn that Caleb’s grandmother was human so she didn’t get the tattoo that Aces naturally receive when they mutualize. She had hers put there as a surprise for Caleb’s grandfather. Then in this book Maggie’s father and Lynne, who are also human, get theirs the way Aces do? Did I miss something? Maybe I did.Now for the good stuff! There are some really great, heart-warming parts in this book. I might have even had tears in my eyes a few times. It definitely has a HEA and you’re not left wondering where the characters you’ve come to love wind up. I have to say that Shelly Crane has become one of my favorite authors and plan on experiencing all of the worlds she has created and getting to know the people in those worlds. I know I will come to love them as much as I have Maggie & Caleb. Thank you Mrs. Crane for many hours of wonderful entertainment!

  • Abby
    2019-05-06 00:05

    I felt that this book gave off a different vibe then all the other books. It felt more adult than a teen romance novel. I think that instead of focusing on all the other people in the book you should have focused on solely Maggie and Caleb, looking back on their life together since they are the main characters in the book. It felt sort of weird that you didn't show one of the visions when Caleb and Maggie first met (the one when maggie is running and caleb is chasing her outside of the sold house which was so cute and romantic by the way!) I liked how you switched between Caleb and Maggie this time so we could know how he's feeling during the whole book and not just one chapter like in Reverence. I LOVE how you brought Marcus back to play the villain again, since he WAS the won that qued all the bad stuff that happened to Maggie and Caleb. I always have had a secret crush on Marcus. I like the dark, brooding men. (sigh) If only he wasn't evil(and dead) I loooooove this series and also this book too! Love it Shelly! NEVER STOP WRITING!!!!!

  • Brianna
    2019-05-22 05:59

    Wow. Just wow.What an incredible ending to an incredible series. I was always on the edge of my seat, never knowing what has going to happen next. I absolutely loved the wedding, Maggie and Caleb saving Beck and Ralph.... I LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I have two things I need to say. The first thing is that I love the way that this series seems like it actually happens. I don't distinguish this series by Book 1, 2, 3, or 4. It seems like someone's life, which was unusual for books because normally they just skip a couple of months or so in between books but this series didn't do that. They all blurred together for me, which made it seem all the more real and intriguing. The second thing I have to say that the author did well was Maggie saving Bish and Jen by taking the shot for them. Normally, authors do a crappy job and you just want to scream, "STOP THE CHEESINESS!!!!" and pull your hair out but I didn't want to do that with this book. It was very well written and the only screaming I did was in triumph. A very well written book.

  • Octavia
    2019-05-13 03:19

    I am so sad that it is over, but ecstatic that Caleb and Maggie have their "happy ending". Like the rest of the books in the Significance series I finished this book in one sitting and I really did try to read as slow as possible so it would last a little longer. But I guess nothing last forever. Not even this amazing series Ms. Crane has given me us. See the full review atRead. Sleep. Repeat.