Wednesday, June 11, 2014

May Monthly Re-Read (Significance by Shelly Crane)

Monthly Re-Read is something I'm going to be doing every month in 2014. I'm going to re-read one book a month and then blog about it. To learn more and see the post where I introduced the idea, click HERE. 

I know, this post is super late! I was kind of in the middle of graduation craziness the first week-ish of this month, so I'm just now getting a chance to finish up this post. Sorry, y'all!

Significance (Significance, #1)Significance by Shelly Crane
Release Date: June 2011
Pagecount: 387 pages
Publisher: Indie
Series: Significance #1
Source: Bought
Buy It: Amazon | B&N

Description from Goodreads
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 saves the life of Caleb and instantly knows there's something about him that's intriguing. 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?

Before I even start anything, I just have to say that right now, as I type this, Significance is free on Amazon. FREE. You should grab it. Seriously, go. I'll wait...

Okay, great. First and foremost, I have to say that I LOVE this book and I LOVE this series. Why? Well, because of all the LOVE, of course. I've always been taken by the idea of soulmates--from the very first time I saw them mentioned in Twilight, through L.J. Smith's Night World series, and through everything I read until now. It's a freaking awesome concept, that there is ONE person out there for you, that's perfect for you, and that it's an actual, likely possibility that you find each other and face the world together. Very romanticized, but that's not surprising. I'm always in for romance. Y'all should know that by now.

So I read this book at the very end of 2012. Like, it was the last book I read that year. On the last day. I flew through it, and I freaking adored the crap out of it. I was totally Jonesing for the next book and the whole rest of the series the moment I was through with the first. I loved Caleb and his family and what they were and the fact that they all got a significant. Goodness gracious, how awesome would it be to have your very own? I mean, sure. It'd be somewhat odd and weird to get used to with the whole being connected and all, but I think the benefits would greatly outweigh the negatives.

My favorite thing about this book was the happy, tingly feeling it gave me. The book even FEELS sweet as I read it, and goodness knows I heart me some sweetness. So that's why I picked this one to read this month. I want a walk down that sweet, lovey-dovey lane. It's exactly what I need right now as school winds down and I ease into summer. Plus, I've been wanting to re-read this book for a while now. Partly because of everything I just explained and partly because there's another book in this series coming out this year! I. AM. SO. EXCITED.

So yeah. Loads of excitement going on over here. And since I'm all excited, now is the perfect time to go reeeeeeead. I've been wanting to start all day, but I needed to write this first, so... ;)

Every single time I read this book, I am left feeling all happy and bubbly. Every single time without fail, it has this effect on me, and I love it so hard. This book is such a comfort read for me, and perfect considering I've been a busy little bee as of late. It's nice to chill out and read a book that not only chills me out, but makes my heart feel fifty shades of happy, too.

If we're being completely honest, this story has lots of holes. Lots of places a person could point out and hate the book for. Lots of places a person could have issues. But I feel like this is the kind of book people can really enjoy if they open their mind. Completely. Don't get all critical. Just sit down and ENJOY, you know? Because this book is full of sweetness and so worth enjoying. I did notice and do notice and always notice the parts that don't quite add up. But I also wave them off and move on. I acknowledge they're there, and I'll never say differently. But those little things aren't really important to me, so I don't let them effect how much I heart this story.

Caleb and Maggie are adorable. Seriously, they are the cutest couple and I LOVE LOVE LOVE seeing them get together every time, even though I know how it all goes. I love their first moments and I love their growing together and I love their bits of awkwardness. I love everything about these two through and through. Their silly little argument, and struggles, and LOVE. They're perfect for each other.

The whole premise of this book and series is something that I adore. Soulmates and 1+1=US is an idea that I always like to see in stories, so long as they make sense. I don't really mind insta-love the way lots of people do, and I have to say that I definitely prefer insta-love to a love triangle any day. Especially when it's Caleb and Maggie-style insta-love. It just makes me feel so HAPPY.

And that's what it comes down to for me when I read this book. I enjoy it to no end and it makes me happy. I could re-read it a million times and that could remain true. For that reason, I rate this book 5 stars. On Goodreads, since I don't actually rate books in Monthly Re-Reads, but you get what I'm saying. When I can re-read a book as many times as I've read my favorite parts of this book (aka, THE WHOLE FREAKING THING) and how much I PLAN to read this one again, I think it deserves a lot of credit.

So thank you, Shelly Crane. Thank you so much for writing a story that makes me fall head over heels every time I pick it up, whether that time is the first or the twentieth. I loved Significance the first time I read it, and I want to cuddle it now. I'm fairly certain that's never going to change. :)

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