Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Accordance by Shelly Crane

4 Stars

To sum it up: In this sequel, Maggie learns much more about all the strange things that happened to her, and has to face new ones. She rebels against it, but ultimately, must face it for her new family's sake and maybe even her life. Bish went from being her biggest supporter to her biggest pain in the butt, and Kyle's intentions to attract her interest, may not be so innocent. Caleb and Maggie face many new obstacles together and fight to work through them but will one that should be a good thing, be too much for Maggie to handle?

This was another fabulous installment to the Significance Series!

I won't go into too much detail in this review, because I don't want to give too much away. (I did however, go into more depth in my review for Significance, so feel free to take a peek at that, if you're wanting to read even more about what really makes this series fantastic!) First and foremost, I'll start by saying that you should definitely read book one (Significance) before starting this book! With that being said... this book picks up exactly where the first book left off. It really brings us even closer to Maggie and Caleb, as they struggle to find their place in life, while still maintaining their semblance of self. As their journey is continued, we also learn much more about the Aces' history- something that I felt was much needed, as well as enjoyable!

There was quite a bit more interaction between the secondary characters, which was definitely a big plus! With that being said though, there were a few things in the story that became a little distracting- Kyle and Bish really tended to grate on my nerves at times... to the point of pure annoyance. Caleb and Maggie's relationship made up for those few distractions though! *sigh* ...I've said it a million times, especially in my review of Significance... and I'll say it again: I love Caleb! ♥ He's beyond sweet, and perfection in every way. He's gorgeous. Can play the guitar. Can surf. Has an unfailing love for his significant other. He's both loyal and fiercely protective, of not only Maggie, but his family as well... (okay, shutting up now.) ...it really is a beautiful thing, to watch the love between both Maggie and Caleb, grow and blossom.

It’s easy to lose yourself in the world that Shelly Crane created. The story itself is as fabulous as ever, and had many new threats showing up all over the place, at one point or another! I felt so many emotions through these characters- their happiness, suspense, and even unease. ...and of course the romance! *sigh* Shelly really brought out so many sweet things that we all want, need, and crave when it comes to romance. She really knows how to deliver, and this was another brilliant installment to the series, where you not only fall in love with the story, but with Caleb as well, all over again! Now, on to the next book in the series :) (Defiance)

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