Friday, January 11, 2013

Review: Independence by Shelly Crane

Young Adult Paranormal Romance

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 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...

Source: Received the book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Did not receive any payment for review.

My Review

I cannot believe that I'm getting choked up over a book right now. I have to explain it to you because this is so emotional for me. I only started reading a year and a half ago. Significance, the first book in the series, was my first indie and I fell in love with the series. I love the characters and I will really miss Maggie and Caleb. I can barely type this right now because my eyes are blurred from tears. I'll admit, I procrastinated while reading this book. It's so bittersweet and I didn't wan't it to end. I wanted to savor every second of Caleb and Maggie that I could. I felt like I knew these characters. Shelly created a fantastic world with the race of the Aces. 

This is only my second time completing a series. I've avoided finishing the last book in a few series because of this very reason. But they aren't as close to my heart as this series. GAH I'm such a baby. STOP CRYING, REN!! You're being ridiculous. It started out with a BANG! I kept thinking "Oh hells to the no, Shelly did not just do that." Everything is right in the world again. Yes, this book lived up to my expectations and the only reason I rated it 4 1/2 stars instead of 5 was because of the predictability. I can't tell you why since it's a huge part of the story. Shelly Crane always delivers a happily ever after. Thank God because I would have been an emotional wreck...more than I already am.  I can't tell you how highly I recommend this series. You will fall in love!  OMG I can't believe it's over. I need a tub of chocolate chip cookie dough ice-cream. Oh, and how could I forget?! Caleb and Maggie FINALLY get married!! So cute! I can't wait for everyone to read this series!