Consequence by Shelly Crane
Significance Valentine's Novella

Maggie and Caleb are married, leaders of their people, parents to their children, and happier than they ever dreamed, even with the visions they saw of it to prove it so. The council is still rebelling against Maggie’s changes, but this time it’s different. It’s almost as if something…or someone is behind them, pulling the strings and making decisions for them.

And Maggie is having strange visions that only she can see, leaving Caleb helpless to help her. But when her visions start to warn her that their daughter, Ava, will one day be in danger, they’ll do anything it takes to find out what’s going on and how to stop it, even paying a visit to a previous Visionary.

Maggie and Caleb must find out who or what is behind it all and stop them before Maggie is one vision too late.


The Significance Series is one of the few lengthy book series that I've continued to follow step-by-step. The reason for this is the story, characters and the amazing writing skills of author Shelly Crane.

If you've not yet read any of the previous books in this series, don't panic... I'm not going to spoil anything for you in this review - So it's safe to continue reading.

As I was saying, I really do love and adore this series as a whole. Yes, the previous book Independence wasn't crazy amazing, but it was still a great conclusion to the epic tale of Maggie and Caleb.

If you are entirely unfamiliar with this series - the reading order is as follows:

Significance (Significance, #1)

Accordance (Significance, #2)

Defiance (Significance, #3)

Reverence (Significance, #3.5) (Novella) - A free add-on for fans. It's basically the above three books all in Caleb's POV.
Independence (Significance, #4) 

Consequence (Significance, #4.5)

-> Coming Soon - Undeniably Chosen (Significance, #5) - Release Date Unknown

If you've never read this series and enjoy an insta-love romance, it's definitely one for you. The Significance Series follows Maggie and Caleb. A very Young Adult read but not at all dull as far as the usual YA goes. It's fun, so sweet and will absolutely keep you on the edge of your seat. It's somewhat of a paranormal / fantasy romance, but more of the believable kind (if that makes sense). No crazy creatures. Just two characters who find each other and of course, are significants. This means, they're fated to be together no matter what. So yes, it's a HEA... but not in the least straight-forward and boring.

As far as Consequence goes, I'm rating it a 3.5. This book is a novella and it's split in two. Majority of the book is about Maggie and Caleb, years later and a little treat into their lives as adults with kids. The smaller part of this book is a sneak peak into the first part of the next book in this series, Undeniably Chosen which focuses on Maggie and Caleb's daughter and from just reading a teaser sample, it's going to be pretty epic if you ask me.

However... the issue I have with this novella is the fact that it's priced. You have to purchase to read it. I didn't see this as... how can I say... value for money. It's not that I didn't enjoy what I got... I did. But really I only really enjoyed the sneak peek we get for the next book and very, very little of my enjoyment was based on the actual novella Consequence. I found it dull, bland and it felt like an after-thought. It's not worth the cost involved to get this novella since when Undeniably Chosen gets released, I'll have to pay again to get that entire book.

If it were up to me to decide, I'd have added the couple of chapters that make up Consequence to the Undeniably Chosen book. I wouldn't have sold this to the public and definitely not for 99c since it's not 99c worth of reading value. I'm not criticizing here... I'm merely pointing out that you aren't really buying much here. You getting a few pages of 'in the future' where nothing actually happens at all. Then you are getting a few pages of a completely other book that when it gets released you are going to have to pay again to actually read that... since the little you get as a teaser is intriguing enough to make you do so.

So honestly... I wouldn't buy this. I'd save my 99c for the Undeniably Chosen release and use it then. That's the only part in this novella that was actually enjoyable and exciting.

So there you go. My two cents on the matter. Of course if you are a die-hard Significance fan (As I am) you'd obviously buy this book in the hopes of getting more Maggie and Caleb... but take this from someone who likes to spend... but spend money on real value-for-reading... this is not one of those. In fact after I'd read this, I felt as if I'd been robbed of my 99c. I didn't get anything. I didn't like what I got from Consequence. I did however like what I read about Undeniably Chosen but that's a moot point since I'd be spending $$ again when that's released and it's sure to contain exactly the same chapter contained in this book.

Rating: 3.5 Stars

RELEASE DATE: February 13th, 2013
GENRE: New Adult Paranormal Romance / Young Adult Paranormal Romance

PUBLISHER: Shelly Crane


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