Synopsis: In the 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 families 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?
Thoughts: Accordance was just as captivating as the first. I love how Shelly continues Caleb and Maggie's story and makes you fall in love with them all over again.
*slight spoilers for the first book*
We pick up right where Significance left off with Caleb, Maggie and unfortunately Kyle and Bish in California. The happy couple just wanted some time to get away from all the danger and just breathe for a while, but they've got another thing coming. Kyle still loves Maggie. Bish still doesn't like Caleb. And now, Maggie has discovered something new about herself, something that may change the Aces for good. And just when all that is going on, more danger starts to find Maggie. But, she still has her loving significant, Caleb, and they'll fight like hell for their happiness.
I really adore this series. It literally makes me sigh with happiness all the time while reading. I love how strong of a protagonist Maggie is and I love how Caleb, the sexiest hunky ever who plays guitar and can cook and can surf and is just adorable (shutting up now), is always there by her side through every step. It's magical watching the romance grow between them. It's also so easy to love every character in this story. Both families and friends. That brings me to Kyle. I like his character a lot and even though I'm happy for how things ended in Accordance for him, I was also kind of disappointed. Anyone else feel that way? Or am I the only psycho? Ha!
Even the villains... you don't sit there hating them, you sit there enjoying the havoc they cause. Speaking of, the ending of this story was pleasantly a surprise. I wasn't really sure what the climax and the dramatic ending would be for this book but, it wasn't what I thought. I sat there saying to myself "huh, didn't see that one but it definitely makes sense and I definitely would like to slap that person". Shelly did a fantastic job of changing up villains and I can tell we're in for a different and roller coaster of a ride in Defiance.
There's always this advice being thrown out by authors saying "write the book you'd want to read". And I very much agree with that statement. That being said, I think Shelly Crane does just that for her readers. These books have everything I can ask for. Spell-binding love, music, drama, a dog, fights, family, magic, friends you adore, tattoos, and everything in between. I am so happy that Defiance comes out in the next month!
- 5 out of 5 splatters -