Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Auracle by Gina Rosati

16 year old Anna Rogan has a secret she's only shared with her best friend, Rei; she can astrally project out of her body, allowing her spirit to explore the world and the far reaches of the universe.

When there's a fatal accident and her classmate Taylor takes over Anna's body, what was an exhilarating distraction from her repressive home life threatens to become a permanent state. Faced with a future trapped in another dimension, Anna turns to Rei for help. Now the two of them must find a way to get Anna back into her body and stop Taylor from accusing an innocent friend of murder. Together Anna and Rei form a plan but it doesn't take into account the deeper feelings that are beginning to grow between them.

My Thoughts:
Gina Rosati's debut novel was a wonderful YA fantasy novel. I had never read a book about astral projection before. Thanks to Auracle, I will definitely read more books about it in the future. Although the book made me laugh a few times, towards the end I wanted to fall asleep. For that reason, Auracle took me about a week to read. Other than the boring parts in the book, I really liked the plot. It was interesting trying to figure out how Anna was going to get her body back. At first, I really hated Taylor. As the book progressed I began to feel sympathy and pity for her. I liked the rest of the characters. Rei is my new book boyfriend. I loved that he cared so much for Anna. His main priority was always watching out for her, and making sure she got back into her body. I do wish Seth would have been in the book more. Most of the book was about him being on trial for murder. However, he felt like a very minor character. I would love it if the author wrote a sequel so the reader could learn more about Anna's life in the future. The book ended in a way that made me think Auracle would be a stand alone novel. 

I give Auracle: 4/5.

Want to know more about the author?
Website: http://ginarosati.com/
Blog: http://ginarosati.wordpress.com/
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4851799.Gina_Rosati
Twitter: http://twitter.com/GinaRosati
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gina-Rosati/168090603246100

I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.


  1. Great review,
    I really didn't know what this book was about before and I must say, astral projection is becoming more and more popular, like in that movie Insidious and The Stranger With My Face by Lois Duncan.
    I cannot wait to read it soon.

  2. I haven't heard of this one before and I also haven't read a YA book that had astra projection in it before. Hm... will really have to check out this one. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!