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