Aug 5, 2012

ARC Review: Gina Rosati - Auracle

Gina Rosati - Auracle

• Pub Date: August 7, 2012
• Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
• Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
• Age Range: Young Adult
• Source: ALA ARC

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.

I really enjoyed this book. I wasn't hooked at first because I read 30 pages and didn't think I'd like this much. The whole astral projection sounded weird, zooming off to different places while leaving her body behind. But I've seen so many good reviews and tweets about this book that I sat down to read it and ended up finishing it in a matter of hours. I never really wanted to put it down because I certainly wanted to know how it would all work out. This is a pretty good book!

It's unlike a lot of the stuff I've read recently. I've read about vampires, werewolves, reapers, ghosts, necromancers, witches, etc. But someone who can leave her body like that is different. Especially when she gets shut out when someone else takes over! WTF, right?! Yeah. The description of this book tells that part of the story, and it's all so addictively frustrating that you can't put the book down!

And all the tension between Anna and Rei was perfectly done while slightly predictable. So you basically know what will end up happening in this book, but it's the journey that matters for this one. I mentioned that in my review for Such a Rush, but that one didn't work like Auracle does. I'd recommend this one for sure.

Bottom line: Recommended for YA readers who love the paranormal.


3.5 / 5 book sharks


  1. I'm glad you enjoyed it despite some problems in the beginning. I've heard some really good things about it, too, and am definitely thinking about getting a copy. It sounds different and different is good. :D

    Fictional Distraction

  2. I keep forgetting what this one is about, and thinking it isn't good. I don't know why because it sounds so unique and awesome! I'm super glad you liked it. It definitely seems like one I'll need to snag from the library perhaps. It's too bad it was a bit predictable, but sometimes even those sort of books are enjoyable!


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