Sunday, November 25, 2012

Auracle by Gina Rosati

Auracle by Gina Rosati
Genre:  YA Paranormal Contemporary

Description (taken from Gina Rosati's website):
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.

This is a classic story of watching best friends grow into something more.  Of course, we have to add some paranormal twists to make it fun.  Anna and Rei sitting in a tree...  Wait a second, Anna's not really sitting, more like hovering near the tree feeling the life within it.  Okay, so that may be a little juvenile of me, but I still like it.

Anna lives in a broken world where she finds comfort sharing company with her best friend Rei and/or seeing the world via astral projection.  Gina Rosati makes astral projection sound like a fun escape from the hard parts of reality, and I sometimes wish I could join in on this light stress reliever.  Only problem is when you leave your body, you leave it free for the taking.

Watching the plot unfold before my eyes, I had one of those moments where I couldn't watch (err, read).  You know something bad is about to happen and as much as you yell at the main character, it becomes unavoidable.  And slam, Taylor's in Anna's body.  And as much as you want to hate the girl who has everything, including your body, Gina makes sure you hold a soft spot for her in the end.

This book is full of sweetness to the fullest.  It's a beautiful story that kind of makes you smile at the end.  Don't get me wrong, it's not wishy-washy.  In fact, it has a lot of action and beautiful story-telling that keeps you wanting to read more.  I recommend it to those looking for a happy ending but not a boring story.

Thanks goes to Parafantasy ARC Tours for setting this tour up and providing the ARC.

Challenges:  Debut Author Challenge and Young Adult Reading Challenge


  1. Ooh, it sounds great! I want to read it even more now, great review :)

  2. I'm definitely a sucker for happy endings. This sounds new and refreshing out of a lot of books in the paranormal genre. :)

  3. What a great cover. I've heard good things about this book and now I'm really dying to read it.

  4. I keep seeing this one and forgetting about it. Really want to read it soon. Thanks for your thoughts and the reminder! Love happy endings! Sounds like my kind of book:)


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