August 09, 2012

Auracle Blog Tour: Review

Trapped outside her body, Anna sees and hears but cannot touch the one she longs to hold. Anna has a secret: she can astrally project out of her body. But when there's an accident and her classmate Taylor gets into Anna's body, what was an exhilarating gift threatens to become a terrifying reality. Anna and her best friend Rei form a plan to set things right, but they don't anticipate the feelings that are beginning to grow between them. Auracleby Gina Rosati is an exciting, sensual novel that explores the relationship between body and soul and the power of a single touch.
Not only is the cover gorgeous but the book hooked me from page one and didn’t let go until the last page. So many times while reading this book I was holding my breath and I didn’t even realize it.

Anna is just your average seventeen year old girl who can astral project. She goes to all these amazing places that she hopes to one day see in person. Her best friend Rei doesn’t like her astral projecting. He is always worried something will happen to her body while she is out of it. Anna always tells him he worries too much until one day something does happen. Her classmate dies and takes over her body. Anna and Rei have to find a way to get her body back, Taylor in the light, and help a friend who is being accused of murdering Taylor. But what happens to Anna and Rei during this shocks them both. Feelings come to light that neither one expected.

While reading this I was a little jealous of Anna and her astral projecting. I kept thinking of all the amazing places she visits. Until she couldn’t get back into her body and then I was so glad I don’t have this ability. When she couldn’t return I could feel her frustration and anger and felt them right along with her. Rei is the best friend we all have. He knows all of Anna’s faults and still loves her for them even when he doesn’t agree with her. I really loved Rei and I could see so much of my best friend in him. He is strong, smart, caring, and loves his family and friends. Who doesn’t want a friend or boyfriend like that? When their friendship starts to change and they have feelings for one another I could feel the confusion and worry from both. But with time catching up with them Anna wonders if she is the one going to end up in the light.

I was mesmerized by the world and characters that Gina created. Being able to connect to both main characters doesn’t happen often for me so when it does it leaves me excited and turning the pages long into the night. With a book that is fresh in the YA paranormal genre Gina starts off with a bang and leaves you wanting more.  5/5 bats


Gina Rosati grew up in Boston suburbia and now lives with her husband, two teenagers and two chubby guinea pigs in Merrimack, NH. Gina is a long time volunteer at her local middle school library, and a member of SCBWI, the Apocalypsies and the Class of 2k12 debut author groups.  Her debut YA paranormal romance, AURACLE, is available on August 7, 2012 from Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan. Visit her website at


Twitter:  @GinaRosati



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