Saturday, November 24, 2012

Book Review: Auracle by Gina Rosati

Title: Auracle
Author: Gina Rosati
Format: Hardcover

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 the first book that I've read about astral projection. In fact, I hadn't heard about astral projection before. To everyone who says fantasy/sci-fi books are trash, IN YOUR FACE! We actually learn things from these kind of books.

Anna has a gift. She can move out of her body and start wandering around. Even though she is warned not to, she still does. That's when everything goes wrong.

I really enjoyed this book. The main reason I enjoyed it was because of the fast-paced writing and the unique idea. Even if it might sound cliche, this book was way beyond that. This book makes you realize the importance of your body and soul. It will make you realize that your body is who you are. When Anna was out of her body, I was very fascinated by the idea of auras and how each person had a different aura.

I loved the friendship between Rei and Anna; it is a very sweet relationship. Friendship is an extremely precious matter in everyday life. Also, the humor was a plus to the awesomeness of this story. Suddenly something funny popped up. Rosati knows when to make you feel emotions.

Next thing I want to talk about is how Seth's story was realistic. It always saddens me and many other people when we see innocent people accused of something they haven't done. This book clearly expressed the journey of an innocent being convicted.

I'd like to also thank ms Rosati for writing a standalone novel. While I love series, I think they shouldn't be written as much as they currently are.

Finally, I have to mention that I really like the cover design. It's unique with an awesome blend of blue colors. The typography is fantastic as well.

If you are looking for a YA book that is not typical; a book that will suck you in from the first page, then this is the book for you. Unlike some recent YA books, this book's summary is not misleading at all. You will love it. I assure you.