Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Book Review + Giveaway: Auracle by Gina Rosati

Title: Auracle
Author: Gina Rosati
Reading Level: Young Adult
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
ARC, 298 pages
Date Published: August 7, 2012
Source: Publisher
Description (Taken from Goodreads):
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.
Are you looking for a book that has the precisely perfect combination of snarky, sweet, and just a tad paranormal? If you are, or if you’re just looking for some phenomenal YA, then Auracle is the book to pick up.

Anna’s strange power to pull herself out of her body and travel anywhere she wants would seem impossible, but she accepts it and loves it. Rei Ellis, here best friend, accepts it to, but doesn’t necessarily love it that much. With good reason too, because she uses just that power one night and finds herself locked out of her body when evil high school classmate Taylor meets her untimely death, but instead of going into the bright white light, she goes straight into Anna’s body.

Hilarity ensues. Along with a good amount of snark, mean girl-ness, and some seriously sweet Rei and astral projection/sorta-not-really-there Anna. The funny seems strange because a girl did really die and a good guy is really on the run because of it, but Taylor is so genuinely horrible that it makes it a little easier to laugh throughout the book. Taylor and Anna square off more than once, leading to some great scenes.

The story unfolds quickly, with a good mix of humor, serious scenes, and the blossoms of romance. Anna is undeniably easy to relate to. She comes off as real and has a great sense of humor. The story, the characters, and the dialogue are fresh and exciting, making Auracle both incredibly fun to read and impossible to put down.

Opening line: Rei Ellis whispers to me as the light goes dark. ~ pg. 1

Favorite lines/passages: I know I feel like nothing more than a gentle vibration beneath his fingers, but I can feel him, so gloriously solid.
I feel like a dream sitting next to reality. ~ pg. 233

*This is the ARC version and lines, pages, cover art may differ from final copy  
*This review is my honest opinion and I received no monetary compensation from it.

GIVEAWAY:
Two lucky people will win an Auracle swag pack, pictured below:

The dirty details:
Open to US only
One entry per person
Normal contest policy applies
Ends August 6, 2012

To enter:
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15 comments:

molly.frenzel said...

Great review! I can't wait to read Auracle.
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Vivien said...

I've been itching to read this one. Thanks for the great review. Sounds like an awesome read!

Vivien
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brookea_2006 said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

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lauren guilbeau said...

Looks interesting. lguilboATgmailDOTcom

Tore said...

I can't wait to read this book. It sounds very good. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Holly said...

Great review! I cant wait to read it. Thanks for the chance to win the swag!
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Paige said...

I've heard awesome things about Auracle so I can't wait to read it! Great review!
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Angie said...

OMG!! I can't wait to read Auracle. Thank you so much for this giveaway.

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States of Decay said...

Great review! I can't wait to read Auracle :)
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Escape2Books said...

Awesome Giveaway!!
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Valia Lind said...

Im so excited for this book!!!

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Maidenveil said...

count me in! looking forward to this book. :)

-Len of Musings of a Reader Happy
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Maria said...

fingers crossed!
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Michelle @ Book Briefs said...

Thanks so much for this giveaway. I am dying to read auracle!

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Andria Buchanan said...

Body snatching by the school's mean girl? I love the idea andriabuchanan (@) gmail (dot) com

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