Author: Gina Rosati
Publisher: Roaring Book Press
Publication Date: August 7th, 2012
Genre(s): Young Adult (Fantasy)
Challenges: A-Z title, Debut, SARC
Format: Digital ARC
Format: Digital ARC
I didn't expect anything from Auracle. I hadn't heard much about it, but I sure loved it's cover. The synopsis sounded very interesting, so I was excited to see what it had for me. Anna Rogan can astrally project out of her body, so her spirit can travel the world and the far places of the universe. Although she has that awesome power, her best friend, Rei, is the only person who knows about it. The idea itself intrigued me a lot, especially since after her classmates death, Taylor takes over Anna's body when Anna left her body vacant in one of her trips to Hawaii or so. It was shocking and made me laugh in many parts as well.
Anna isn't the girly type, so when her classmate takes over her body, she changes Anna's lifestyle. I really liked that concept, especially the reactions of her other classmates and teachers at school. Even though I though Taylor was annoying at some points, she really cracked me up. Especially when she tries to block Anna from taking back her body. I was also glad that Rei was able to see Anna's spirit, so they would be able to communicate with each other. It made my heart race, and it was like they were both on a mission. Of course, friendship romance is the best for me. Anna and Rei are just so cute together, and did I mention he was half Japanese? *squeal* Anyways, they were one of my favorite characters.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. Gina Rosati's writing is very smooth and has a good pace to it as well. I enjoyed every part of the story, and I didn't feel that dramatic either, which was very good. Even though there was a huge problem that needed to be resolved, I still felt that it was a fun, and chill book. I do recommend it to all you young adult readers, because "Auracle" will surely not disappoint! Even though there is no second book, I was very happy with the ending and closed the book with a smile on my face!