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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 permane...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published August 7th 2012 by Roaring Brook Press
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J

There's extreme fangirling ahead!

Let me start by expressing my fellings before and after I read the book.

Before I read the book:
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After I read the book:





...and a bunch more feelings.


I loved Auracle! It was brilliant! I loved the plot, characters, setting, prose- everything!

Giselle
Utterly original and refreshing, Auracle is a breath of fresh air with its addicting premise full of riveting turns. This was even more so in my case where I hadn't read the synopsis in ages and, therefore, had no idea what I was getting into, causing me to be shocked by the actual premise itself. It absolutely thrilled me.

Since I'm hoping you all get the same exciting experience of going in blind I won't bring up the primary plot line, but work my way around it. What I can safely tell you, is i...more
Kimberly Sabatini
Reading AURACLE was an amazing experience for me, particularly because I was the first person on the list of the Class of 2k12 ARC Tour. I know it sounds silly, but I felt special because I'd gotten an early peek at a book that people are going to go bonkers for. I loved everything about this story. I'll start with the cover--it's magical and mysterious and just plain beautiful. The cool thing is that all the very same words--that I just rattled off--also apply to the story inside. The plot feel...more
Ferdy
Spoilers

Seventeen year old Anna has the ability to astrally project, she has only told her best friend Rei what she can do. When Anna witness the death of a girl (Taylor) from her school she returns to her body only to find Taylor's spirit in her body.
With Rei's help she must figure out a way to get back in her body before Taylor ruins her life or anyone else's.

-The first few chapters started off promising enough, but then things got really boring - all Anna did was alternatively float around an...more
Bianca
Before I start,I wanna give to Gina a huge “Thank you!” and many hugs for sending me this book.Thanks,Gina!xo

When I first read about “Auracle” on Goodreads I thought that I have to read this book because I’ll love it.And I was right.

I liked this book a lot.In the beginning it was a little boring to be honest,but interesting because it was about a girl who could astral project from her body.Besides,the friendship between Anna and Rei is the friendship that I’ve always wanted to have and I never h...more
Rogier
4.25

My thoughts

Covershimmer ,shimmer, blue shimmer . A icy-cold blue waterfall with in front a floating girl. High on the 2012 coverloves

Book:Paranormal YA has seen a big boom.Throughout the short time span books have popped up like mushrooms.Ideas that were new got recycled and used again and again with a basic formula.Resulting in stale cookie cutter bad boy infested ( the good ones not included) young adult books.This one is different. I see you are rolling your eyes.""Yeah right, different."...more
Daniel Marks
Astral projection, a conniving body thief and a tight little frame-up make for a whirlwind debut from Rosati. HIghly recommended!
Hayden Casey
Jul 10, 2012 Hayden Casey marked it as je-veux
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Bella
Lets start off by saying this is a MUST read of 2012 and that’s the truth! I want to thank Gina for letting me experience the wonderful journey this book took me on and a huge thanks for writing it for us as well! The story of Anna was so different from most books I have read and I have to say it was remarkable! How cool yet scary it must have been for her to be able to astrally project form herself while she slept. The place’s she is able to visit, how exciting that must have been. Yet the only...more
Trisha Wolfe
Auracle was simply surprising. I had major cover lust from the moment I laid eyes on this breath-taking artwork, and I had to find out why this girl was hovering next to a beautiful waterfall. I was not disappointed when the cover was actually part of the story! How refreshing when that happens.

Gina Rosati’s writing style is clear, beautiful and descriptive, and she blends a thrilling, addictive storyline with romance and tension that kept me engaged through the whole story. Anna is a compellin...more
Marie
This was definitely different. I have not actually read a book like this before so I found it very refreshing and enjoyable.

Anna has been best friends with Rei for as long as she can remember. He's a neighbour who's been a huge part of her life and she wouldn't know where she would be without him- he's her rock. Seth is Rei's guy best friend. They make the trio. Between the two very hot and very fit guys, Anna's only know noticing how HOT Rei really is. And the new slutty Taylor has always had...more
Alice
Thank you so much to the author gina rosati for giving me a copy to review.

When I first heard about this book on goodreads, I was really intrigued as it sounded so different to any book I had ever read, astral projection sounds cool huh. Well it was until the main character was astrally projecting to check on something major that was happening, and while she was “out” of her body, a dead classmate inhabits her body and leaves her with nothing. Anna is left with no body to go back too and a huge...more
Kale
Anna has a unique ability to attune herself to the vibrations of the world and astrally project from her body. For as long as she can remember she's used this knack to travel, escape, and do things her everyday life can't afford. When tragedy strikes leaving Anna without a body, it not only opens her eyes to the things she's taken for granted but will also challenge the extent of her abilities.

Sadly the most exciting thing about Auracle was the cover. Gina Rosati's debut was ok, and by all means...more
~Tina~
Hey now! This book turned out to be quite the unexpected surprise. Don't you just love when books do that?
I've only read one other book that dealt with astral projection, but nothing to this extent. What a wicked concept and so much fun exploring this ability with someone as great as Anna.

This is such a terrific story! Gina Rosati writing is very confident, very smooth. I loved the beautifully done phrases and eloquent descriptions she uses when expressing what's it's like when Anna has in out o...more
Anna
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I have so many emotions!!! I had forgotten the synopsis of this book when I first started reading so I didn't really remember what I was getting myself into. The idea that Anna (she has my name!!!!) can astrally project is so cool and so original I was just sucked into the story from the very beginning. In a world that's so overly dominated by vampires and dystopians, the ideas behind Auracle were so refreshing and well thought out....more
fooloveratook
3.5 rating

Even after reading the synopsis for AURACLE, I still didn't quite know what to expect. I've read less than a handful of stories about astral projection and since this is a shorter book I didn't know how this aspect was going to tie into the plot. The last astral projection read I can recall is STRANGER WITH MY FACE by Lois Duncan, and there's no question that it's a dark, disturbing story. I would say that AURACLE is definitely a lighter read, though not fully lighthearted. It has a fe...more
Cerise
Though this book had a unique and very promising premise, I was personally underwhelmed with the result.

First off, there's a lot of slut-shaming going on. Taylor is constantly mocked for wearing revealing clothing, and our protagonist even dislikes it when at one point Taylor wears jeans and a "sleazy top." And yet, when Rei and Seth walk around shirtless after a run, they're not criticized a bit. I'm not usually a fan of books that send the message that women embracing their sexuality are slut...more
Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
4.5 stars

What an exciting blend of paranormal elements, suspense, romance, and plenty of action packed moments. AURACLE is a breath of fresh air and a book I thoroughly enjoyed spending time reading. I've read little books that have astral projection, and I what Gina introduced me was both intriguing and mesmerizing.

One of the things I loved about this book was the fact that Gina explains Anna's ability to astral project. She made it so I not only understand how Anna was able to do this, but sh...more
Stacey (Sassy Book Lovers)
Firstly I'd like to thank Gina Rosati for sending me a copy of this amazing book for the tour and an honest review. Also Jean BookNerd for hosting this tour, thank you! :-)

Wow, just wow! Gina has written an exhilarating debut novel, It literally just blew my mind! From the very first page it grabbed me.

Gina's storytelling is truly awe-inspiring, every step of the way I felt like I was apart of the story. A movie just playing in my head, one that I didn't want to end. The characters are so easy t...more
Kristina Snyder
I was very excited about reading this book early. This is the first book I have read about astral projection. That itself makes this book phenomenal. It was very nice to be able to read something different. It would be very cool to astrally project. The places and things Anna gets to see are truly amazing.

I truly adored the characters. Well, most of them anyway. I really wanted to hurt Taylor. What she put Anna, Rei, and Seth through, was truly horrible. By the end of the story though, I did s...more
Annie Brewer
4.5 Stars

First of all, I want to say thank you to Gina Rosati for sending me this amazing ARC and all the swag as well. I got bookmarks and buttons. Seriously I love it!

Next I want to say, the cover....it's so beautiful. I mean wow, from far away it's amazing but when I got it in the mail and I had it in my hands, I was floored!! What a great job! It just looks so freakin awesome!!

Now I want to get on with the review. Okay, so when I was asked to be part of this tour, I was like "Hell yeah, let'...more
Brittany
Auracle is a very cute and sweet book that, thanks to Goodreads, I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of. I really enjoyed Auracle but I also found it lacking in many areas. It was very rated G and I feel like I would have enjoyed it much more if I was younger. The plot is unique and it has a very innocent, light feel to it. It has a slower pace than what I usually prefer but still held my interest fairly well. I love the idea of the book and I’m a huge astrophysics and theoretical physics nerd,...more
Tiare
This book was awful. Plain and simple. The plot would have taken about 10 pages, but it was stretched out too much. Basically, Anna Rogen has the ability to "astral project" her soul can leave her body and travel anywhere in the world. Her friend advises her not to do it, but she does anyway. Her home life sucks, her dad is an alcoholic and pretty abusive, and her mom just keeps making excuses for him. Sounds interesting, right? Wrong. Her school's most awful bitch lures her weird friend to "the...more
Lenore Appelhans
So cool!

I was super excited to read this because I remember reading a few novels featuring astral projection in Jr High and loving them. The concept of AURACLE gives me shivers - because that is the big fear - that if you leave your body, someone else will snatch it right up and you won't be able to get it back. And Rosati delivers the creepy goods. We see the good parts of astral projection (Anna can go some amazing places - like inside volcanos), but then we quickly see the huge consequence. A...more
Heather Anastasiu
Anna has the gift of astral projection — she can slip out of her body and go anywhere she wants, from checking out a volcano in Hawaii to zooming through space to watch supernova up close. All’s fun and games until Anna vacates her body to check on a friend… and someone else jumps into it. Left as mere energy with no physical form, it’s up to Anna and her best friend Rei to prove their friend innocent of murder, deal with their feelings for each other, and kick out the serious Mean Girl that’s t...more
Joanne
I loved the cover of this book when I first saw it, but now that I've read the book, I totally get it and love it a thousand times more. This is a great page-turning read that has a surprising amount of humor in its very fast-paced and compelling story. It is very much a paranormal, but something a little different than what I'm used to from the genre, which made it a very refreshing read about a girl who can astrally project and her best friend who try to fix the bad situation they find themsel...more
Jojo
First off, let me start by saying that I had the pleasure of meeting Gina in November at the Nano Merrimack kick-off party, and she and the other two authors there had great advice, everyone was really friendly and I even got my book signed ^.^ So that was really fun.
Now when I got home that night, I started reading it, and I practically devoured it at school the next day. I loved it. The entire premise/plot/everything about it was interesting.
It revolved around Anna Rogan trying to get back...more
Anne Brown
I received an arc, courtesy of the author.

This was my first book about astral projection and chrystally things. I found the whole concept fascinating. I was rooting for Anna and Rei the whole way and really wished I could have killed Taylor myself for being such a you know what.

A terrifying ending with a satisfying romantic end. I loved it start to finish.
Sarvenaz Tash
A thrilling story fueled by twists and turns, a touch of the paranormal and remarkably unforgettable characters. Once I was a few chapters deep, I simply had to know what happened next and I found myself thinking about the characters well after I was finished.
Danielle Ellison
THIS WAS SO AMAZING!!!! Great concept, really fresh. Fantastic characters. Funny. Sweet. I seriously loved it!! :)

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