Thursday, December 20, 2012

Auracle by Gina Rosati

Hardcover, 304 pages
Release Date: August 7, 2012
Published by: Roaring Brook Press
Stand-alone
Source: Borrowing from my blog-less friend
For fans of: YA, Paranormal


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.

*MY THOUGHTS*
     That feeling when you really don't like a book that everyone else does... You know the one that has a beautiful cover and everything, but the content doesn't make up for it? Yeah that's how I felt about this. I made it through about 2/3rds of the book and I just couldn't take it anymore. With all the stars in the middle of the chapters it felt disjointed and it just didn't flow. It just felt really choppy which caused me to not connect with the story.
     Then there was the story itself. It was weird. She had this really cool gift, but it seemed like she wasn't doing anything with it. It just seemed like a waste. Also, I just couldn't get with the characters. Anna just seemed weird and honestly i thought for a long time in the book that Rei was gay. He seemed to like the other dude a little too much.
     I tried making it to the end of this one, but I just couldn't do it. This is another time that the beautiful cover and all of my blogger friends hype got me.
Overall, I give this

3 comments:

  1. That always sucks, doesn't it? When everybody is raving about a book and you just don't see what they like about it.. I'm sorry to hear that this was such a book for you! I've been very excited to try this book (also because I like the cover), but I hate it when I can't connect with characters. I will try it anyway, but I will keep this in mind. Great review.

    Mel@thedailyprophecy.

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  2. I have heard a lot about the Auracle, all positive reviews, so it is pretty strange that you did not like it! But you have a point, though. it is not your fault when you don't fall in love with the characters. GREAT review
    Your reader,
    Soma
    http://insomnia-of-books.blogspot.com/

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  3. I liked a book recently someone obviously did NOT like in a review 24 hours later. I was like did I not see something they did?
    I try to avoid any reviews before I read said book, but sometimes you cant help yourself..lolz..
    Great review. I enjoy reading reviews that fairy discuss why the reader did not like the book.
    Have a great Friday <3

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