Sunday, August 12, 2012
Auracle Blog tour: Review / This or That & Giveaway
Hey all, welcome to the Auracle blog tour. We're stop #13 and we have a fun stop for you today. :-)
Author: Gina Rosati
Release date: 7th August 2012
Published by: Roaring Brook Press
Source: ARC copy from Author
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 Rating: 5 Sizzling Sassy Stars
My Review: 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 to connect with, they feel like long lost friends.
Anna can astral project, she can leave her body and adventure anywhere and everywhere (who wouldn't wanna do that, right?!?!). Until one time she ignores a warning to go back, and she finds herself without her body. A school rival (Taylor) has taken over Anna's body and boy, does she have some fun! Poor Anna, she's left in another dimension where she can't talk, she can't even eat. Though by using energy she can do some amazing things. Anna had me cracking up with the stuff she was doing throughout the story, she's such a fun character!
Rei, my goodness what a man! He's sweet, sensitive, caring and very lovable. The perfect "dream" guy! He takes his friendships very seriously and when one or both of his bestfriends are in trouble, he does everything he can to help and protect. I swear I was swooning over him through the whole book *blushes* ;-)
The secondary characters all had their own individual awesomeness. Taylor, she's just your average weird teenage girl who hides all her problems through lashing out and being outrageous (like taking over someone elses body). Rei's little sister was just gorgeous! (I have a younger sister myself and remember the babysitting days, loads of fun) ;-) My heart really went out to Seth, he gets put through hell!! I really could go on but, I think I've already said too much LOL!
This book is A MUST READ!! It gives you something new & exciting also it's a story that'll stick with you long after finishing the last page. If you haven't added it to your TBR list than I recommend you do so, this is one that's not to be missed. It's in my top 5 "Best Reads" of 2012.
Congratulations Gina Rosati on a truly fantabulous story!
Now for a little fun with...
"This or That" with Gina Rosati
McDonald’s or Pizza – McDonalds.
Sunshine or Rain - Sunshine
Sunrise or Sunset - Sunrise
Pink or Purple - Purple
Skirt or Pants - Pants
Bikini or Full - Full
Hardcover or Softcover - Hardcover
Ebook or Paperback - Paperback
Roses or Tulips - Roses
Heels or flats - Flats
Dogs or Cats – This was close, but dogs won by a very wet nose.
House in the mountains or house in the beach - Beach
Manicure or Pedicure - Neither
Guitar or Drums - Guitar
Rock or Pop - Rock
Comedy or Thriller - Comedy
Hugh Jackman or Brad Pitt – Hugh Jackman!
Great answers! :-)
Gina Rosati grew up in Boston suburbia and now lives with her husband, two teenagers and two chubby guinea pigs in Merrimack, NH. Gina is a long time volunteer at her local middle school library, and a member of SCBWI, the Apocalypsies and the Class of 2k12 debut author groups. Her debut YA paranormal romance, AURACLE, is available on August 7, 2012 from Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan. Visit her website at www.ginarosati.com.
Twitter: @GinaRosati https://twitter.com/GinaRosati
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