by Gina Rosati
Roaring Book Press
August 7, 2012
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.
Okay, first thing's first. I'm claiming Rei. Just thought I should let you know. You can't have him. He's mine. He's dreamy and adorably mother-hennish towards Anna. He kind of came out of nowhere and was awesome and I love him. You can't have him.
But I digress. There's so much more to talk about. This book is so phenomenally good. I don't know what I was expecting, but it really wasn't THIS.
I loved that this book was practically a murder mystery, even though you know exactly what happened when Anna's classmate was killed (Anna happened to be doing her wandering-around-without-a-body thing at the time), but now Anna is stuck without her body, possibly for good, and one of her best friends is framed for the "murder".
The characters were great in this. Anna is so tough and she's doing everything she can (which isn't much considering she's stuck without a body at the moment) to help "solve" the crime of her dead classmate. And Rei...well, you already know my stance on Rei. The romance between them was brilliant (falling for one's best friend is sure to be good) but I loved how it took a backseat to the story.
This book kept me reading all night.
I LOVED it.