Thursday, March 7, 2013

Aura by Rebecca Lynn Talley - Review and Giveaway!

Happy Thursday!

Welcome to my stop at the Aura Blog Tour! This tour is organized by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and by the author Rebecca Lynn Tally. My post includes a review of Aura, some information about the book, author, tour and a giveaway.

Author: Rebecca Lynn Talley
Title: AuraPublisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing
Publishing date: 4th of December 2012
Genre: YA, Urban, Fantasy
Pages: 336 pages
Source: From the tour organizer in exchange for an honest review.  


"I half-turned to her and shrugged, still processing what I'd seen, or at least what I thought I'd seen, in Ms. Neal's eyes—like they weren't hers. Obviously, they were her eyes, but it looked like she'd plucked them from someone else's head. A dead someone else's head."In the fight between good and evil, Light is your only weapon.Crystal Scott finally feels like a normal teenager. She has a lead in the high school play, a best friend, and a gorgeous boyfriend. With prom only a few days away, Crystal’s ordinary life seems perfect.Endowed with great Light because of her virtuous choices and her inherent gifts, Crystal’s aura has become visible to those with the ability to see auras. Unfortunately, her power has also attracted the attention of demons intent on destroying all Light.
When Vincent Crandall, the human host for a powerful demon, discovers that Crystal’s Light is strong enough to disrupt the connection between demons and their hosts, he realizes she may be able to sever the connection altogether. Determined to stop her from interfering with his plans to rule the world, he sends operatives to neutralize her Light.

After the operatives fail to disable Crystal, Vincent decides he must harness her power for himself. He kidnaps her parents, and Crystal is thrust into battle against a demon army she didn’t even know existed. With the help of a mysterious young man and his mother, Crystal must learn to use the power within her before Vincent kills her parents and exploits her Light.

My review:

Aura by Rebecca Lynn Talley was a great book! It was intense and well-written and it was quite refreshing novel!

You meet Crystal Scott who seems like an ordinary teenager. She is not, she has powers and gifts which enable her to see right through people. She can see the difference in what lies behind - she recognizes the demons. Like usually, great powers come with great dangers and Crystal needs to face life threatening events.

I liked the premises of the story and the characters. I enjoyed the idea, that demons possess a host person who usually has done something dark prior being picked. The message the author is giving to the reader is that the choices you make decide who do you become and I loved that!

Rebecca Lynn Talley is a great storyteller and I was captivated from the first pages. The story flowed smoothly and I liked the pacing. Very well done!

5 Flowers!

5 stars.

Author Rebecca Lynn Talley


Rebecca Lynn Talley grew up in the gorgeous seaside city of Santa Barbara, CA. She met, and married, her husband, Del, while attending Brigham Young University. She graduated from BYU with a degree in Communications. She currently lives in rural Colorado on a small ranch with a dog, too many cats to count, and a herd of goats. She and Del are the proud parents of ten wildly-creative, multi-talented children.
Rebecca is the author of a children's picture book, Grasshopper Pie (WindRiver 2003), a children's chapter book, Gabby's Secret (DuBon Publishing 2011), four novels, Heaven Scent (CFI 2008), Altared Plans (CFI 2009), The Upside of Down (CFI 2011), and Aura (DuBon Publishing 2012). She has also authored numerous children's stories and articles for both print and online magazines.When she isn’t writing, Rebecca loves to date her husband, play with her kids, swim in the ocean, and dance to disco music while she cleans the house. She has folded at least one million loads of laundry, baked hundreds of batches of chocolate chip cookies, and eaten 5,478 gallons of ice cream.

Blog Tour Giveaway

$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal CashEnds 3.21.13
Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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More tour information HERE.
Thank for coming by and happy reading!


  1. Thank you so much! What a wonderful review!! Thank you, thank you.

  2. Thanks for coming by Rebecca! You are welcome, I loved Aura!