The Foretelling: Quest of the Auras

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Join Jamie and her brother, Brandon, as they stumble upon a secret myth that unravels a new path in their lives. A path full of excitement, wonder, love, death, and betrayal. Will Jamie accept her fate, or turn her back on the world? More

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About Jessica Acosta

Jessica Acosta resides in Kankakee, IL. She has been an aspiring writer since the third grade and plans to keep writing well into her life. She is the author of The Aura Series, with many more works to come.


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Review by: Sural Xiong on March 7, 2013 :
The Foretelling:Quest of the Auras by Jessica Acosta

Wow all this and free too.

It's easy to see why this book is free... It's so darn good you have to buy the next one.

No. Really. You have to.

I loved this book!

It started out with the characters on a nice simple normal camping trip in the Nevada desert near Las Vegas. Jamie, James, Brandon, Kyle and Tim are enjoying the clear night air. Jamie wakes up with an odd feeling maybe from a dream and starts to wander away from camp in the dark after having thought she saw something fly overhead. Her brother Brandon wakes and decides that he needs to go with her if she really needs to walk.

They eventually stumble across a cave and fall in. (Yea I know, usually it's Timmy who falls in the well.) There they find a strange object and are attacked by something that slashes them badly.

Rushed to the hospital; they eventually recover and then the strange things start happening. At first it looks like their going to be really sick but then they heal quickly and get sick again. This all takes a long time and almost drags on. Don't be tempted to quit even though you might have to wait till half through the book to find out what's going on- it's well worth it.

At that point you get whisked into a secret world hidden from man where all the answers to the questions and the solution to the mystery are presented to Brandon and Jamie.

Or are they?

You'll have to read to find out. Best part is I think this book is still free.

There are some few misspelled words- but I've caught more in traditional published works of major authors so I didn't let them slow me down. They were actually incorrect word usages possibly the result of auto-spellchecker guessing at what word should be there. That makes it more difficult to locate especially if someone has been staring at the same novel through many consecutive reads writes rewrites and edits.

The number of characters I fell in love with in this story are too many to mention.

The description of setting and the world that the author builds are tremendous especially for first novel efforts.

I recommend this to everyone young and old - fantasy and science fiction lover- romance adventure-coming of age. There's something for everyone. You won't be able to put it down.

And; yes. I'm going to buy that other book.

(review of free book)
Review by: J.L. Dobias on March 7, 2013 :
The Foretelling by Jessica Acosta

I acquired this e-book free from amazon and I can emphatically say that it was a delightful surprised wrapped in the fresh voice of a new talent.

Let me first warn that this book is best enjoyed on a kindle or in a kindle for PC app and not quite so friendly in the Chrome-book app that they have for it. I was test driving the chrome at the time and endured the jagged right margin with no indents and no spaces between paragraphs and there was often some confusion about where paragraphs ended. I checked later on my other two appliances and found it to be an affectation of the poorly written kindle program for the chrome. Let me also say that this should in no way reflect poorly on the author- in fact- it says a lot that I couldn't put this book down even with those problems on the chrome.

This is a sort of coming of age story. Jamie and her brother Brandon have recently left home and are trying to find their nitch in life. Brandon has his band and his band buddies, Jamie is not so fortunate as she only has the band by association. She's well organized but not yet focused on what she wants to do. So she helps out where she can with all the guys in the band and she is falling for one of them. Kyle is someone that she and her brother have known for a long time and she's becoming certain that she'd be comfortable with more than that as long as it doesn't mess with current friendships.

This story is a lot more than that though.

It's a story of changes and coming to understand ones own potential. It's a story of love, heart break, betrayal and growth. It's also a story of strange creatures and mystery.

It starts out a bit slow, but that won't put you off. It's a slowly peculating mystery where Jessica keeps the reader wondering just what's happening.

Brandon and Jamie start the story on a camping trip in the desert that goes just a bit awry when they wander into a deep cave where they both are injured and attacked by an unseen and deadly creature. Strange things begin to happen to them and it's only at about one third the way into the story that we discover a bit of what is going on. Trust me you won't want to put it down at least until you find out what that is.

Then when you do, you'll have to finish it because things get really interesting.

One of the amazing things about The Foretelling is how well the characters are portrayed. Not only did I easily identify with Jamie and Brandon and immediately feel a connection, but even some of the less likeable characters are still endearing enough to care about.

The story is a well woven and nicely paced tale that takes you from beginning to end and leaves you wanting to pick up the next book as soon as possible to find out what is going to happen.

Anyone who likes Anne McCaffery's Dragon stories will love this tale. I love mostly science fiction but the explanation and detail along with great narrative style were enough to keep me happy throughout.

I really can't express how much I love the world you're building here Jessica.

J.L. Dobias
(review of free book)
Review by: Phyllis Frando on Jan. 12, 2013 :
I really enjoyed this book! Can't wait for more in the series.
(review of free book)

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