Alora: The Wander-Jewel (The Alora Series) (Volume 1)

Rating: Unrated
Alora: The Wander-Jewel (The Alora Series) (Volume 1)

A charming teenage romance/fantasy hybrid, which opens with a Montana girl who keeps seeing visions of this … this boy, while she’s in the shower — and nowhere else. Eventually he materializes before her, and it turns out that (1) they are soulmates, bonded in ways she’d never imagined, and (2) not everyone in her world, or in his faraway land, is okay with this. Eventually, of course, this turns into a war between Good and Evil, taking place in both worlds: for, you see, the young lady is a Bearer, and she has the power to transport others, given certain limitations, and the fact that she must have periodic contact with her soulmate or both of them will perish. There’s a great deal going on here, but it’s a lot of fun, and of course the major practitioner of Evil survives, because sequel.