The Journeys of John and Julia: Genesis (Book 1)
1 cheerleader who's dealing with her parents' divorce + 1 geek who's a lot cuter than he should be + 23 magical beings + 1 scary bad guy = what Tim Kring, creator of TV's Heroes and Touch, calls a "cool new series." In this first book of a series about magic, friendship, and adventure, a seemingly mismatched pair of teens crack open the door to another reality. Meet Julia Livingston-Banes: Her dad's taken off to start a new family, and now her mom's decided to ruin her summer, too. Instead of cheerleader camp, Julia's packed off to her grandmother's in the nowhere town of Cedarwood Ridge. There she finds that her usual ice-queen act won't cut it with her childhood friend John Freeman, who's a lot cuter than Julia remembers and not half the geek she thought he was. Definitely a romance in the making, if it weren't for the visitations from her grandfather's ghost and John's infuriatingly open response to such phenomena. Plus, a group of magical beings called The Twenty-Two are secretly watching over John and Julia and making big summer plans of their own. Including John and Julia's future role in saving the world from their nemesis to be, a beyond-evil corporate overlord named Niem Vidalgo Oten. Not that Julia would believe any of it. John, however, would find it way cool.
Rigler Creative 292 pages