The One Discovered (Chronicles of the Diasodz Book One) by Yvette M. Calleiro ***** five stars

Review by Larry Landgraf

The One Discovered is book one of a series. Sofia seems like any other normal girl until one night she meets a young man in her dreams. No big deal as we all have dreams about the opposite sex, but then she meets the same exact young man while she is working. This young man, Ar’ch (pronounced R-rick) tells her that she is special and is destined to save his world in a parallel universe. Ar’ch also has a brother, Angel, who attends school with Sofia. The two-out-of-this-world guys, Sofia, and her boyfriend—yeah she has a boyfriend too—get to be good friends and hang out together a lot. Sofia keeps her dreams and feelings from her boyfriend until the end of the book.

I enjoyed the book though it was obviously written for young adults. The suspense of what was going to happen next kept me interested. How long was Sofia going to be able to keep her secret admirer from her boyfriend? How were the two aliens going to convince Sofia to leave her world to save theirs? Did she have to die to go to the other world? How was the trip to their world to be made? What would happen to her boyfriend?

On top of these driving questions, there was also Sofia’s mother who knew of the parallel universe and what was to happen but didn’t prepare Sofia for this fate. And then, Sofia’s mother’s best friend was public enemy #1 in the parallel universe but was living in Sofia’s human world. How was this all to play out? So you see, there is quite a bit to hold your interest.

There were a few errors, mostly toward the end of the book. The book was intended for people much younger than me, but I feel the book still deserves five stars. If you like fantasy and especially not a senior like me, I’m sure you’ll want to rate it even higher. I encourage you to give this book a chance. I do not regret buying my copy. I’m sure you won’t either.

The One Discovered