Witchlight. (January 1998.)

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American edition:

Keller is a black panther. At least when she’s not being a tough, no-nonsense seventeen-year-old girl. She’s a shapeshifter who grew up on the streets and will do whatever it takes to survive. But when Circle Daybreak hires her to protect a new Wild Power, Keller meets her match. Iliana Harman is a blond ditz who’s been raised as a human, and whose only concerns are clothes, boy, and parties. Can this clueless bit of fluff really be the legendary Witch Child, one of the four teenagers who can fend off the end of the world? Can Keller persuade her to stop shopping long enough to take her destiny seriously? And what about Galen, the gorgeous boy destined to be the Witch Child’s soulmate? He and Keller are falling in love, but it’s a love that will destroy everything. Keller knows she has to give him up – but her heart won’t listen. Meanwhile, the Night World is closing in to kill all three of them...

Old and new European editions:

Keller is part shapeshifter, part panther. She is searching for a new Wild Power. But can the ditzy human girl, Iliana, really be it? And then there is dashing, romantic Galen. Keller has strong feelings for him. But he’s destined to be Iliana’s soulmate. Can Keller keep away? Or will she break her promise, and fall in love?

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