I'm looking for a book I read either in the late 90s or early 2000s. The book was probably published around the same time, because I remember the illustrations on the cover looked "new" for that time. I know I got the book in my school library, so it was probably Young Adult.

I remember being obsessed with it back then, because the last book I read had a cliffhanger, and I never found any books continuing the story.

Here's what I remember:
There was a male and female character. Both in their teens or early 20s. The male was like an alien or he was human, but had been experimented on. The female was normal. The two had feelings for each other. It seems like the plot was based around the two trying to figure out what was happening to the male and why.

I remember the end of one of the books the male character is entering a "portal" and it seems like he was carrying someone in his arms. He smiles back at the female before entering the portal, and that's how it ended.

Seems like the book covers were greenish or had other neon colors incorporated, making it very sci-fi looking.

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This might be a long shot, but could it The Stars Down Under by Sandra McDonald? It's not a YA, but I feel like it matches a couple of the story points above. Chief Terry Myell and Lieutenant Commander Jodenny Scott are married and they're on a team to investigate the "Wondjina Spheres, a set of ancient alien artifacts that link places and times." (these might be the portals?). I remember that Terry (the male character) was somehow linked to the Wondjina Spheres and they were trying to figure out why. And it ends in a giant cliffhanger with Terry stepping into a sphere and leaving Jodenny.

By the way, this is the second book in a trilogy (first is The Outback Stars, and the third is The Stars Blue Yonder).

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