Keeper of the Lost Cities

Keeper of the Lost Cities Twelve year old Sophie Foster has a secret She s a Telepath someone who hears the thoughts of everyone around her It s a talent she s never known how to explain Everything changes the day she meets Fi

  • Title: Keeper of the Lost Cities
  • Author: Shannon Messenger
  • ISBN: 9781442445932
  • Page: 288
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Twelve year old Sophie Foster has a secret She s a Telepath someone who hears the thoughts of everyone around her It s a talent she s never known how to explain.Everything changes the day she meets Fitz, a mysterious boy who appears out of nowhere and also reads minds She discovers there s a place she does belong, and that staying with her family will place her in graveTwelve year old Sophie Foster has a secret She s a Telepath someone who hears the thoughts of everyone around her It s a talent she s never known how to explain.Everything changes the day she meets Fitz, a mysterious boy who appears out of nowhere and also reads minds She discovers there s a place she does belong, and that staying with her family will place her in grave danger In the blink of an eye, Sophie is forced to leave behind everything and start a new life in a place that is vastly different from anything she has ever known.Sophie has new rules to learn and new skills to master, and not everyone is thrilled that she has come home There are secrets buried deep in Sophie s memory secrets about who she really is and why she was hidden among humans that other people desperately want Would even kill for.In this page turning debut, Shannon Messenger creates a riveting story where one girl must figure out why she is the key to her brand new world, before the wrong person finds the answer first.

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    1. Original review posted on The Book SmugglersThea’s Take:There are two ends of the CG animated movie spectrum. On the one side, there are gems like Wall-E and Up and Toy Story. On the other, there are the lamentable films like Fly Me to the Moon, or Robots, or Shark Tale. Granted, many kids like all of these films and there is some entertainment value to find in each of them – but there’s a huge difference in storytelling skill and in quality.Unfortunately, Keeper of the Lost Cities falls d [...]

    2. ALL KINDS OF AWESOME. Seriously am in love with this book/series and its characters. KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES is a fantasy mystery of epic proportions--and it's captivating from page one.While it's perfectly fitted for middle grade readers (even reluctant readers will burn through this and beg for more!) I have to be honest and say that I don't read very much middle grade. But I'm 31, and this book is still one of my all-time favorites. The reach of KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES extends from those [...]

    3. Très heureuse d'avoir eu un dernier petit coup de coeur avant la fin de l'année 2015, c'est déjà ça !

    4. Alright, I will start this off by saying that this book was written by my little sisterd for you to fully understand what this means I must explain a few things to you. Shannon has always been the over achiever in the family, she's younger than me, yet managed to graduate a couple days before me, 4.0 and valedictorian no less! She graduated college, which I never even went to, and she always manages to do things like change the lightbulbs, wear accessories and eyeliner, and bring a jacket (where [...]

    5. Original review: poetrytoprose/?p=2148I wish I had read more books like Shannon Messenger’s Keeper of the Lost Cities when I was younger, but I’m so glad to be able to read this now. This book is a winning combination of excellent characters and an exciting adventure, all while also being very heartfelt and touching.To start off with, Sophie is the best type of main character. She was so interesting (she’s twelve, but in high schoolWHAT) and I really enjoyed her journey of self-discovery i [...]

    6. Rating: Though I nearly DNFed in the beginning (they're ELVES?! She's HARRY FREAKING POTTER?! THEY'RE ELVES?!?!), ultimately I was charmed by this middle grade fantasy.The cover: 99% of the reason I wanted this. LOOOOK at it! And at Sophie's oh-so-glorious middle grade hair. Let's pretend I looked like that at age 12.The story: I came so close to giving up on this one. I thought the beginning was a MESS. Normal-but-not-normal preteen girl suddenly discovers she is part of a magical world she nev [...]

    7. Originally posted on my blog: swiminbooks/2012/There are so many things that go through my mind when I think of this book. I could go on and on about character development and pacing, but that’s not what the book is all about. Since this is one of the first MGs I’ve read in awhile, I can’t compare it to anything but what I remember of those experiences. But I will do my best to explain why this book is so freaking awesome. I had more fun reading Keeper than I have reading a book in awhile. [...]

    8. This is why I love Middle Grade reads! Shannon Messenger's debut is fantastic! There's plenty of adventure, some snark, a lot of fun, and a mystery to be solved. Did I mention there might be a little bit of danger? I love a middle grade book that gives me a richly detailed story, world and characters to fall in love with. This book exceeded all that, and then some. One of the things that makes KEEPER's stand out is Shannon's writing. I didn't feel like I was reading a middle grade book. I felt l [...]

    9. 4.5 starsFull disclosure: I do, in fact, know Shannon in real life and met her before I read Keeper of the Lost Cities; however this is my professional opinion of her work.Despite the fact that I don’t read middle grade that often (I’ve only read a handful of MGs), and the fact that I don’t particularly care for third person POV, Shannon Messenger’s debut middle grade, Keeper of the Lost Cities, has been one of my favorite reads of the year. Messenger writes a story that children will fi [...]

    10. I LOVE IT!!!!!!! It's now my #1 favourite book!!!!! Shannon Messenger did an outstanding job writing this novel. I could picture the characters so vividly, it was like I was watching a movie! I WANT TO READ THE NEXT BOOK SO BADLY!!!!!!!!

    11. I had some problems with this book for sure, however there were some things I really liked. I will definitely be continuing because I want to know what will happen, but I hope some of the things that I didn't like are fixed.

    12. Final count! Here's the count for ships!Sophitz: 16Keefoster: 7So, as you can see, so far Sophitz has an overwhelming lead! Will Keefoster be able to catch up next book? You'll see in the nnnnnnnnnnnnext book! (I'm going to put the amount for the book, and then an overall amount)You see, my mom had the genius idea of highlighting important stuff in yellow, funny in pink, Sophitz moments in blue (for his blue eyes that Sophie's always talking about) and orange for team Foster-Keefe (she never rea [...]

    13. SO good! Loved this middle grades fantasy novel by wonderful debut author. Will definitely appeal to fans of Harry Potter and The Unwanteds. *Full review to come*Review originally posted on Heise Reads & RecommendsA few months from now you'll be able to get this book, and you should (especially if you live or work with middle schoolers in any capacity)! KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES blew me away. I knew I really liked Shannon Messenger from following her on twitter and on her blog, and then when [...]

    14. I needed a few days to write this review, because if I had written it right away, it would have been one big chunk of gushing. I haven't read a middle grade fantasy that kept me as enthralled through all its pages since Harry Potter. KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES is the story of twelve-year-old Sophie Foster, who has never quite fit into her family or her life. She has a photographic memory, is at the top of her (high school) class, and is constantly bombarded by the pounding of other people's thoug [...]

    15. Let me say, I easily gave this book 5 STARS--I never even considered anything less. It is absolutely wonderful. I laughed, I cried (hard), I cheered and held my breath. I loved every character and think Sophie is MG heroine perfection. This is truly one of my favorite middle grade stories of the year!

    16. Oh my God I bought the boxset of this series. how could I have done this??Ugh I mean it's not like I haven't done this before. I bought the City Trilogy by Darren Shan all at once for around the same price and I ended up hating those books too. But at least with the first book of the City Trilogy I could see the promise in the series and could enjoy the unique vibes it gave.With this though I really can't see any promise for this series. At all. It just failed on every level. I just can't imagin [...]

    17. I have waited many months for this book. Many months spent dying for it. And it was worth the wait. Totally was. But now I must wait one more year for book two! Gah. I hate waiting, lol :) But this book is amazing. First, I love the cover more than anything. It is beyond perfect. I love it so much. It is gorgeous. Characters are so pretty :) I adore middle grade book covers. And I LOVE Shannon's art work for this book! It is perfect. So stunning. And I loved the writing. And the characters. And [...]

    18. 'Fablehaven' by Brandon Mull. 'The Emerald Atlas' by John Stephens. 'Vampirates' by Justin Somper. 'Harry Potter' by JK Rowling. 'Knightley Academy' by Violet Haberdasher. These are all great juvi (middle grade) titles that entertain kids 8 to 108. After sailing through this amazing read, I must add 'Keeper of the Lost Cities' to that list!'Keeper of the Lost Cities' by Shannon Messenger is a fantastic book. You don't want to miss out on the pure enjoyment found in this debut novel. 'Keeper of t [...]

    19. I picked this book up on whim when I remembered hearing a friend mention the series. It was such a neat idea, and I loved the world building! The mystery element was definitely the best part of the book, and I found myself surprised every time a new clue was discovered. Brilliantly executed. And hooray for (view spoiler)[cool old neighbors! (hide spoiler)] My favorite characters were Sophie, Alden, and Elwin (<3); although Grady and Edaline grew on me as the story progressed. I especially enj [...]

    20. This was a reread, but I don't remember when I read the book the first time. All I remember was that I loved it so much. And Keefe!!! I am rereading the first three books in await for the 4th and final book in the series because I don't remember much of it, and I don't want to be confused. When I was reading it, I caught all sorts of clever details that I missed the first time around which lead me to enjoy this much much more. And since I had already rated it 5 stars, I don't know how to increas [...]

    21. Could not put this book down! I stayed in bed this morning until I finished it. My 10 year old finished her copy before me and was beaming with how much she like it. Shannon's writing is delightful and engaging, and somehow pervasive with the hope of cupcakes at the end.The magic is enchanting, the characters full of life. Sophie is pitch perfect with her wild 12-year old emotions which could completely empathize with. She experiences an isolation that many 12-year olds go through only hers beco [...]

    22. It was a pretty good book. I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more a couple years ago now I found it a bit immature. The main character annoyed me A LOT and wasn't very realistic into the bargain. Several of the other characters annoyed me, too. It was relatively well-written. The plot was interesting. I was disappointed with the wrap-up something seemed to be missing. All the crushing of different boys on different girls was super annoying, too.2.5/5 stars~Kellyn Roth

    23. I LOOOOOVED THIS BOOK! IT'S ONE OF MY FAVORITES! <333I loved the world of the elves, and I loved every detail the author wrote! I really enjoyed reading this amazing novel and loved the characters! <3 but I also felt sorry for Sophie :"Alden is my fav character! <3& the cover is one of the best book covers that I've ever seen!

    24. Best book I've read this year. If the Weasley twins were your favorite HARRY POTTER characters, this book is for you. Dex and Keefe kept me laughing. And Sophie was SO easy to love and relate to. Great characters + an intricate plot = one fabulous read. I couldn't love it more. 6 stars ;o)

    25. AMAZING. And epic. And Brilliant. This is a seriously stunning book that totally captured me and blew me away. I so cannot wait for more, and this is absolutely a book EVERYONE needs to read.

    26. As this book ends, Sophie finally had a few days of peaceful life. After the kidnapping and a huge environmental change, Sophie stayed strong and managed to start a new life in the World of Elves. Just like Auggie in the book "Wonder," Sophie, once considered as a "freak" just because she looked different than others, lived in the human world for 12 years and she had rare abilities that were stronger than everyone else in her grade. While everyone kept on distancing her, Sophie didn't care how o [...]

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