Keeper of the Lost Cities (Keeper of the Lost Cities #1)
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...more
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...more
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A 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...more
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...more
Sophie Foster always knew she wasn't normal. For one thing, she was a prodigy. For another, she could read minds. But she didn't know there were others like her until a boy found her in a museum and explained that she was an elf and needed to go home and live with h...more
SO, to congragulate myself, I shall reassert my love for this book.
THIS IS THE BEST BOOK EVER AND THE NEXT ONE IS COMING OUT IN A WEEK OH MY GOSH I'M SO FREAKING EXCITED BUT I DON'T HAVE ANY MONEY TO BUY IT BUT IT'S FINE BECAUSE ALL DOLLARS GOTTEN AF...more
It's another series that's got the Harry Potter style but instead of magic with wands and potions, this has more sci-fi elements in it. I usually shun away from sci-fi books because I just don't...more
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...more
Full 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 find adven...more
I 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 school...WHAT) and I really enjoyed her journey of self...more
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...more
The story itself is fantasy mixed in with mythological elements and funny tidbits, and we follow sophie as she is thrown into eternalia and attempts to navig...more
"He grabbed her arms to steady her. 'It's okay, Sophie. I'm here to hel p you. We've been looking for you for twelve years.'" This quote from KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES by Shannon Messenger shows why this book was too good to put down.
Sophie Foster, a twelve year old girl has been living in San Diego for twelve years. Until Fitz, an elf from Eternalia comes to take Sophie to Eternalia. Fitz told Sophie that she is not a human. She is an elf. Sophie do...more
Sophie Foster has a secret. She can hear the thoughts of other people. It is a horrible burden for her to bear, especially since she is also a gifted student, slated to finish college in her late teens. One day on a field trip she meets the first person she can't read! Fitz tells Sophie that she isn't human, and that she belongs among the fey. They've been looking for her for over ten years, but because Sophie doesn't have some of the common attributes of fairies, she'd been over looke...more
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Keeper of the Lost Cities was an odd change for me. As you guys know, I'm really more of a contemporary gal, even in MG. But I tried it, because it looked interesting-- admit it, that cover is so adorable. It looks kind of like a mix of City of Ember and I don't know, something else that I can't remember right now.
It was completely different, though. Keeper of the Lost Cities was about the elves, which I thoug...more
Quick & Dirty: A girl with many gifts learns she’s not only an elf, but an elf raised by humans for the purpose of a rebel group, the Black Swan.
Opening Sentence: Blurry, fractured memories swam through Sophie’s mind, but she couldn’t piece them together.
Sophie always knew she was different. I mean, how many 12-year-olds are in high school? It isn’t until a field trip to a local museum that Sophie starts to realize there could be something mor...more
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I find this book perfect, especially for fantasy-lovers like me, and I could not be more fond of a book, to be honest. It has all types of things (which I mean... well.. you'll find out.) and the great thing about it is that it's so much more complicated than just magic! It involves telepathy, telekinesis, empathy, pyroki...more
The book is well-paced. The dialog...more
Look no further, because I present the Keeper of the Lost Cities as a fun offering. This is Messenger's first novel, and it definitely feels it at times, but its definitely a a fun and worthwhile read.
Sure, you have some tropes here: The main character, Sophie, is twelve when she is spirited away to another w...more
Keeper of the Lost Cities is a fantasy series of a young twelve-year-old girl named Sophie Foster. Sophie is a child prodigy who doesn't seem to fit among normal humans for she is a Telepath- someone who can hear other people's thoughts. She's been holding that secret e...more
Sophie is a twelve year old girl nearing her graduation...from high school. She's a child prodigy who has been attempted to be hidden from to much attention. She knew she was special. Just not how special she REALLY was. Until one day she meets a strange boy only a little older than herself. He takes her to the lost cities such as Shangri-la and Atlantis to...more
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|So gonna be a top MG novel.||3||71||Jan 04, 2013 03:37AM|
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