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
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
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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
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
Sophie, a twelve-year-old prodigy and telepath, finds out abruptly that the reason she's never fit into the human world very well is she's an elf. She has to leave her human family...more
'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...more
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 deep on...more
And I couln't have said it better myself, becaaaause...
IT WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I bought this book from B&N the other day almost by mistake.....
Best. Mistake. EVER.
Okay, well not ever...but you get the point.
The author kiiinda did said NOTHIGN about the wholoe mystery and the Black Swan and the Project Moonlark thin...more
I would love to blame Tina for the fact I’m reviewing a “middle school” book, but Tina isn’t at fault. The author of this book is. That’s right, I’m blaming the author Shannon Messenger. It’s okay, I can, I’m friends with the author. Friends in the sense I bother her via email and twitter. But that won’t skew the review. I recently became friends with Messenger via snark, Saved by the Bell, and mocking of each other. I’ve read her blog for awhile now and quietl...more
And yes, I DO accept friend requests...more