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4.51  ·  Rating details ·  34,094 ratings  ·  2,514 reviews
Sophie Foster thought she was safe. Settled into her home at Havenfield, surrounded by friends, and using her unique telepathic abilities to train Silveny--the first female alicorn ever seen in the Lost Cities--her life finally seems to be coming together.

But Sophie's kidnappers are still out there. And when Sophie discovers new messages and clues from the mysterious Blac
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Published October 1st 2013 by Aladdin
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Shannon Messenger
Jan 02, 2012 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: read-in-2012
I know it's totally geeky to review your own book--but this book is the hardest thing I have ever written. So yeah, I'm going to tell you it's awesome! (We have to believe in our own writing, don't we? And hey, I deserve SOMETHING to make up for the sleepless nights, right?) :) ...more
☘Misericordia☘ ⚡ϟ⚡⛈⚡☁ ❇️❤❣
Epic. Different. Capturing. Can't get enough of this series. I think I'm going to stick with it till the end.

I think we could all use a little more weird in our lives. ( c)
It was a dangerous world for a sparkly flying horse. (c)
In fact, most of the great human innovations of the last few centuries happened under elvin tutelage. Electricity. Penicillin. Chocolate cake. (c)
“Each Wanderling’s seed is coiled with a single hair from the one who’s been lost,” he explained. “When it sprouts,
Ashley Nuckles
Apr 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
This series keeps getting better! I’m obsessed with all the twists and turns, it’s like once you think you have things figured out, there’s another layer to the story that makes you question everything. SO GOOD!
Originally posted at Writer of Wrongs

My review of book one, Keeper of the Lost Cities , aka a guided tour though my insanity with Legolas the elf

Legolas? Where are you, boyfriend? We can't do this without you.

There are elves in this book. It makes sense.

NO, handsome, we're here for the book. Exile. We return once more to the story of Sophie Foster, the magical thirteen-year-old elf with three boyfriends and four thousand
Nov 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: re-read-2020
~5 stars~
(Re-read 11/19/20)

I 100% liked this one better than the first. I think this one is my favorite in the series. There were of course some minor things I didn't like, but I am just going to overlook them because of my overall enjoyment.

The minor things is all the repetition that happens. I'm just convinced that Shannon Messenger just really likes certain word, but I don't. I get too much second hand embarrassment. But since that seems to be a general trend that I can't change, I will just
Charlie ~ Happy Pride Month!
Dec 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Non spoilers:
I have to admit, this book was much better then the first. It's still a meh series, but whatever.
I'm still uncomfortable with the gnomes being poc. I don't think she ment it like that, but still. And Dex cannonly gay in my mind. I can't get it out. Grady is a person of color in my mind as well, so is Jerek, who is a character in the third book, which I am currently reading. My mind just automatically includes representation 🙃
Seems like the elves only have one body type. Or type
Drew's ambitious reading
I love listening to this series on audio. I got this recemended to me so many times and just now picking it up this year. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
1) keeper of the lost cities ⭐️⭐️⭐️
2) exile ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Issabelle Perry

He is literally the one who makes this series!

Alright! Time to write this review! So I have lots of thoughts but let's hit the bad first so we can end on a positive note!

I see not much has changed with Sophie since book one. She still gets on my nerves and bugs me more times than I can count but that might be because I'm not a fan of the whole "chosen one" type of trope. Like the world DOESN'T revolve around Sophie. Other people can do awesome things too and deserve their moment to shi
Lucy Tonks
Nov 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites
"I think we could all use a little more weird in our lives."

I liked this book even more than the first one! Although I made the mistake of writing this review after I finished the third book and at the moment I'm more than halfway through the forth book, I'll try to keep my thoughts as coherent as possible and not spoil anything.

This has become and all time favourite series of mine and my love for this series only grows as I'm reading the sequels. It might actually be extremely close to number
Dec 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
That was EPIC!!!

Sophie Foster, the girl who has found the first female Alicorn in decades. She's going to train this magical creature and reveal this secret to the elves as a sign of hope, to settle the fears and desperation of people elves.

Sophie Foster.
The girl who has been taken.
The girl who has been raised by muggles humans.
She has lived in the Forbidden City human world for twelve years.
She has mastered unbelievable magical skills. (view spoiler)
Amy Imogene Reads
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This one takes all of the amazing set-up from the first one and catapults the series into a new level. I can tell this is the start of an amazing ride. This review will have SPOILERS for the first book...as it is the second book.

Character development:★★★★★
Plot: ★★★★ 1/2
Pacing: ★★★★
World expansion: ★★★★★

Alright, not going to lie, Exile suffers from the mild sophomore slump. It's coming off of a dramatic series opener where its world was expanded exponentially for the main characters, and now we'v
4 stars

I was complaining until 40% of the book, saying how this was not as good as the one before, because things weren't happening and I was getting bored. But then, after the 40% mark, it really picked up and I just couldn't put it down (and once again I stayed up late, finishing this book and now I'm regretting my life choices *sigh*).
I loved the characters (Keefe is right now my favorite) and we are getting to see more of the world.
A great second book, can't wait to get to the third one.
Sep 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Definitely better than the first one, and Sophie being even more powerful is a wee bit more subtle here which I appreciate. She acts a bit less like a brat, which is good, and overall I like the plot better.
Aliyah 🤍
Jan 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Sara L.
Jul 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
My head... hurts 🤯This series is soo unique and unlike anything I’ve read before.

Things I liked:
The characters were entertaining and wholesome. The first book didn’t give us much characterization (apart from Sophie) but we got to see much more of Fitz, Keefe, and Dex.
The Plot kept me wanting to read more and turn the pages. It was engaging and even though I usually prefer character-driven books, the author nailed it.
The overall story was beautiful, unique and I loved it.

Things I didn’t like:
Jul 25, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this for a middle grade fantasy vlog! https://youtu.be/0Daa8kHwbFw

These books are long but I just breeze right through them! I love the magic, the tween drama, the twists and turns (who ARE the Black Swan?), the magical school, the humor, the friendship.... Really great followup that I ate up like candy. I think this series would be great for young teens as it reads on the older end of middle grade.
May 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just cannot handle my own obsession over this series. Holly shit. These books are SO addictive and I just want more and more and more. I love everything about this. 🖤✨ Except Fitz, cause he’s an arrogant prick that needs to die 😂
Dana Salman
March 6:
I haven't even read much of the second book yet, but I opened book 3 at random and found this on the first page I came to:

"Stay calm" Kenric told her... "Whatever's happening you have the power within you to fix it."
"How can you be so sure?"
"Because I've seen the wonders you work, Sophie. You just have to believe."

I just... I can't. That cheesy line... I immediately had to close the book. Well, there goes a little bit more of the already tiny amount of hope I had that these books wou
Sep 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.2/5 | This just in: The Lord of the Rings is a scam. Everything J.R.R. Tolkien told you was a lie (according to this book). Whole thing’s a ripoff, you see, of the resident Elflandia of this series.

This was very nearly a 5 star read! It was so enjoyable! Definitely has a 5 star cover.

Can I just mention…

“I’m guessing humans taught you the earth’s core was either a big pool of magma or a solid ball as hot as the sun.”

…really? Are you telling me my entire field of study is a lie? Gods this Elvin
Apr 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-star
Buddy read with Rue. ...more
Jan 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Hey, can this come out, like, NOW, please?... Because I want it. NOW. CAN. NOT. WAIT.

Okay, so I literally JUST finished it. AND finished reading the Acknowledgements, of course, because I'm just one of THOSE people.
I've never wanted to avoid finishing a book this bad. EVER. I WAS CRYING FOR IT NOT TO END.
Usually my fangirling and *dies* suffices, but I can't even try for this review, considering even I CAN'T. Doesn't cover it.
I REALLY Can't. I just.
Okay... *Deep breath*
Belles Middle Grade Library
I think it’s safe to say this series has me hooked lol. I’m LOVING them. This book was just as amazing. That last 25% though?! Are you kidding me?? PHENOMENAL!! Couldn’t have put it down even if I had wanted to. Wowza! Can’t say hardly anything so not to spoil the 1st book, but I’m having a blast. Just when I think I have 1 thing figured out, something else gets thrown at me that has my mind blown, plus blows apart anything I thought I knew. So good! This was maybe even more dangerous & a little ...more
Ashley Brooke
Aug 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Reread: August 2013- Goodness, Book two isn't even officially out yet and I have read this twice. Book three is still so far away!

March 2013:
This sequel to 'The Keeper of the Lost Cities' is fantastic and totally unexpected. Messenger has the ability to totally surprise her readers and 'Exile' is no exception!

While the book is a little long and could have been a little shorter, I loved this read. It was completely different than what I expected and honestly, I devoured it! This series has quic
Lula McCuela
Jan 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Need I even say it? Exile was aMaZiNg! We got to know Keefe better, and I must admit, he's growing on me. In the previous book, I thought of him as a big egomaniac, but alas, I was wrong! Keefe is one of my favorite characters now. Another part I loved about this book was Silveny, I loved the alicorn character so much, Her strong will, and how much she cares about Sophie totally made her a new favorite. Heck, I even liked Sandor in all his fierceness. I would've liked more Dex in this book, but ...more
Nadhira Satria
Feb 04, 2022 rated it liked it
Shelves: middle-grade
This book was so slow it was painful. Nonetheless I’d still read the next books
R.F. Gammon
Jul 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Yes, I did just read a 600 page book in a matter of hours.

These books are nothing special, really, but they're just so darn fun and fluffy that I can't help loving them. (Although this one was pretty far from fluffy--dang it, Messenger, you had NO RIGHT to mess with me like that! (view spoiler)

4 stars because it was refreshing and fun (and clean!)
manasa k
Apr 09, 2017 rated it it was ok
here's an idea: Sophie is not perfect at everything and not every boy who meets her is attracted to her -I hope the 12 year old I said I would read these with is actually enjoying them because I sure as hell am NOT ...more
Faith M:)
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Here are the stats...

Romance- Crushes, hand-holding, hugging, blushing... Pretty much nothing in this area.

Violence/Content- Magic is used; mentions of people going insane; someone important in the book almost dying; injuries; scene with a prison (lots of people are insane/their minds are broken), uses of elixirs/medicines to heal injuries, etc.

I’ve only read 2 books out of this series, but it is by far my most favorite series EVER!!! I have become VERY
Lerizza Mae (books&teacups)
Mar 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, middle-grade
This book is more angsty compared to the first one. Sophie is broken or malfunctioned because of a certain event that happened on the first book. Because of this, unfortunate events happened in her stead and, now, must find a way to fix herself to right the wrongs. And one other huge event is...she found a unicorn (or an alicorn)! A sparkly, though stinky unicorn that can somehow transmit messages directly to Sophie's mind, just like Fitz. I wonder why. Hmmmmm. Read the book to find out.

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