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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
Hardcover, 576 pages
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?) :)
☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~  ⚡ϟ⚡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,
Gillian Berry
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
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 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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)
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.
Amy Imogene Reads
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 stars!

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 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
Sep 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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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*
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
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!)
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.

The firs
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
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
Jan 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
So I finished this book about a week ago and I have been trying to write this review ever since but have been having trouble trying to explain it's brilliance. I am a huge fan of Shannon Messenger's work and have recommended the first Keeper to EVERYONE I know (boys, girls, adults, kids, teens) I just think it's that amazing...Let the Sky Fall completely surprised me by how different it was and I also highly recommend everyone to read it. However, despite how excited I was to read Exile I was al ...more
Feb 18, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars!

Okay I'm not doing full reviews for a time so here are some thoughts;
1. Keefe is my favourite character, hands down the best.
2. Why are there so many un-answered questions
3. Sophie is the definition of Special Snowflake.
4. I also like Sandor, very ver much
5. Fitz annoyed me to death in this book
6. This is a MASSIVE book, and I'm pretty sure this was in the span of roughly 6-8 weeks? I'd of loved to see more of the school aspect because that's something I'm really intrigued by
7. I'm her
Camile Souza (This Chamber of Books)
Look, when I pick up the sequel immediately after I finish book 1, then you can be damn sure that I've found a new favorite series. <3

Ahh this book was amazing, I can't even. My poor babies, they went though so much. Ugh, why can't we hug fictional characters? it's not fair!

I can't believe that after this monstrous slump I've been battling most of the year I actually read an almost-600-page book in like a day!

Who am I? What is this? Can it please continue? <3
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
this honestly was so good? I loved it so much? we finally got answers to some questions I've been asking myself since book 1, but we also got questions I'm so ready to get to answers to,,,,,,such a good book, damn. I know the first half is quite slow, but that's something I personally liked because it gave me some time to spend with the characters and learn more about them. the second half has a lot more action and it was just impossible to put the book down. damn. so good (4.5)
Oct 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
I had an interesting experience with KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES. That was one of the few times a reader contacted me for more detail, because they'd read a negative review, but trusted my judgment - and my review was positive. I told them that I thought the criticisms were fair, but that I'd had a more positive reaction to the book. Thus, I was definitely willing to read EXILE and see where the story went. I think Shannon Messenger is taking her series in the right direction.

EXILE is the continui
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
 Lorien Rhys ~ Live for tomorrow
I can't get enough from this series! >.< ...more
Avanti Mukhopadhaya
Dec 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Though not as much fun as the first..

I cannot wait to have more fun with these adorable kids !!
Jessica | Bookish Serendipity
This review originally appeared at

What I Liked About This Book:
•Almost all authors think that the middle book of a trilogy is the most challenging to write. They regularly know where a story begins and where it ends up and the middle book is really just the bridge from point A to B. I rarely enjoy the middle book as much as I enjoy the first book or the third. Exile, I believe, is one of the few exceptions. After all, you need a bridge to get from one piece of land to
Teresa Faliq ☼
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was ok

tbh, this book was painfully slow. a lot did happen in this book, and there were a lot of twists and turns, but the action just seeemd bland and a lot more dull compared to the first book. the first and last hundred pages of the book were the most interesting ~ and everything else between then was just really slow and stretched out. most of the book was sophie panicking, visting elwin, passing out, ignoring dex, getting in fights with the council, having nightmares and eTc. it really on
Mar 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
March 9, 2018

I absolutely love Keefe. (I am so glad that he was featured in this book, yay!!) This was definitely better than the first book.

October 22, 2018

I FINISHED THIS SO FAST I AM SAD :( I wish I could savor it more but i just fly through these so fast...

March 9, 2019

why do i keep reading this
Dana Salman
Feb 20, 2016 rated it did not like it
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
Carina Olsen
Sep 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
When I read Keeper of the Lost Cities back in October I had been prepared to wait a whole year for the sequel. Then I heard of ARCs, but didn't think I would get one, and then suddenly this week it showed up on Edelweiss. I requested it right away, and to my surprise and delight I got accepted for it. And I started it right away. Exile is an amazing book. A perfect sequel. But now I must wait more than a year for book three! I'll live, because I can always re-read the first books :)

One of the th
Apr 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic read! Really, really enjoyed it! Especially loved the fact that the latter part of the book basically all has features of Keefe (he is definitely my favorite character! Guess I am a Sokeefe or team Foster-Keefe now, as Keefe might say). But honestly, wow, this book was spectacular! It was excitement all the way through. And the alicorn is definitely an added bonus. I guess the only reason that I didn't give this book a 5 star is because of some of Sophie's attitudes. I also think she n ...more
Nov 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2019
4.5 stars! This is a truly excellent follow up to its predecessor, taking Sophie’s story in a new direction and opening up the world even more.
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