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Exile (Keeper of the Lost Cities #2)

4.52 of 5 stars 4.52  ·  rating details  ·  2,215 ratings  ·  246 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
Hardcover, 576 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by Aladdin
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Shannon Messenger
Dec 04, 2013 Shannon Messenger added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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?) :)

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 super special abilities. By the end of this book, she will have four thou
Ashley Brooke
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
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*
Book Nerd
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
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

I'm just not sure what to say about this exactly.
Maybe it was the fact that romance is pretty much non-existent here (*sob!*).
Or maybe it's that the book kinda...well...dragged *winces but can't think of a better word exactly* a bit for half of the book.
Buuuut there's definitely some things that were awesome about this too!
Like, after (view spoiler) I was sucked in.
The way the author described everything...well, it made me feel things!

Me: description

I muttered to myself
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
Carina Olsen
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
Xander ForeverBookish
Thank you Simon And Schuster for sending me this ARC! Sophie Foster feels safe. She is at Havenfield, a year after moving into the magical elf world and settling in with her adoptive parents. Then something incredible happens-Sophie finds the first female alicorn in the elven world! The alicorn, Silveny, has just been given a new home in Havenfield and it is up to Sophie to train her. Also, surprisingly, Silveny can transmit thoughts into Sophie's head. As Sophie starts receiving messages from a ...more
A lot happened in the second installment of this fun series! Sophie is settling in with her new family and friends and is helping rehabilitate a scarce Alicorn. Then she finds out she may be sick and also may have even more special powers. I really enjoyed this book, even surpassing the first one. I think overall this series in many ways reminds me of Harry Potter but is different enough to really grab me. Such great books to read in the mid grade world!
Apr 20, 2013 Mim2000 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Cross my fingers that I get a copy...
THe first book was good with frienships, crushes, sadness, and AWESOMENESS!!! WHat ewill happen to Sophie? Isnt that KEEFE on the cover? Will Fitz be on the cover with Sophie in the third book? WHat is priject Moonlark? SO many questions, hope some or all will be answered!!!
I LOVED the first book and have read it 3 times. I can't wait for the second book! I've requested an ARC 3 times and still have no response 3 weeks later but I'm keeping my fingers crossed. So excited for EXILE.

this book definitely deserves to have a five star rating. with the suspense and mysteries that were unravelled. I stayed up and was reading this book non-stop. it was the first time I got in trouble for reading. Amazing
Love these books. I never get the chance to read a book this quickly, but we were on a road trip, and I read the book in 2 days! Such a treat and can't wait to read the third.
In absolute love with this series! Onto Book 3!
SophiaW CLC
This sequel to Keeper of the Lost Cities is just as good, if not better, than the first book. The series is about a girl with amazing powers, who is constantly unearthing new secrets about her past and her present world. It really gives you a new view of the world and society, as well as our ideas of reality and of our knowledge of the world. The main character, Sophie Foster, is a character with a complicated past and a bright future.

Read from December 8-10, 2013 as well as re-read from Novembe
Aely Nah

!!!!!!!Attention à ceux qui n'ont pas lu le premier je préfère prévenir que vous risquez des spoils.!!!!!!!!!

Depuis que le conseil a décidé que Sophie pouvait rester et continuer sa scolarité à Foxfire et que ses exactions seraient notées dans son dossier mais considérées comme punition effectuée, la vie de Sophie a pris un nouveau tournant.

Depuis son enlèvement par les hommes en noir, beaucoup de choses ont changé. Outre ses nouvelles dispositions telle la Polyglottie ou l'Instillation la voici
J’avais beaucoup apprécié le premier tome des aventures de Sophie. Et après la lecture de ce deuxième tome, je le clame haut et fort : enfin une nouvelle saga qui, selon moi, fait partie des pépites de la littérature jeunesse !

J’ai apprécié suivre l’apprentissage de Sophie. C’est une jeune héroïne qui se construit une identité au fur et à mesure de ses aventures. Et quelles aventures ! Elle y fait de nombreuses rencontres, aussi bien familiales qu’amicales. Après tout, quelques alliés, agrémenté
Tonelli Language Arts
The book I read was "Keepers of the Lost Cities." I gave this book a five star review because it had a lot of action and thriller. In this story, the author develops believable characters. One of the main characters is a girl named Sophie. Sophie is an elf that has left her human family in the real world, to join a new family and be able to use her powers. I think Sophie as a character was amazing. She misses her family a lot, but discovers that she has a new family that knows what she is going ...more
Sophie is settling in to her life at Havenfield and even has a new project. Early in the book she discovers an Alicorn; the first female ever located! Sophie also learns that she can telepathically communicate with the creature. Therefore she is tasked with domesticating the alicorn as well. But during this time Sophie also is receiving secret messages from the elusive Black Swan. Her kidnappers haven't been caught and she is worried that they will attempt to take her again.

Alden, her mentor, is
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I continue to deeply enjoy this series, and to feel it's exceptionally unfortunate that it isn't better known and more read.

I wanted to note because of something I saw someone say that made me smile: "Keeper of the Lost Cities" is a fancy way of saying "Sophie of the Elf Towns". In the first book a "Keeper" was described as being a highly trained Telepath who is protecting a secret that is too important to record, and it's said repeatedly that they believe that's what Sophie is, and why her min
Monia Sommer
J'avais beaucoup apprécié le premier tome des Cités Perdues, même si parfois je trouvais qu'il faisait un peu trop « jeunesse » à mon goût. J'étais impatiente de lire la suite pour en découvrir plus sur cet univers magique et surprenant.
Avec les événements de la fin du premier tome, j'espérais retrouver une Sophie différente, plus mature et je n'ai pas été déçue !
Je ne vais pas résumer l'histoire car le synopsis de la quatrième de couverture suffit amplement et je ne voudrais pas en dire trop.
Jessica | Bookish Serendipity
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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
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Seulement 7 mois après la parution du tome 1, Lumen nous propose déjà la suite des Gardiens des Cités perdues écrit par Shannon Messenger, une auteure géniale qu’on peut bien facilement comparer à JK. Rowling. Exil, second épisode de cette saga jeunesse, nous ramène à Foxfire, Eternalia et Havenfield, lieux gardés secrets des humains où vivent en harmonie la population elfique à laquelle appartient désormais Sophie, notre brave héroïne.

Si le pr
SIMON Karine
J’avais eu un véritable coup de coeur pour le premier tome des aventures de Sophie, Gardiens des cités perdues, en 2014. J’ai eu la chance de pouvoir lire ce second tome en avant-première, un vrai bonheur, vraiment ! Il est aussi bon que le premier tome, voir même meilleur !

Je suis vraiment méga fan de cette série, pour beaucoup de choses. Un univers riche et original fait de pouvoirs magiques et créatures fantastiques, des personnages attachants et drôles, une histoire intéressante et passionna
Anna 光 Smyth
First of all: Keefe is on the cover!
*happy dance*
Moving on...

Thought I really enjoyed Exile I din't like it quite as much as KoLC.
The pace was slower to begin with and only after (view spoiler) the story picks up the pace.

In KoLC Sophie was struggling to adapt to her new reality and her new family;In Exile instead she deals with guilt,she thinks she's defected and she wants to find why.I really like Sophie,at times she may seem like a hot h
{Chronique à venir}
Un superbe tome!
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Keeper of the Lost Cities (4 books)
  • Keeper of the Lost Cities (Keeper of the Lost Cities, #1)
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