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Exile (Keeper of the Lost Cities #2)

4.58  ·  Rating Details ·  5,133 Ratings  ·  487 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
Jan 02, 2012 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
Dec 13, 2015 Cherry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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)
Ashley Brooke
Aug 30, 2012 Ashley Brooke rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 20, 2013 Lula rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 08, 2013 Cassidy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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*
Oct 03, 2013 Liviania rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 11, 2013 Ashley rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy

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
Sep 04, 2012 Carina Olsen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Kate Willis
Dec 13, 2016 Kate Willis rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
This was a fascinating follow-up to the first book in the series. The mystery was even more intriguing than ever, and I loved the unexpected issue with (view spoiler). Talk about surprising! (view spoiler) The worldbuilding is so amazing especially the traditions like the first day of school and the Wanderlings. While the book definitely amped up the fantasy oddness bringing in more details about (v ...more
Mar 14, 2017 Norav rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Que dire ... Dans la lignée du 1er. L'école des elfes fait clairement penser à Harry Potter mais la comparaison s'arrête là.
Un très bon tome
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
Jan 13, 2016 Cayha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Encore une fois un tome génialissime ! De l'aventure, de l'humour, de l'émotion, de l'angoisse, de l'amitié, famille... tout y est abordé, on ne s'ennuie pas un seul instant. L'écriture est juste purement addictive, cette saga est juste merveilleuse! Sophie, Keefe, Dex etc vont me manquer...mais contente de savoir que la suite est déjà sorti et qu'un tome 4 est prévu aussi !
May 21, 2017 Zoe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens, fantasy
There is so much about this series that is straight Harry Potter - child who didn't know she was actually an elf, magical school, parental issues, hidden powers and ultimate destiny, sketchy friends, sketchy parents of sketchy friends, etc, etc. that it shouldn't work - but it does, brilliantly, and what it lacks in originality, it makes up for in tight plotting and characters you actually care about.

Sophie spends a little more time in introspection than our pal Harry, and therefore, we underst
Feb 07, 2017 Hymaya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Si je n'avais pas été particulièrement séduite par le premier tome, celui-ci relève le niveau et me donne envie de continuer cette série un peu magique! L'héroïne m'agace un peu, mais moins qu' j'aime particulièrement Keefe, qui amène une touche d'humour au récit. Celui-ci est bien rythmé et nous fait passer un bon moment!
Jewel(the bookish nerd)
This is a AMAZING/AWESOME/EVERYTHING GOOD IN THE WORLD book I love how Keefe interacts with the Alicorn!!!!(Glitterbutt):D
Kenny B.
Mar 06, 2017 Kenny B. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked the book Keeper of the Lost Cities exile because of the nonstop action. It was the second book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series. This book had nonstop action where Sophie (the main character) would get into so many problems so the book was very exiting. In this book Sophie finds a rare animal that everybody has been looking for for 10 years. The council tries to take the animal away from Sophie because Sophie is not qualified for caring for a one in a kind species. This book is am ...more
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
Avery (ThePagemaster)

Another strong installment to the series. This did not fall under the "Second Book Syndrome", but it does have a somewhat slower pacing than it did in the first book; but that's not a bad thing in the least.

With this book, you have Sophie still struggling with adjusting to Eternalia, but it's more about honing her powers and learning to control them to show her full potential. This goes with her character development, as well as the developments of her friends, specifically Keefe. This book
Feb 28, 2016 Marie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mais quel coup de coeur encore pour ce deuxième tome... J'étais déjà tombé amoureuse de la plume de Shannon Messenger, mais alors dans ici cela confirme tout mon amour pour cette saga. Quelle joie de retrouver Sophie, Fitz, Alden, Dex et surtout, SURTOUT Keefe qui, à mon plus grand plaisir, est beaucoup plus présent ici que dans le premier tome ! Vous n'imaginez pas à quel point j'en ai été ravie. L'intrigue est tellement palpitante, on se demande à chaque fois si Sophie va arriver à accomplir c ...more
Jan 13, 2017 Sierra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can see the author's skills improving from the first book to this one. The story development was well crafted and I really enjoyed the shift in focus of the characters. I was worried sick throughout the entire book for a certain character and am so excited to start the next one. These books may be big but they're fast easy reads, even so the plot and characters are unique enough to keep any reader on their toes. I do believe this series is up there with Percy Jackson and Harry Potter and I can ...more
Oct 03, 2013 Hadessephy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, mg, 2015
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!
Dec 16, 2012 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!!!
Jul 08, 2013 Hannah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
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.
Rick Stuckwisch
Jan 15, 2017 Rick Stuckwisch rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is turning out to be a rather good series. In the same groove or niche as the Harry Potter series, though perhaps aimed for younger readers/listeners. The setting and story are fresh and imaginative, and the characters are interesting. I'm anxious to see where it goes from here.
Aug 16, 2016 Stancy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tout aussi bon que le premier ! J'adore l'univers, l'intrigue, les personnages... Il se passe tellement de choses que je n'arrive pas à les commenter et donner mon avis haha.
Oct 15, 2015 BookishOtaku rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Actual Rating: 20,000/5

Final Thoughts: HELL YES READ/Pass
Steven Báthory
Apr 20, 2017 Steven Báthory rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Depuis que l’univers eflique de Shannon Messenger m’a ouvert les portes de son royaume, il me tarde d’y replonger afin de continuer mon exploration et mon aventure accompagné de Sophie, cette jeune héroïne intrépide et courageuse. Bien que l’effet de surprise soit passé, j’admets m’être régalé une fois de plus avec ce second tome, pourtant bien différent de son prédécesseur.

En effet, avec Exil, l’auteure met nettement moins l’accent sur l’action et met en valeur la profondeur de ses personnages,
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Is it just me..... 4 39 Sep 13, 2015 03:26PM  
*Spoiler Alert* Look at this only if you have read Exile! 7 42 Sep 13, 2015 02:28PM  
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