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Exile (Keeper of the Lost Cities, #2) Exile by Shannon Messenger
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“He was quiet for a few seconds, and Sophie thought he was going to ignore her. But then he leaned closer-close enough that she could feel his breath on her cheek. " I crack a lot of jokes ,Sophie , but ....that's just because it's easier, you know? It's how I deal. But that doesn't mean I don't care. I do, a lot.”
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“It was a dangerous world for a sparkly flying horse”
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“You'd be surprised at how powerful hope can be.”
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tags: terik
“He was quiet for a few seconds, and Sophie thought he was going to ignore her. But then he leaned closer-close enough that she could feel his breath on her cheek. " I crack a lot of jokes, Sophie, but ....that's just because it's easier, you know? It's how I deal. But that doesn't mean I don't care. I do, a lot.”
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“Sing swan, Spring swan then lets fly.
Follow the pretty bird across the sky.
Call swan, Fall swan, then lets rest.
Tucked in the branches of your quiet nest.”
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“It was easier not to know―at least for right now”
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“I think we could all use a little more weird in our lives.”
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“Everything is better with sparkles.”
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“she'd figured out how to steer Silveny by teaching her simple commands like left and right and if you dump me into another pile of sparkly manure, I will clobber you.
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“In fact, most of the great human innovations of the last few centuries happened under elvin tutelage. Electricity. Penicillin. Chocolate cake.”
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“She wasn’t the Black Swan’s puppet anymore.
She was broken.
All she had left was trust.”
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“if it is not a big deal why would you tell me. i asked Keefe.
well your cute when you worry”
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“She was amazed Silveny had even let them get close enough to attach the reins. Clearly she needed to teach the glittering horse how to recognize pure evil.”
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“How about we play without special abilities?” she suggested. “That’ll make it fair for everyone.”

Fitz shrugged. “I’m up for the challenge if you are.”

“Lame. I vote for The Unstoppable Team Keefe! Or Team Foster-Keefe if you’re one of those egomaniacs who needs your name in there. I can share some credit.”
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“y—what did I tell you two about secret Telepath conversations?” Keefe asked as he shoved his way between them. “Unless you’re talking about
me
, keep it out loud.”

Fitz laughed. “Keefe just wishes he could swap secret messages with you.”

“Please, I don’t need your little mind tricks. I can feel Foster’s secrets”—he fanned the air around her—“and I feel some pretty
intense emotions right now.”

“Probably because I’m wondering if I should strangle you or beat you with my shoe!”

“The shoe would be funnier,” Fitz jumped in”
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“I hope you don’t mind having Fitz in there with you.”

“No, I like Fitz—I mean, I don’t like him—we’re friends, not anything . . . It’s fine,” she finished, feeling her face burn.”
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“Ooh, you’re Sophie?” the girl—who Sophie assumed was Bex—asked. “My brother talks about you all the time.”

“No I don’t—and get back here, Lex!” Dex grabbed one of the boys by his furry collar and jerked him back to his side.

“Yes he does,” the other boy—who had to be Rex—corrected, flashing a huge grin with a big black space where one of his front teeth was missing. “He liiiiiiiiiiiiikes you.”

“I do not!”

“Yes you do!”

Sophie stared at her furry feet as all three kids made kissing noises and Dex threatened to destroy everything they owned and dragged them away.”
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“No more notes.

No more clues.

She’d followed them to this point, and now it came down to her.

She wasn’t the Black Swan’s puppet anymore.

She was broken.

All she had left was trust.”
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“Sophie’s gasp echoed off the circle of trees, and she blinked to make sure her eyes were working.

A few feet in front of her stood a shimmering pale horse with outstretched feathered wings. It wasn’t a pegasus—she knew from the books she’d studied at Havenfield that those were smaller and huskier, with deep blue spots and midnight blue manes. This horse had wavy silver hair that trailed up its neck and parted around a horn of swirled white and silver that jutted from its forehead like a unicorn. But the unicorns she’d seen didn’t have wings.

“What are you?” Sophie whispered as she stared into the horse’s deep brown eyes. Usually she thought brown eyes were flat and boring—especially her own—but these had glinting flecks of gold, and gazed back at her so intently she couldn’t look away.”
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“Boy, are you in trouble,” Dex said as he caught up with Sophie. “You’ll be lucky if Grady and Edaline let you out of the house before you turn two hundred and fifty.”

“Not helping, Dex.”
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“Hey,” Keefe said, stepping closer. “Don’t worry, okay? Am I ever wrong?”

“Yes.”

“That hurts, Foster. And I’m right about this. Elwin will fix everything, I promise.”
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“She doubted Stina was skilled enough to walk and chew gum at the same time.”
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“And you get to bathe the verminion for the next month,” Grady added.

Sophie groaned. She swore the giant mutant-hamster-thing had been plotting to destroy her since she’d helped trap it when it arrived at Havenfield. “That’s just mean.”

“No, that’s awesome,” Dex corrected.

“Glad you think so, Dex,” Grady told him, “ ’Cause you get to help her.”

“Hey—I didn’t do anything wrong!”

“I never said you did. But do you really think Sophie will let you just stand there and watch her work?”
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“I still can’t believe we are tracking Bigfoot,” Sophie whispered as she stared at the giant footprint in the muddy soil. Each massive toe was as wide as her arm, and the print formed a deep, mucky puddle.

Dex laughed, flashing two perfect dimples as he stood on his tiptoes to examine a scuff in the bark of a nearby tree. “Do humans really think there’s a giant hairy ape-man running around trying to eat them?”

Sophie turned away, pulling her blond hair around her face to hide her flushing cheeks. “Pretty crazy, right?”
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“You’re being dumb,” Sophie told him. “Technopathy is cool.”

“Easy for you to say. It’s not fair you get to be a Telepath and an Inflictor.”
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“Stina laughed her high, wheezy snicker. “Last I checked, empathy wasn’t an ability your
creators gave you.”

“Last I checked, you hadn’t manifested any abilities at all,” Sophie spit through gritted teeth.”
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“Biana and Fitz stared in wonder at Silveny.

Keefe grinned at Sophie. “Yeah, Foster’s always doing crazy things no one can understand. It’s how she keeps her sense of mystery.”
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“Vika snatched Sophie’s wrist with a mud-streaked hand. “You wretched girl! Call her down right now.”

“Why do you need my help? Aren’t you the expert?”

Keefe snickered. “Ooh, good one, Foster!”
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“Keefe groaned. “What is it with girls and sparkles?”

“Sparkles make everything better,” Biana informed him, and Sophie had to agree.”
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“Aw, aren’t you guys cute?” Stina sneered. “Better watch out, Biana. It’s only a matter of time before she drags your whole family down to her level.”

“That’s still way higher than your family,” Sophie snapped back.”
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