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Keeper of the Lost Cities

by Shannon Messenger

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Twelve-year-old Sophie has never quite fit into her life. She's skipped multiple grades and doesn't really connect with the older kids at school, but she's not comfortable with her family, either. And Sophie has a secret - she's a Telepath, someone who can read minds. But the day Sophie meets Fitz, a mysterious (and adorable) boy, she learns she's not alone. He's a Telepath too, and it turns out the reason she has never felt at home is that, well…she isn't. Fitz opens Sophie's eyes to a shocking truth, and almost instantly she is forced to leave behind her family for a new life in a place that is vastly different from what she has ever known.

But Sophie still has secrets, and they're buried deep in her memory for good reason: The answers are dangerous and in high-demand. What is her true identity, and why was she hidden among humans? The truth could mean life or death - and time is running out.

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"Wholesome shading to bland, but well-stocked with exotic creatures and locales, plus an agreeable cast headed by a child who, while overly fond of screaming, rises to every challenge. (Fantasy. 10-12)" - Kirkus

"A delightful and dangerous adventure with complex characters and relationships you'll root for to the end of time." - Lisa McMann, New York Times bestselling author of The Unwanteds

"Keeper of the Lost Cities is a little bit Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, a little bit Lord of the Rings, and a little bit Harry Potter. And it's all fun!" - New York Times bestselling author Michael Buckley

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Phoenix

The best book ever!
This book is genius!
Shannon Messenger writes like the story was happening write as you were reading it. She manages to make the characters feel more human, and not just be crazy-superpower people. She made sure they had choices, and whatever the choice did, it would be because of who they were, and not because it was the right or wrong choice.

Kristi

Very good read
I found this book very enjoyable. There was suspense and new problems around every turn which made for a great reading experience. It never got slow and gave things away to the reader as Sophie found them out herself. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes adventure and mystery!

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Shannon Messenger

Shannon Messenger graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts where she learned - among other things - that she liked watching movies much better than making them. She also regularly eats cupcakes for breakfast, sleeps with a bright blue stuffed elephant named Ella, and occasionally gets caught talking to imaginary people. So it was only natural for her to write stories for children. Keeper of the Lost Cities is her first novel, with Let the Sky Fall, a young adult novel, to follow in 2013. She lives in Southern California with her husband and an embarrassing number of cats.

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