Keeper of the Lost Cities

Keeper of the Lost Cities

By Shannon Messenger

173 ratings 251 reviews 187 followers
Book 1 of 7 in the  Keeper of the Lost Cities Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 5n/a4.598578

In this riveting debut, a telepathic girl must figure out why she is the key to her brand-new world—before the wrong person finds the answer first.

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.

Publisher: Aladdin
ISBN-13: 9781442445949
ISBN-10: 1442445947
Published on 8/6/2013
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 512

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The book is so unique and I love how all the "intelligent species" are living together in the same world but that humans don't know that the other species (ogres, trolls, goblins, elves, gnomes, and dwarves) exist. It's an amazing fantasy book but it could probably also pass as a sci-fi book (and series). This book really is amazing and you should definitely read it.

really good book i recommend it but with my attention span its far too long of a book

This is only the first book there are 9 but it just drags you in

My book is called Keeper of the Lost Cities. It is written by Shannon Messenger and is fantasy. On the challenging scale, I would rate it a 3 - just right! I really liked it and it totally convinced me to read the rest of the series. I fell like, what I would think if I was suddenly told I was an elf and that I could live for, like, 4,000,000,000,000 years? Sophie - she's the main character - has lived through a lot! I think that 3rd grade to 7th grade would benefit from this book.

I know! Such an amazing book!

I loved this book! If you're into science fiction, fantasy, or adventure you'll love this book too. And if you like The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, Percy Jackson, The Land of Stories, or The Five Kingdoms it's a recommendation!

Keeper of the Lost Cities If you like Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings then you will love Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger. It is about a daring girl named Sophie Foster and she has a very unique ability…she is a Telepath. She needs to keep her ability and her secrets that lie with her ability safe. When Sophie meets Fitz everything changes. She has to leave everything she loves because of those secrets and abilities. And those secrets people would kill for and put many people in danger. But knowing Sophie of course she steps into the danger and saves many people. Will Sophie survive the danger of those secrets? Read this book to find out what really happened.

My friend forced me to read this and now I'm hooked, I cried when Sophie had to leave her human family and then again when Grady and Elaine thought Sophie had d!ed.

AMAZING! Shannon Messenger hooks your attention in ways that lead you away from reality. Plus there really big book series soon to have a graphic novel version and a movie! A REAL LIFE MUST READ!

This book had me hooked about three chapters through. I was so distracted that I couldn’t hear my parents asking me about dinner! It’s also great for readers who can’t get enough. Totally recommend it. :)

Must read!!!!! I love this book and I envy the people who have yet to read it. I wish I could forget it and re-discover it!

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