Keeper of the Lost Cities

Keeper of the Lost Cities

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At age twelve, Sophie learns that the remarkable abilities that have always caused her to stand out identify her as an elf, and after being brought to Eternalia to hone her skills, discovers that she has secrets buried in her memory for which some would kill.
Publisher: New York : Aladdin, 2012.
ISBN: 9781442445956
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc - Distributor

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sophie_piccinato
Apr 13, 2021

Awesome book!! Read it like 5 times. It has a lot of action and some comedy. Also it has near death moments which in my opinion makes a book great. The main character Sophie is AWSOME.A drawback on the romance but great anyways.

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mccormickahc
Mar 31, 2021

i love this book soooo much!!!! also, is there anybody else on team keefe? cause i LOVE him!!!! you'll see why, later in the series! i have the first book---i got it from Barnes & Nobles---and i've read it SOOOO many times. but my ALL time favorite part is when sophie meets keefe! i ALREADY ship him and sophie!! Sokeefe forever!!!

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orange_tiger_2383
Mar 30, 2021

I already read the first book, but when this came out I had to reread it bc, like DUH, ya can't get a Keeper of the Lost Cities book and NOT read it (even if you already read it once😄😉😂) Also, the illustrations were so fun!

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Ebstar
Mar 26, 2021

I feel bad 'bout admitting the truth; this was a great book. I feel bad only 'cause... it might have beat Harry Potter-- honest! The first two hundred pages were good-- but not great. Then I got to the end. The book just sparked a rainbow-- my mind was just like,
"Are you ready? This is your new favorite series. The first book of Keeper of Lost Cities was better than the first Harry Potter book." After I finshed Harry Potter, I thought nothing could beat the series. But I was wrong. This taught me how to write better. I'm now a Keeper of Lost Cities fan... now I need the 2nd book!
This made me realize; there are a lot of good series in the world. You can't say there are none... you just have to find the good books! Honestly... I DON'T LIE, read this now.

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blue_dog_18597
Mar 03, 2021

This book is amazing! (The whole series is actually) I would definitely recommend this book to readers who are looking for adventure, romance, and nail-biting cliffhangers that make you want to throw the book across the room!
😃

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thefrentzschool
Feb 28, 2021

Wonderful! I read it in 3 days! The only drawback was a little bit of romance.

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jessmaestas04
Feb 11, 2021

KEEFE! KEEFE! KEEFE! (any questions????)

Watermelody Jan 26, 2021

What an excellent read! Fantasy, adventure, friendship. I was particularly impressed by the complex situations of grief, outside manipulation and desperation that Sophie, our heroine, had to go through. The plot resolved enough at the end to have some satisfaction, while clearly signposting more books in the series.
If you like Harry Potter, Percy Jackson or Spiderwick Chronicles, then this is a book for you. If you liked this book and want something similar, consider Monuments by Will Kostakis.

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navy_swallow_18
Jan 14, 2021

Wow! I just loved this book! Still haven't gotten to read the 3rd book, but the first was enough to capture my attention and keep me entranced. Shannon Messenger's roller coaster of a plot, intricate characters, and unique spin of words are AMAZING!!! There's some humor, romance, and just lots of fun. As a person who ADORES middle-grade "children's fiction" this has become one of my favorite series. Even after you finish the book you continually want more. It might not be for everyone, but I found it so compelling and beautiful. The struggles Sophie faces could be related to anyone and Messenger builds a bold character that will keep fighting with every ounce of strength she has left. Just like Sophie, this book (and series) is totally out of this world.

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labraden
Jan 03, 2021

Sophie Foster is a Telepath, and for years she has been trying to hide her gift and block the thoughts of others until one day she meets a boy named Fitz who seems to know about her abilities. He takes her to a strange world where powers like hers are common. Sophie discovers a new life, but it means leaving her family and all that she has known behind, but she really has no choice. Her new family and new school are so much different from her previous life, but it isn't long before she finds that her abilities not only made her special in her old world, but they also make her special in this new world, and those abilities are going to make her new life even more difficult than in the old one.

I enjoyed Keeper of the Lost Cities more than I thought I would and the annotations in the margins of many of the pages in this edition of the book are at least part of the reason. Comparisons could be made to Harry Potter and Twilight, but the details make this story unique. The many characters are clearly developed and defined in the story, making their journeys more interesting. Sophie did, however, seem to be able to forget her previous life pretty easily, but overall, Keeper of the Lost Cities is a very good beginning to what I believe will be a great series.

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Ebstar
Mar 26, 2021

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red_ant_12238
Mar 25, 2021

red_ant_12238 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 1

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pink_panda_3203
Jan 29, 2021

pink_panda_3203 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 20

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EllaFisher
Jan 27, 2021

EllaFisher thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Watermelody Jan 26, 2021

Watermelody thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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cdpostma
Jan 18, 2021

cdpostma thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 99

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KALEEO
Jan 11, 2021

KALEEO thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 15

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hoffines0825
Dec 20, 2020

hoffines0825 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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2019kjw2020
Nov 23, 2020

2019kjw2020 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 99

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Pranathi_0
Nov 10, 2020

Pranathi_0 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 99

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2019kjw2020
Nov 23, 2020

“Am I supposed to help Frodo destroy the ring and save Middle Earth? Or do I have to make toys in the North Pole?
-Keeper of the Lost Cities”

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violet_gorilla_79
Nov 12, 2020

"I'd rather be punished for making the right decision than live with the guilt of making the wrong one for the rest of my life." - Sophie

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violet_gorilla_79
Nov 12, 2020

"What, I'll just wake up and suddenly be able to walk thorough walls?" - Sophie

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violet_gorilla_79
Nov 12, 2020

"This coming from someone who looks like a lollipop. If your head gets any bigger, you'll topple over." - Sophie

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violet_gorilla_79
Nov 12, 2020

"See you tomorrow in detention. It's Lady Galvin. Hope you've good at ironing. It probably wouldn't be a good idea to burn more holes in her cape." - Keefe

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violet_gorilla_79
Nov 12, 2020

"This will make her hair grow faster. But it will also give her a beard." - Dex

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violet_gorilla_79
Nov 12, 2020

""What are you doing?"
"Sorry. Nervous habit."
"You tear out your eyelashes?"
"It doesn't hurt."
"Still."" - Keeper of the Lost Cities

ArapahoeStaff26 Nov 10, 2020

Fitz stopped in front of a bedroom fit for a princess – huge, canopied bed, crystal chandeliers, and glass walls overlooking the lake. “this is you. If you need anything, my room’s just down the hall.”
Her heart did that weird fluttery thing when their eyes met, and she had to look away to speak clearly. “thanks for your help today. I don’t think I coud’ve gotten through all this without you.”
He cleared his throat. “I don’t deserve your thanks,”
“Why?”
He kicked the ground, “Because – I knew what was going to happen and I didn’t tell you when I ae you come with me. I never realized it woud be hard for you to move here – not until I found you there on the floor. I feel like I ruined your life.”
“Fitz.” She paused to find the right way to explain the crazy emotions spinning through her. “Today was hard. But you were right about what you said yesterday. This is where I belong.”

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TheBibliomaniac
Apr 02, 2020

I'd rather be punished for making the right decision than live with the guilt of making the wrong one the rest of my life.

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Faatimazahra
Apr 24, 2019

"We all need some weird in our lives." Fitzroy Avery Vacker

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red_panda_3511
Feb 23, 2020

Sexual Content: There is some crushes and kissing through out the series.

Other: 1. This book cannot be put down until you have finished it. 2. there is a little bit of violence in the series, so I would not recommend this to younger children 3. There is a little crushing and feelings and stuff, so if you are uncomfortable reading this kind of stuff, I suggest you don't start this series.

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anjulajoy
Jan 29, 2019

Sexual Content: Some mild crushes

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Gcatflann
Jan 16, 2019

Other: This is an amazing book, the reader won't be able to put it down without major medical attention. I will say this: if you are a parent and would prefer it if your kids did not read books with girls having crushes on guys you may want to steer clear of this series

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blue_seastar_229
Nov 10, 2018

Other: Insane coolness! Go Sophie!!

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carininina
Oct 16, 2018

Other: will make you go into a book trance whilst reading

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StrawberryAlpaca
Aug 15, 2018

Other: Can't let go until done

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indigo_falcon_137
May 30, 2018

Other: Causes MAJOR obsession

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Gwen904
Aug 09, 2017

Frightening or Intense Scenes: The entire series includes: betrayal, violence, insane people, monsters, criminals, corrupt leaders, and slight romance.

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Kataria
Aug 08, 2017

Frightening or Intense Scenes: This series of books are the best things in the entire world, but they contain several love interests and some scary scenes. The characters have many close calls

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blue_seastar_229
Nov 10, 2018

Sophie Foster is a 12-year old girl, but she is hiding something. Ever since age five, she has had the ability to read minds. Suddenly, she meets a boy named Fitz. He tells her that there is nothing wrong with her brain. She is an elf, and a Telepath. Sophie is whisked into a world of adventure, intensity, and magic. This book will almost always get you hooked, if you're reading it for the first or 100th time.
P.S. Go Team Foster-Keefe-Vacker-Diznee!

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blue_dolphin_5545
Aug 21, 2017

Sophie foster is a 12 year who is in high school. She's never fit in at school or at home. But that all changes when she meets a smart (and super cute) boy who takes her to a place with people just like her. She quickly makes friends. But even a perfect world has it's faults...

white_bird_77 Jun 16, 2016

Sophie Foster, a 12-year-old high school senior, is hated by her classmates. She never really belonged or fit in anywhere…until a mysterious boy arrives and shows her that there's a place where she belongs. Suddenly her whole life changes. But just because she belongs doesn't mean that everyone likes her. It also doesn't mean that she's so safe, either…

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joycemas
Jul 22, 2014

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. The reason? Sophie’s a Telepath, someone who can read minds. No one knows her secret—at least, that’s what she thinks…

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 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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