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After the Neverseen prove how vulnerable she is, Sophie decides to learn how to fight, but battle training won't help her friend facing a different kind of danger.
Publisher: New York : Aladdin, 2019.
Edition: First Aladdin paperback edition.
ISBN: 9781481497442
Branch Call Number: J MESSENGER, S.
Characteristics: 845 pages ; 20 cm.
Alternative Title: Flash back


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Mar 25, 2021

Fitz and Sophie are so adorable in this series the way she leans on him for support and the time when they were at the healing center and they got so much closer it's so cute!!
I like Keefe I mean he is hilarious but I think Fitz and Sophie have a stronger bond they are cognates and they can talk telepathically and he is the person who found her she loved his accent and teal eyes.
Anyway, I am so for fitzphie!!!!!!

Mar 14, 2021

first of all, i'm so sorry (not really) about all you Fitzphie shippers but Sokeefe will ALWAYS be my favorite and there is LITERALLY NO changing my mind. to be honest, i was not very happy with the Fitzphie moments. Keefe will ALWAYS be better than Fitz on SOOOOOOOOOO MANY levels. Although, i have to admit that the book was pretty good---not very good but good. SOKEEFE FOREVER!!!!!

Dec 28, 2020

This is book was great also because Silvenys back! I liked this book although bear the end it got REALLY cheesy 🙄🤔😪😵 any way I thought the beginning kinda dragged a bit, but I still think Shannon Messenger is a great author!

Dec 02, 2020

I agree with yellow_cat girl. Keefe loses and Fitz wins! Yeah! Although, who knew Fitz could be kinda gross. Thanks to Silveny, Silveny ruined Sophie's only chance... :C

Nov 23, 2020

Back off Keefoster shippers. FITZPHIE FOR LIFE

Sep 16, 2020

I am a huge keeper fan, but this book (and legacy, the book after it) was terrible. There was nothing added to the main plot, the whole book was just a side plot, and (SPOILER) the only large threat in this book was eliminated at the end. The book just felt like Shannon Messenger's desperate attempt to keep pumping out a book per year. This series has a special place in my heart, and so much potential, but this book just wasn't good.

Aug 28, 2020

Wow, it was great! Who here cringed when the shadowflux was tearing into Sophie and Fitz? And who else sometimes just wants to give these people a big hug? Especially Keefe??
edited: And everyone noticed how sad he was when he told Sophie that Fitz told him everything, right? He was so, so sad and trying not to show it. SOPHIE JUST SEE THE TRUTH!!!

And... Wow ouch almost the whole comment section is Fitzphie... ALMOST. Guys all you people out there who hate Keefe--lord hunkyhair-- just read Unlocked and y'all will see who cares for Sophie more! Keefe's journal tells it ALL y'all... 😎

Aug 19, 2020

I haven't read this book yet and there are mixed reviews. I'm hoping for the best.

Aug 05, 2020

Ok so I liked Flashback a lot, but all the time Sophie spent in the healing center kinda seems pointless to me, but wtvr. Also I kinda hate Fitz right now because like he's really mushy and he seems too proud to continue his relationship with Sophie just because of the whole matchmaking deal. Buuut that said, now keefoster can like sooo get on with it because I've been waiting for that to happen for sooo long!! Also I totally agree with violet_wolf_644 about the series being like Harry Potter, and I kinda feel like Messenger's read HP and is kind of incorporating some of it's qualities into KOTLC without realizing it but wtvr still a good series and a good book

May 18, 2020

Great book, but It annoyed me how many fitzphie moments there were. #Sokeefe!

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Nov 26, 2020

""Nothing bad," Alden assured him. "I'm just hoping you'll be willing to attend the Tribinal today."
Ro groaned. "Noooooooooo! Then I have to go, and everyone's going to be all smug and sparkly and give boring speeches about how brilliant they are - and I'm not even allowed to stab anybody!"" - Flashback

Nov 26, 2020

"How the pink - haired, heavily armed ogre princess could make people forget she was in the room was one of life's great mysteries." - Flashback

Nov 26, 2020

"There's always a choice." - Sophie

Nov 26, 2020

"Fitz nodded. "Today I'm starting a new legacy!"
"A legacy of fools who get themselves slaughtered while trying to be heroes," Gethen noted."" - Flashback

Nov 26, 2020

"So are you going to tell us where we're going? Or do you want us to guess? My money's on Fitz's room, since the amount of hair products in their is kind of a legacy." - Keefe

Nov 26, 2020

"So Sophie asked Gethen, "Nobody could think of an easier way to get into Everglen? I can think of five off the top of my head."
"And they all take, like, two minutes, right?" Keefe asked her.
"Probably less," Sophie corrected.
Vespera shrugged, knocking one of her golden sleeves off her shoulder. "If someone is willing to jump through ridiculous hoops to prove their loyalty, who am I to stop them? Alvar created the plan himself."
Keefe turned back to the eldest Vacker. "So, wait. You said, 'Hey, I know! Why don't you slice me up with a shamkniv - '"
"That was his punishment for the problem he created," Vespera corrected, "which I was very generous to allow him a chance to redeem himself for."
"Sure," Keefe agreed, rolling his eyes. "Full body torture seems like a totally reasonable punishment for . . . What was the problem again? A locked gate?"" - Flashback

Nov 24, 2020

"Fitz stared at her for a long second, then at each of his friends, before finally resting on Sophie. "If I let him go," he whispered, "we're going to regret it."
"Maybe," she admitted. "But if you kill him, we'll regret it more. Even you."" - Flashback

Nov 24, 2020

""And if there isn't?" Fitz asked, tears gleaming in his eyes. "Can you live with yourself if someone else dies tonight?"
"Yes," said Tam immediately. "Because we're not responsible for what they do. Only what we do."" - Flashback

Nov 24, 2020

"No one goes off alone, no matter the circumstances, Magnate Leto continued. Especially you, Miss Vacker. Vanish if you wish, but stay near some of your friends. And if you see anything suspicious, set off one off these. He passed around a sack of what looked like tiny silver marbles, and they each grabbed a handful. The Council distributed them to everyone so they won't be suspicious, but yours are the only ones that flash purple so we'll be able to - "
Purple sparks crackled at his feet, making him stumble back.
"What?" Keefe asked. "Someone needed to make sure they work, right?"" - Flashback

Nov 23, 2020

"Life is a series of hard choices, Miss Foster. The most you can do is face them one at a time." - Mr. Forkle

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Other: There is a couple fitzphie scenes in this book, so of you ship sokeefe, you have been warned.

Feb 14, 2019

Other: Cliffhanger... Shanon Messenger is EVIL!

Jan 24, 2019

Other: Couldn't put this book down! Ridiculously annoying cliff hanger, I think I started crying when I got it!

Other: MAJOR cliffhanger...You may get extremely impatient for the next book.


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Sophie Foster needs to learn to fight. Her abilities can only protect her so far-and the Neverseen have proved it. As she learns to wield throwing stars and daggers, she soon finds herself faced with a bigger danger-and learns that not everything is what it seems...and even the safest places can turn deadly.

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