With rare exceptions, I’m not a big fan of the fantasy genre. Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger is one of those exceptions.
Take a look:
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.
For some reason, most fantasy books just don’t keep my interest. But I immediately cared about Sophie and kept turning pages to find out how she was going to handle all the challenges of her new life. The elf world was lots of fun and there was plenty of mystery to tickle my whiskers.
There’s only one problem: Book Two doesn’t come out till October and I want to keep reading NOW!
Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger. I highly suggest you get your paws on a copy today!