Book cover - Keeper of the Lost Cities - Author Shannon Messenger

Keeper of the Lost Cities

Author Shannon Messenger

  • Release Date: 2012-10-02
  • Genre: Fantasy
Our score: 5
From 557 Ratings

Keeper of the Lost Cities Summary

Keeper of the Lost Cities - A New York Times bestselling series
A USA TODAY bestselling series
A California Young Reader Medal–winning series

In this riveting series opener, 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. 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.

Keeper of the Lost Cities Review

  • Most of this is ships btw

    By BookWerds4Eavah
    So wasup y’all Oh this is bout book, mkay. Lemme see what I got. Good book, not hp rip-off. Umm is like good I guess I own All of the books Mmmhhhmmm. Now 4 dah ships Dex n soph is ok I just think because he was shunned by her that he prob no likely nomore Fitz can die the little [email protected]#& Hon? I think Sophie should be single. Keefe and fitz to bad mkay do love be e keefe though not sokeefe Biana is a lesbian and ma dream girl ok she can go with somebody if I think they deserve her. Tam should also be single Linh and marella I ship4evah I forget who else lemme k ow in da future byeeeeee
  • *noises*

    By Flame the Fox Queen
    I like Sophie And Dex *shipping noises intensifies* Do not judge- U can also find me at wof reviews- K bye -Snowy
  • My nieces and nephews said …

    By SGCaroline
    Good book for kids around Sophie’s age, a splash of science and fantasy in a cool mix that has you at the edge of your seat, More throwing up is suggested Vegan friendly, Perfect for Harry Potter fans, Turns kids into oracles!
  • Love it! TEAM FOSTER-KEEFE!!!

    By 63953637
    It is THE BEST BOOK SERIES EVER!!!! Shannon did an amazing job! I’m a sokeefe shipper because fitz is mean in the second book. And Keefe is just wayyyy better! If ur reading this review and have not read the book, go buy it! TRUST ME! BUT READ THE SERIES SLOWLY, BECAUSE OTHERWISE, YOU WILL BE LEFT ON A DEADLY CLIFFHANGER!!!!!!!

    By Luna_Birdsong_KOTLC
    I love the book. There. I said it. Now to review it. Okay so a lot of people say it’s a Cheap Harry Potter. Harry Potter is the cheap book. I really like this book the characters have inspired me in so many ways and have taught me to be more self confident. I like how its written casually and not over the top. Also please note that my real name means Elizabeth in another language. Also I’m glad Shannon won’t pair Sophie up with a BF. (I saw her on a book tour and she said Sophie would always be single)
  • Love it!!!!

    By sace1128
    I have read all the keeper of the lost cities books to lodestar, and it was joy to come back and re-read this one. I can’t wait untilI can get book six, and I look forward to reading them all. Thank you, Shannon Messenger for bringing this epic series into the forbidden cities.

    By Gbirdgamer#0
    To start, THIS BOOK IS AMAAAZZZZZIIINGGGGGG!!!!! And if you haven’t read it yet, stop reading this review cause I kinda spoil a little bit!!😉 Okay, so, what I don’t get is why Sophie likes Fitz over Keefe. He is much cuter, funnier, and obviously likes Sophie a lot more! But other than that, this is better than Harry Potter! I seriously recommend!

    By Sabwan
    i love these books so much! ngl it’s so much better than harry potter even tho i still love harry potter my fav characters are obviously keefe, tam, and biana. i love these books and i cant wait for book 9 to come out. maybe can you make a book from keefe’s perspective? keep up the amazing work Shannon! #KOTLC FOR LIFE!❤️❤️❤️❤️ MY FAV BOOK EVER!

    By less locks
    I love it. Love it love it love it!!! I’ve never met a book that makes me sob, laugh, be angry, or anything! Well, I can’t say that anymore. Ngl this is better than Harry Potter 🤷🏼‍♀️😌 I’ve read all the comments for the other books but y’all- Dexie for life. He cares so much about her and is funny and sweet. I agree with Dex, Fitz is a bit of a- *not nice word*. Although Keene and Sophie- 😏😉 jk jk, Noooo. I get that Sophie and Dex are friends but why does he get so mad when Keene says she has a “boyfriend”? And why does he say “…she’s used to being the prettiest girl in the school.” And blush??? HMMMMMM??!! Sophie nearly- right, no spoilers, sorry. Hands down best book I’ve read in a while, can’t wait to read number 2!!! 😍🥰😁
  • Best Book EVER!

    By Lord Hunkhair Lives!
    This book is full of laughter, mystery, romance, adventure, and so much more. Kotlc is so good! I would recommend it for grades 3rd through 7th. Buy the book! They are by far the best books I have ever read in my life, and I have read a whole lot of books. You won’t regret it. And also read the other books in the series too, the are so awesome!