Keeper of the Lost Cities. Book 1 By Shannon Messenger

This review is about the first book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series. This book is amazing, and I am so glad I decided to read it!! This book is unputdownable!! Anyways, let me tell you more about it!

12-year-old Sophie Foster has never fit in. To begin with, she is an extremely intelligent child prodigy who studies with high schoolers, and is still smarter than them. Another thing, Sophie has a secret. She can hear the thoughts of others. She can’t explain it. She never told anyone about it. She didn’t want to become even more of a freak in their eyes. Her abilityis always giving her headaches. One day on a typical school trip to a small science museum, she meets a strange boy. (Who was apparently looking for her?!) In a matter of a few hours, her entire life is turned upside down……………

She realizes she has this strange ability because…… she isn’t human. The other boy (whose name is Fitz, by the way), also has this ability. She is an elf, and so is he, and she doesn’t belong in the world of humans. Her human family, with whom she lives, isn’t her real family. He takes her to a beautiful world……… the world of elves. All this, and more, forces her to believe what he is saying…. is real. In this new world, everything from telepathy to travelling at the speed of light to alchemy is real, and trivial things like the most major laws of physics aren’t a hindrance. She is forced to leave her human family, which turned out to be one of the hardest things she has ever done, and start a new life in the elven world, with extremely different rules and traditions. She has to start at the most prestigious elven academy, Foxfire. A school year full of twists and turns awaits, full of friendship and joy, sadness and disappointment, and mystery and intrigue.

However, it isn’t long before she is in grave danger. Not only her, but the people close to her too….

A book full of surprises, this will keep you captivated till the last sentence. It is so well written that you will feel as though you are in the character’s shoes, facing the situation that they are facing. It is super original, funny and interesting. It is really fun to read and it is perfect for a rainy day. It is so suspenseful sometimes, and it makes you wait breathlessly for the next chapter/scene. It has just the right amount of suspense, humour and, well, pretty much everything else that is essential for a great book. My favourite character is Keefe, who is yours? It is amazingly imaginative, and I loved every word of it! I can’t wait to read the next book in the series and hopefully write a review ‘bout it!

This book is perfect for fantasy/sci-fi lovers. I recommend this book for 10+.

This book deserves full five stars!!

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