Keeper of the Lost Cities

KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES (Book 1)

In this riveting first book in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling series, 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 Foster has a secret. She's a Telepath--someone who can read minds. It's a talent she's never known how to explain.

Everything changes the day she meets Fitz, a mysterious (and adorable) boy who appears out of nowhere, and who can also read minds like her. She discovers there's somewhere she does belong, and that staying with her family will put her in grave danger. In the blink of an eye. Sophie is forced to leave behind everything and start a new life in a place that is vastly different from what she has ever known.

Sophie has new rules to learn and new skills to master, and not everyone is thrilled that she has come "home." There are secrets buried deep in Sophie's memory--secrets about who she really is and why she was hidden among humans--that other people desperately want. The truth could mean life or death--and time is running out

Available NOW from Simon and Schuster (Aladdin)

Foreign Translations available in:
Italy (Edizioni Clichi)
Spain (RBA Libros
France (Editions Lumen)
Brazil (Editora Biruta) (coming soon)





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Keeper of the Lost Cities: EXILE (Book 2)

Sophie Foster thought she was safe. Settled into her home at Havenfield, surrounded by friends, and using her unique telepathic abilities to train Silveny--the first female alicorn ever seen in the Lost Cities--her life finally seems to be coming together. 

But Sophie's kidnappers are still out there. And when Sophie discovers new messages and clues from the mysterious Black Swan group, she’s forced to take a terrifying risk—one that puts everyone in incredible danger. 

As long buried secrets rise to the surface, it’s once again up to Sophie to uncover hidden memories—before someone close to her is lost forever.

In this second book in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Sophie must journey to the darkest corners of her luminous world in a sequel that will leave you breathless for more.

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Foreign Translation available in:
France (Editions Lumen) 



Keeper of the Lost Cities: EVERBLAZE (Book 3)

Sophie Foster is ready to fight back.

Her talents are getting stronger, and with the elusive Black Swan group ignoring her calls for help, she’s determined to find her kidnappers—before they come after her again.

But a daring mistake leaves her world teetering on the edge of war, and causes many to fear that she has finally gone too far. And the deeper Sophie searches, the farther the conspiracy stretches, proving that her most dangerous enemy might be closer than she realizes. 

In this nail-biting third book in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Sophie must fight the flames of rebellion, before they destroy everyone and everything she loves.



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Foreign Translation coming soon in:
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Keeper of the Lost Cities: NEVERSEEN (Book 4)

Sophie Foster is on the run—but at least she's not alone.

Her closest friends from the Lost Cities have gone with her to join the Black Swan. They still have doubts about the shadowy organization, but the only way to find answers is to start working with them. And as they settle into their new lives, they uncover secrets bigger than anything they’d imagined.

But their enemies are far from done, and unleash a terrifying plague that threatens the safety of an entire species. Sophie and her friends fight with everything they have—with new allies joining them—but every choice has consequences. And trusting the wrong person could prove deadly.

In this game-changing fourth book in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Sophie must question everything to find a truth that will either save her world—or shatter it.

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Keeper of the Lost Cities: LODESTAR (Book 5)

Sophie Foster is back in the Lost Cities--but the Lost Cities have changed. The threat of war hangs heavy over her glittering world, and the Neverseen are wreaking havoc. 
 
The lines between friend and enemy have blurred, and Sophie is unsure whom to trust. But when she's warned that the people she loves most will be the next victims, she knows she has to act. 
 
A mysterious symbol could be the key--if only she knew how to translate it. And each new clue reveals how far the villains dark schemes spread. The Black Swan aren't the only ones who have plans. The Neverseen have their own Initiative, and if Sophie doesn't stop it, they might finally have the ultimate means to control her.

In this heart-wrenching fifth book in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES series, loyalties are pushed to the limit as the villains twist the game into something Sophie might not have the talent to win.



 



Keeper of the Lost Cities: NIGHTFALL (Book 6)

Sophie Foster is struggling. Grieving. Scrambling. But she knows one thing: she will not be defeated.

The Neverseen have had their victories—but the battle is far from over. It’s time to change tactics. Make sacrifices. Reexamine everything. Maybe even time for Sophie to trust her enemies.

All paths lead to Nightfall—an ominous door to an even more ominous place—and Sophie and her friends strike a dangerous bargain to get there. But nothing can prepare them for what they discover. The problems they’re facing stretch deep into their history. And with time running out, and mistakes catching up with them, Sophie and her allies must join forces in ways they never have before.

In this spectacular sixth book in the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Sophie must uncover the truth about the Lost Cities’ insidious past, before it repeats itself and changes reality.
Coming 11-7-17!
Cover and exact release date all still TBD.
Pre-order now at:
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(additional pre-order links will be available soon)



Keeper of the Lost Cities: Book 7


Coming Fall 2018!

Title, Cover, official plot description, and exact release date all still TBD.



★ Praise for the KEEPER series 

A New York Times Bestselling Series

A USA Today and Publishers Weekly Bestseller (for LODESTAR) 

Winner of the 2016-2017 California Young Reader Medal 
(for KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES)

A 2014-2015 South Carolina Children's Book Award Nominee
(for KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES) 

A 2015 Oregon Reader's Choice Award Nominee
(for KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES)

A 2016 Oregon Battle of the Books Selection
(for KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES)

A 2016  Buckeye Book Award Nominee
(for EVERBLAZE)

A 2017-2018 Alaska Battle of the Books Selection
(for KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES)


“A delightful and dangerous adventure with complex characters and relationships you'll root for to the end of time.” ~ Lisa McMann, New York Times bestselling author of The Unwanteds, about KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES
"Keeper of the Lost Cities is a little bit Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, a little bit Lord of the Rings, and a little bit Harry Potter. And it's all fun!" Michael Buckley,  New York Times bestselling author of the Sister's Grimm series, about KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES
"Well-stocked with exotic creatures and locales, plus an agreeable cast." ~Kirkus Reviews, about KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES
"A large and varied cast of supporting characters and an intriguing premise contribute to make this an exciting start to a promising series."  ~ Booklist Reviews, about KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES
"This debut novel is a powerful and appealing package of skillful world-building, fantasy, suspense, mystery, and middle-school relationships . . . A slew of interesting and well-drawn characters, careful plotting, and just plain good storytelling will have readers racing through the pages" ~ School Library Journal, about KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES
"A satisfying follow-up for series fans that sets up anticipation for the next book."  ~ Booklist Reviews, about EXILE
"Readers will race through the pages to a satisfying conclusion that cleverly weaves together multiple plot lines, while also hinting at what might come next in this absorbing series. Sophie’s character exhibits a believable mix of strength and vulnerability, and her determination to know herself is the driving force and heart of this novel." ~ Children's Literature, about EXILE
"A stunning sequel ... Shannon Messenger's quirky and imaginative writing moves the story along with a speed that middle readers and adults alike will appreciate. Messenger built a world full of color and vivid details that will pull the reader in and hold them there long after they are finished reading." ~ Deseret News, about EXILE (Read the full review here)
"Shannon Messenger keeps readers entertained and on their toes until the very last sentence ...  this fire ignites even more love for this series and all it encompasses... Messenger excels at filling every page with something to enjoy, whether it be character connections, funny lines or jaw-dropping revelations. There isn't one section of the book that falters in the blazing pace of the story." ~ Deseret News, about EVERBLAZE (Read the full review here)


★ ★ ★  FAQs ★ ★ 

Who is the boy on the cover of book 1?
That is Dex, from a scene toward the end of the book. 

Who is the boy on the cover of book 2?
That is Keefe, and I won't say where the scene falls because I don't want to give anything away.

Who is the boy on the cover of book 3?
Fitz!!! And yes, I'm just as excited as you that we finally get to see what he looks like!

Who is on the cover of book 4?
That is Sophie, Biana, and Keefe! (But don't worry, the other characters are in the book just as much)

Who is on the cover of book 5?
That is Sophie, Fitz, and Tam!

Who is on the cover of book 6?
Sophie, Keefe, and Linh!!!

Who will be on the cover of book 7 (and what will the title be)?
We're a ways away from book 7 stuff yet!

When can I buy book 6? And book 7???
Book 6 is scheduled to come out 11/7/17. And Book 7 is currently scheduled for Fall 2018. And no, sadly there's no way to make them come out any sooner than that. Alas, alack. 

Is there an AR Quiz available for KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES?
Why yes, yes there is. You should be able to find it by searching the title, but just in case, it's quiz #154994

Is there an AR Quiz available for EXILE?
Yes again (and it's worth quite a lot of points, too!) Again, you should be able to find it by searching the name, but just to be safe, it's quiz #162919

Is there an AR Quiz available for EVERBLAZE?
Yep Yep Yep. (Worth more points than the other two, even!) Just like the others, you should be able to find it by searching by name. But in case you can't, it's quiz #170879

Is there an AR Quiz available for NEVERSEEN?
Of course! (And once again worth tons and tons of points) Like all the others, I'm sure you can find it by searching the title. But it's quiz #178716

Is there an AR Quiz available for LODESTAR?
There finally is! Once again, I'm sure you can find it by searching the title. But it's quiz #186284

Are there teacher guides for the books in the KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES series?
Yes--there ARE. I'm so glad you asked! They're available for KEEPER,  EXILE, EVERBLAZE, NEVERSEEN, and LODESTAR and they are awesome. You can find them by clicking HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE. (One will be available for NIGHTFALL sometime after launch)

Can you tell me anything about book 6 and 7--please I'm gonna DIE waiting!?!?
Eek--don't die. And I know, waiting is torture. But alas, spoilers really do ruin all the fun. So nope, I can't tell you anything other than "you'll discover it all when you read."

Can you tell me more about [insert Keeper world detail here] because you don't say that much about it in the book and I really want to know more!
Gah, I always feel like a big meanie when I have to say this. But ... if I don't explain something in the book (or don't provide as many details as you want), I'm not going to tell you more in an email or a blog comment or tumblr post or goodreads ask or tweet. I LOVE how curious you guys are about the world of the Lost Cities and how their culture works and their games and clothes and foods, etc. But I don't think it would be fair for some readers to have more information than others just because they ask. Plus, if I leave a detail out of the book, there's usually a good reason for it. Sometimes it might be related to a spoiler coming in the next book. Or sometimes it's because I like to leave some things up to your imagination. I love that you want to know exactly how I picture everything--but I personally feel that if I get too specific, it ruins the real magic of reading. I want you to be able to imagine certain things they way you want them to be. So I might choose to hold certain details back to give you the freedom to do that. And anyone who asks for more than what I've given in the books will sadly always get the same answer, "if it's not in the books, then imagine it any way you want."

I saw that it said the books are for ages 8-12--does that mean I can't read them if I'm older than that??? 
Okay first: I'm a big believer in "read what you want, and don't let anyone make you feel bad about it." Growing up, I had a teacher who talked me out of reading the books I loved because she felt they were "too young" for my advanced reading level, and all she ended up doing was killing my love of reading--don't let that happen to you! And second: the age range on books doesn't mean what you think it means. Books don't have a rating system like movies do, so those age ranges exist as a way of letting teachers/librarians/parents know what kind of "content" to expect, and whether or not it's "appropriate" for younger readers. So you have to think of that "Ages 8-12" listing like a PG movie rating. No one ever says, "Oh, I turned 13 so I guess that means I can only see PG-13 movies now." Plus, uh... the KEEPER books are longer than most "teen" books, so don't worry, it's not like you're getting some sort of "easy read."  :)

How do you pronounce Keefe? 
Out of all the odd names I use in these books, I never thought Keefe would be the one to cause all the confusion. But I get this question all. the. time. And the thing is, part of me kinda hates answering it, because that sorta implies that there's a RIGHT and a WRONG and the beauty of reading a book is that you can decide things for yourself. So honestly, if you want to say it as Keefe (one syllable) or Keef-ie that's up to you. I'm not going to stop you. But technically, if you want to know how I hear it in my head, I hear it as one syllable, Keefe (rhymes with reef).

Is KEEPER going to be a movie and can I audition for a role?
As far as I know, the movie rights haven't been optioned. So for now, the answer is, "we'll see." And as far as auditioning, even if KEEPER does sell the movie rights, sadly I--as the author--will have virtually no say in casting decisions. That will be handled by the "movie people" and I will have nothing to do with it. Alas, alack. 

Will you please please please come to my school or town?
Okay first? I can't tell you how much I love that you want to meet me. And I do quite a lot of travel and events, so there's a good chance I might be coming to see you. You can find all my upcoming events HERE, and if you don't see your city--never fear! I add new events all the time. But I also have *not* figured out how to teleport, so I can't be everywhere all the time. Sorry about that! And I don't have control over where I go on tour, so all I can say is, "hopefully." Also, if you're a teacher or librarian and would like me to visit your school, you can find more information about that HERE.

How many books are in the series?
At the moment there will be seven--though it was originally only going to be three, so obviously these things can change. But whether or not I'll be adding any more to the series will depend on two things. Most importantly, it will depend on how much story there's left to tell. But it will also depend on how happy my publisher is with the sales of the series, so you guys can play a part in making that happen. If you like the books and want to read more, tell your friends. Tell your teachers and librarians. Spread the word as much as you can. Word of mouth makes a huge difference. That's why we were already able to add books 4 - 7! ((hugs you all))

Do you read fan fiction?
I don't. I'm SUPER honored that people are inspired enough by my books to write their own stories. But IMHO, the author should be in charge of the books and the fans should be in charge of the fanfiction, and the two things should stay separate for lots of different reasons. For example, if I read a piece of fanfiction, and the writer did something I was planning to do in the later books, that writer might think I stole the idea from them--even though I didn't. And that's just one example of how it could get messy if I was reading fanfiction, so I stay far away from it, and if readers email it to me, sadly my assistant deletes those before they ever reach me. Being a responsible adult is especially boring sometimes.

Are you on Wattpad (and if not--will you join)?

I'm not on Wattpad, and at the moment, I sadly have no plans to join. It seems to be that people only really use Wattpad for two things. 1) to read other people's fanfiction, in which case, see the answer above. Or 2) to post writing of their own, in which case I unfortunately have too many contracted deadlines to meet before I'll have time to write anything else. If that ever changes, of course I'll let you guys know. But at the moment, no wattpad. Sorry!

Are you Team Dex, Team Fitz, or Team Keefe?
Actually, I'm Team Sophie. I love all three boys equally, and if Sophie decides she likes one of them best, it will be entirely up to her. So really, it doesn't matter how you ask, or how many ways you try to trick the info out of me, I'm not going to pick a favorite boy (nor will I tell you which one--if any--that Sophie is going to choose). Sorry-not-sorry! :)


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200 comments:

  1. I just bought Keeper of the Lost Cities for my friend's birthday! :) I really think she'll like it!

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  2. This book was the best book ive EVER read in my entire life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I really love Sophie and all the other characters. If there is a movie I would love to audition for Sophie because she is an exact match with me. I cant wait till the second book comes out! When exactly can we preorder?

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  3. I just finished reading keeper of the lost cities. It was so good! Definitely one of my favorite books. My friend Natalie recommended it. I'm glad she did. Can't wait for the second book. I wish it could come out sooner.

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  4. keeper of the lost the cities was the best book i ever read in my entire life.I told everyone in my class how good of a writer she is.I would totally recommend this to a friend.I just can't wait until the next book comes out.

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  5. i bought keeper of the lost cites a few months ago and since then i have read it 2 and a half times its the best book i have ever read which is saying something since i love reading and have read all the hunger game, rick riordan and more, but keeper of the lost cites was the best book i ever read i read it in less the two day i just couldn't put it down. also in keep making me wonder. i hope that series will have more then three books. i loved that the Sophie is only like a year older then me. also 2 kids in my class said it look boring and stunk which proves you cant judge a book by its cover cause it was an awesome book it do not really mater what they thought of because one they have never read it two nether of them like reading which is a shame.

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    1. I agree! Keeper of the Lost Cities was my favorite book! Then I got an ARC of the second one, Exile, and it isn't any more. Exile is just so awesome!

      Exile is really good! I loved it. I can't wait until it hits the market!

      If I had to give it a starred review, it would get 5 stars out of five. Simply because they don't let you give it more than that.

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    2. I agree. I LOVED it! Truthfully, when my friends recommended it, I thought it would be childish and was reluctant to get started, especially since the beginning didn't capture me. But when Sophie started at Foxfire...I really like it. I also really like Brandon Mulls series FABLEHAVEN, and that's amazing, and KEEPERS is in that category.
      BTW Shannon, you came to my school and I'm really glad you did or I would NOT haven read your great story!

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  6. Hi! I'm a really big fan of your book " Keeper of the Lost Cities!" I cant wait till your next book comes out!!! I know this is asking a lot and probably consumes most of your time but do you think you could write more then a trillagey?

    thanks one of your new huge fans,
    me
    P.S On your third book can you put Fitz on the front cover? thanks

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    1. Aw, it's not asking a lot. KEEPER will definitely be a trilogy--maybe even more. As for Fitz on the cover, that's my hope as well. But I'm sure whoever's on the cover, it will be an awesome cover!

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  7. Wow! I read Keeper of the Lost Cities and I couldn't take my eyes off it.

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    1. I love it because I read 24 hours and I finished this. Good job, Shannon!
      Keep publishing!

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  8. I found this book by accident and I loved it!!!!!! I'm glad I stumbled on this book. Can't wait for the second book to come out in about 2 mouths plus and couple weeks. Keep the books coming.

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  9. love your books it makes a meaning for my day
    p.s team dex, he needs love 'cause he's just so adorible.

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  10. I have to say that "Keeper of the Lost Cities" is my very favorite book. My mom has banned me from reading it because I read it way to much. I guess I am a pretty slow reader but I'm reading it for the 6th time already. I've started to read faster because of your books! I really hope I can enter your contest to get the next book "Exile" because it starts in the school year and I'll have a lot of homework and I'll also do robotics club, and year book, and all the sports. I am also very glad to hear the book will be longer! I just love your book so much!!
    P.S. I'm your best fan
    P.P.S I'm team Keefe
    P.P.S.S My favorite part of your book is when Stina tells Sophie why Biana and her became friends AND SHE PLOWS INTO FITZ!!!! Hahahaha!

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  11. CAN'T WAIT FOR EXILE. is anyone as excited as me? Probably not. I was SO excited when I heard there was a second book. Shannon you are the best author ever. (I know because I've read a lot of books).

    P.s. Go Team Fitz!

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  12. OMG! I love the cover for Exile. its shiny. so shiny. shiny. sorry, I just can't believe how awesome the cover looks. And Shannon if your reading this don't be ashamed if you sleep with Ella. I sleep with a stuffed hippo, a pillow pet pig, a lamb, and another hippo. I love hippos.

    from A

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  13. I love The Keeper of the lost Cities!!!!!I read a lot! And It is one of the best books ever! I love how there is an alicorn in Exile! The covers are fantastic! I am about to read the book for the fourth time. I love Keefe, he is so funny, and Fitz is awesome! But I'm team Dex. Dex and Sophie are the best! And I like how Sophie sleeps with Ella, I can't go to sleep without my stuffed dog:) I am getting Exile the first day it comes out! I really hope there is going to be more than three books! Shannon Messenger is one of the best writers ever!

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  14. omg! i just finished reading Keeper my bffl mentioned to me about it. it is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooogood its epic
    go team Keefe!!! (foreva)
    -C

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    1. First things first. I'm the friend who gave Keeper to her, and I'm a team Fitz fan. My friend, as you can see above, is team Keefe. IT IS UNNACCEPTABLE! I should have never given her the book. Now she's all like "Go team Keefe!" and I'm like "What!". And just to make me crazy, she gave me a paper that said GO TEAM KEEFE in big bold letters. Now I have to think of a way to avenge Team Fitz.
      - A

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    2. Keefe is totally awesome! Go Team Keefe! And, yeah, he would totally love that girls are fighting over him and Fitz. :D!!!!!!!!!!

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    3. Guess what peeps! You know how I said I was going to get back at my friend I did! In school today I started yelling team Fitz at my friend and she was all surprised and like "what?" plus, today I got three more fans on team Fitz. ( i'm awesome I know). my friend is like the only team Keefe fan in our class. Sadly, I think my friend is going to get back at me.

      -A

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  15. About to finish Keeper for the 3rd time!!!!! Best book ever!!! Hopefully my bff will read it like I told her to. I Love Keefe and Fitz. But I am team Dex and Sophie! Shannon Messenger is a wonderful writer! Can't wait until Exile! A year is WAY to long to wait!

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  16. Hey Shannon, I am reading Keeper again! But I was thinking, some of the words in the book I don't know how to pronounce,and when I do I don't know if I'm saying it right. Well, I have a hard time pronouncing anything:) But I thought it might help if you put a page where it shows you how to say the word. But it was just a thought. The keeper of the lost cities is one of the best books ever!!!! Can't wait until Exile! You are an awesome writer. I read everything I can get my hands on. I loved Percy Jackson and Harry Potter, and always compared my books to them. Keeper is so much better than them, now I compare books to keeper!!! I love it, please let there be more than three books! P.S I'm so team Sophie!

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    1. Oh, that's a good suggestion. I may have to see if I can find time for that--though I'm a bit buried right now trying to write KEEPER 3. In the meantime you might want to check out the audiobook. The narrator did a pretty good job with a lot of her pronunciations. :)

      So glad to hear you love KEEPER. And YAY TEAM SOPHIE!

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  17. This is one of the best books I have ever read!!!! Who am I kidding?! It's the best book I've ever read! I usually focus on the adventure and try to ignore the romance, but I am so team Dex and Sophie. Though whoever Sophie picks I'll be fine with. Just do what you like, Shannon and don't stop writing! You have an amazing talent!!!!!!! Hope I can get Exile as soon as possible!!!!! :D
    ~Evergreen

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  18. Shannon can I ask you something? Will It be Available on the Philippines? Because I really love your book and most of my classmates read about it and they all fell in love with Fitz. So I hope that in book three the book cover will be Fitz and Sophie. :) Continue making books because you really have a great talent on writing. You won't even know that your series will become popular than harry potter or any other else. So Thumbs Up! Really(3000000000x) love your book. I can say it as many times as I want cause I really love it. :)))))

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    1. I don't think I've sold translation rights to the Philippines yet--but it's always available in English through sites like bookdepository.com. And I'm so glad to hear you love KEEPER. Here's hoping you'll love EXILE just as much.

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    2. I love you Shannon! Please let there be Fitz and Sophie's moments!! ^ ^
      Hahah! Keep up! Waiting for Exile! 6 days to go and I'll definitely grab one! - Allen's Friend ♥ TEAM FITZ all the way~
      P/S I love Keefe too ;))

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    3. YES! Another Fitz fan. He is so awesome. Sophie and him have to be together.
      -A

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    4. Don't worry Chryslyn, I have lots more Sophie + Fitz moments in store, both in EXILE and in Book 3, which I'm writing RIGHT NOW. And I'm sure Fitz is happy to see the ranks of his team growing! :)

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    5. Yay! I love you Shannon! ^ ^ heheh,
      I pray for your continuous career!
      Please don't stop writing~ You're really good and you got me keep going that i don't want to stop reading your works! :']
      *sobs* waiting!

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    6. Shannon! When will you let us see a sneak peek of the book three cover? Im so excited right now :))))

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  19. I just finished reading the book and i totally LOVED IT!!! props to you for being a wonderful author!! and btw this is coming from a 13 yr old!! Its my favorite book ever!!

    I can honestly say I don't get the whole "bird who dumps her eggs in the ocean" thing but if I really think about it I think about it I imagine a dragon-like bird laying her eggs near the ocean as the tide takes away her eggs. It reminds me of how a turtle leaves her children in a whole and making them live on their own from day 1.

    I LOVE THE BOOK SOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!
    I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE SECOND BOOK!!!
    This book literally has everything I ever
    wanted in a book!

    I love every single detail about the story and characters!!
    Sophie is a great name for a powerful yet still girly in many ways! Love the GIRL POWER! If Fitz is ever on the cover page of the next book.. please make him super cute with dark cool hair!(looks cooler with dark hair)

    IT HAS ACTION, FANTASY, A STRONG FEMININE 12-13 YEAR OLD GIRL WITH SUPER AWESOME POWERS, A MAGICAL SCHOOL (I <3 HARRY POTTER,A LITTLE ROMANCE,AND A MYSTERIOUS PAST.
    A BEAUTIFUL COMBINATION OF THE BEST BOOKS/STORIES EVER IN ONE SUPER AWESOME BOOK!!

    SUGGESTION TO THE AUTHOR:
    -SOPHIE GETTING COOL POWERFUL NEW SKILLS/POWERS
    -COOL NEW OUTFITS
    -SOPHIE AND FITZ <3
    -EPIC BATTLE BETWEEN SOPHIE AND EVIL (WITH POWERS)


    THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH FOR WRITING THIS BOOK! IT'S JUST DO PERFECT AND AWESOME!!!

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    1. Oh my GOSH IF FITZ DOESN'T HAVE DARK HAIR, I WILL CRY.
      But noooo don't put Sophie with Fitz. It's too predictable! Make her go with all the guys at some point...THEN AT THE VERY END, put it some awesome twist nobody was expecting :D
      Just do NOT LET HER CHOOSE NO ONE. I'LL BE SO SAD

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    2. what! Sophie can't pick a guy! I will be sad if she picks for the other two. (But hey, I won't be sad if she picks Fitz, he is so awesome).

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    3. sophie needs to pick fitz. I will die if she doesn't.

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    4. FITZ! FITZ! FITZ! Keefe is not her type. He is not serious enough. Plus, Fitz's sister likes Keefe. And Dex is Sophie's cousin. It would be weird if they were a couple. Fitz might have made some mistakes in the past, but we all know deep down (deeper for some of us) that Fitz is the guy for Sophie. Wow! that was deep. I didn't know I had an emotional side to me. Anyway, GO TEAM FITZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    5. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Keefe is... THE BOSS....there. Need anything more be said?

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  20. Is there going to be a book four? PLEASE make a book four, or even more. There need to be a lot of books in the series because the books are soooooo good.

    from A

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    1. I am HOPING there will be. But I'm still writing book 3, so it's a bit too early to tell. Fingers AND toes crossed. :)

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      Thanks for being such a great author!!!

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  21. Thanks, I will have two check out the audio book:) I read the first to chapters of Exile! It is sooooo awesome! I ran out of people to tell how much I am excited for it to come out, so I told my cat,dogs, and horse. I can't wait!!!!! And I just have to say I know Fitz is so nice and awesome, and Keefe is soooo funny:) Out of the boys I like Dex the best!!! Good luck on writing the 3rd book!!! I know it will be fantastic! I'm so happy that Exile is longer than Keeper!
    -R

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  22. I really loved the book Keeper of the lost secrets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is my favourite book now. I can't wait to read the next book. I have it holded on the library. I have recommended this book to many friends.
    When I read the book, I felt empathy for Sophie as she left her home to go to another world. I really loved the book and hope you write a whole series about Sophie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Good luck on writing the 3rd book!!!
    I sleep with a stuffed polar bear and sheep.
    I think your books are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep up the writing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I'm from New Zealand and wish that you can come here!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thank you for writing the best book ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! From KC

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  23. I LOVE this book so much I couldn't stop reading this book it was so interesting LOL. I hope you keep making books for this series because the keeper was so good and very well detailed and how the story flowed LOVED it and Im only 13 lol. If theres a movie of this book I would love to be in it as sophie or briana, but i don't have blond hair or blue eyes I have brown hair and brown eyes lol even if Im not in the movie I would so love to watch it to see how the characters look lol. Dont ever stop making books your such a great author and I love love them LOL.
    P.S team fitz

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  24. I go on your blog every other day to see if any news about keeper. I was reading "Sequels" and that's when I realized exile came out in a week, I was like "WHA?" and almost fell out of my chair and broke the computer (phew thank goodness I didn't). I am SO excited for exile and I can't wait until comes out next week.

    from A

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  25. I absolutely loved Keeper of the lost cities I read it in 2 days, twice. I can't wait for Exile to come out I absolutely love this series. Please wright more than 3 books for this series the last trilogy I read I was like "Okay where the next book? What do you mean this is it?!" when I finished. Even last series I read that had 5 books wasn't enough. Keep writing you are awesome!
    -K

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  26. I'M SO EXCITED FOR EXILE!! IT'S ONLY GOT A FEW MORE DAYS I'M SO EXCITEDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    There are not enough exclamation points, to express how excited I am.
    I'm in my late years of High School, and I've read books like Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre (AWESOME books, by the way), but I still have a special place in my heart for amazing books like these :'D
    But I DON'T KNOW WHICH TEAM TO PICK D: At first, I wanted her to go with Fitz...then Dex...THEN KEEFE ENTERED THE PICTURE, AND HE LOOKS SO DANG CUTE ON THE COVER! I JUST DON'T KNOW ANYMORE D:
    Shannon...you made this way too hard to pick...
    I think I'll just go safe and do Sophie. So GO TEAM SOPHIE! WOOP WOOP

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  27. 3 days to go and EXILE will be released! I can't wait to grab one of your copies!
    I hope to see more Sophie and Fitz—even though I really like Fitz for myself lol. I'm a Vacker you see. ^ ^

    But then again, I'm really looking forward to what will be the new adventures are! And since Keefe and Sophie is on the cover...I'm guessing they did something that they was of from Foxfire or something? :D Just a guess. I really love your writing skills! I hope to see Fitz on the 3rd book! I'm really curious on what Wonder Boy looks like. Probably the most handsome. ^ ^
    Can't wait to read! Don't stop on writing beautiful things! I love you Shanon!
    btw, TEAM FITZ! ♥

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    1. Am I the only one that hasn't read EXILE yet?
      T_____________T huhuh, your book is not out in the bookstore here in our place!
      I wonder why? I'm from Philippines. I gave my number to the bookstore to get some updates but I haven't got one yet..
      Maybe buying online would do good? I'M DYING TO READ IT! I JUST READ THE SAMPLE AND UGH! I WANT MORE T ^ T

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  28. EXILE CAME OUT TODAY! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I got it at a book store the first thing after school. I am now currently reading it and it is awesome! To bad I have to wait until next year to read book three. Shannon keep on writing!

    P.s. GO TEAM FIZ. HE IS SO AWESOME!

    From A

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  29. Ahhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just finished Exile!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT WAS SO AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my gosh, it was so good, I love Silveny! There wasn't anything about that book that wasn't fantastic! I got it yesterday evening, and I'm so mad at my self for reading it so quickly. Now I have to wait until the 3rd one to come out:( But I'm going to read it again. I loved it so much!!!!! you are the best writer ever! by the way, Keefe was sooooooooooooooo funny, as he always is;) You did an amazing job on this book! I can't wait until the 3rd one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    -R

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  30. DANG THE POOP! I finished Exile already. I was trying to pace my self, but it didn't work, Exile was just to good! I am so sad now, I will have to wait a year for book three. Can you give us any hints about book three? Pppplllleeeeaaase! Keep on writing Shannon! GO TEAM SOPHIE! GO TEAM FITZ! (Although, I got to say, Keefe is pretty awesome).

    from A

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  31. just finished reading keeer of the lost cities, it's definatly up there with the best books around! as i am in Australia i'm just wondering if the release time these is any different?? i really want to read Exile!! i am on team Keefe as Dex & Fitz would just get mad if the other one was 'chosen'!!
    -Emma

    ps. my sis loves these books as her name is Sophie!

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  32. Just finished EXILE!!!!!!!!! Loved it! Reading it again right now.

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  33. Shannon, would you ever consider writing a short story about Sophie and her friends? I mean, everyone loves your books why not wright a "side book" to go a long with the series. And I think all of your fans would like that (especially me) :). The short story could include pictures of the characters and everything. PLEASE! IT WOULD BE SO COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyway, it's just an idea, hope you like it. :)
    P.s. GO TEAM FITZ
    P.s.s. Come to Maryland so I can get Keeper and Exile signed, and get your autograph!

    - A

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    1. LOL. That's definitely something I'm open to. Right now I have to focus on writing the books so it probably wouldn't be for a while. But SOMEDAY! :) And I would love to come to Maryland someday. I'm not sure when, since my publisher kind of decides my travel schedule for me. But hopefully I'll be able to make my way there in the future. I would love to meet you!

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    2. PLEASE come to Maryland!! It would be so cool to meet you <33

      (also same person who had the sister XD)
      anyways thanks for your time!

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    3. YES please come to Maryland. PPPPPPLLLLLEEEEEAAAASSSSEEEE.

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  34. Exile was so good. I can't wait for the next book. I FINALLY got keeper in paper back. I am so happy because I had Exile but not keeper, and you can't have that right. Anyway, I am trying really hard to spread the word about keeper. I can't post any good comments on the internet except for this because my parents won't allow me too, but I have already given one friend keeper and she LOVED it. I gave my NEW copy that I bought yesterday of keeper to my friend but she lost it:( :( :( I am, like, really sad now. Now I can't give it to any more friends. Anyway I was hoping you could give us the cover (if you have it) or the title (if you have it) or just a sneak peek at the next book 'cause I'm, like, dying here.
    P.s. Go Team Fitz. he totally needs to be Sophie's boyfriend, I mean, he as the first elf she had ever met. They have to be together.
    P.s.s. I went on the website for keeper and it was so cool.
    from A

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    1. Wow, thank you so much for all your efforts to help me spread the word! Alas, I don't have anything about book 3 that I can share yet. But as soon as I do, there will be an announcement on my blog!

      So glad you like the KEEPER website!

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    2. OH MY GOSH! the same friend I gave the first keeper book to lost the seconds one THE DAY I GAVE IT TO HER. I am not kidding. it really does stink because 3 of my other friends want to read it too. AHHH!
      -A
      P.S. My life can be hard sometimes (sigh). but, hey, The third Keeper book is in my future so not everything is so bad:)

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  35. Brandi (30 something) who enjoyed it just as much as the kids!October 15, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    I picked up Keeper on a whim and just couldn't put it down. Literally fed the kids cereal, ignored the husband and spent a whole day reading. I am an avid reader, but haven't been so entranced in a book since Harry Potter (all of which I read cover to cover within 24 hours of their release). And the second I was done I hit the internet looking for the next book. I was thrilled to discover a sequel, but a little sad to see I'd have to wait until October. Went ahead and pre-ordered the book (something I never do) and was estatic to see it arrive in my mailbox. Just finished Exile and am already looking forward to the next book. Wish I didn't have to wait quite so long, but know it will be well worth the wait!

    As for teams - definately Team Dex. Though Keefe is hands down my favorite character. :) Love his attitude. But alas, I suspect poor Dex will be heartbroken when Sophie chooses Fitz instead.

    Dying to know who Mr. Forkle's going to turn out to be.... And I can't decide if I am hoping for some saving grace for Bronte, or just to have him end up in exile tortured with rainbows, and fuzzy happy, candy coated thoughts forever. Oh, the horror!

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  36. Keeper Of The Lost Cities is by far one of the best novels I have read. I have read dozens of novel series and its in the top three, just behind "The Kingkiller Chronicles By Patrick Rothfuss" And "Harry Potter By Joanne Kathleen Rowling". And I have just read the first book of this Keeper series. So it has got every chance of being the best book.

    Keep writing!!!!! Go Shannon!

    P.S. : I'm Team Keefe, because he has got an Aura.

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  37. I am putting this comment up for everyone to see. SOPHIE HAS TO PICK FITZ! I mean, Dex is technically her cousin because she is now adopted, so it would be WRONG if she picked Dex. But Dex is pretty awesome, though. Second, Keefe is awesome, but he doesn't seem like Sophie's type. (Keefe is COOL though). Third, Fitz is the first elf Sophie had seen. They have been through a lot. Okay, so Dex and Sophie have been through a lot together, but look at sentence 2. Sophie would have to pick Fitz. The series just wouldn't be the same without Sophie picking Fitz. Its just got to happen. Alright, I think that's enough for today, I'm starting to sound like the matchmaker in Fiddler on the Roof:)
    from A

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  38. My sister, who hasn't read Keeper yet, but wants to, is a Team Fitz fan. Partly because I made her, but that isn't important. Anyway, my friend and I want to make shirts that say Keeper on it because it would be soooooo cool.
    from A and my sister

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  39. Please keep writing! I have read a ton of books, but by far these 2 are my favorite. I was fortunate that i read the first book, and when i finished it( i couln't put it down)the next book was already out. I honestly don't know what i would have done if i would of had to wait. I find so many connections with Sophie, so im going to have to say i'm team sophie, but i'm torn between Fitz and Keefe:) I also love to write, and you gave me some awesome story ideas! Only now i'm jealous that I don't get Fitz. Keep up the exciting romance, please!

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  40. By the way, I'm pretty good at guessing where stories are headed, and I have a strong feeling Jolie's not dead. She might be a good friend for Sophie...though I hope there wouldn't be any jealousy between the two when it comes to getting attention from Grady and Edaline.
    By the way, please put Fitz on the next cover, because I want to know what he looks like. Although I'm not Team Fitz [in case I didn't mention it in my earlier comment, I'm Team Sophie - or Team Wylie, if that could be possible, because he's my favorite character] I love the part where Sophie connects to Fitz's mind halfway around the world, and she sees him looking up in shock and thinking, "You're dead," and she's asking him to help, insisting that she's not.

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    1. Hi Emerald. In case you're wondering, I didn't post your other comment because I was worried it might reveal a few too many things about EXILE. I try to keep this area spoiler free, especially with EXILE since it's only been out a few weeks. But thank you for all of those thoughts. And I am hoping Fitz will be on the cover of book 3, but I don't know if he will. No matter what, I'm sure the cover will be amazing.

      As for your theories, I'm not allowed to say whether you're right or not about anything. But I can say that I have lots of surprises up my sleeve. :)

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    2. Alright, I understand. I'm sorry...I didn't think carefully enough about revealing spoilers...that was a total mistake. But that's kind of a bummer...it took me SO long to write that comment, and I had to write it twice because I accidently refreshed the page most of the way through... :(
      Anyways, I'm in the process of making an awesome fan art picture of my favorite characters from this series adventuring together. Is it okay if I email it to you? I think you'd really enjoy it.

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    3. Aw, I'm sorry the other comment was so much work for you. If it helps, I still got to read it. :)

      And yes, definitely email me your fan art--I LOVE seeing how readers imagine things. I'll even post it on my tumblr and pinterest pages (giving you credit of course) so everyone can see the awesome.

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  41. I'm so excited I'm getting EXILE this weekend....believe me that book is what is getting me through this week of school!
    =D
    p.s.
    Please come to Virginia Beach to come sign my new book! You are the best author ever.

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  42. I just have to say I respect you more Shannon. I have had an idea for a book for a year and am finally getting it down on paper. But it is much harder than I thought it would be. But than I read Keeper and it is so awesome! You wrote it so wonderfully that I can feel what Sophie is feeling. Its so cool! And the characters are so good. I very much like how I can acually look up to the adults in the books. Because most books these days the adults are all idiots. But Alden, and mostly every adult are more realistic. But Fitz is so nice, Keefe is so funny:) and Dex is a very good friend. (Which is why I think her and Dex should end up together in the end. He knows her best. And they spend a lot of time together. And they are not cousins in any way. They aren't blood related at all.) But, any way. You explain how Sophie is feeling very well. I say again that you are a great writer, even as good as J K Rowling.(And for me that is saying A LOT.) Keep up the total awesomeness! I cant wait until book three!
    -R

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    1. Well, I mean, they are technically not cousins, I guess. But since she IS adopted, now, she kind of is Dex's cousin if you think about it. The more I think about it, it would be kind of weird if they got together. I asked my friends what they thought after reading the post, and they thought it would be weird if they got together. Anyway, I am totally team Fitz. but I totally support Dex because he is cool. he is such a good friend, but it would be a shock if Sophie and Fitz never get together. GO TEAM FITZ AND DEX ( a little more to Fitz though).

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    2. Ya, if you really think of it that would be kind of weird. But I still love Dex. Fitz is awesome too, so is Keefe. It is hard to decide which is the best:) Plus it would be weird if Fitz and Sophie never got together since Sophie likes him. Oh well, I guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens.
      -R

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    3. Whoever wrote the comment above me IS AWESOME! Sophie and Fitz should be together.

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    4. I don't think there would anything weird for Sophie and Dex to be together. She was adopted into the family, and they weren't raised together as though they were actually cousins. No one treats them as such in the books, and the term "cousins" has never been used.

      In fact, both sides of the family are aware of Dex's crush and seem supportive. Grady's "What about Dex?" after Keefe's visit in Exile was clearly implying that he thought something romantic was going on between Sophie and Dex, so he was surprised she was so close with the occasionally flirty Keefe. Meanwhile on the other side of the tracks, Dex's siblings clearly know about Dex's crush, and it is pretty heavily hinted that his Dad knows as well, and yet he encourages Dex to show Sophie his lab, which will give them a place to talk alone.

      So basically, they are NOT genetic cousins, and their society doesn't view them as cousins, so it really isn't a problem.

      I agree with the original poster. Dex is such a good friend to Sophie, I really hope they end up together. Dex is always there for her when dealing with the little things (exams, hard days, etc) and the big things whenever Sophie is willing or able to tell him what is going on (and sometimes when she can't). Don't get me wrong, I like Fitz, I just favor Sophie with Dex. But of course, my main team is Team Sophie, so as long as she's happy and the other characters we all love get their happy endings too, I'm good. :)

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  43. I totally loved Exile! It was amazing! I loved how we saw more of Keefe. He's one of the best characters, but I don't think he and Sophie should go together, he seems more like a brother to her in my eyes. Go team DEX! He and Sophie aren't cousin's right? Cause that would ruin my life cause it be weird if they got together and they were cousin's. I loved Silveny! Go Glitter Butt!

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    1. People keep saying Sophie and Dex are cousins, but they are not related to each other by blood, so I dont think of them as cousins, I want her and Dex to get together so bad:)
      High 5 on being team DEX!

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    2. I think they kind of are cousins. I mean Sophie IS adopted, so they are cousins in a really weird way.

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  44. Dear Shannon,
    I really love your book, Keeper of the Lost Cities (Bk 1)! I got it from the library and honestly was not expecting much because I am usually not impressed with all the "popular" books. I really was drawn by the cover! I started reading: I could put the book down-but, it was on my mind constantly until I finished it! I love that Sophie is honest and just not drool over every single "cute" boy that crosses her path. I like that she is able to just have a friends relationship with Dex! I like that you describe things! Some books are just lacking in description. I appreciate that the main characters reach out and help each other. when I finally finished the book (within two days of checking it out), I was really hoping there was another book! I looked it up and was SO happy to see there is a second one! I cannot wait to read it and the third one, when it comes out! I think you should definitely have Fitz on the front cover of the third book. (To be completely honest, I've been picturing him sort of like Jack Frost from rise of the Guardians--before he is Jack Frost--only with blue eyes.) I would love to see how you actually envision him! These books are definitely some that I want to buy for my personal library!
    -S. R. G.

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    1. PS- I am team Sophie, and I really like that she sleeps with a stuffed animal! I am 14 and I still sleep with my bear/blanket stuffed animal;^)

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    2. Yay! More people who sleep with stuffed animals. I was getting worried that the only teenaged girl, except for Sophie, was me.

      From A

      GO TEAM FITZ

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  45. Hi Shannon!
    I just wanted to say thank you so much for writing this book! I loved it from the moment I picked it up! I actually sat for three straight hours and the floor of the bookstore trying to finish it before I had to go home. :) I am begging my friends to read it so I can discuss it with someone. I am totally Team Keefe; I wonder who my friends will choose! Personally, I want Keefe for myself, Sophie should pick Dex because he likes her so much. :D
    I read Exile and loved it almost as much as the first book! Keeper of the Cities number three can't come soon enough!!!!!! I wasn't expecting Keefe to be on the cover, but I am glad he was!
    Thanks!!

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  46. Hi Shannon, just wanted to say THAT I TOTALLY LOVED EXILE!!!! I couldn't stop reading the moment I got it! I love/hate trilogies. Love because it means there's more than one book, hate because it means the series ends after book three. Please writhe more than three Keeper books!

    Ps. I love Keefe but I think Sophie should pick Dex. I think Fitz is just too perfect.

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  47. Sorry I'm anonymous :') (no personal info and all that)
    My sister and I LOVE the Keeper series! <333333
    I thank my mom (librarian!) for randomly bringing home the first book and said "I think you'll like this" (she does that a lot :D)
    My sister took it first, then ranted about its awesomenessssssss, so I read it, and SQUEEEE <3333333333333
    Then I went onto the website, and saw the SECOND BOOK AND FREAKED OUT BECAUSE I DIDN'T KNOW THERE WAS ONE <33333 and yelled at my sister to look at the cover and I was like "ALICORN!!!!!!!!!" and she was like "I bet that's Keefe" and she was right as I literally just found out while exploring this blog for the first time <333
    And we didn't know that was Dex on the cover of the first! We thought it was Fitz! :D
    Anyway my sister finished Exile and I'm about to go start that...*scurries off to read book*
    Can't wait for October 2014!!!
    Have a GREAT day/night, whenever you read this :)

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    1. I thought it was Fitz, too. I was like "what?!?" When I learned it was Dex.

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    2. IKR!! My sister likes Dex better so it all works out for us I guess ^^

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    3. I thought it was Fitz too. My aunt, Myrna Foster (who is mentioned on the last page of the first book) told me to read it. at first I was thinking, wow that's a thick book, but then I read it in 2 days. It took me 3 days to finish Exile, which I also absolutely love. I don't know which boy I like best, which is why I'm team Sophie. Dex is awesome, but gets jealous too easily. Keefe is totally cool, but can't be serious. I guess it is how he deals with stuff, so I can understand that. Fitz is wonderful for sooooo many reasons, like, he's really cute, & he's the one that brought her to the elvin world. He's kind & considerate, but not when he's angry. I can understand why he would get mad, but I don't like guys who blame me for all of their problems. I really hope that Shannon writes more than 3 books& I've been telling everyone to read the books to the point where it gets annoying in hopes that it will help. Shannon, you are definitely in my top 3 favorite authors. PLEASE hurry writing you're 3rd book! I'm begging you! I don't think I can wait 11 more months! YOU ROCK SHANNON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    4. Whoever wrote this comment above me, YOU ARE AWESOME. I agree, Fitz is a little mean when he gets mad, but he is totally cool. Go Team Fitz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  48. The same anonymous person who ranted (and w/ a sister I kept mentioning)
    If you ever have time to read a series, I HIGHLY recommend the Shadow and Bone series(Leigh Bardugo), The Tapestry series (Henry Neff)(I LOVE THIS SERIES), The Berinfell Prophecies and The Door Within trilogy (both by Wayne Thomas Batson) thank for your time!

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  49. LOVE YOUR BOOKS JUST GOT FINISHED READING EXILE TODAY. SO AWESOME!!!!!
    Love your writing it makes me feel what the characters are feeling. WAITING FOR BOOK 3.

    PS:Sorry for all the caps i'm just so exited

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  50. Hey, Shannon,
    Love your series!!!! when I am asked 'what's your favorite author?" you are the first name out of my mouth. Every. Single. Time.
    Read Keepers 1 in about eight hours and Exile just a bit longer, and I had to read them both again a little slower to pick up the extra details!!
    everyone says this is a middle grade book but I'm fifteen and i love them more than any other ones I've read!!!!

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    1. P.S. team Keefe all the way!!!

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  51. Best book I've ever read

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  52. You're great, Shannon!!! Keeper of the Lost Cities and Exile are my favorite books! Please hurry and write the third book. I can't wait until next year. But how come people say that they think Dex on the first book is Fitz or Keefe? I'm not exactly sure but mostly sure that the part where Shannon describes Fitz was that he had like dark hair, or something like that. Well, it makes sense if people thought Dex on the first book was Keefe, but I don't l know why people think it was Fitz.

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    1. P.S I'm Team Sophie!!!

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    2. I checked. He does have dark hair. So why do people think its Fitz? Oh, and my name is Jasmine. I posted the two other comments on top. :)

      ~Jasmine :0)

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  53. SQUEEEEEEEE I JUST FINISHED EXILE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!................................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...........ec

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  54. Okay Finnish Exile couple weeks ago just time to comment. Finished Exile in one day it was AWESOME! I loved it. (I could feel how Sophie did in both book btw) Keep writing your are utterly AWESOME! Exited for 3rd book (pretty sure there will be more of Vertina). Okay done ranting. *Keefe fist pump*

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    1. Oops I meant excited. Team Sophie Dex!!

      (Same anonymous person as up top)

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  55. When I read Exile I read it 1 day straight!!! never took my nose out of the book!!!! I can't wait for book 3!!!!!!! Best books EVER!!!!!!

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  56. Ahh! Team Fitz is losing members because Fitz was such a jerk to Sophie in Exile. Shannon, make sure Fitz is REALLY nice to Sophie in the third book. YOU must help save team Fitz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is there anything you cane tell us about book three? Is there Fitz in Sophie moments because there wouldn't be Keeper without those moment :) Canyou PLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSEEEEEEE make a book four! I shared the book with 4 friends and they all loved it!
    -A

    P.S. have fun writing!

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  57. HI Shannon, I've just finished reading Exile and it was really really good. I <3ed the alicorn Silveny and can't wit for the next keeper book!!! PLEASE make a whole series on Keeper like Harry Potter except I don;t really like Harry Potter but anyways, keep up the good writing.
    I hope some movie people make a movie for keeper and if they do, i'll literally watch it over and over again! And I think you should write who goes with Sophie in book 3 and i have to say sophie and keefe looks pretty cute together.
    You can now stop reading this and now write keeper 3!!
    From KC
    P.S. Good Luck with the writing!!!!!

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  58. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE keep writing as fast as you can!!!!! I LOVE your books! I have read both Exile and Keeper of the Lost Cities 8 times in the past three weeks!!!! I SOOOOO WANT SOPHIE TO END UP WITH FITZ!!!! PLease can there be WAY more Sophie/Fitz moments? Please? *Hopeful look* I am SOOO team Sophie + Fitz Love!!! Good luck with your writing!

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  59. i am really sad!! i have been looking for exile everywhere but can't find it!! it's not on itunes (in australia) and i can't find it in any book shops, and my parents don't want me ordering online, do you know when exile will come out in Australia?? or any other tips on how to get it??

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  60. I just love these books. When I read the first one, it was right when it came out (I happened to stumble upon it), so I had to wait FOREVER until Exile came out. Well, it was worth it, and my younger brother agrees (he loves them too). The only problem is that I just devour these books, and I find myself wanting more and more of Keepers of the Lost cities! Thank you so much for writing these awesome books!!!
    -HK
    P.S. I am an aspiring writer, and your books have really inspired me!
    Team Fitz!

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    2. NO! team Fitz all the way baby!

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    3. No Way!!!!!!!!!!! Fitz for Sophie!

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  61. Woot!! I love this book... and p.s. i am natalie. and p.p.s. Go team Fitz!!

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      p.s. I'd totally want to start competition on who's team is the best!

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    2. ohh, contest would be cool, and Keefe would win! :-) okay maybe not but I hope he would lol Love how we got to see his serious side for once he's a lot like me!

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    3. Are you guys crazy?! Team Fitz is the way to go!

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  62. These books are amazing!!!! I love fantasy and your books are so action-packed! I love your writing style and how Fitz, Dex, and Keefe, all have totally different personalities! (Although Keefe is the best in my opinion) Can't wait for book 3 to come!

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    1. What!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go Team Fitz guys!

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    2. TEAM KEEFE FOR SOPHIE!!!! Sophie is always to serious and Keefe would put a dash of humor in her life. I agree that Fitz is pretty awesome too... BUT NOT AS AWESOME AS KEEFE!!!!!

      -same anonymous person as the way top...

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  63. Dear Mrs. Messenger,
    First of all, congrats on the paperback, Let the Sky Fall
    Second of all, even though I'm just another fish in the ocean of people that like your books, I just wanted to say that I really do enjoy them. I'm on page 327 (which is obviously not finished) and there are not enough hours in the day to read. So as an author, I think you've accomplished the "my fans totally LOVE my books" goal. Congrats.
    p.s. I found a type-o on page 327, it reads "Wait- what time is it?" She capped her hands to open her drapes." I kind of think you meant clapped, instead of capped. Anyway, still love the book!! :) Nice Work!

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  64. Does Keefe have a crush on Sophie? But I am totally team Fitz!!!!!

    - A and N

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    2. THANK GOD IM NOT THE ONLY ONE. finally someone with sense
      -from n

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    3. OMG no kidding!!

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    4. Go Team Fitz, people! he is so darn cute.

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    5. I know, right? he is so awesome. Go Team Fitz!

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    6. Go Team Fitz! Does anyone else feel like Dex doesn't really have a lot of members on his team?

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  65. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE BOOKS THERE JUST PERF. AND THE SONGS THAT INSPIRE YOU THERE JUT AMAZIN. BRB GONNA GO FANGIRL ABOUT KEEFE.

    -N

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    1. ditto! Go Team Keefe!!!!!!!!!!! *weeps with joy*

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    2. Seriously girl? you went to team Keefe! last time I talked to you were all like "Go Team Fitz (squeal) !!!!!! I like Keefe, but Fitz is just way to cool not to like. GGGGOOOO TTTTEEEAAAMMM FFFIIITTTZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      -A

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    3. OPPS SORRY GIRLYY BUT IVE GOTTA SOFT SPOT FOR KEEFE. FORGIVE MEE.

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  66. I'm totally team Keefe, but I have to say that Fitz is pretty awesome too. Just a bit to perfect for my taste.

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    1. finally. thanks girl.

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    2. Keefe is cool, I agree, but if Sophie were to pick a boy it would have to be Fitz. If Sophie and Fitz aren't together, the series won't be complete.
      Go Team Fitz!

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      -n

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  68. Keeper of the lost cities and Exile are full of action, suspense and have amazing plots! I couldn't put them down! Congratulations Shannon Messenger on writing such an amazing series! I don't know if i can last a year waiting for book 3! I recommend this book to everybody (especially fantasy lovers like me) GO TEAM KEEFE!!!

    -S

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    1. TEAM KEEFE FOR SOPHIE EVERYONE!!!!!

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    2. Fitz is cool, but he thinks Sophie is his little sister. That just makes it awkward. Go all Teams! I don't care who ends up with Sophie just as long as there is great romantic finale and Sophie is happy! Go Team Keefe, Fitz, Dex, and Sophie! PS Keefe is mine, Sophie. :D

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  69. I don't like the books. I LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They are the best series in the whole entire world. EVER! P.S - go team KEEFE. although I do kinda like fitz to.

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  70. I agree the books are by FAR THE BEST I HAVE EVER EVER EVER READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope shannon hurries up and writes the 3 and 4 and 5etc.

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  71. I say go team Sophie!!!!!!!:)

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  72. I am on Team Sophie too, but if I had to pick a second, it would be Fitz.
    -A

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    1. You go girl! (or guy, yea guys can read this book too, he he)

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    2. I'm so in! But instead of just saying "Keefe's hot" (next person) "No he's not!" I suggest that we use real parts from the book (textual evidence) to prove our point. Who ever has the best evidence will win. I'm in if anybody else is, and it's not just my competition so if you, or anybody, else has suggestions we most definitely will take them. Lets do it!!!

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    3. I'm in! Fitz thinks Sophie is like his little sis. Awkward... the little sister zone isn't romantic, believe me.

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    4. <3 this so much!!! But I am going to put ONE rule on you guys: make sure you keep your comments spoiler-free, otherwise I'll have to delete them. I love that you guys are having fun with this and I definitely don't want to discourage you. But let's make sure we don't ruin the books for anyone else, since lots of people read these comments! :)

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  73. GGGGGGGGGGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMMMMM FFFFFFFFFFFFFIIIIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ !

    I love doing that. But seriously, Go Team Fitz!

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    1. TEAM KEEFE FOR SOPHIE EVERYBODY!!! Woot Woot!!!

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    2. Fitz and Sophie HAVE to be together!!!!! Dex is her cousin and Keefe is her really good friend, and they are both telepaths AND..... Fitz saved Sophie!! I mean it would just be wrong if they weren't together!!!! :D -huge fan

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  74. Hey Shannon! Turns out, we went to the same middle school, Margarita Middle. I remember you came to our school to talk about your book. I thought it was like TOTALLY awesome! TEAM KEEFE!!!!!

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  75. What the heck, why isn't there any team Dex???

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  76. Congrats on finishing book 3!!!!!!!!!! cannot wait to read!!!!!

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  77. You came to my daughter's school in St. Paul, MN this past fall. She enjoyed to listening to you. She just finished reading Keeper of the Lost Cities-Exile. She knows that Level Three has a Mastodon as a mascot. Her question is "What are the mascots for the other levels?" Thank you.

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  78. The draft for Keeper 3 is done? YES! Congratulations, Shannon! Now you just have to, well, do all the things authors do when they are done with their drafts. Anyway, will there be a Keeper 4? PLEASE MAKE A KEEPER 4!

    GO Team Fitz!

    -A

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  79. Oh. My. Word. Best books ever! I borrowed them from a friend and just finished Exile about two hours ago. I'm an aspiring writer, and you have inspired me so much, I……See? You've left me speechless! Thanks for writing such an awesome series!

    Go Team Keefe! (He's so cuuute…)

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  80. Yeah! The third book is done YES! I'm so exited for Mrs. Messenger!
    P.S. Go team Sophie-Dex! (There so cute!)

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  81. Shannon! I know now why I still can't find "EXILE" here in bookstores here in the Philippines!
    My friend Allen found out that your book is only published/released in selected countries!
    T__________T and the sad thing about it, our country is not one of them.
    HUEHUEHUE! I badly want to read now! Book 3 is on the way yet I still can't get a glimpse of book 2. I read the sample one of EXILE from iTunes and I still want to continue reading it.
    Too bad I can't. Damn this...

    anyway, GO TEAM FITZ!
    I'm rooting for this fandom ^ 0 ^

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  82. YAY you're done with Keeper 3!! My sister and I write, and we don't like editing either :D CAN'T WAIT till it's done!
    HAPPY HOLIDAYS

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  83. Team Sophie and Team Dex <33

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  84. I Loved these books soooooooooooooo much !!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is like my 4th favourite series/trilogy after Percy Jackson/The Heroes of Olympus ( the second one is a continuation of the percy jackson series,so I consider it one series altogether though it isn't, have you heard of it?), my second fav series is the Poison apple series, my third favourite series/trilogy is let the sky fall. I stumbled on this book by accident because my aunt was at the department store while visiting me in Toronto (That's right! I'm CANADIAN) I asked her to bring me back a book, I've read a lot of books so she called on the phone and told me the choices of books so she wouldn't get me a book I've read already, there was a book in particular that I had in mind but I didn't know if the store had it so I waited for her list all the books, Keeper was listed, and I hadn't heard of it so I quickly went to goodreads and looked at the cover, which looked awesome btw but I lied and told her I had read it (I regret that now), finally she listed the book I wanted and I told her to get that one, (she sounded kinda relieved to find a book I hadn't read in that tiny selection)my aunt left me really curious about keeper, later When I went to indigo to get my monthly four books (books are more costly these days so I have to limit myself to only four new books a month *sigh*) I saw Keeper just sitting on the shelf next to another book I wanted and it looked so amazing and it was just calling out "READ ME!!!" I had to pick it up. Usually I pick up maybe 5-8 books that look good and choose what books to pick from there;I had already chosen 3 books and the last pick was between Keeper and another book *competitive music plays*,after a lot of thinking I decided to take keeper *victorious music plays* (wow I'm. making this sound like I'm choosing between Edward and Jacob :P) anyway, I finished keeper in 5hrs,because with me once I pick up a good book I have to read until the end or I'm gonna go insane (in a not crazy way, of course) the insaneness still came when I realized I had to wait four months for the next book, thankfully I had Let the Sky Fall, and a couple other books to keep me busy :) yay! Now the insaneness is attacking me again with the wait of K33P3R !!! I was kinda pleased to see Sophie slept with a bright blue Elephant, because I do that too! My background is Indian so my collection of stuffed animals is Indian/Canadian like my Elephant,My tiger, my beaver, my polar bear, my moose in an RCMP uniform, and my peacock, and my dolphin (she's my favourite). As for the team thing I am on everyone's team but I'm SOOOO Team Sophie. *GO TEAM SOPHIE!!!!!* Ok, I *think* I'm done rambling about about how awesome your work is,and this is already rather long,so I guess that's it. Oh and I forgot to say, Thank u for the time and dedication you put into your writing, and for sharing the awesome adventure of Sophie with all of us!

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  85. I LOVE the Keeper of the Lost Cities series!!! I've re-read a million times and I'm still excited about reading the next page and seeing what happens!!! I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL THE 3RD BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  86. I'm going CRAZY!!!!!!! I have finished keeper of the lost cities book 1 and 2 and I don't know if I can wait 9 months for the 3rd one!!!!! I've read and reread both the books again and again!!!! The books are basically what I live on!!! Hey Shannon I am probably your biggest fan EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please tell me that the 3rd book is going to be longer than the 1st and 2nd!...

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  87. Go Fitz! he is so cool.

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  88. does sophie ever end up telling fitz she has a crush on him or do any of the other boys end up telling sophie they like her???????

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  89. how do you decide which team your on i cant decide but i geuss if i had to i would chose sophie and fitz as my second choice

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  90. i think Fitz should be on the third cover i mean they have used Dex and Keefe so it should be fitz turn and its obvious that Sophie has a crush on him so why not
    -A


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  91. I'm team Dex, but if I had to pick a second it'd be Keefe:)

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  92. Wow no one has left a comment since the 15 of December? Well I'm here to fix that. Congrats on finishing and I'm sure the draft isn't a hot mess like you said. Also, WOW you have a hectic life and had a very hectic year. Here's to 2014 being better than 2013.

    Also...GO TEAM SOPHIE-DEX!!

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  93. Is there any news you can share with us about Keeper 3? Where you are in your writing right now, do you think there is a chance that there will be a keeper 4. Just a guess. Anyway, I have been rereading both Keeper 1 and Keeper 2, I don't think I can wait any longer for Keeper 3!
    -A

    P.S. Sophie and Fitz so belong together. I don't care what happened in the second book. they can fight all they want, but they are made for each other:)

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  94. I go exile the day it came out and I was sooooo good!! You absoluly must write like 5 more books. also, are there any websites that show fan art or actual pictures of the characters?? I was really surprised that, that was keefe on the front cover of exile. If

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  95. I just counted all the Go Team _____ comments, and here are the fangirl/guy results! Sophie: 18 votes, Dex: 15 votes, Keefe: 25 votes, and Fitz: 35 votes. Feefe fans, we need more votes!

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  96. Hi Shannon!
    I'm a really big fan of the Keeper series! Of course, I would be a bigger fan if the third book was out ;-)
    Anyway, I wanted to ask you this: Do you have any songs that always make you think of certain character/s? I personally always think of Dex and Sophie when I hear a song called "watching you watch him" by Eric Hutchinson, and when I hear "Vanilla Twilight" by Owl City, I think of Fitz when he thought Sophie was dead. Soppy, I know, but there you have it.
    Also, do you have any suggestions for avoiding Mary Sues and Gary Stus in your writing? I want to be a part-time author when I grow up.
    Please and thanks a bunch,
    Chloe D., age 13
    P.S. Go Team Sophie!

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  97. Fitz id so the guy for Sophie!!!!!!

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  98. I'm team Dex, but if I had to pick a second it'd be Keefe:)

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    1. Team Fitz all the way! My friends are on Team Dex and Keefe (many on Team Fitz), but EVERYONE thinks that if Sophie had to pick someone it would be Fitz.

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  99. I just recently read the Keeper series and in my opinion Fitz and Sophie are more in a brother-sister relationship (yes I am aware of the heart fluttering but I think that's more excitement and the generally odd circumstances). Then Keefe seems more like a big brother figure to me-a goofy older brother but still a brother thing. I know Dex and Sophie are best friends but in my opinion if any of the guys are going to become something more it'd be Dex.

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    1. Honestly, I feel like Dex just has one of those meaningless crushes that you get around that age. Keefe is totally like a brother to Sophie, but I have to say that Fitz is more (out of the three) like a "more than a friend" kind of thing.

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  100. I <3 the KEEPER books. I just revived Exile for my birthday on Saturday and finished it Sunday afternoon. I can't wait for book three!
    -Ainsley Y.
    P.S. Can you write more than three books?
    Sorry if that's a lot to ask. I just really like this series!
    P.P.S. I am so team Sophie (you can tell by my profile picture I guess)!

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  101. This is seriously really hilarious :) I'm just sitting at my laptop, reading all of these comments, I think they are sooooo funny! My friend just sent me the link today and I am so happy she did!

    I'm definitely Team Sophie. She's just so amazing, and she's exactly the person I want to be! Being a telepath would be my dream come true!

    Here's the story of how I started reading Keeper: I was at the bookstore in the summer, trying to find a book that I could get on Kindle when I was traveling over the summer, and I saw Keeper on the shelf. I'm an avid reader so I know exactly the kind of books I like to read, and when I read the back of Keeper 1, I was like, "This is totally the book for me!" But I had to wait until we got home so I could get it on Kindle. I read Keeper 1 6 times in a row while I was on vacation- it was that good! I also really love Harry Potter because it is just super amazing, and this is sort of like Harry Potter. On the night before Exile came out, I was just begging my mom to get it for me on Kindle the next day. In the morning, I literally made her get me the book on Kindle, and I said that I wouldn't go to school if she didn't let me get the book. So... yeah :)

    I love these books sooooo much! I am trying to spread the word about Keeper at my school- I got one of my friends to read it and I'm really proud of myself!

    I have a few questions for Shannon: Is Shannon Messenger your real name? It's really pretty! Also, do you know what Keeper 3 is going to be called? And do you do the HTML and CSS for these pages by yourself, or does somebody else do them?

    Yeah... and here is my question for the rest of the commenters: How do you decide which team you're on? I'm definitely on Team Sophie, but I have no idea what boy she should get together with. I'm sort of leaning towards Team Fitz right now, but he's sort of too perfect and he was really jerky to her in Exile. Keefe is really awesome, but he isn't exactly very serious... and Dex is technically her cousin. It's really obvious that Sophie likes Fitz, and Dex likes Sophie, but I also think that Keefe and Fitz like Sophie. Remember in Keeper 1 (or was it Exile?) when Sophie gets mud on her clothes or something like that, and she goes to Biana's bathroom and wears a red tunic? And then she comes downstairs and Fitz and Keefe are both staring at her, and Biana say's that red is totally Sophie's color. I think all three boys like Sophie, but Dex would be weird, and Keefe is too goofy. I just can't decide!!!!!!

    Anyways, I'm waiting for Keeper 3 to come out, and I can't wait!!!!!!!!

    - A.S.

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  102. I love love love keeper and exile so much! I read a lot and they are my favorite books ever!!!! I hope you write a lot!!!! Thank you!!!!:-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

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  103. I love KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES!! It is the best book ever! Well..... it is the first book I read that I like. Before I founded KEEPER I hate reading and now I like to read.

    P.S I hope Fitz is on the cover of the third book. We seen Dex and Keefe but not Fitz
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    I'M TEAM FITZ AND KEEFE and of course Sophie

    -K

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  104. OMG this was the best book I ever read! I couldn't put it and read it in one day and I just finished the second one! I can't wait for the third book and I want you to know I totally Idolize you!

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  105. Okay guys--here's the deal with the comments. I don't know why, but there's a glitch that won't let this page display more than 200 comments at a time. It SAYS it's displaying them, but they aren't there. That's why it's looked like there was no one posting on here for a while, even though lots of you were.

    I won't get into all the boring techie things, but rest assured, I've tried everything to fix it, and after a MULTITUDE of failed experiments, the best solution I could find is this:

    - I went back and deleted most of the comments I'd posted to you guys. They were all just me saying boring things like, "Wow--thank you so much!!!" and... that's kind of a lame use of space. I kept ones that were answers to questions, but I wanted to fit in as many of YOUR awesome comments as I could. Please know that I still read--and LOVE--everything you guys post for me here. It seriously makes my day. And please don't have your feelings hurt if I deleted my reply to you--and please don't think I'm ignoring you if I don't reply to something you've said.

    - Even doing that, we're still at the 200 limit. And the new page I just built for you is ALSO at the 200 comment limit (have I mentioned my fans are amazing?)

    So I've built you guys yet another new place:

    GO HERE

    THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR BEING SUCH AWESOME READERS AND FANS!!!!

    *group hug*

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