Exile [NOOK Book]

Overview

Sophie befriends the mythical Alicorn—and puts her mysterious powers to the test—in this enchanting sequel to Keeper of the Lost Cities.

Sophie is settling in nicely to her new home and her new life in the world of the lost cities. And it helps that living at Havenfield means getting to spend time with rare, precious species—including the first female Alicorn, who shows ...
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Overview

Sophie befriends the mythical Alicorn—and puts her mysterious powers to the test—in this enchanting sequel to Keeper of the Lost Cities.

Sophie is settling in nicely to her new home and her new life in the world of the lost cities. And it helps that living at Havenfield means getting to spend time with rare, precious species—including the first female Alicorn, who shows herself to Sophie and trusts no one but her.

Sophie is tasked with helping to train the magical creature so that the Alicorn can be revealed to the people of the lost cities as a sign of hope, and Sophie wants to believe that the recent drama and anguish is gone for good.

But the secrets buried deep in Sophie’s memories remain, and before long before she’s back in incredible danger, risking everything to find the answers to questions that could save not only her life, but the life of someone close to her…
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
03/01/2014
Gr 5–8—This sequel to Keeper of the Lost Cities (S & S, 2012) continues the story of Sophie Foster, the girl who was brought up as human but who is really an elf with engineered DNA, which has conferred enormous power on her. She now lives with the elves in Havenfield, and has been adopted by a couple whose daughter died. Sophie tries to integrate into the elf community and be a regular kid at school. Her powers of telepathy and psychic healing, however, set her firmly apart as she helps to capture and train a unique alicorn (one with wings). As the mystery of the Black Swan group and their true allegiance continues, Sophie tries to help heal the broken minds of certain elves crucial to uncovering the secret. Clearly the middle book in a series, this title works best for readers familiar with the first book. There is plenty of action, but the story of Sophie's origins, the Black Swan and their role, and the struggle to save the world of the elves does not progress significantly. This installment lacks the sense of urgency and emotional connection of the first title.—Sue Giffard, Ethical Culture Fieldston School, New York City
Kirkus Reviews
Full-blown middle-volume-itis leaves this continuation of the tale of a teenage elf who has been genetically modified for so-far undisclosed purposes dead in the water. As the page count burgeons, significant plot developments slow to a trickle. Thirteen-year-old Sophie manifests yet more magical powers while going head-to-head with hostile members of the Lost Cities Council and her own adoptive elvin father, Grady, over whether the clandestine Black Swan cabal, her apparent creators and (in the previous episode) kidnappers, are allies or enemies. Messenger tries to lighten the tone by dressing Sophie and her classmates at the Hogwarts-ian Foxfire Academy as mastodons for a silly opening ceremony and by having her care for an alicorn--a winged unicorn so magnificent that even its poop sparkles. It's not enough; two sad memorial services, a trip to a dreary underground prison, a rash of adult characters succumbing to mental breakdowns and a frequently weepy protagonist who is increasingly shunned as "the girl who was taken" give the tale a soggy texture. Also, despite several cryptic clues and a late attack by hooded figures, neither the identity nor the agenda of the Black Swan comes closer to being revealed. However tried and true, the Harry Potter–esque elements and set pieces don't keep this cumbersome coming-of-age tale afloat, much less under way. (Fantasy 10-12)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442445987
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Series: Keeper of the Lost Cities , #2
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 36,805
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Shannon Messenger graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts where she learned—among other things—that she liked watching movies much better than making them. She’s studied art, screenwriting, and television production, but realized her real passion was writing for kids and teens. She is the author of the middle grade Keeper of the Lost Citiesseriesand the young adult novels Let the Sky Fall and Let the Storms Break. She is also one of the founders and organizers of WriteOnCon, a free online Writer’s Conference for kidlit writers held annually in August. She lives in Southern California with her husband and an embarrassing number of cats. Find her online at ShannonMessenger.com.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 18, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    I loved the first book, and this one didn't disappoint. There i

    I loved the first book, and this one didn't disappoint. There is so much creativity, fun and imagination in this book. Not to mention, hello, flying unicorn (aka an alicorn!). While, yes, this one has a high page count, I couldn't put it down and read it in two sittings, staying up way too late to finish. The plot has so many unexpected twists and turns, and I loved watching Sophie try to deal with all of it. She makes some huge steps in her overall growth in this one, but as with the first book, there's also an arc for her within just this book that I loved. Not to mention, Keefe has a pretty role in this book, and he is definitely one of my favorite characters in the series. With plenty of laughs and fun in this one, mixed with some harder elements and a pretty strong emotional note, Exile is one of those books everyone needs to read, no matter their age.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2013

    An amazing book that i can read over and over again!!!! Hannah Ainsworth

    This book is a masterpiece! The detail in which Shannon Messenger goes into is exquisite. If this story were real ( which i wish with all my heart that it is!) i would trade my life for Sophie's in a split second. Although, the pain that she goes through is unbearable. I guess guilt is something that all people (or elves) must go through at least once in their lives. Although, i am curious about the crushes in this book. It was obvious from the first book that Dex liked Sophie, but now Keefe may or may not like Sophie as well. And we all know that the alicorn Silveny (Glitter Butt!!) just happens to be attracted to Empaths, so what next? Will Sophie get every talent? She is a Telepath, an Inflictor, a Polyglot, and apparently she can teleport. What other talents are there? What will she manifest next?

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2013

    This book was soooooooooo interesting. I couldn't put the book d

    This book was soooooooooo interesting. I couldn't put the book down until I got to the end because the middle was so intriguing. Before u read this book u need to read the first one called Keeper of the Lost Cities, which is as interesting as this one.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2013

    COOL ANONYMOUS

    This first book was no disapointment

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2013

    Really great

    It was really good cannot wait for the next one.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2014

    Anonymous

    This book was one of the best books I have ever read. The plot has unexpected twists that make the book really interesting. I would have rated it five stars if it weren't for the glitches. The glitches sometimes cause the page to repeat over and over no matter how many times I try to turn it, but I figured out that I could press the "go to page" button and it works just fine. Great book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2014

    I love this book and can't wait for the next one!

    I love this book and can't wait for the next one!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2014

    Love the alicorn

    LOVE this book!!!!!!!!!! I also LOVE the ALICORN!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sophie is the best charecter ever. :) I hope there are tones of others to come. I can't wait for EVERBLAZE the third book in the series. BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ( sorry about spelling im not that good at it.)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2014

    Exile

    Spectacular reading, and fun for all ages.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2014

    AWESOME book I picked up this book not realizing it was the seco

    AWESOME book I picked up this book not realizing it was the secound book so I read it then read the first book then read it again cant wait for the next book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!The next book should be coming out in fall 2014

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 22, 2014

    I love this new series! What a great author.

    I love this new series! What a great author.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2013

    Question

    How many pages???

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2013

    Oooh!l

    EEEEHHEEEHE!!!!! THIS BOOK IS SOOOOOOOOOOO AWESOME!!!!!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2014

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2014

    EXIL

    AUSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"""""!!!!!!!!"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!""""!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2014

    I would kill to get this book!

    Realy I wuold the first one is one of my favorites and i have been dying to see if tere was going to be another one in the series ooh I just can't wait to read it all ! Even if it wuold only take 2 to3 days yo finish I WILL READ THIS BOOK!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2014

    Great

    This book was amazing but i noticed that theyre selling everblaze for preorder and theres a whole plot and everything there...just saying dont trust that

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2013

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    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 7, 2014

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