Twelve-year old Sophie Foster can hear people’s thoughts, and she’s kept it a secret from everyone- including her family- since she was five. But when she meets Fitz, another mind reader, Sophie learns that she’s not just a Telepath, but also an elf. Now she has to leave her family and start a new life in the elf world. Not everyone is welcoming to Sophie. Secret information is hidden in her memories, information that certain people desperately want and are willing to kill for.

It’s nice to see someone stray from the beaten path of YA non-human characters and show the elves some appreciation. The elves live in their own world full of the cities from human mythology, like Atlantis and Shangri-la. I loved the mysterious Black Swan group and the rumors and conspiracy theories surrounding it. I could barely put the book down because I wanted to figure it out and I was kept guessing until the end. The nexus, light-leaping, pretty much all of the elven technology was really awesome and original. Too many love interests for a twelve year old main character, but this is a must-read for any fantasy lover!

— Emily
About the Book:
Title: Keeper of the Lost Cities
Author: Shannon Messenger
Release Date: 10/2012