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Shannon Messenger

Autor(a) de Keeper of the Lost Cities

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About the Author

Shannon Messenger is New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Keeper of the Lost Cities and Sky Fall series. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Obras por Shannon Messenger

Keeper of the Lost Cities (2012) 1,662 exemplares
Exile (2013) 885 exemplares
Everblaze (2014) 795 exemplares
Neverseen (2015) 683 exemplares
Lodestar (2016) 622 exemplares
Nightfall (2017) 563 exemplares
Flashback (2018) 513 exemplares
Legacy (2019) 500 exemplares
Let the Sky Fall (2013) 442 exemplares
Unlocked (2020) 395 exemplares
Stellarlune (2022) 262 exemplares
Let the Storm Break (2014) 169 exemplares
Let the Wind Rise (2016) 110 exemplares


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Representation: Black characters
Trigger warnings: Physical injury, hospitalisation of a child and death of another person in a fire in the past, car crash, drugging, bullying
Score: Six out of ten.
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I loved the original version of Keeper of the Lost Cities so I when I saw an illustrated adaptation of it in a library I expected it to be as enjoyable as the first edition. I glanced at the blurb, making it seem similar to the prose edition of Keeper of the Lost Cities, but when I closed the final page, it was not the reading experience I thought I would get.

It starts with Sophie Foster living her typical life or so it seems in the opening pages until I saw Sophie having telepathic and telekinetic abilities but she's not sure why she has that and it's a secret she kept to herself. That is until she stumbles across a character named Fitz who also has magic abilities and takes her to the Lost Cities, a realm full of elves with all sorts of powers. This adaptation shines since it remains faithful to the source material, but I've seen every scene before so it feels more like a recap of what happened, and I didn't feel too engaged to it.

At least the characters are likable, but they're not that relatable, and by itself the adaptation's worldbuilding is lacking (but I can understand why as it's only the beginning and I can read other KOTLC books to answer worldbuilding questions.) Like the original, the pacing is fast for a book over 300 pages and the plot is decent but it ends abruptly, so I have to wait for the second part to release. The illustrations are a new perspective on the same narrative but I think prose does the better job since I can picture everything more clearly when it's in that writing style. Sophie has to leave her human world behind as she more fully integrates into her new life by meeting her new parents and going to a new school, but it feels rushed like the author wanted to get it over with swiftly. If you liked Keeper of the Lost Cities but want to look at it in a different way, then get this one, but I'd prefer reading the original prose creations.
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Law_Books600 | 49 outras críticas | Apr 7, 2024 |
Another enjoyable entry in the series.

I wish the twists weren't so obviously foreshadowed, but it still didn't ruin the very emotional story. I am curious where the story will go from here on as the ending was a bit surprising. I also felt that this one was a bit darker.
Levitara | 8 outras críticas | Apr 5, 2024 |
Good book for young adults or teens. It is just the right amount of fantasy and Mystery to keep you reading and enjoying. It was good
debf56 | 49 outras críticas | Mar 12, 2024 |
Representation: N/A
Trigger warnings: Death of a person in a fire, explosion, building collapse, near-death experiences, physical assault and injury, blood, grief and loss depiction
Score: Seven points out of ten.
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At last. I wanted to read this book which is the third instalment in the series and after reading and enjoying Keeper of the Lost Cities and Exile I hoped that would be the same for this one. For so long but I put it off for a few months, and eventually, I finally picked it up and read it. When I finished it, I thought it was only okay and not at the same level as the first two novels. It starts (more like continues) with the main character (who needs no introduction at this point) Sophie and from there I pick up from the events of the second part I read previously. The first few pages brimmed with action but soon the pace slowed from there. Here's where the flaws surface: there's not much of anything to keep the plot moving. Other than the clues from the Black Swan, the threat of the Neverseen and the mystery behind Jolie. Did I mention that the series gets darker from here? There's a bit of action in the middle and the end but I wished there could've been more, and the characters missed the mark, especially Sophie (I rooted for her and the other people once but now I feel disconnected from them. Shame.) I hope Neverseen (the fourth book, not the organisation) is better.… (mais)
Law_Books600 | 8 outras críticas | Jan 17, 2024 |



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