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Shannon Messenger

Autore di Keeper of the Lost Cities

35 opere 8,177 membri 145 recensioni 1 preferito

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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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Opere di Shannon Messenger

Keeper of the Lost Cities (2012) 1,730 copie, 51 recensioni
Exile (2013) 930 copie, 15 recensioni
Everblaze (2014) 833 copie, 9 recensioni
Neverseen (2015) 714 copie, 7 recensioni
Lodestar (2016) 654 copie, 7 recensioni
Nightfall (2017) 591 copie, 3 recensioni
Flashback (2018) 531 copie, 7 recensioni
Legacy (2019) 526 copie, 1 recensione
Let the Sky Fall (2013) 449 copie, 31 recensioni
Unlocked (2020) 420 copie, 2 recensioni
Stellarlune (2022) 289 copie, 1 recensione
Let the Storm Break (2014) 175 copie, 4 recensioni
Let the Wind Rise (2016) 116 copie, 2 recensioni
Keeper of the Lost Cities The Graphic Novel Part 1: Volume 1 (2023) — Autore — 42 copie, 3 recensioni
La voz del viento (2013) 1 copia, 1 recensione

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Twelve-year-old Sophie has been able to read people’s minds since she hit her head when she was five years old. Then one day, she meets Fitz, a boy who can also read minds, and he introduces her to a world she never knew existed. The only problem is, as she learns more about this strange new world, she also unlocks memories she didn’t know she had, dangerous memories that someone (or someones) doesn’t want the world to know exist. The more she remembers, the more dangerous her adversaries become, as the truth of who she really is begins to manifest.

What I liked: pretty much everything! Great characters with a great story line. Each of the characters is well-developed and believable; the plot holds your attention, and you find yourself drawn into the story and wondering the same things Sophie does about herself and her past.

What I didn’t like: not much. It was a little long, but I think that’s because I’m not used to reading middle grade fantasy.

A great, fun read, and great beginning to a series.

5 out of 5 stars
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AlbaArango | 50 altre recensioni | Jul 9, 2024 |
This series is very popular among the tween set. I wasn't sure what the hype was about, so I decided that this graphic novel could ease my immersion in to the series.

I went in cold, not knowing the storyline and was mildly surprised that elves were involved.
Overall, it felt very much like a Harry Potter read-a-like to me, with not just magic but with friendships/rivalries/romances/bullies/nice teachers/mean teachers, etc.

This graphic novelization Keeper of the Lost Cities The Graphic Novel Part 1: Volume 1 was only Volume 1, so I will have to pick up Book 1 of the actual series Keeper of the Lost Citiesto see how things progress, as The Keeper of the Lost Cities: The Graphic Novel Volume 2 is not yet available.… (altro)
 
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deslivres5 | 2 altre recensioni | Jun 19, 2024 |
this is a really nice alternative (or addition) for people who want something similar to harry potter. thematically it's similar, the environment is similar, the powers are similar. it's written better, though, and doesn't feel problematic. it's also a fun adventure and a touching story about finding a home and people you can be yourself around. there were amusing parts, surprising parts, fun parts, harder parts. this is a good first book of a series.
 
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overlycriticalelisa | 50 altre recensioni | Jun 3, 2024 |
Representation: Asian characters
Trigger warnings: Death, war themes, blood, grief and loss depiction, physical injury and child abuse, building collapse
Score: Six and a half out of ten.
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Is it me or has Shannon Messenger plateaued? I enjoyed Keeper of the Lost Cities and the second and third instalments were delightful too, but from there it's only okay. The fourth one, Neverseen, wasn't it--it didn't reach the same level as book one. I wanted an improvement when I read Lodestar but I didn't get that.

It starts (more like continues) with Sophie and other characters picking up after the events of the fourth novel, Neverseen in the opening pages, where nothing much is happening other than the characters processing everything that happened. Remember the issues I found in Neverseen? They're also in Lodestar, but more prominent I don't know where to begin, but I'll try, first, the repetition. I'm tired of the repetitive plot telling me parts of the story I already heard of before like the Black Swan and the Neverseen. The only new subplots introduced in Lodestar are (you guessed it,) the Lodestar, at least the symbol of it, and a special stone that uses blood. The conflict thickens, but not by much as the ogres are the against council, and the Black Swan is supposed to be this benevolent organisation What is the Lodestar supposed to do? The pacing is like Neverseen, but slower as Lodestar spans more than 600 pages, most of which are filler. Removing filler could've tightened the reading experience. I still like the characters like Sophie, but without any character development, I disconnected from them. I can't relate to the characters if they don't have character development. Did Messenger forget to put that in? Please fix it in the sixth part, Nightfall. At least the conclusion has a slightly faster pace but the final pages are predictable since the finish is the same as the other narratives.
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Law_Books600 | 6 altre recensioni | May 10, 2024 |

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35
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8,177
Popolarità
#2,958
Voto
4.2
Recensioni
145
ISBN
224
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