Review: Exile by Shannon Messenger
(Warning! Spoilers for first book in series below!)
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 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.
-summary and cover from goodreads
Plot: I have to admit that I was nervous to read this book because I loved the first book in the series so much, and I was scared this one would not live up to my expectations. Well, I shouldn't have been nervous because I loved this one as much as the first one! The plot was awesome! I was happy that it didn't suffer the "second book syndrome" where you learn nothing, and the whole book is pointless in the grand scheme of the story. I felt satisfied with what we did learn in this one and I'm super excited to read the next one!
Characters: I continued to love Sophie in this book! Keefe is one of my favorite characters now! I <3 him! I'm definitely team Keefe! :) I liked Sandor, her goblin bodyguard. Her adoptive parents, Grady and Edaline are great! I also liked the mirror, Vertina. I LOVED Silveny! I mean, she's an Aliacorn! How could I not love her!?
The cover: Love, love, love the cover of it!
Overall: I've been having a reading slump recently. I kept starting books just to put them down again, because nothing was holding my attention. Which was one of the reasons I was nervous about reading this book. That, and the fact that I loved the first one so much (My Review) it made me nervous that this book would not live up to my hopes for it. But like I said above, I shouldn't have worried! It was really, really good! I absolutely loved it! It also makes me happy that I was finally able to finish a book, and the book I was able to finish was this one! If you haven't read this authors books yet, you totally should! They are so good! Overall, I definitely recommend this book! :)
Would I Recommend This Book?: Yes!
Authors Website: shannonmessenger.com
Age Range: Middle Grade
Series?: Yes, the Keeper series.
I checked this book out from my local library.