Title: Exile [Keeper of the Lost Cities #2]
Author: Shannon Messenger
Genre: Middle grade, Fantasy, Fiction
Publishing date: October 1nd, 2013
Hello! I’m really slow to write reviews, I finished this book in November!
Exile is the second installment of Keeper of the Lost Cities series, after the events occurred in
the first book, Sophie is trying to live a
normal life even thou she has a goblin bodyguard of two meters following her
everywhere to protect her. Using her unique telepathic abilities Sophie finds the
first female alicorn ever seen in the Lost Cities, and as she is the only one
the alicorn, Silveny, accepts due to their mental connection, Sophie has to
train Silveny for her to enter the Sactuary with the male alicorn. Silveny is
in danger, and so is Sophie, someone is trying to kidnap the alicorn and Sophie
thinks is the same group who kidnaped her and Dex. 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.
|Sophie and Silveny.|
Out of the 3 books I’ve read of this series, this has been my least favorite, the beginning is kind of slow and the interesting part starts around half of the book. Maybe I thought so because I’m not interested in unicorns or similar creatures, so the parts involving Silveny were kind of boring to me.
Anyhow, most of the things I have to say about this book are positive, first of all, as I said in my review of the first book, I love the characters, they are charming and unique. This book focuses more on different characters than the previous one, which is interesting because the reader gets to know them better and see how they’ve developed, also we can see how Sophie’s relationship with them develop.
There is a crucial and sad moment in the book, in which we can see most of the changes in
relationships, some weaken and some get
stronger, also I liked how Sophie reacted to the situation, she stayed true to
Some mysteries get solved or at least the reader knows more about them, but also more mysteries add to the list, always arising curiosity and desire to know what’s going on.
With this book I discovered I read faster if the chapters are short, when the action part started I couldn’t stop reading! There is no romance in this book, but as in the first one, there are some hints or shipping material, this time Keefe seemed the strongest contender.
If you already read the first book, you totally should continue the series. If you haven’t read the first book, if you are looking for a fantastic adventure with mystery, lovable characters and a whole new fantasy world, this series is totally for you.