Thursday, November 21, 2013
Review: EXILE (a Keeper novel) by Shannon Messenger
EXILE, by Shannon Messenger, is the second book in her Keeper series. Shannon is writing up a storm working on both an MG series (KEEPER) and a YA series (LET THE SKY FALL) at the same time. Pretty impressive. Shannon is active on Twitter and has a popular blog.
The KEEPER series is a fun, MG Fantasy with elves who travel by light and take care of rare animals like T-rex and Sasquatch. I loved the first book and I couldn’t wait for the second.
EXILE picks up where KEEPER left off. EXILE is fun, light, and glitters with new animals, like an Alicorn (think unicorn + Pegasus but with lots of sparkles), and new challenges for the young friends.
Here is the blurb:
Sophie is settling in nicely to her new home and her new life in the world of the lost cities. And it helps that living at Havenfield means getting to spend time with rare, precious species--including the first female Alicorn, who shows herself to Sophie and trusts no one but her.
Sophie is tasked with helping to train the magical creature so that the Alicorn can be revealed to the people of the lost cities as a sign of hope, and Sophie wants to believe that the recent drama and anguish is gone for good.
But the secrets buried deep in Sophie's memories remain, and before long she's back in incredible danger, risking everything to find the answers to questions that could save not only her life, but the life of someone close to her...
I give EXILE five out of five kitties. I adore the fantastic world Shannon has built here and look forward to the next installment in the story.
Have you read KEEPER or EXILE? What did you think?