I’m excited to feature Shannon Messenger a week after I featured Suzanne Young, and not just because they’re both fabulous authors. I also met them practically at the same time during the ALA conference last June.

I bought the THE NEVERSEEN for the library, and since it’s the fourth book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, it had a lot of patron demand. Have a look:

Twelve-year-old Sophie Foster has a secret. She’s a Telepath—someone who hears the thoughts of everyone around her. It’s a talent she’s never known how to explain.

Everything changes the day she meets Fitz, a mysterious boy who appears out of nowhere and also reads minds. She discovers there’s a place she does belong, and that staying with her family will place her in grave danger. In the blink of an eye, Sophie is forced to leave behind everything and start a new life in a place that is vastly different from anything she has ever known.

Sophie has new rules to learn and new skills to master, and not everyone is thrilled that she has come “home.”

There are secrets buried deep in Sophie’s memory—secrets about who she really is and why she was hidden among humans—that other people desperately want. Would even kill for.

Sophie Foster is on the run—but at least she’s not alone.

Her closest friends from the Lost Cities have gone with her to join the Black Swan. They still have doubts about the shadowy organization, but the only way to find answers is to start working with them. And as they settle into their new lives, they uncover secrets far bigger than anything they’d imagined.

But their enemies are far from done, and unleash a terrifying plague that threatens the safety of an entire species. Sophie and her friends fight with everything they have—with new allies joining them—but every choice has consequences. And trusting the wrong person could prove deadly.

Shannon also passed along some book recommendations:

Five books I recommend for my readers: (I’m going to cheat, since I write series—and view series as really one long book—and give 5 series instead)

The Unwanteds series, by Lisa McMann

The Sisters Grimm series, by Michael Buckley

The Beyonders series, by Brandon Mull

The Missing series, by Margaret Peterson Haddix

The Artemis Fowl series, by Eoin Colfer

Shannon Messenger graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts where she learned–among other things–that she liked watching movies much better than making them. She’s studied art, screenwriting, and film production, but realized her real passion was writing stories for children. She’s the bestselling author of the middle grade series, KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES, and the SKY FALL series for young adults. Her books have been published in numerous countries and translated into ten different languages. She lives in Southern California with her husband and an embarrassing number of cats. Find her online at shannonmessenger.com.

To get a hold of THE NEVERSEEN, or the other books in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, click the links below:


Buy:  Amazon.com ~ Barnes & Noble ~  IndieBound




Buy:  Amazon.com ~ Barnes & Noble ~ IndieBound



Buy:  Amazon.com ~ Barnes & Noble


Buy:  Amazon.com ~ Barnes & Noble

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