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Shannon Messenger - Author

About the Author

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 she realized her real passion was writing stories for children. She's the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the award-winning middle grade series, Keeper of the Lost Cities, as well as the Sky Fall series for young adults. Her books have been featured on multiple state reading lists, published in numerous countries, and translated into many different languages. She lives in Southern California with an embarrassing number of cats.

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Unlocked 8.5

Unlocked 8.5

Author: Shannon Messenger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/11/2020

Book 8.5 in the New York Times bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series delivers what fans have been begging for! Told in an exciting new way, the saga continues with plenty of huge reveals and shocking new twists - plus a complete series guide with beautiful colour and black-and-white illustrations and other awesome bonuses, never seen before in the UK! In this extra special installment of the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, the story picks up right from Legacy's particularly devastating cliffhanger. But chapters alternate between Sophie and Keefe's perspectives to give readers deeper insights into both beloved characters. New powers will be discovered. Hard truths from the past will come to light. And all of your favorite characters will find themselves tested in ways they never imagined. And that's not all! Unlocked also includes a comprehensive guide to the world of the Lost Cities, featuring new character and world details that have never been revealed before - plus fun bonuses like Keeper-themed recipes, a detailed map of the Lost Cities, gorgeous full-color illustrations, and so much more! Also in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series: Keeper of the Lost Cities Exile Everblaze Neverseen Lodestar Nightfall Flashback Legacy

Legacy

Legacy

Author: Shannon Messenger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/2020

Sophie Foster wants answers. But after a lifetime of lies, sometimes the truth is the most dangerous discovery. Even the smallest secret comes with terrifying new responsibilities. And Sophie's not the only one with blank spots in her past, or mysteries surrounding her family. She and her friends are part of something much bigger than they imagined-and their roles have already been chosen for them. Every clue drags them deeper into the conspiracy. Every memory forces them to question everything-especially one another. And the harder they fight, the more the lines blur between friend and enemy.

Flashback

Flashback

Author: Shannon Messenger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/2020

Sophie Foster doesn't know what-or whom-to believe. And in a game with this many players, the worst mistake can be focusing on the wrong threat. But when the Neverseen prove that Sophie's far more vulnerable than she ever imagined, she realizes it's time to change the rules. Her powerful abilities can only protect her so far. To face down ruthless enemies, she must learn to fight. Unfortunately, battle training can't help a beloved friend who's facing a whole different danger-where the only solution involves one of the biggest risks Sophie and her friends have ever taken. And the distraction might be exactly what the villains have been waiting for.

Lodestar

Lodestar

Author: Shannon Messenger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/2020

Sophie Foster is back in the Lost Cities-but the Lost Cities have changed. The threat of war hangs heavy over her glittering world, and the Neverseen are wreaking havoc. The lines between friend and enemy have blurred, and Sophie is unsure whom to trust. But when she's warned that the people she loves most will be the next victims, she knows she has to act. A mysterious symbol could be the key-if only she knew how to translate it. Every new clue seems to lead deeper into her world's underbelly and the Black Swan aren't the only ones who have plans. The Neverseen have their own Initiative, and if Sophie doesn't stop it, they might finally have the ultimate means to control her.

Nightfall

Nightfall

Author: Shannon Messenger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/2020

Sophie Foster is struggling. Grieving. Scrambling. But she knows one thing: she will not be defeated. The Neverseen have had their victories - but the battle is far from over. It's time to change tactics. Make sacrifices. Re-examine everything. Maybe even time for Sophie to trust her enemies. All paths lead to Nightfall - an ominous door to an even more ominous place - and Sophie and her friends strike a dangerous bargain to get there. But nothing can prepare them for what they discover. The problems they're facing stretch deep into their history. And with time running out, and mistakes catching up with them, Sophie and her allies must join forces in ways they never have before. In this spectacular sixth book in the New York Times bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Sophie must uncover the truth about the Lost Cities' insidious past, before it repeats itself and changes reality.

Neverseen

Neverseen

Author: Shannon Messenger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2020

Sophie battles the rebels - and recovers dark memories from her past - in this jaw-dropping fourth book in the bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series. 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 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. In this game-changing fourth book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Sophie must question everything to find a truth that will either save her world - or shatter it.

Everblaze

Everblaze

Author: Shannon Messenger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2020

Sophie uncovers shocking secrets-and faces treacherous new enemies-in this electrifying third book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series. Sophie Foster is ready to fight back. Her talents are getting stronger, and with the elusive Black Swan group ignoring her calls for help, she's determined to find her kidnappers - before they come after her again. But a daring mistake leaves her world teetering on the edge of war, and causes many to fear that she has finally gone too far. And the deeper Sophie searches, the farther the conspiracy stretches, proving that her most dangerous enemy might be closer than she realizes. In this nail-biting third book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Sophie must fight the flames of rebellion, before they destroy everyone and everything she loves.

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