Sunday, September 28, 2014

Genius of the Week

Ok, go ahead. Take a guess. Who's the genius of the week?

[Insert Jeopardy song here]

If you guessed Shannon Messenger, you get a cookie!!!! (Yay!) Anyway, Shannon seriously gets some awesomesauce from my stash in a secret part of my desk. (I actually think she already has a lot, but still.) Shannon has written two series, Let the Sky Fall and Keeper of the Lost Cities, but this week we're focusing on Keeper of the Lost Cities.

It's kind of pitiful when you know yourself that you're a freak. Like, really pitiful. Sophie Foster has known she was different since she was five, when her killer headaches started. And the cause of those headaches? Human thoughts. More importantly she has crazy abilities no one understands--or so she thinks. But when Fitz, a aqua eyed boy at a museum field trip, shows up, Sophie finds out that's she's not alone. And she's also not human. Sophie is whisked off to a magical land of her kind, where she juggles problems that every normal girl would face. Mostly.

When I started reading this my eyes widened and I was like, "I feel you man!" And then, I was completely hooked. I couldn't stop reading. Ever. The book had to be pried out of my hands at night. In class, I hid it under the table and read it. (This didn't always work out, especially when it was at a funny part, and I started laughing when we were talking about the Civil War. So, don't try this at school. Trust me, it doesn't work. It just gets awkward.) Anyway, I have to agree with everyone who posted their opinions on the Amazon Book Store. This book was amazing. The average for the ratings are five stars, and man, I have to agree with that.

Shannon Messenger introduces you to this new world that we haven't heard about before, and she doesn't leave out a single detail. "Across the river, a row of crystal castles glittered in the sunlight in a way that would make Disney want to throw rocks at his "Magic Kingdom.""

Shannon hits the perfect spot of school, love, action, humor, and awesomesauce. This is an all around book, anyone who reads it usually fall in love with it, and then runs (or speeds) to a bookstore for book two, and soon, book three. (Super pumped!) You can find Shannon's blog on the very bottom of the B.O.B., on the Awesome List, or click here.

Have a great week!


  1. I loved this book as well, and I'm not much of a fantasy reader. It's terrific.