Keeper of the Lost Cities: Neverseen - Shannon Messenger

Keeper of the Lost Cities: Neverseen by Shannon Messenger
Genre: Junior/Teen Fantasy
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Blurb (on back of book): 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. As they settle into their new lives, they uncover secrets far bigger than anything they imagined.
But their enemies are far from done, unleashing a terrifying plague that threatens the safety of an entire species. Sophie and her friends fight with everything they have—including aid from 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.


This is my second time reading this book, and it still gave me as much enjoyment as before.

Sophie is a really brave and strong female lead who is perfect for the role she is given. Shannon Messenger really pulls readers in by writing many different cliff-hangers, and unexpected things. She really makes people feel as if they are in the book, and she doesn't put too much description, unlike some writers (like me). I think that this book was really interesting to read.

Fitz and Biana become stronger and more important in this book. I think that Fitz really cares about Sophie, though who knows if he likes her. Like I said, or at least I think I said, in my Everblaze review, I totally ship Sophitz (please comment below on who you ship), and I really hope that it comes down to this couple in the end of Lodestar. By the way, Lodestar, the fifth and final book in the series, is coming out this November, on the 11. Anyways, Fitz gets a bigger role, and Biana also gets included way more than in the other books.

Dex is also a much more major character, though not as much as in Everblaze. His skills still help greatly with the plot of this book, and Sophie and her friends couldn't have survived many things without him. I love Dex, but the reason I don't ship Sophie and Dex together is that they kind of are cousins, although not by blood, since Sophie is adopted.

Lastly, Keefe is a major character in this book. It shows the true side of him, although this book gives him a terrible ending (not the writing, just the way that it happens). I almost died when I read what happened to him. I hope that in Lodestar, something happens to him to change his mind from his decision.

Grady, Edaline, and Alden also appear a lot in the book, though not as much as Della Vacker, who accompanies her children on their mission. She is a strong and brave woman.

The whole thing about the gnomes made me sad! I wanted to cry at Calla's ending, but I didn't because I knew she did a very good deed for her whole entire species.

Overall, I would recommend this book to preteens and young teens.

Main Character: Sophie Foster
Sidekick(s): Keefe Sencen, Fitz Vacker, Biana Vacker, Della Vacker, Dex Dizznee, Grady, Edaline, Mr. Forkle, Calla, etc
Villain(s): Neverseen, ogres, etc
Fantasy Elements: Unreal creatures, settings, and characters.