Keeper of the Lost Cities (KotLC) is the first book in the Keeper series written by Shannon Messenger. It was released on October 2nd, 2012. The cover art shows Dexter Dizznee and Sophie Foster on a a bridge in Paris, looking at the hidden leaping crystal on a lamppost.
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 Vacker, a mysterious boy who appears out of nowhere and also can read 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.” She never seems to thinks she belongs, however soon it all changes. 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.
In this page-turning debut, Shannon Messenger creates a riveting story where one girl must figure out why she is the key to her brand-new world, before the wrong person finds the answer first.