First Line Friday {5.1.2020} Featuring: Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger

Hi there Readers! Today is the first Friday of May, so I’m linking up with Hoarding Books to share the first line of a book I’m excited about. The book I’m featuring today is already pretty popular, and it is not by an indie author (which are the kind I usually want to highlight). However, this book has knocked me off my feet with how engaging it is, and I really want to talk about it with you guys.

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First Line Friday is a weekly linkup hosted at Hoarding Books. To participate, share the first line of a book of your choice, add the link to the linkup on the host’s page, and check out what others are reading and sharing!     

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The First Line:

Blurry, fractured memories swam through Sophie’s mind, but she couldn’t piece them together.

-preface to Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger

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12842828About the Book

Title: Keeper of the Lost Cities (Keeper of the Lost Cities #1)

Author: Shannon Messenger

Genre: Middle-Grade Fantasy

Synopsis: Twelve-year-old Sophie has never quite fit into her life. She’s skipped multiple grades and doesn’t really connect with the older kids at school, but she’s not comfortable with her family, either. The reason? Sophie’s a Telepath, someone who can read minds. No one knows her secret – at least, that’s what she thinks….

But the day Sophie meets Fitz, a mysterious (and adorable) boy, she learns she’s not alone. He’s a Telepath too, and it turns out the reason she has never felt at home is that, well…she isn’t. Fitz opens Sophie’s eyes to a shocking truth, and she is forced to leave behind her family for a new life in a place that is vastly different from what she has ever known.

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Last year, I added Keeper of the Lost Cities to my TBR list while looking for middle-grade novels in my local library. I wanted to become more familiar with what we have on hand so that I can make better recommendations when someone asks. I ended up reading other books, but this one stuck around as something I might someday still like to read. The audiobook was available the last time I went looking for something to listen to during my commute (which feels like ages ago, but really was about 2 months), so I went with it. I finally started listening to it last week while knitting, and I am so glad that I did! I’ll probably write a review soon, so I don’t want to go into details here, but it definitely has my approval.

For more book recommendations, check out the linkup at Hoarding Books!

Until the next chapter,


11 thoughts on “First Line Friday {5.1.2020} Featuring: Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger

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  1. My first line is from a WWII book by Anne Greene: Angel With Steel Wings:
    December 1943- Camp Davis, North Carolina
    “Bad weather. Bad plane. Bad day. And I have a bad feeling.”

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  2. Happy Friday! 🙂
    Today on my blog I’m sharing the first line from Unveiling the Past by Kim Vogel Sawyer. I’m currently reading Masquerade at Middlecrest Abbey by Abigail Wilson. It’s awesome!!! I’ll share a line from chapter 3 here.
    “As with so many previous events in my life, my marriage proved the complete opposite of my dreams.”
    Isn’t that a fantastic line? The novel is filled with lines like this. So good!
    Have a great weekend! 🙂💚📚

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  3. Happy Friday!
    Today on my blog I shared the first line from Hadley Beckett’s Next Dish by Bethany Turner, but it’s also my current read so I’ll share the first line from where I’m at right now (chapter 18) here: “What was I thinking? What was I thinking? What was I thinking?” I’m loving the witty humor all throughout this one.
    Happy reading!

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