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Keeper of the Lost Cities is a book series written by Shannon Messenger that currently consists of eight books, named in the order of: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Exile, Everblaze, Neverseen, Lodestar, Nightfall, Flashback, and Legacy.
As of 2012, a new book has come out each year. One more book will be published in 2020, and there may be more after that if it is needed. The books are generally published sometime in the season of autumn for the Northern Hemisphere, or spring for those in the Southern Hemisphere.
The series follows the journey of Sophie Foster, who is different from any other human. Not only is she a genius, but she also has an ability that no one else has: the ability to read minds. That is, that she thinks no one else has. When she meets a cute teal eyed boy who tells her that she is not a human, but rather, an elf, her world turns upside down. This abnormal girl travels through a journey of pain, discovery, and love. The only question is, does she have what it takes to make it out of alive?
[See also: Book 9: Unknown]
As she pushes through the hardships that the Neverseen, a rebel group of elves, send her way, she meets new people, sees new things, and forms new relationships. Her friends and family help her along her journey.
With five abilities, one might assume that she would easily be victorious. But the Neverseen always seem to be one step ahead. A witness to many kidnappings, and experiencing one herself, Sophie Foster thought she was prepared for everything. But with twists at every step, she questions if things could get any worse, which always seems to happen. Experiencing betrayals and loss that she never thought was possible, Sophie still pushes through the hardships.
With the help of her friends, family, and creators—the Black Swan, Sophie Foster pushes through each battle she faces. The question that spreads among the fans of the New York Times bestselling series is, who will emerge as the victor? The Moonlark and the Black Swan, or the forces of evil?