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Neverseen: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 4

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Elf kids fight the good fight in fantasy series installment.

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This exciting installment brings 688 fast-turning pages of elf magic, glittery winged horses, deadly plagues, deceit, treachery, and a 13-year-old girl genetically engineered to save her world. Fans of the Keeper of the Lost Cities series will be swept away as conflicted, superpowered Sophie tries to learn the truth about herself and live up to her responsibilities, all while trying to be a good friend and do no harm.

Author Messenger has developed a highly relatable heroine in young Sophie. Here she also gives free rein to her exuberant sense of world-building and dramatic (possibly false) revelations, with new superpowers and cosmic forces conjured up as needed. It's a galaxy wide and a millimeter deep, and the balance of heavy issues (abusive parents, genocide, world destruction) with magical beings, middle school misunderstandings, and 13-year-old banter is sometimes uneasy, but fans will rush to the cliff's edge that awaits them at the end of this hefty volume.

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