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Shannon Messenger

USA flag (b.1991)

Shannon Messenger graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts where she learned--among other things--that she liked watching movies much better than making them. She also regularly eats cupcakes for breakfast, sleeps with a bright blue stuffed elephant named Ella, and occasionally gets caught talking to imaginary people. So it was only natural for her to write stories for children.  Keeper of the Lost Cities is her first novel, with Let the Sky Fall, a young adult novel, to follow in 2013. She lives in Southern California with her husband and an embarrassing number of cats.

Genres: Children's Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy
New and upcoming books
November 2024

(Keeper of the Lost Cities, book 9)
Keeper of the Lost Cities
   1. Keeper of the Lost Cities (2012)
   2. Exile (2013)
   3. Everblaze (2014)
   4. Neverseen (2015)
   5. Lodestar (2016)
   6. Nightfall (2017)
   7. Flashback (2018)
   8. Legacy (2019)
   8.5. Unlocked (2020)
   9. Stellarlune (2022)
   9.5. Unraveled (2024)
Sky Fall
   1. Let the Sky Fall (2013)
   2. Let the Storm Break (2014)
   3. Let the Wind Rise (2016)
Shannon Messenger recommends
The Marvellers (2022)
(Conjureverse, book 1)
Dhonielle Clayton
"A fresh, intricately imagined world paired with a clever, endearing cast of characters. I can't wait for every reader to find themselves in this story and dream of becoming a Marveller."
Battle Born (2020)
(Elementals , book 3)
Amie Kaufman
"A thrilling, nonstop adventure."
Thieves of Weirdwood (2020)
(William Shivering, book 1)
Christian McKay Heidicker
"An imaginative, page-turning adventure filled with chilling creatures and lovable characters that kept me guessing through every twist and turn."

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