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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

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)
Shannon Messenger recommends
Ice Wolves (2018)
(Elementals , book 1)
Amie Kaufman
"A thrilling, nonstop adventure with vibrant characters and the kind of richly imagined world you never want to leave."
Snared (2018)
(Wily Snare, book 1)
Adam Jay Epstein
"A fast-paced, refreshingly creative adventure that will thrill readers from the very first page."
The Storm Runner (2018)
(Storm Runner, book 1)
J C Cervantes
"A perfect storm of inspiring heroes, surprising twists, and some seriously scary monsters. This hilarious, expertly-plotted adventure keeps you racing through the pages and leaves you desperate for the next book (and craving a steaming mug of hot chocolate)!"
The Strangers (2019)
(Greystone Secrets, book 1)
Margaret Peterson Haddix
"Masterfully plotted and filled with so many jaw-dropping twists and turns, you’ll be racing toward the end—and begging for the next book. Put simply: this is Margaret Peterson Haddix at her absolute best."
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."
The Marvellers (2022)
(Marvellers, 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."

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