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In this riveting debut, a telepathic girl must figure out why she is the key to her brand-new world—before the wrong person finds the answer first.

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. And Sophie has a secret—she’s a Telepath, someone who can read minds. 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 almost instantly 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.
But Sophie still has secrets, and they’re buried deep in her memory for good reason: The answers are dangerous and in high-demand. What is her true identity, and why was she hidden among humans? The truth could mean life or death—and time is running out.

Hardcover, 496 pages
Published on October 2, 2012 by Aladdin
ISBN-10: 1442445939
ISBN-13: 9781442445932
245 Book Reviews
  • natcat15
    natcat156 days55 stars
    Have you ever felt out of place and like you didn't belong? Well, Sophie felt that way a lot. She was the only blond in a brunette family and a prodigy child. She tried her best to blend in but sometimes you can't, especially when your face is on every newspaper. When a boy with a newspaper comes over to talk to her, he figures out her secret, and what else can she do but run? This is a wonderful fantasy fiction with thrilling twists and escapes until the very end.
    • ljacquet
      ljacquet17 days55 stars
      This book is the best book ever! Five stars! There is so much action, adventure, fun, and humor! Go team Keefe!
      • yvonnekotlclove
        yvonnekotlcloveabout 1 month55 stars
        This is my favourite book ever! Its so adventurous and mysterious!
        • gen2008
          gen20082 months55 stars
          The book is incredibly well written, and it's an incredible story! My favorite character is Keefe Scencen (Team Keefe!). I love the book, and it's characters. The rest of the series in amazing as well!
          • serene_euphoria
            serene_euphoria2 months55 starsFeatured
            Sophie Foster has lived in a human world with telepathic abilities ever since she was five. But when a mysterious boy shows up on a field trip, and shows her a whole new world, where there are people like her, she is torn between wanting to stay with her human family or finally being accepted. Sophie discovers new things that she never believed were possible, that defy even Elvin reality. But Sophie has secrets buried in her mind, that people would do anything for, even kill. This book was extremely exciting, and it was impossible to turn the pages fast enough. I really enjoyed this wonderful, fast-paced book that created new worlds that were complex, beautiful, and fun to read about. I loved this story, especially the part where Fitz reveals a new incredible world, that changes the way she sees things. I absolutely recommend this book if you are into mystery/fantasy, or a thrilling book, that will make you look forward to reading it every day.
            • jae13
              jae133 months55 stars
              It starts with a girl named sophie foster in the museum then a boy named fitz vacker comes and tells her that she's an elf. Then he takes her to the lost cities where she goes on lots of adventures and almost dies. I hope you enjoy it!
              • sproutsugoi
                sproutsugoi4 months55 stars
                Literally the best book ever!!! I'm so excited for Stellarlune to come out. I finished the entire series a while ago and now I'm re-reading it. I'm also excited for a movie trailer. If they have an open casting call, I'm auditioning! :D
                • gen2008
                  gen20082 months55 stars
                  Agreed! Have you seen the cover for Stellarlune? Maruca and Marella are on the cover!
                  • jae13
                    jae133 months55 stars
                    I do agree
                  • love-art
                    love-art4 months55 stars
                    This is the type of book I like
                    • goldenseraph
                      goldenseraph8 months55 stars
                      This is a great book and the whole series has a lot of potential. I genuinely enjoyed reading this, and the characters are so relatable and funny!
                      • dancer831
                        dancer8319 months55 starsFeatured
                        FITZPHIE FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is one of the BEST books ever! Sharon Messenger is seriously on of my favorite authors. In this book, Sophie Foster has some troubles. She is really smart. After all, she’s 12 and is in high school. She doesn’t really fit in. The rest of the kids in her grade hate her because she is so young. She also doesn’t fit in because she has a secret- not the type of secrets you whisper to your friends during recess. She is a telepath, and she has been since she was 5. She hasn’t told anyone, and it has made her life hard because she can hear what everyone is thinking- even the things she doesn’t want to hear. She is so different that she doesn’t think she fits in. And she doesn’t, at least not here in the forbidden cities. She meets a boy (who she instantly has a crush on) during a field trip to the museum. Apparently they have been looking for her. The boy, Fitz, takes to a place where she belongs… ish. Even though other people are telepaths and have strange abilities, she will never fit in. Sophie will always be the “human girl.” Sophie has many adventures in the Elvin Cities, but I’ll let you discover what she does as you go along with Sophie and her friends on her journey. This is a great book and i think that everyone should read it!😁