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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.

Paperback, 512 pages
Published on August 6, 2013 by Aladdin
ISBN-10: 1442445947
ISBN-13: 9781442445949
220 Book Reviews
  • doglover346
    doglover346about 2 months11 star
    this book wasn't really my thing
    • chloe1103
      chloe1103about 2 months55 stars
      I absolutely LOVE this book series!!! I had finished the series in 3 months and read it again 4 times. Now I am just waiting for book 9 to come out. Anybody who reads this, rush to the bookstore or library to check this series out!!!!!! The start might be a little confusing and boring, but adventure awaits!
      • lightningevie
        lightningevie2 months22 stars
        This book was very disapointing. It was a literal copy of Harry Potter. Litterally THE SAME THING. The book is boring. At first seeing sophie adapt to new changes in her new elf school was coo, but after a while her school life gets boring. It really stinks. Don't let the cool art covers fool you. And apparently leaping into different mind spells and moving things with your mind and shooting lightning isn't magic. It's "just how it is." And the elfs won't even tell sophie ANYTHING. I mean nothing. It's good to be mysterious but not knowing anything just gets annoying and boring. Don't waste your time. Read Land of Stories instead.
        • newsgirl11
          newsgirl112 months55 stars
          This book is the best!!!!!!! Very closely related to Percy Jackson and Harry Potter. Definitely would give it a 100 star rating if I could.
          • dove2012
            dove20122 months55 stars
            Ohmigod this book and series is completely jaw-dropping, and even more so this book! I absolutely love it, and the mysteries get even deeper! If you like mythical creatures (but not the boring ones like they teach you about in school), this book is totally for you! Read it!
            • xufbgugffvyf
              xufbgugffvyf6 months55 stars
              What can I say but... OMG this book is amazing 👏I love it so much. I've read the series at least once or twice OK maybe 😅 10 times. Its a extremely exciting series 👏 when I read it the first time I didn't care for it but as I read it more and more I loved it I don't like magic in books all the time but I've literally changed.
              • rainie12
                rainie126 months55 stars
                this book series is amazing! i dont like magic in books but i love this! Team Foster-Keefe!
                • dove2012
                  dove20123 months55 stars
                  Go sophitz!
                  • newsgirl11
                    newsgirl112 months55 stars
                    I like the Foster-Keefe better. (I think there is more of a chance)
                    • newsgirl11
                      newsgirl112 months55 stars
                      But Sophitz is good to
                • waterdroplet
                  waterdroplet7 months55 stars
                  This book is amazing. That is pretty much all I have to say. These words mean a lot because I am a very picky reader. Sophie is a human, a normal human. Or so she thought. Her whole world came crumbling down like a glowing castle because of a pair of teal eyes. This book has everything from mystery to fantasy and even a little small crush. Even better this book is book one in a series!
                  • goodbookgirl
                    goodbookgirl7 months55 starsFeatured
                    This is an AMAZING book. It is highly recommended by me. Anyway, it is about a twelve-year-old girl named Sophie Foster. She can read minds, and in the human world, she can hear everyone's thoughts--as if they were real human voices. It's horrible. It all started when she was only five years old, when she fell and hit her head. She wishes she weren't so different from everyone else--until she meets Fitz, a boy who can also read minds. He tells her that she is an elf and that they have been looking for her for twelve years, and takes her to the Lost Cities--the world where elves live. His father, Alden, tells Sophie that she has to leave her human family and leave the Forbidden Cities (the human world) forever. She moves in with a couple named Grady and Edaline who lost their daughter, Jolie, years ago. She makes new friends and passes her exams at school, but she's different in many ways: 1) Her eyes aren't blue like all the other elves--they're brown, 2) She's from the Forbidden Cities, 3) No one--not even the most highly skilled Telepaths can read her mind, and many other ways I can't even say. Will Sophie ever belong? Maybe she'll have to be kidnapped, put her best friend Dex in danger, get lost in Paris, and even stand on the verge of death to find her place in this strange yet exciting world. Read. This. Book. NOW!
                    • zellydia
                      zellydia8 months55 stars
                      This book is awesome and so fun to read. It is a good mix of adventure and emotions. It is about this girl named Sophie who figures out that she is a elf. All elves have abilities like reading someones emotions or telepathy, and they live for ever. Also they do not have pointy ears until the start growing old. I would defiantly recommend all 8.5 books. (8.5 because there is one that is a guide and not all story)