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Welcome to Team Keeper--a place full of fun extras for the ever-awesome fans of KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(yes, it really DOES need that many exclamation marks)

Here you'll find concept art from the series, playlists, and--most importantly:

The teams!!!!!!

Yep, that's right! We get to choose our own teams here in Keeper-land! (there's even a few new ones, for those who've been hanging around for a while.) And yes, for many of you, your team choices are all about the shipping--which is *always* an awesome reason--but that's also not the *only* reason you can choose a team.

Teams can also be picked for your favorite characters and creatures, or because of who you are and what you relate to. Basically, there's no wrong reason for choosing a team. And if you're having trouble deciding, here's a few facts that might help you make up your mind:


Ever feel like you don't belong? Then you look no further--you belong with Team Sophie! You may not always have the answers, but you're brave and smart, and if you trust yourself, you can handle anything. And as for who holds your heart? Only time will tell how you decide . . .


Ever feel like the underdog? Then welcome to Team Dex! You may have people constantly underestimating you, but you'll prove them all wrong someday. And while you may be the ultimate BFF, you're hoping to break out of the "friend zone" eventually. (you might have pretty great dimples, too . . . )


Ever caused a mess of trouble--and loved every second of it? Then you definitely belong with Team Keefe!  Jokes and pranks are the highlight of your week--but that doesn't mean you can't be serious when you need to be. In fact, you care very deeply about . . . well, maybe you're not ready to admit *who* yet. But you're having fun driving the girls crazy in the meantime!

Ever feel pressure to be who everyone expects you to be? Then Team Fitz is the place for you ! You have the looks, the talent, and the family everybody envies--but that doesn't mean you do everything perfectly. And sometimes you can be a little oblivious when it comes to other people's feelings. But you'll hopefully figure it all out--eventually. . . 

Ever made a mistake and had to work to set it right? Team Biana knows how you feel! You may sometimes say or do the wrong thing, but it's only because you're fiercely protective of the ones you care about. And once you make a true friend, you're friends for life. You're also the best person to ask when it comes to style--but there's so much more to you than you're stunning looks. You're brave, smart, and incredibly talented. And the world hasn't seen anything yet!





Ever feel like no one understands you? Then find lots of people you can relate to on Team Iggy! You may be small and good at making a mess of things--but you always know when someone needs you. And you're happy to provide them with a cuddle, a purr, or a nose-full of toxic breath--whatever they need. And hey, you can rock every crazy fur color there is!




Ever feel like you're all alone? Then you'll find lots of friends with Team Silveny--plus more sparkles than anyone could ever need! You're special and one-of-a-kind and extremely loyal and caring. And no one can deny you have great taste in friends--even if they give you the craziest nicknames.









Ever found that doing the wrong thing can sometimes be right? Then you belong with Team Black Swan! Some may think of you as a rebel, but really you're just seeing the world differently. And you're not afraid to bend or break a few rules--so long as it's to help others. 


Got your team? 
Then grab your avatar:





 


 





Still dying to know more about the KEEPER world? Here's some concept art from the series drawn by me:


 



Here are the GORGEOUS full color character portraits done by Laura Hollingsworth:

And check out these AMAZING character sketches drawn by Courtney Godbey:


To see some awesome KEEPER fan art, click HERE.
(and if you'd like to share your fan art, email it to SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com.)



Keeper of the Lost Cities Playlist
(aka: songs that inspired me as I wrote)
Disappear, The Summer Obsession
Ordinary Day, Vanessa Carlton
You Found Me, Kelly Clarkson
Breathe, Anberlin
A Place In This World, Taylor Swift
Awakening, Mae
Swim, Jack's Mannequin
Jump Rope, Blue October
Pressure, Paramore
The Everglow, Mae
Chapter One, Lifehouse
Let the Flames Begin, Paramore
Conspiracy, Paramore
Glass to the Arson, Anberlin
Fallen, Sarah McLachlan
The Rescue, American Hi-Fi
Saved (acoustic version), The Spill Canvas
Chase This Light, Jimmy Eat World
One Safe Place (live), Marc Cohn

Listen to the songs on Spotify, HERE


EXILE Playlist
(aka: songs that inspired me as I wrote)
Franklin, Paramore
All in All, Lifehouse
Fear, onerepublic
Tied Together With a Smile, Taylor Swift
Tomorrow, Avril Lavigne
Papercut, Linkin Park
Away From the Sun, 3 Doors Down
Never Grow Up, Taylor Swift
Crawling, Linkin Park
Sleep, Azure Ray
See You Again, Carrie Underwood
Trouble, Coldplay
Broken, Lifehouse
DOA, Foo Fighters
Now, Paramore
Square One, Tom Petty
The Resolution, Jack's Mannequin
Anything But Ordinary, Avril Lavigne

Listen to the songs on Spotify HERE


EVERBLAZE Playlist
(aka: songs that inspired me as I wrote)
Spinning, Jack's Mannequin
The House That Built Me, Miranda Lambert
Brink of Disaster, Mae
Trying, Lifehouse
World on Fire, Sarah McLachlan
Eyes, Rogue Wave
Radioactive, Imagine Dragons
Iridescent, Linkin Park
Duck and Run, 3 Doors Down
Heroes, David Cook
Careful, Paramore
Run, Collective Soul
Burn it Down, Linkin Park
It Ends Tonight, The All-American Rejects
The Resistance, Anberlin
Titanium, David Guetta & Sia 
Ordinary World, Duran Duran
Burn, Ellie Goulding

Listen to the songs on Spotify HERE


NEVERSEEN Playlist
(aka: songs that inspired me as I wrote)
Fight Song, Rachel Platten
Marching On, onerepublic
Superheroes, The Script
Where I Come From, Lifehouse
One Thing, Finger Eleven
Brave, Sara Bareilles
See the Sun, Dido
Masterpiece, Jessie J
Team, Lorde
Last Hope, Paramore
Everybody Wants to Rule the World, Lorde
Lying from You, Linkin Park
When it Rains, Paramore
 Aftermath, Lifehouse

Listen to the songs on Spotify HERE


LODESTAR Playlist
(aka: songs that inspired me as I wrote)
Be OK, Ingrid Michaelson
We Used to Be Friends, The Dandy Warhals
Apologize, onerepublic
Undone, Lifehouse
Let Go, Frou Frou
Am I Ever Gonna Find Out, Lifehouse
Shed Some Light, Shinedown
Secrets, onerepublic
Wish, Lifehouse
Never Let this Go, Paramore
Leave Out All the Rest, Linkin Park
Same Mistake, James Blunt
Fly from the Inside, Shinedown
Low Fidelity, the Spill Canvas
How to Save a Life, The Fray
For a Pessimist, I’m Pretty Optimistic, Paramore
Closer to the Edge, 30 Seconds to Mars
Hit the Floor, Linkin Park
Nobody’s Home, Avril Lavigne
Rise Up, Andra Day


Listen to the songs on Spotify HERE


STILL want more Keeper fun?
Then make sure you check out:
KeeperoftheLostCities.com



And I know you guys LOVE to comment and chat with each other, but this page has reached the 200 Threaded Comment limit, so alas, no more comments can go through. Blame technology!

200 comments:

  1. Ahhhhhhh! So excited! Thank you soooo much for putting this together! And by the way, I love your art! Pink Iggy's so cute! Sorry I'm using so many exclamation marks! I can't contain myself!!!!

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  2. Is there going to be a third in the series?

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    1. Better question: is there going to be a fourth?

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    2. Even better question, Will there be a fifth?

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    3. Crossing my fingers for more than 3! :)

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    4. Hoping for somewhere around 20!!!

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    5. you guys are missing the important number: is there going to be 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,? PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just kidding. The title for book three is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! Team FITZ!

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  3. Ok, you HAVE to give us a picture of Fitz. We need to see all of them!

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  4. I'm either in Team Sophie or Silveny!!!! I really can't choose!!!!! Anyways, thank you so much for putting up this fan page. It must have taken you a lot of work!!! I just <3 your art!!!! I can't believe you're good at writing AND at art!!! I'm waiting for Keeper 3!!!! Good luck with the writing!!!
    -KC

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  5. More teams? YAY!!!!! Okay now I'm team Sophie-Dex plus Silveny and Iggy. But even though I'm mainly Sophie-Dex I'm DIEING to see a picture of Fitz. When I first saw the Exile cover I thought it was Fitz. Then I was like "Ohhh, it's Keefe that makes much more sense." Okay I'm gonna stop rambling now so I can say YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!
    -K

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    1. No,no team Sophie-Dex!

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    2. Team Fitz! Whoop! Whoop!

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    3. TEAM FOSTER-KEEFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. Oh this is soo cool!
    Shannon just keeps getting more awesome by the day! :)

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  7. Thanks for the new page! You are the best author ever!!! I can't believe you are going to be in Phoenix, but I can't meet you! Ugh.... Book 3 can't come soon enough! Team Sophie AND Team Keefe! Thank you writing the Keeper books (best series EVER)!!! :D

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    1. YES! At last, another Team Keefe....I'm all for him..

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    2. Keefe fans need to stick together! *highfive*

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    3. Right with ya guys! *fistpump*

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    4. Team Keefe!! *double fistpump*

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    5. I agree with you guys too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    6. I'm in the ranks of the Team Keefe army!!!!! Woot!

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    7. YAY!!!!! GO Team Keefe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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    8. Are you guys kidding? Team Sophie-Silveny. Obviously you don't know a thing about alicorn. Hahaha :) just joking. Team Keefe is my second choice (next to team Sophie-Silveny).

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    9. Agreed, totally Team Keefe. Fitz is too brotherly, AND he did call her a "little sis" and compared her to Biana several times, Dex is...okay-ish, but he's kinda a jerk with all the "wonderboy" thing and he's also a control-freak. And Keefe is just..AWESOME!
      And dreamy, call me weird if you have to. ;)

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  8. this is so great!! i'm team keefe, silveny and sophie!!

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    1. Team Fitz and Sophie!!!!!!! they would be awesome together.

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    2. Nah! Sophie suits Keefe and plus its obvious that he likes Sophie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fitz even said that it would be nice to have Sophie as her little sister at the first book!!!

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    3. Keefe is like totally fabulous*flips hair majestically*

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    4. Big whoop for team IGGY!!!! *whoop whoop dance* :)

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    5. . Excited to see the cover for Everblaze!! When will I be able to preorder it?
      Keeper is like the perfect escape from reality! Its awesome..., and I can imagine the places people and events vividly!! Best. Book. Ever.
      I've read the books like 6 times each! Though who Sophie likes isn't the most important , part, I definetely have my own strong opinion. Fitz all the way! They all are nice but I think Fitz is the most connected to Sophie. She can send messages to him. Plus, he's the one who found her.

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  9. AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! SOOOOO COOL!!!! Love this series SO MUCH! I'm rereading it again, for the fourth or fifth time in the last six months. CAN'T WAIT FOR K33P3R 3!!!!!!!!!

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    1. I so agree with you! This is my favorite series ever!!!!!

      ~Jas

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  10. Oh my gosh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This page is so cool!!!! It just got me wanting to read the books again:) I am still team Dex/Sophie and now Silveny, but I want to see what Fitz's picture looks like:) I'm so happy!!!!!! Can't wait until Keeper 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. I am on Team Fitz and I also can not wait to see what he looks like:)

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    2. I'm Team Dex/Sophie too! High five!

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  11. Keeper of the Lost Cities Fan;)January 23, 2014 at 9:50 PM

    I love this!! All of it is super cool! I think i'm a team all the way for just about everybody, especially Sophie and Dex:)

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    1. Your Sophie-Dex too?! Yay!!

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    2. Sophie and Dex are not cousins, they are NOT blood related in any way. Dex knows Sophie the best out of any one anyway. But if she had to end up with any one other than Dex, I'd want it to be Keefe, Fitz is to much like a big brother to her. And, come on, Glitter Butt, that's funny stuff:)

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    3. Yeah Sophie is not blood related in any way to Dex besides, Technopathy? That's so cool!

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    4. I know right:) Dex is crazy for not thinking his technopath ability isn't cool.

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    5. I don't know. I agree, they are cousins. Dex and Sophie can be friends but they can not be boyfriend and girlfriend. GO TEAM FITZ

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    6. What! Come on Anonymous right above me, they are not cousins! Sophie came from the mortal world, Sophie didn't even meet Grady and Edaline until she was twelve, and they aren't her blood parents either. That makes Sophie and Dex not related.

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    7. Yeah Sophie and Dex aren't related by blood or anything like that, but still you have to admit that it would be sort of strange if it was Sophie with Dex. I mean does Sophie even need a boyfriend???? Come on she's only 13. But if I had to choose someone it would definitely be Keefe. Sophie needs some humor in her life!!

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    8. GO TEAM FITZ!n Shannon I love your books!

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    9. I like you Min. Team Sophie-Dex!!!

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  12. I'm team Sophie and team Fitz! It took me forever to pick, but here I am! Go team Sophie and Fitz! You are an awsome writter! I'm writting my third novel and hoping to get published! I strive to become like you. I too and good at art and writting! Sorry, I like exclamation marks!

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    1. Yah! Another member on Team Fitz and Sophie. Whoever wrote the comment above me is so COOL:)

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    2. I decided that I am team Fitz-Sophie-Silveny. I LOVE unicorns, alicorns etc. Sophie is awesome, and Fitz is interesting.

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    3. Thanks, you guys are COOL too!

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  13. GGGGGGGGGOOOOOOO TTTEEEAAAM SSSOOOOOPPPPPHHHIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEE AND FFFFFFITTTTTTTTZ!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the new page. I love it. Are you going to come to the East side of the United states because I know that I am not the only one who would like to see you on this side of the country:) Anyway is there anything that you can tell us about Keeper three? Is the Keeper series going to a trilogy or are you planning to write more than two books? Anyway, I also can't wait to see what Fitz looks like. I have been reading keeper ever since the first book came out and have been Dying, DYING to see what Fitz looks like. Do you have any idea when we can see the cover for book three? it doesn't even have to be the final cover, it can only be a sketch.
    Well keep on writing!
    -A

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    1. Go Fitz! You know, I almost feel like I don't want Sophie to choose a boy. Maybe still have a crush on someone, but not really mention who. I mean if she does pick someone, the other teams will be upset. Still though, Go FITZ!!!!!

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  14. Totally team Sophie, Dex, and Silveny!

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    1. Yes!! More Sophie-Dex team members!!

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    2. Sweet!!!! Go team Dex and Sophie!!!!!!!!!!!

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    3. No way! I love Dex and all, but Sophie JUST has to pick Fitz. He is soooooooo awesome.

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    4. Thank you up there right over me! Fitz was being a jerk to Sophie even though it wasn't her fault! Besides in the first book Fitz said he thought of Sophie as a little sister and Dex was jealous of one of Sophie's admirers during midterms.

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    5. No way! Fitz's reputation may have been ruined in book two (why Shannon did you have to do this?:( ) but he is still cool. go team Fitz

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    6. GO TEAM KEEFE!!! I used to like Fitz but the "Deck" thing sort of threw me off. It's pretty obvious that he did that on purpose. Also he was a total jerk to Sophie later on so I think that deep down he's pretty cruel or has anger management issues... I think that Sophie should choose Keefe because he's always encouraging to her and cracking jokes to lighten the mood.

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    7. I think fitz was a jerk because he was mad about might losing his dad, plus he might of been jealous that his dad chose Sophie to be his guide instead of him.

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    8. I still don't think that that was any reason to abuse Sophie like that. Sure I understand what Fitz was feeling, but to take it on Sophie when he ultimately knew it wasn't her fault? That's what l call mean.

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    9. i am in love with the keeper books!!!!!!!!! i was so obsessed, my mom had to literally pry the book out of my hand so I could sleep(I hate school nights).

      just want to ask, if there will be more books. i am hoping there wont be more than 3 books - before you shoot me let me tell u- i hate waiting for books to come out. i need the books now, so unless you have a time machine i am rooting for 3 books

      now, for the team thingy. sorry dex fans but i cant see dex with sophie. i know they are not blood related but they are cousins. i know grady thinks they are more than just friends, but it is just too wierd.

      my vote is either keefe of fitz. since fitz was being a knucklehead in book two, i am rooting for keefe. if you look at the signs you can see he has something going on....... why cant sophie become an empath! it would totally clear some feelings!!!!!!

      i just cant wait till the next book comes out so i can see how it turns out. right? now all i have to do is figure out how to keep my mind away from these books for the next 8 months.......

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    10. Fitz used to be my favorite until I realized how mean he could be to people. So I went with Keefe instead because of his goofy personality. Dex sort of acts like a little kid some times, I mean I totally agree with the "Wonderboy" title. But for some reason him and Sophie together doesn't sit well with me.

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    11. Wow.. Why does everyone have such good opinions?! I really think I'm ready to explode waiting for this third book... I mean who is Sophie going to pick... Oh man that time machine sounds awesome..

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  15. I really love the first two books!!!!! Keep up the good work!!!!

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  16. Go Team Fitz. I know a lot of people want Sophie and Keefe to get together(not including me), but I think that Keefe should be with Biana. Fitz's sister, like, seems to have a crush on Keefe. Sophie already has Dex and Fitz (Go Fitz), but Biana doesn't really have anyone. Also, Keefe and Sophie are to much like brother and sister, and my friends and I think that they would not be a very good boyfriend and girlfriend. I think Sophie and Fitz would.

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    1. Once again, let's not leave Jensi out of this... it's pretty clear he's got a crush on Biana

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    2. I agree Jensi obviously has a crush on Biana. Even if they can be polar opposites.

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    3. I agree with that that Biana should be with Keefe, and I actually think that Marella should be with either Jensi or Fitz. I think there should be a team Marella. I would totally be on her team, with team Sophie, and team Silveny.

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  17. No not Fitz... Keefe all the way... Don't ask me what my problem is, for I have none

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    1. I haven't decided on Keefe or Dex yet. I love Dex. Keefe was on my bad side at first but in Exile I took a liking to him. I will have to wait until the third book to learn more about him before I say what team I'm truly on. (And don't ask why, I just don't like Fitz that much, he's a good friend and all, but to brotherly.)

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    2. Go team Keefe!!! Dex is cool but he's to much like a brother to Sophie, and Fitz is just too perfect all the time. Honestly though I don't think Sophie should have a boyfriend yet. She needs to slow down a bit.

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    3. Come on people. Fitz actually said she was like a sister to him. And Keefe is not a ''bad boy'' he has a bad family life. And for the fifth time, think about it. Grady and Edaline are not Sophie's blood parents, that makes Dex not related in any way. Who even started this cousin thing anyway? Fitz is to perfect.

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    4. Who said Wonderboy could date Sophie?

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    5. Fitz SHOULD date Sophie! Go Team Fitz

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  18. My friend says that Fitz was a jerk to Sophie in Exile. I agree, but Sophie and Dex together would be really weird because they are sort of cousins. And I don't see Keefe and Sophie together. They've got more of a brother-sister thing going on. But I also don't get why Sophie should be thinking about this right now. She's only 12, and she doesn't need a boyfriend!

    -A.S.

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    1. I don't like Fitz that much, I don't know why. But I will say he was stressed about his Dad's mind being broken and what-not, so he had a reason to be a jerk, plus he made up with Sophie in the end. But he seems more like a big brother to Sophie then Keefe. Dex and Sophie aren't blood related at all so it wouldn't really be weird. But I agree, she is thirteen and doesn't need a boyfriend until she's at least fifteen or sixteen. I'm still team Dex/Sophie though:)

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    2. I agree very much with you. I personally am not a huge fan of Fitz....(Yes yes kill me whatever)

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    3. I will not kill you! 'Cause Fitz is great and all but he called Dex 'Deck', on purpose yet! Who dose that? Wonder boy can be a real jerk when he wants to be even when he's not stressed out.

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    4. WHAT! Fitz is SOOOO cool.vvi don't care how he acted in the second book. he is still awseome

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    5. Go Fitz! He is the guy for Sophie! Anyway, is there anything you can tell us about the third book?

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    6. No he is not. He's way too brotherly. And I don't think he's ttally interested in Sophie. GO KEEFE! Ke

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    7. Fitz and Keefe have too many girls already going for them. And SOPHIE DOESN'T NEED A BOYFRIEND!!!! Sorry, but I just don't think she should date at 13!

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    8. I'm with you on that, 13 is way to young. At least 15 or 16, but to tell the truth I don't think Sophie has any plan to have a boyfriend right now, I think all of the Keeper fans do:)

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    9. But this is a fantasy novel! And Sophie has to get a boyfriend before the end of the series! Go Team Keefe!

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    10. I like Dex, but if she had to end up with someone else, I'd want it to be Keefe. But seriously, I'm still team Dex-Sophie:)

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    11. You people are missing 2 important things, you have to remember although Sophie is only 13 now she's going to get older, and remember the elves don't even consider age as anything important because they have MUCH longer lifespans than elves, and also elves kind of stop aging when they reach adulthood, and for those who are against team Fitz because he's 3 years older than her, don't you notice after a certain age teens all look the same and the same thing with adults ( i have two cousins who are siblings, one is 14years old the other is 17 years old and they are always mistaken as twins now because of their height became more even, the 17 year old gets mad when people think of them as twins because shes like 3 years older then the 14 year old, and she misses being able to do things the 14 cant do, like when their ages were 5 and 8 the 8 year could ride her bike without training wheels and the 5 year old would get jealous and i guess its just sibling competition)

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  19. Team Foster-Keefe!

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    1. I am totally team Sophie and Fitz. Fitz was the first elf Sophie ever saw! they have to be together!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    2. No they don't. Fitz is more like an older brother, and he doesn't exactly take a 'crush' liking for Sophie

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    3. What! Fitz totally like Sophie, he just doesn't show it! Team Fitz all the way!

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    4. I'm for Dex/Sophie, but if there was some horrible reason that they couldn't be together (Please don't let there be some horrible reason) Keefe would be my second choice.

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    5. Go Team Foster-Keefe! they should totally end up together!

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  20. Still no Alden? He's definitely my favorite character!

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  21. I think there should be Team Biana!

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  22. I'm team Sophie, Iggy, and Silveny!

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  23. C'mon people! Where is the love for poor Fitz! He IS the guy for Sophie! Keefe is way to brother like.
    -A

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    1. Yeah!! Go Fitz! I am a true member to team Fitz! GGGGGOOOO FITTTZZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!1

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    2. I say Fitz is to brotherly to Sophie. I'm with the person right above me, Dex is the life fuel that fills champions! Team Dex-Sophie!!

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    3. Nah. Fitz is not the best choice. Try to look past his good looks. He doesn't seem like a very kind person, in my opinion. Dex, however, is one of those people you got to love.-V

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    4. Oh come on, Everyone knows that there wouldn't even be a STORY without SOPHIE???

      TEAM SOPHIE TILL MY DEATH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    5. I agree with the TEAM SOPHIE TILL MY DEATH person :) Totally. And technopathy does rock. Dex should just stop trying to hide his ability and explore all the awesome things about technopathy!

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  24. Sup Shannon,
    I was wondering, I know you have all your songs for Keeper, but is there something else that inspired you? Did you just wake up one day and had an idea in your head, or did you maybe watch something? But I was just wondering:) Keeper is one of the best books ever!!! keep writing!!

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  25. TEAM SOPHIE ALL THE WAY!!!!!!
    I have read your books 10 TIMES EACH, and loved them every time. I AM SOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED FOR KEEPER #3!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you have any teaser then I would be sooooooo thankful!

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    1. YEAH GO TEAM SOPHIE!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm like Sophie so it's hard to resist. So I didn't resist

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  26. I am totally team Sophie-Dex!!!!!

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  27. *interrupts this adorable debate to add*

    I'm trying to not to comment much over here, since we seem to run out of comment space so quickly. But I *did* want to say that, for those of you concerned about Sophie's age and dating (the whole, "she's only 13!" thing) keep in mind that, yanno, she *will* age as the books go on. She definitely won't be 13 forever. I could never be THAT cruel to her. ;)

    Okay, as you were!

    *runs away with flailing muppet arms*

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    1. Good point... Sophie will get older. She won't stay 13 forever, so that brings me to another point. HOW ON EARTH DO YOU DECIDE WHICH TEAM YOU ARE ON??? All three boys are totally awesome! Dex is more of her best friend, and Sophie doesn't show any love interest in him, I think. Not yet, at least... And she totally likes Fitz, and I think he likes her back. I can't wait to find out! And Keefe... well... you can tell that Sophie doesn't think of him that way.

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    2. HOWEVER! Even if she is young, we can still get a head start on the debate.. *evil laugh*

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    3. Thank you Shannon (I'm wondering if I should call you Mrs.Messenger or Shannon.)
      GO TEAM SOPHIE!!! *high five!*
      Oh and yeah....flailing Muppet arms commence!!!! :{D (moustache face!)

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    4. I said I'm team Sophie. How can I choose which guy is right for her? If it were me, I'd go for one of the older guys, 'cause that's just my style, but Dex is nice too. Although, I wish he'd get over his prejudice against Fitz!

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  28. I am so confused of what team I'm on, but I'm fine with that, it gives me an excuse to read them both again:) I love these books soooooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!! So much that I'm making my mom read them so I can have debates with her about everything:)Go team who ever!!!!!!!!!

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  29. i have introduced these books to almost everyone i know, even my dad!! and he is wondering if Keefe is pronounced key-fe of kie-f or something else??

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  30. I accidentally read the 2 book first and then I went and bought book one and read it 4 times in a row!!!!!! Go team Sophie-Dec!!!!!

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  31. That's exactly the same boat as I'm in! Except I've already read the books too much so my mom wont let me read them again :(

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    1. Haha, that's what my mom said. So when ever I say I am going to read it again I start quoting famous authors about how a person has to read the book more than once to like it. She usually agrees:) But now I'm making her read it and she is getting why Iv read it five times in a row:)

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    2. I now right? I am trying to get my mom to read it! GO TEAM FITZ

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  32. I can't believe that there needed to be two pages for all the comments! Well I understand cuz commenting is so fun. These books are AMAZING!! Definitely in my top five list. How do people come up with such good ideas for books? I mean it takes me forever just to figure out names for my characters! I going to join the debates now and say that TEAM KEEFE IS THE BEST!!!!!! Woot!

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  33. I think that Fitz is nice and all but seriously he is like 16 and Sophie is 13!!! That's why I am team Sophie-Dex!!! :)

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    2. Ya-ha!! Go team Dex/Sophie!!!

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  34. I can't believe it! The book title is awesome!! I figured out who is on the cover, it has to be Fitz1 Because everyone has practically BEGGED for it and Shannon said she thinks it'll make everyone happy. I'm so excited to see Fitz, but still Sophie-Dex all the way.
    -K

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  35. Question for Shannon: Are Sophie and Dex cousins? I really hope the answer is no. I'm team Sophie, but if Sophie chooses a guy, it should be Dex. Keefe is more like a super fun, goofy brother and Fitz seems only skin-deep to me. He was a jerk to Dex. Are there only going to be 3 books?

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    1. I don't think that Sophie and Dex are really cousins because they're not related by blood. And I totally agree with you on Fitz. That guy needs to stop being such an arrogant "wonderboy" But since I can't imagine Dex with Sophie, I am rooting for KEEFE!!!

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    2. I liked Fitz during book 1, but then I kind of lost my love for him in book 2. He had NO RIGHT to act that mean to Sophie.

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    3. Thank you Anonymous above me! Fitz was nice to Sophie during the first book but then he went bipolar switch to a complete jerk in the second. Oh, and go Sophie-Dex!

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    4. Sophie's adoptive mother is Dex's mother's sister, but because Sophie is adopted, no one refers to them or thinks of them as cousins. In fact, careful reading of Exile includes at least two hints that Grady (Sophie's adopted father), ships them/thinks there is something romantic going on between them and very much approves (see pages 27 and 402). They weren't raised as cousins, they aren't cousins by blood, and the people around them don't see them as cousins. And I agree with you (aka: the original poster), out of "Sophie's Boys" I like Sophie/Dex best. He's the one who is always, or at least tries very hard, to ALWAYS be there for her when she needs him. And she in return is very conscientious of his feelings and does her best to cheer him up when he is upset (though she rightly draws the line when he's being too petty with his jealousy). The beginning of Exile really cinched it for me. Not only do we have Dex going out of his way to cheer Sophie up after a rough day, his description of the incident at the end of book one (not described to avoid being to spoilery for the page) not only shows how much he cares about Sophie and wants to protect her, but also how much he trusts her to be able to protect herself and him. I know Sophie likes Fitz, and will most likely end up with him, but it still stands out to me how many times we have Dex proving how much he believes in Sophie in the same book that Fitz spends the majority blaming her for something that was not her fault.

      And now I'm rambling, but back to the original questions, according to the FAQs, there are currently only plans for 3 Keepers books, but Shannon might end up writing more if she gets inspired and interest is high. :)

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    5. You took the words right out of my keyboard, I agree with the person right above me. Dex is awesome! I really hope there is not only going to be three books though. My fingers, toes and tongue are crossed.

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    6. Wow... that was seriously very well thought out! I agree with you. Dex and Sophie are still sort of cousins, but if Grady approves, then I guess in the Lost Cities Sophie and Dex aren't considered cousins. Which is good... Dex is awesome! :) I still am not on Team Sophie-Dex (just Team Sophie), but you guys are persuading me pretty well. :)

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    7. What is with the wonder boy fan-girls? Fitz is like two or three years older than Sophie. Besides Dex has been through way more with Sophie than Fitz ever has, even Keefe has been through more with Sophie. Plus what does he have that Dex doesn't?! Team Sophie-Dex forever!

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    8. I know right, I'm with you person right above me!!!

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    9. I think that Dex is nice, but he doesn't have a very long patience line, when referring to "Wonderboy". If Sophie is friends with him, he shouldn't force her to dump him. He doesn't seem to understand girls (like me). I mean, he can be nice, but if Sophie wants to be friends with Fitz and Biana, he should let her. He can't make her change who she is, but he seems to think he can. I have a thousand more insults for Dex. GO TEAM SOPHIE-SILVENY. (there should be a team Biana, a team Gildie, a team Jensi and a team Marella, cause I would sooo be a team Biana, team Marella, team Sophie and team all of the animals in all of the books, I LOVE imaginary creatures. I even made a blog about them!)

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  36. I am totally team Keefe!!!! Although I can't wait to read Everblaze and finally see what the infamous Fitz looks like! And what's with all the "Keefe is so brotherly" comments?

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    1. Oh my gosh!!!!! I didn't know what Everblaze was but now I do!!!!!!! P.S. Keefe is not brotherly to Sophie, Fitz is.

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    2. I 100% agree!!!!!!!!

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    3. Come on everyone!!! Team Foster-Keefe!!!!

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    4. Fitz is not to brotherly for Sophie. Plus, Dex said some mean things to Fitz too!

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    5. That is true... but Fitz provoked him by calling him "Deck" on purpose, and Fitz is too stuck up and full of himself. Lets go Team Keefe!!!

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    6. Fitz called Dex Deck, like three times in the first book. How hard is it to say DEX??? Dex had the right to say something to Wonder boy, now they are even.

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    7. Team Keefe because he didn't say no mean things at all! Lol I'm just kidding, but I'm still team Keefe!

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    8. TEAM FOSTER/KEEFE ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Keefe is epic!!!!!

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  37. I can't believe it's coming out in, like, 6 months!

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    1. I hope the cover has fitz on it!!!!!!

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    2. I REALLY want to see what he looks like!

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    3. Go Team Fitz forever! he is sooooooo cool1

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  38. OMG I AM SOOO EXITED FOR EVERBLAZE !!!!!!! :)

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  39. I THINK FITZ SHOULD TURN EVIL AND SOPHIE,DEX AND KEEFE HAVE TO SAVE HIM!!!!!!!!! *dramatic music* da Da DAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!...................... just an idea................WHOS WITH ME!?!?!?! anyone................Anyone...........okay:(...........

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    1. WHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAATTTTTT!!!!! Fitz is to cool for that! Go Team Fitz

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    2. Actually I think it's a marvelous idea. *Nightmare whinny*

      -K
      P.S. For those of you who don't know what a Nightmare is look up ROTG

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    3. Totally agreeing with the anonymous on February 10th! And she has to get together with Keefe!

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    4. I don't know... could be bad... could be good...

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  40. I'm so glad that there's a pace to post all the comments!!!!!!! I just wanted to say... GO TEAM KEEFE!!!!!!!

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  41. I'm curious about other people's theories concerning the Black Swan and their eventual motives. (Since it says on page 1 of book 1 that Sophie is their creation, I figure this isn't too spoilery for this page.) Their end goal is hard to tell at this point (they are so mysterious, I love it), and even the little details leave room to wonder. Such as Sophie's eyes. Were they just a side affect, or did they make them brown on purpose so the elves would be less likely to find her before the Black Swan wanted them to? After all, if that pack of Kindergarteners hadn't passed by at the right time to show Fitz that Sophie is a telopath, he would have walked away, assuming she wasn't an elf purely because of her eye color. And Shannon mentions Sophie pulling her loose eyelashes quite a lot. I've started wondering if the Black Swan programed that in so that she would leave DNA samples behind for them to use in testing whether she is working right and allowing them to break into her things with DNA locks.

    What do you guys think? Any theories about the Black Swan and the Others?

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    1. Your ideas are really creative with the eyelashes and everything. I never thought about it like that. But I think that the Black Swan are using Sophie to rescue the human world for some reason and the Pyrokinetics don't want that to happen. Fintan was obviously hiding something. Also I think that Sophie will bring back Prentice.

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    2. Team Dex is building up it's members and seems like Team Keefe and Fitz are losing their's!!! Come on people what about Keefe??? Sophie needs to pair up with him!!

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    3. In exile the black swan aren't sure why her eyes were like that.

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    4. O.O Wow, I never thought of that...but now that you mention it, it makes complete sense. You should write mystery books. Also on a related note anyone have any theories on the other group with the pyrotechnic? You know the ones that DON'T like Sophie.
      -K

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    5. It seams as though they want some kind of information from her and then just get rid of her afterward. If the Pyrotechnic wasn't Fintan it was an unregistered Pyrotechnic. I think they're trying to scare Sophie into submission to do something by using Everblaze to threaten her family.

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    6. Remember that there are some elves that don't like humans and having to live in secret, away from humans? Well, maybe there are some pyrokinetics, like Fintan, out there that don't like humans, so the whole Everblaze thing in Book 1 was so that the pyrokinetics could burn down the human world and get rid of humans.

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    7. Well if they wanted to destroy the humans then why did they try to kill Sophie and Dex? I think the Pyrokinetics totally have the power to wipe out the humans easily, so why even bother with a weird mutant girl like Sophie, even if she's really smart? And what did humans ever do to the elves anyways?

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    8. I think that the Black Swan could have some sort of system where the have their own dwarves invading Exile. Also, considering that Prentice seemed to know exactly what to show Sophie, and since they'd need a really good telepath for manipulating Prentice's mind in the state it was in, they might have multiple people like Sophie. I also think that Keefe's dad might be involved with either the Black Swan or the group of pyrokinetics. He always seemed to act weird around Sophie.

      P.S. Shannon, if you're reading this, please tell us if any of our theories are right!!!

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    9. I wonder if the group of pyrokinetics are actually trying to use Sophie for themselves. In book one when Sophie is captured the pyrokinetics talk about relocating her and altering her memories. After all, Sophie is really powerful.

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    10. I think that Jolie was part of the black swan cause it said in exile that sophie saw jolie in prentice's mind so she may have been part of the black swan

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  42. I decided on a boy finally it took me forever well I chose...... Keefe!

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    1. Way to go!!! You chose wisely!

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    2. I think Sophie should go for Dex! Keefe would be my second choice. I like Fitz and his family, but I wouldn't say Fitz and Sophie should be together. He's just to perfect and he's more brotherly. I think all three boys like Sophie though, and I will feel bad for the other two when she picks one

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    3. I was team fitz but then I thought of Sophie and fitz as boyfriend and girlfriend and it seems weird
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  43. Omg this is the BEST book I ever read (I would know cause I read a lot). I started reading and I couldn't stop. I finished book one and begged my mom to get me exile! I just finished exile and I can't wait for October so I can read the third keeper book! I also wanted to tell you I totally Idolize you Shannon!

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    1. Shannon is amazing!!!!!!!!

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    2. Shannon is a fantastical author!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [yes it does need that many exclamation marks :) ]

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  44. Speaking of the Black Swan, am I the only one who has a theory (especially after reading book 2) that Sophie is somehow Jolie and Brant's (I know I'm spelling his name wrong!) daughter?! I feel like there were MAJOR hints in book 2 that Jolie was in the black Swan.

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  45. I don't think I'm "team" anything when it comes to the boys. I love Fitz, Keefe, and Dex for different reasons.

    I personally think that Sophie and Keefe don't have a romantic relationship. To me, they are just friends.

    So, the battle between Fitz and Dex. I think that Dex is (right now) just a best friend and nothing more. I think if both asked her to go out with them, Sophie would choose Fitz.

    However, EXILE did throw me through a loop. Sophie still might be upset about the fact Fitz got mad at her.

    I see Dex as her friend who wants to be something more.
    I see Fitz as her crush who isn't ready to be in a relationship.

    These are my personal views and aren't right OR wrong. You can agree or disagree, just no "Kiki Bashing". :)

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    1. I totally agree with you. Keefe will never get a long with Sophie, they are too different. But they will still be really good friends. (I think some keeper fans want keefe to themselves:)

      Dex and Sophie would not happen either. First, because they are cousins. Let's be real guys, I don't think Sophie could ever be a couple without it being supper awkward.

      I am a proud team Fitz member. I agree Fitz was mean in Exile, but I believe that he will make it up to her some how. Still, they are not ready to be a couple.

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    2. For one thing, do any of the characters in Keeper think of Sophie and Dex as cousins? No, no they don't. Sophie was adopted when she was twelve years old, Edaline and Grady are her guardians, not blood parents. That makes Sophie and Dex not related in any way. Fitz is to perfect. He is brotherly towards Sophie, he is nice and all, but I do not think he and Sophie should end up together. And Keefe I think people are judging to early. I think he has a lot more about him that is undiscovered. I really, really hope she ends up with someone that is not Fitz.
      Team Dex

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    3. You are totally right! I love Keefe alot but I have a feeling his dad is evil! I want Sophie and Keefe to end up together, but if you ask my sister that's a different story. She thinks Sophie and Fitz NEED to get together.

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  46. Im defintly Team KEEFE! or Fitz i love fitz! sophie and Keefe need to get together!

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  47. GO TEAM SOPHIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Now, let's talk about the fight between Dex Fitz and Keefe for Sophie. I think we shall eliminate the bad answers to this question first. Fitz and Sophie, will not happen. Fitz took out all his anger on Sophie in EXILE and if Fitz did that again when they were dating, they would break up. End of story. Keefe and Sophie I can't see happening. Sophie Foster with the bad boy? I don't think so. Now, DEX and Sophie, yes. I bet they're going to get so close that they will start to like each other. They were even nearly drugged to death together. How cute is that? (Jk) But seriously it's going to be Soph-ex, not Soph-itz or Sopheefe.
    GO TEAM SOPHIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Um no way SISTER! Dex is too um, how do i say this. Don't get me wrong I LOVE Dex but he is just not right for Sophie. Keefe is as right as it gets. No one will EVER be better than Keefe. I wouldn't mind her ending up with any of them, but Keefe is my first choice, then Fitz, then Dex he totally likes her but she just doesn't feel that way. Remember the line in exile "ya i like Fitz, I mean i don't like him, it's just.... ya Fitz is cool." Or something like that she just doesn't go with Dex.

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    2. For one thing, how do you know I'm a girl? For all you know I could be a fourteen year old guy from Canada. And Sophie can change her mind about Dex in the years to come. But I do agree, Keefe is a better character then Fitz. But you know, whatever as long as she doesn't hook up with Fitz.

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    3. I know it's lame. I'm replying to myself...
      But anyway, I'm going to prove you people wrong about Sophie liking Keefe or Fitz. You guys ever heard from somewhere that the boy has to get the dad to get the girl? It's completely true. And Grady is already suspecting Dex and Sophie to be boyfriend and girlfriend. (You Know what I mean if you've read EXILE) Well, that's it, so um....yeah. Thank for considering the following. ( Bill Nye the Science Guy :D)

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  48. I am not sure what to think. Keefe may kind of act like a bad boy, but he has a bad family life and I think there is much more about him that we don't know. Fitz I do not like, but I will say again that his Dad's mind was broken, and Fitz was mad and frustrated. And he apologized to Sophie in the end. I do agree with you though, I love Dex and I am really hoping that he and Sophie are together in the end:)
    GO TEAM DEX-SOPHIE!

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  49. I haven't been on here for awhile now but I'm so happy for the title reveal of K33P3R !!!!!! And I <3 all the new teams!!!!!!!! I never had a favourite (they're are too many awesome characters to choose from to have a fav) but I'm so DIEING to see a pic of Fitz!!!!!!! And to see the cover of K33P3R!!!!!!!! And to read it ofcourse!!!!!
    ~ S (a fan who LOVES your work)

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  50. Hi Shannon Messenger! Wow I can't believe I have the guts to do this but I'm going to anyway. I'm a writer too, and I love it! But I was wondering if you could give me any advice. Anything that you find helpful when you write and stuff like that.
    THANK YOU!!!
    -A.L.Y.

    P.S. I got 'Exile' for my birthday back in January and read it in a day! I loved it that much! Since then I've read both books one and two 6 times (each)! They are just so amazingly good!

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  51. Team Sophie! It's hard to chose a guy

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      Team Sophie!!!!

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  52. I'm totally Team Keefe....and yeah, Sophie is only thirteen and all but Dex is way too immature, no offense, and Fitz is too brotherly, so...eventually it goes to the one and only Keefe!

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  53. Team Keefe all the way! Dex is totally out of the question (cos' I find him too forceful, always being a jerk about Sophie's friends and stuff). Fitz was okay-ish in the first part, in the second...not so much-than there's the fact he called Sophie "Little sis" several times, and he's way older than her, so...The One and Only Keefe!!!

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  54. Team Keefe the whole way! Fitz is too brotherly, and he has mentioned her as a "little sis" several times and even compared her to Biana. And Dex is like, a total control-freak, and he has wayyyy too much hate/rage in him. And Keefe (call me weird) is soooo dreamy....and just downright AWESOME!!!!!!! :D :D :D

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  55. Wow--I can't believe we've already reached the (annoying) 200-threaded-comments limit! Clearly this is proof that KEEPER fans are AMAZING.

    But, it also means we need to move the conversation again. So I'm turning off the ability to comment over here (since they won't show up anyway) And now, if you would like to keep chatting with each other:

    CLICK HERE FOR TEAM KEEPER CONTINUED!

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