Keeper of the Lost Cities is the Perfect Summer Binge Read Series


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Keeper of the Lost Cities Summer Binge Read

My oldest daughter loves to read. She certainly takes after her mother as I always had my nose in a book at her age. We recently discovered the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, and she breezed right though it. It really was THAT good. There are seven books so far, with the eighth, titled Legacy, arriving in bookstores everywhere November 5th, 2019

If your child(ren) have not yet read this series, it is the PERFECT summer reading binge! In fact, I think we are going to read through them again. Most kids can probably finish one book a week – which is a great goal to set. This will help cure summer boredom, stop that summer slide right in it’s tracks, and be a fun family bonding experience if you decide to read together.

The author, Shannon Messenger, is convinced of this herself. She is doing something really cool for the summer – the #KeeperReadAlong. I’ll tell you more on that a little later.

Keeper of the Lost Cities book 7

About Book 1: Keeper of the Lost Cities

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. The reason? Sophie’s a Telepath, someone who can read minds. No one knows her secret—at least, that’s what she thinks…

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 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.

Keeper of the Lost Cities series

Join the #KeeperReadAlong with Us!

This summer is the perfect time to catch up on the series before the newest book is released. I know my daughters love to read in their free time – so we are totally going to take advantage of this time to get ready for Book 8!

So we were super excited to hear about the #KeeperReadAlong, hosted by the author herself – Shannon Messenger – starting June 10th and ending July 29th. Each of the 7 weeks will be dedicated to a book in the series, starting with book 1 of course.

On Mondays, Shannon will kick off the week of reading, plus answer fans’ questions about that book the following Sunday. PLUS there will be more events and fun surprises throughout the week!

Be sure to use the hashtag – #KeeperReadAlong – so you don’t miss anything!

Keeper of the Lost Cities book series

Keeper of the Lost Cities Series

Just take a quick look at these stunning covers and tell me you aren’t chomping at the bit to check out these books! If you are a teacher or librarian, be sure to check out these great Keeper of the Lost Cities reading guides.

(1) Keeper of the Lost Cities

Book 1: Keeper of the Lost Cities

(2) Exile

Book 2: Exile

(3) Everblaze

Book 3: Everblaze

(4) Neverseen

Book 4: Neverseen

(5) Lodestar

Book 5: Lodestar

(6) Nightfall

Book 6: Nightfall

(7) Flashback

Book 7: Flashback

Check out the trailer for Book 7: Flashback!

Book 8: Legacy – Releases November 5th, 2019

Shannon Messenger

Photo Credit: Devende Photography

About the Author

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’s studied art, screenwriting, and film production, but she realized her real passion was writing for children.

She’s the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the award-winning middle grade series, Keeper of the Lost Cities, as well as the Sky Fall series for young adults. Her books have been featured on multiple state reading lists, published in numerous countries, and translated into many different languages. She lives in Southern California with her husband and an embarrassing number of cats.

Find her online at

Keeper of the Lost Cities Giveaway

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Keeper of the Lost Cities Book Series Prize Pack

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  1. Just like with the movies my grandkids watch, I also monitor what they read. These books definitely have my stamp of approval ??

  2. This giveaway is awesome and I have a few grandkids’ birthdays coming up who would love books ? Thank you for the opportunity!!

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