Simon & Schuster is partnering with me for a giveaway!
Summer is almost here! Bring on the books! My middle daughter is my middle schooler and she loves a good series. So much so that once she is hooked, she wants to read them all. She did this with Harry Potter. Then the following year, she did this with the Land of Stories Series. Now, with studying for finals and all, she is in the midst of Exile, Book 2 in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series and is on a mission to finish!
With this in mind, I can tell you that Keeper of Lost Cities is the perfect summer reading series for your middle schooler.
It’s no wonder that this series appeals to my daughter. The main character, Sophie Foster is a brave and complicated heroine similar to Hermione from Harry Potter. Just like Harry Potter, boys and girls will enjoy reading this fantasy series. Another part that readers will truly devour is the highly competitive love triangle: Sophie has two main love interests and many fans root for one or the other, considering themselves either “Team Keefe” or “Team Fitz.”
Get hooked on the New York Times-bestselling series that’s taking the world by storm!
When Sophie Foster discovers she’s an elf from the Lost Cities, she embarks on an incredible adventure, discovering new abilities, and making new friends. But the secrets of Sophie’s past were buried for a reason and the truth she uncovers could put all of the worlds in danger.
In Stores Now
Book 1: Keeper of the Lost Cities
Book 2: Exile
Book 3: Everblaze
Book 4: Neverseen
Book 5: Lodestar
Book 6: Nightfall
Book 7: Flashback (also out in paperback, October 8, 2019)
Coming This Fall
Book 8: Legacy (releases November 5, 2019)
Join the Summer Read-Along #KeeperReadAlong
Shannon Messenger is hosting a summer series read-along from June 10th – July 29th with the designated hashtag #KeeperReadAlong. Each of the 7 weeks will be dedicated to a book (in series order) with a kickoff from Shannon on Mondays plus a post answering a fan’s question about that book the following Sunday. Additional activations will come throughout the week.
You have to follow author Shannon Messenger on Instagram she reveals character art, teasers for upcoming installments, answers to fan questions, and more.
Educators Bonus Content
Check out the Reading Guides for teachers and librarians.
Watch the trailer for Book 7: Flashback.
Lost Cities Summer Reading Giveaway
One (1) winner receives:
- Books 1-3 in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series,
- exclusive branded art prints and pin,
- plus a $50 Visa gift card to use for a summer reading reward!
Thomas Gibson says
I am not familiar with Lost Cities series other than my niece raves about it. I haven’t heard her rave about books since the Twilight series came out so this must be good.
This series of books sound very exciting and adventurous.
Stephanie Liske says
I don’t know anything about the series yet.
bernie wallace says
I most like the sense of adventure from this book series.
starchelle haynes says
These are looking good love to read them
Cynthia C says
I like that the series is about a strong female character.
I like that my daughter to read these. It looks like an interesting series.
graeme graeme says
I haven’t read this series yet but it looks to hit the perfect age range for my book worm daughter! She would love this!
I like the adventure aspect.
Anne Perry says
I like the suspense and awe aspects of this series/
Keri Justice says
This series is new to me, I’d love to win for my daughter I think she would really enjoy it.
Janet W. says
I like that it appeals to both girl and boy readers, and it sounds adventurous!
I like the adventurous contents.
John Smith says
“What do you like most about this series? ” I like the fun adventures!
Jo-Ann Brightman says
I like that both kids and adults can enjoy8 these books, although girls like them the most.
I love that it’s a series kids can read and talk about. Sounds like a series where they will be excited to get to the next book.
Darlene Owen says
What I like about these books is it is an opportunity for young kids to get interested in reading, I have been reading since I was a very young person and love it to this day.
Danielle Bell says
This series looks like a good read
I love that the main character is a strong female! I love fantasy books because it sparks the imagination.
I like the magical aspect of it. I enjoy reading fantasy books, especially books similar to Harry Potter.
Ken C says
I have a few daughters so it will be fun to see if they are “Team Keefe” or “Team Fitz.” and they discussions we will have.
Sharon Schoepe says
I love that there is a strong female character.
Kelly D says
I like the fantasy aspect of this series. My daughter really enjoys these types of books.
kathy Persons says
it Captures the attention of tweens and teens
I haven’t read any of the books, yet so I don’t know what I like most.
Wow, this looks like an awesome series for my teen! Thanks for the info!
Kelly Skibbe says
I have never read the series but my 9 year old loves to read new books.
Mary Cloud says
I like that it’s a fantasy series for young readers. Fantasy and Sci-fi are two of my favorites.
Christa Bengtsson says
I like the fact that my daughter would like these. She is always looking a new book series.
Rosanne Robinson says
My 9 year old grandson is an avid reader and loved the Harry Potter books. The fantasy adventure book series are his favourites.
I like the adventure part.
Dana Rodriguez says
I like the fantasy the these books have, Nice cover art too!
Nicole Byer says
I like how imaginative it is
Ken Ohl says
These looks look exciting but I have never heard of these before
Birdie Skolfield says
I love that its one awesome adventure after the other we wont want it to stop !!!!!!
Jenny Q. says
I like the storyline and characters in these books. It is a good series!
Ellie Wright says
I love the action and adventure.
I like the adventure and that it is an actual series
Barbara Montag says
This is the first I have heard of the series.
Look magical with great covers.
I am not familiar with these books, but they seem like a great way to escape into another world.
Dan Denman says
I am new to this series. I like the exciting book covers. The characters and storyline have me very interested.
Betsy Barnes says
I like the Keeper of Lost Cities has a female lead character, Sophie Foster, who embarks on great adventures.
This series looks like it is full of excitement and adventures.
Patricia E says
This series is new to me. I am sure both of my daughters would love this.
Julie Bickham says
I like that its a adventure series which is my daughters favorite books to read!
Rita M says
I like that the main character is a brave heroine. (Not all heroes have to be male!)
Awesome, never heard of this one. I like adventure.
Kristen Joiner says
I know nothing about this series, but my nephew loves reading and I’m sure he will super love these.
Jacquelyn Cannon says
Iike the suspense and. mystery in this series
courtney b says
I love the actual stories
Melissa Picone says
I don’t know anything about this series but it looks fantastic.
These look like they would be great for fantasy adventure readers, and the covers are eye-pleasing.
Lauren Peterson says
I haven’t read it, but it seems like something that a lot of different ages would enjoy. I’d love to try it out, and then pass it off to friends and family.
Sophie seems like such an awesome character! I love that this series is fantasy based. Fantasy is definitely one of my favorite genres. I also like the adventure!
Michelle Donovan says
I love how exciting this looks. My daughter would dive right into this
Rebecca L says
I love a great adventure series!
Laura H says
Love that it’s a main female character! Shes an elf which I lovvveeee and she finding out secrets while on an adventure, sounds perfect!
KATE USHER says
love the themes and adventures and how you are always yearning for the next one! THANK YOU
Elizabeth Miller says
i love that this series has a strong feminine main character in a fantasy world. I also love that these are perfect for my daughters age where so many books seem to be too young or jump to the boyfriend/girlfriend world.
I love this series can keep your child interested enough to want to read the whole series. It helps encourage reading, especially over summer, and also helps develop sticking with something, longer-term concentration! And all while it is fun!
Renee Rousseau says
You had me at series! I hate when my favorite characters fade away to memory. In a series I can still visit them another day!
crystle tellerday says
Rochel S says
Havent read it yet but it sounds like something my son would enjoy!
Barb G says
That it will keep kids reading which is so important.
Lori Walker says
I like that it’s all completed and ready to buy en masse.
Ashley c says
I love that it looks entertaining and full of adventure
Antoinette M says
I like that it is full of adventure and something my daughter would enjoy!
bill norris says
Love the writing topic and style.
Cheryl Billings says
I like that they keep my Granddaughter’s attention.
Lisa Ellison says
I like the originality
I think these books would be so much fun for the kids to read.
I like that it features other wordly beings and powers and has a strong heroine as the lead character.
Dawn M. says
I like that its YA and there are several to keep my teens reading all summer.
I like that it is a series I can read with my niece. she really loves reading.
My godson loves reading adventure stores, so this would make a wonderful gift.
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I love that there is adventure to the series. Adventure is a common theme among my books in my library collection and I hope to inspire that in my daughter’s readings too.
Shelly Dixon says
I like the adventure!
I like that these are adventure books that my granddaughter would love.
Tracy Shafer says
It looks interesting and full of adventure.
Marilyn Nawara says
I like the adventures and that the books appeal to younger readers.
What I like about this series is the adventure and I know the kids would love to read these books.
My daughter loves books you recommend, this would be new for her
Clarissa Hiciano says
I love a good escape while reading. I love adventure stories. Would be good for some summer reads on the beach
Cheryl B. says
I love to see children excited about reading!
Cindy Merrill says
I do like the concept of a strong powerful girl who can badass when she needs to! Looking forward to reading the series.
beth shepherd says
I think I would like the magical adventure! Thank you
malki b says
I LOVE these books! They’re so captivating and exciting and original, not typical at all!
Denise M says
we have not read them yet but they seem like they are full of adventure and excitement
jennifer cervantes says
This series is new to my but sounds right up my daughters alley, she loves this genre of books.
Steve Weber says
This series looks like its the perfect summer read – lots of adventure and fun characters!
jeremy Mclaughlin says
Like the adventure series.
Tabathia B says
I haven’t read it yet but it looks like a great series
I like the plto and covers!
Susan Smith says
I love that the books full of adventures and the main character is a female.
Sue E says
This is the first time I have heard of this series. We are a family of readers, so I would be happy to check this out! Thank you for the opportunity! ?
I haven’t read them but they look like my nieces and nephews would like them!
I like the adventure aspect.
Laurie Nykaza says
My daughter and I both love fantasy books, these would be perfect for us to read.
Robin Abrams says
This is the first time I have heard of this series. I think my grand daughter would love to read these books. She loves to read and I think this would keep her busy this summer
Lauren Becker says
I love that the main character is a girl!!
Gina Ferrell says
I love most about this series is it’s a fantasy mystery of epic proportions.
Minta Boggs says
I’m not familiar with this series but anything with mystery and fantasy my niece would love!
Holly Thomas says
I love books about adventures and this sounds like a great series!
Laura DeLaRosa says
I have not read them yet. I would like to try them out.
Looks like a fun series for kids & adults.
Daniella Bonagura says
I haven’t read it yet, but would love to.
Sarah L says
They look like books my nephew would like.
Thanks for the contest.
Sadie B. says
I like that it is adventure series. It is always fun to have a book series that makes you want to keep reading.
Kim Henrichs says
We always love a good adventure!
Kelly Kimmell says
I am not familiar with the series, but I think my daughter would enjoy them.
I don’t know much about the series but I am very curious to find out.
Angela Saver says
What I love about this series is it is full of adventure!
My niece loves this series. Anything that gets her that involved in reading is great!
Julie Wood says
I like all the adventure in this book series.
Sounds like awesome books! Great giveaway!!! My son loves to read and is always looking for new ideas!!
I love that these books stimulate the imagination
Lydia Goodman says
Love the adventure and imagination
The adventure aspect would draw my kids into reading these books!
Kelly Grant says
I havent read them but I like just about anything YA fantasy.
Stephanie Ann says
I love all the amazing adventures.
Daniel M says
haven’t read any yet but looks like a fun adventure series
Linda G says
I have never heard of this series, I’m sure my niece would love these fantasy series.
My kids like books about adventure.
Alexandra Y says
I haven’t read them but they look interesting.
I have not read the series yet.
I’m not familiar with it but I think my niece would love it!
Celeste HERRIN says
I love that it’s a great series that my daughter can really enjoy!
Michelle H. says
I am not familiar with the series.
Karen Propes says
I love that the heroine is a strong girl, my Granddaughter will love the series. She is looking for a new series to read.
Jaye Smith says
I love how it keeps the reader engaged and wanting to read the next book.
Melissa Vo says
i love that the character is an elf! so cool!
Stephanie Larison says
I love the adventure! My oldest is a book nerd like her mama, so she’d love these.
Anita Jude says
The books sound so adventures my kiddo and I would love them
Carolyn D says
I love that it is a fantasy like Harry Potter with a brave heroine that has two love interests. It sounds like a fun and adventurous series.
Hesper Fry says
I like that this books have adventure and I think my son would really enjoy them!
Janine Hwang says
I haven’t read it yet but I like the cover art
Vikki Billings says
I do not know anything about this series but it looks like books that my grandson would enjoy, he loves reading and I love getting him new books!
Philip Lawrence says
What I like most about the series is that it makes my grandchild eager to read more.
Laura Rubenstein says
I havent read this series but it is something i will be looking into