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Monday, January 28, 2019

FLASHBACK (Keeper of the Lost Cities 7) by Shannon Messenger

Keeper of the Lost Cities #7
by Shannon Messenger
Age Range: 8 - 12 years
Grade Level: 3 - 7
Hardcover: 848 pages
Publisher: Aladdin (November 6, 2018)

In this unforgettable seventh book, Sophie must let the past and present blur together, because the deadliest secrets are always the ones that get erased.
Sophie Foster doesn’t know what—or whom—to believe. And in a game with this many players, the worst mistake can be focusing on the wrong threat.

But when the Neverseen prove that Sophie’s far more vulnerable than she ever imagined, she realizes it’s time to change the rules. Her powerful abilities can only protect her so far. To face down ruthless enemies, she must learn to fight.

Unfortunately, battle training can’t help a beloved friend who’s facing a whole different danger—where the only solution involves one of the biggest risks Sophie and her friends have ever taken. And the distraction might be exactly what the villains have been waiting for.

Hello all I am currently writing this from beyond the grave because let me tell you this book has actually KILLED ME.

A warning to all future readers of Keeper of the Lost Cities:

•You will become emotionally attached to ALMOST (glares pointedly and very aggressively at boy wonder, mr. perfect himself) all of the beloved characters.

•This may seem like your run of the mill, ‘I love these guys sm!!’ But I must warn you, it is not. It is a full blown obsession that makes you go back and sticky note your books and make a murder board to back up theories (hahaha idk what you’re talking about I don’t do that.... *hides piles of sticky notes books and cork board full of hardly legible notes under a blanket*)

• if you’re not emotionally unstable when you start the series, you will be by the end (this isn’t mascara running down my face, it’s a new trend)

•Keefe is the best thing that will ever happen to you ever in your life and the sooner you accept this the worse your emotions will be.

• Shannon Messenger will bring out emotions in you you didn’t think you had, and you’ll scream because you thought this was just a middle grade book series when it’s SO MUCH MORE

Scared yet? Well you should be.

Basically after page one I started crying and never stopped throughout the 800+ pages (which is HUGE btw, I think it’s the biggest book I’ve ever read). It’s a good thing I was home alone because let me tell you I was not in the mood for company to tell me it’s just fiction. DON'T YOU THINK I DON'T KNOW THAT AND TELL MYSELF THAT EVERYDAY? IT DOESN'T HELP THE PHYSICAL PAIN THAT FOLLOWS YOU EVERYWHERE AFTER YOU FINISHED READING IT. Even when it’s funny I’m laughing through the tears streaming down my face.

If you read it and are curious as to why so sad, you’re either:

1. Heartless

2. Soulless

3. Don’t really understand the characters and how certain decisions made in this book will/do affect other characters even if they put on a brave face and pretend everything’s fine IT ISN'T

Andria asked me if I liked the book and I was like I DON'T EVEN KNOW I'M TOO EMOTIONALLY SHATTERED. The plot: amazing, the writing: beautiful, other unmentionable things: heart wrenching. Will I read the next book? I’ll be first in line at Target.

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