Three Reasons to Read Keeper of the Lost Cities

For years I have been hearing how great Keeper of the Lost Cities series is. I got the first book a few years ago but I never really picked it up. Because you know, what if I was going to be dissapinted? So I kept putting it off until a random Saturday where I tore through it in an afternoon. So here are a few reasons I think you should pick it up.

And no Sophie isn’t the chosen one but the made one. And those that have read it know what I mean, ha.

All the Family Feels

Oh my gosh this book has so many family feels. Not only just starting with Sophie’s real family. The one that raised her. Despite that they aren’t perfect, as they make Sophie feel bad for being so smart sometimes, they do truly care about her. And Sophie loves them. The scene where she had to leave them behind was heart breaking.

But there is much more as Sophie goes to a foster family. A couple who lost their daughter. And in enters Sophie into their life. One can imagine the feels that creates for both sides. And it was just as heart breaking.


I really thought we were going to go the route of Sophie being the only likeable female character for a while but that slowly changed throughout the story. She made a girl friend and Fitz’s sister make a friend over time as well.

And of course there were the guys. Fitz is the older crushy guy but I especially loved the friendship Sophie struck up with Dex. Dex is such a fun guy and while he clearly has his issues regarding some other students, he is a very loyal friend.

The Animals

And one fun element this story had is how they have been saving animals that were going extinct on our Earth from us Humans. So there are dinosaurs and other extinct animals in this story. I loved that so much. But there are also other kind of animals like a kidn of phoenix and so on. It was just such a fun addition. And we get them a good amount in the story because Sophie’s foster parents run a farm to take care of them.

Book: Keeper of the Lost Cities (Keeper of the Lost Cities 1) by Shannon Messenger
Release Date: October 2nd 2021
Tags: Middle Grade Fantasy | Family | Genetic Manipulation | Magic | Friendship
Trigger/Content Warnings: Forest Fires

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Twelve-year-old Sophie Foster has a secret. She’s a Telepath—someone who hears the thoughts of everyone around her. It’s a talent she’s never known how to explain.

Everything changes the day she meets Fitz, a mysterious boy who appears out of nowhere and also reads minds. She discovers there’s a place she does belong, and that staying with her family will place her in grave danger. In the blink of an eye, Sophie is forced to leave behind everything and start a new life in a place that is vastly different from anything she has ever known.

Sophie has new rules to learn and new skills to master, and not everyone is thrilled that she has come “home.”
There are secrets buried deep in Sophie’s memory—secrets about who she really is and why she was hidden among humans—that other people desperately want. Would even kill for.

9 thoughts on “Three Reasons to Read Keeper of the Lost Cities

  1. I love this series so much! It takes some twists and turns with the relationships that I appreciate, though I don’t want to spoil anything! I hope the author finally writes the last book….

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