Katie Reads: Lodestar


Dark schemes unfold–and Sophie’s loyalty is pushed to the limit–in this thrilling fifth book in the best-selling KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES SERIES.

Sophie Foster is back in the Lost Cities–but the Lost Cities have changed. The threat of war hangs heavy over her glittering world, and the Neverseen are wreaking havoc.

The lines between friend and enemy have blurred, and Sophie is unsure whom to trust. But when she’s warned that the people she loves most will be the next victims, she knows she has to act.

A mysterious symbol could be the key–if only she knew how to translate it. Every new clue seems to lead deeper into her world’s underbelly and the Black Swan aren’t the only ones who have plans. The Neverseen have their own Initiative, and if Sophie doesn’t stop it, they might finally have the ultimate means to control her.

This is less of a review and more just a reminder that the Keeper of the Lost Cities series is absolutely fantastic and you should go read them right now.

In a slightly more review-y type vein, I stayed up until 5 AM to finish this book. I told myself that I would just read some before bed and could put it down any time to go to sleep at a rational hour. It amazes me how naive I can be when I know I’m no good at putting down a book I’m enjoying and Lodestar was a book I REALLY enjoyed.

That said, when you’re up at 5 AM reading a book packed with action and twists you end up sort of an emotional mess. Parts of it were heartbreaking, although I won’t go into details because no spoilers. But MY HEART. Also can someone just give Keefe a hug already?? The bits with Keefe/ Keefe and Sophie actually killed me. I am dead. Not just because of my poor shipper heart (#TeamKeefoster for life), but also because they reminded me just how well Messenger writes difficult, deep friendships.

This book did not disappoint and was a worthy addition to the KotLC series.We got the humor, action, friendship, and more that I’ve come to expect from Messenger. I won’t go into why, but we also get to see a little more of the cultures of the other intelligent creatures, and that was something I was super interested in, plus got to see more elements of the world of the elves.

The only disappointing thing is that the next book isn’t out for a year.

Also procrastinating working on writing my Nanowrimo by writing a blog post instead. A+ good job me.

Stay magical readers!

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