Middle-Grade Book Review: Lodestar (Keeper of the Lost Cities #5) by Shannon Messenger

Posted October 20, 2022 by jrsbookr in Middle grade / 0 Comments

Middle-Grade Book Review: Lodestar (Keeper of the Lost Cities #5) by Shannon Messenger

by Shannon Messenger
Middle-Grade Book Review: Lodestar (Keeper of the Lost Cities #5) by Shannon MessengerLodestar Published by Simon and Schuster on November 7, 2017
Source: Owned Hardback
Genres: Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General, Juvenile Fiction / Classics, Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic, Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Friendship
Pages: 704
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A New York Times bestselling series
A USA TODAY bestselling series
A California Young Reader Medal–winning series

Dark schemes unfold and Sophie’s loyalty is pushed to the limit in this thrilling fifth book in the 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.


These characters are so unique, and I love them all so much. They make me so happy, and I want to cry or Cringe Or rip my hair out. I can not express my love enough. Everything about this book makes me so happy I recommend it. It’s such a thrill. Like the Harry Potter series, this series is intended to grow with the readers who started when the series came out and for those who pick it up later in life. In each book, we discover more, the danger is darker, and not all who you meet survive, and of course, Sophie also learns more about herself with each book. I highly recommend this series.

About Shannon Messenger

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 television production, but realized her real passion was writing for kids and teens. She’s the NYT 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 languages. She lives in Southern California with an embarrassing number of cats