Keeper of the Lost Cities #8 Legacy by Shannon Messenger

Posted December 14, 2022 by jrsbookr in Fantasy, Middle grade / 0 Comments

Keeper of the Lost Cities #8 Legacy by Shannon Messenger

by Shannon Messenger
Keeper of the Lost Cities #8 Legacy by Shannon MessengerLegacy Published by Aladdin on November 5, 2019
Genres: Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General, Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic, Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Friendship
Pages: 816
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Illusions shatter—and Sophie and her friends face impossible choices—in this astonishing eighth book in the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series.

Sophie Foster wants answers. But after a lifetime of lies, sometimes the truth is the most dangerous discovery. Even the smallest secret comes with terrifying new responsibilities.

And Sophie’s not the only one with blank spots in her past, or mysteries surrounding her family. She and her friends are part of something much bigger than they imagined—and their roles have already been chosen for them.

Every clue drags them deeper into the conspiracy. Every memory forces them to question everything—especially one another. And the harder they fight, the more the lines blur between friend and enemy.



Legacy is book 8 out of a currently nine-book series, and with each one, Sophie uncovers more about those who created her, those who parented her (or didn’t), and she grows. Legacy, for me, was the book that moved this closer to becoming a young adult. Like any middle-grade series, it has to increase with the readers that started reading it. The character has to experience things that the age group it is meant for will identify with, or it loses its connection to the readers. Legacy allows Sophie to share her first kiss, enabling her to explore her feelings with her two love interests, and she dives deeper into her parentage. I am way beyond the age group (i am 43) that this series is written for, but I find it refreshing, mind-blowing, and intriguing, and it keeps me guessing from book to book, on to unlocked book 8.5.

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