KOTLC Collab// Kaelyn @Kaelyn’s Life

Hey Everyone.

As you may or may not be aware I love the Keeper Of The Lost Cities series. They are a wonderful series for readers of all ages who enjoy clean, fun and suspenseful fantasy. The reading level might be middle-grade, but don’t let that discourage you from reading the series! Kaelyn also is a big KOTLC fan and so we decided to ask each other some questions about our thoughts about the series. It was really fun to put it together and to spend a bit of time with some of my favorite characters again. 😀

*There may be some spoilers mixed in with the questions and answers, so if you haven’t read the whole series and really don’t want anything spoiled, you might want to skip this post. 😀

*My questions are italicized and Kaelyn’s answers are not.

Keeper of the Lost Cities

Do you like Flashback or was it too slow paced for you? 

I did not think it to slow paced but there was a lot of detail and dialogue but I really enjoyed Flashback.

Stina in Legacy, love her, hate her?

At first, I was  like Stina. whyy?!!! But Stina has slowly grown on me but she can be kind of a bother sometimes. 

Which KOTLC book is your favorite? which is your least favorite?

My favorite book is probably Legacy, Neverseen, or Nightfall. Least favorite maybe Everblaze? I love them all though!! It is hard to pick a least fav! 🙂 

Do you have a favorite KOTLC book cover?

My favorite cover is probably Exile and my second favorite is Nightfall. 🙂 

Keeper of the Lost Cities The New York Times Bestselling Series

How do you feel about Legacy? Did it frustrate you that suddenly half of Sophie’s friends and team were left out?

I loved Legacy!! Some parts I just could not stop reading!!!! Well, it sort of frustrated me but I see why the council did what they did and it gives us a chance to get to know some of the other characters better. 

If you were an elf, what abilities would you want to have?

I would want two powers, to be a telepath and a froster.

Which of Sophie’s friends are your favorite (if you can pick)?

I love Keefe, Linh, Tam, and Biana, and Wylie. 

Were you on Team Keefe or Team Fitz before Legacy?

I was Team Fitz for almost all of the books except at the end of Flashback and into Legacy I was totally Team Keefe!! #teamkeefe4life 


Does it annoy you that for the first half of Legacy, while Sophie and Fitz were “dating”, Fitz was a bit of a jerk?

Yeah, it did kind of annoy me. I would have been happy but Fitz was a bit of a jerk and I am totally Team Keefe all of the way now!! Sorry Fitz!!

If you could live at one of the mansions in KOTLC, where would you live?

I love the Vackers mansion and Edalane and Grady’s mansion. Although, I would love to have a design like the Songs house or Keefe’s dad’s house. I would not want to live with them but would maybe want a similar design. 🙂 

Were you surprised or disappointed that Oralie is Sophie’s mom?

YYYEEEESSSS!!  But at the same time, it kind of makes sense!! At least she is sweet and is not like evil or something  but I don’t know, it was really  hard on Sophie. But I was more surprised than disappointed.


*All of the pictures are KOTLC book covers!

Have you read the Keeper of The Lost Cities books? What do you think of the series? What are some books on your tbr right now?

I hope that you are all staying healthy and are able to enjoy some fresh spring air at least through your windows!

Photo Collab!!!

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I am really happy to (finally) share this photo collab with you! Without further ado…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Here you go!

So how we did this was we (Lauren, Kaelyn and I) each came up with three topics and we had to either take or find pictures we had taken before for each topic. It was really fun to come up with each picture. 😀

Starting with my topics:

Winter: My winter has been full of snow so for winter I thought that it had to be a picture of snow.



Kaelyn’s Topics:



Fun: My brothers have so much fun on their mini-bike so I chose this picture.

Lauren’s Topics.

Animals: A picture of our beautiful dogs, from the summer!

Books: I’m not really a fan of how this picture turned out, but I’ve never tried taking pictures of books before. Maybe I just need more practice?

Cozy: I’m re-using my first BIBPC photo.

What did you think of this collab? Which picture is your favorite? Is there anything that you would like to have me post about? I’m open to suggestions!

Collab post with Kaelyn!

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I am so excited to be sharing this post! Kaelyn and I really enjoyed coming up with these questions and interviewing each other (and ourselves 😀)! It was really fun to get to each other better!

Here are the questions that I came up with and Kaelyn’s answers!

1. Do you cook or bake?

Kaelyn: “I do not cook or bake really. Although, when I am at my grandparents house I cook and bake with my Nonna.”

2. What genres of books do you read?

Kaelyn: “I love to read historical romance, realistic fiction, and books by Christian authors.  I will basically read any genre, unless it is scary/ haunted.” 

3. Who is your favorite author?

Kaelyn: “Probably Nancy Rue, Melanie Dickerson,  Robin Jones Gunn, and Adrienne Kress,  S.D. Smith, and many more. 🙂 “

4. What is your favorite thing about blogging?

Kaelyn: ” I love sharing what I am learning about God and what He is teaching me.  Doing Mini-Makers on my blog and doing tags, and prayer requests  are such great parts about my blog.”

5. What is your favorite season?

Kaelyn:  “I love spring and summer.  And well all seasons really.”

6. Do you like the sunrise or sunset better? 

Kaelyn: “I love sunsets and sunrises.  I don’t think I can choose…”

7. Do you have siblings? 

Kaelyn: “I have a younger sister and two younger brothers. :)”

 8. What is your favorite color and your least favorite color?

Kaelyn: “I love purple, pink, and green. My least favorite color is, I am not sure.  I am not crazy about black but, I do not hate it.   Hmm, I am not sure if I am crazy about the color orange or anything to neon. It just depends…”

9. What is your favorite book of the Bible?

Kaelyn: “I love Esther, Ruth, and Psalms.”

10. What is your favorite song right now?

Kaelyn: “I love New Wine by Hillsong.” 

11. Who is your favorite Christian musician/artist?

Kaelyn: “I like to listen to Hollyn, Tauren Wells, Toby Mac, Mandissa, and Jaime Grace. :)”

Please make sure to go check out Kaelyn’s blog to see my answers to these questions!

I was looking at some of the photos I have already posted and I saw this one! I hope you don’t mind that I posted it again!

Now here our answers to the questions Kaelyn came up with!

1.   How did you start blogging?

Kaelyn: ” I made a blogging account so I could follow a certain blog and then I started blogging on the account I made with WordPress.  Then I stopped and decided to come back to blogging two years later. I have been blogging since then.”

Esmeralda: I started blogging at the end of the summer this past year! I had been wanting to start blogging for awhile but it took a bit of convincing to get my mom to let me (and agreeing to have it be apart of my school). 😀

2. Do you have pets? 

Kaelyn: “We have two cats. A one year old orange tabby boy cat, named Bengali.  We also have another cat named Kikko and she is a one year old tortoise shell cat.  We also have fish.  We have three male guppies and one female. My brother also has a a beta named Eclipse.”

Esmeralda: Yes! We have a indoor dog, two livestock guard dogs and five (or so) cats! We have a bunch of other farm animals, but they definitely aren’t pets!

3.  What are you excited about for Christmas and why? 

Kaelyn: “ I am excited to do Secret Santa on Christmas Eve and to watch my family open the gifts I gave them.  Seeing my family and eating food are also such great things to look forward too.”

Esmeralda: Everything! I am really looking forward to spending time with both sides of my extended family!

4.  What is your favorite music/song?

Kaelyn: “I listen to a lot of worship music and Christmas music.  I enjoy listening to Hollyn, Toby Mac, Tauren Wells, and Capital Kings.”

Esmeralda: “I basically only listen to Christian music and movie soundtracks, so I guess those are my favorite kinds of music! I LOVE Lauren Daigle, Riley Clemmons, Jesus Culture, For King & Country and many others!”

5. What is your favorite subject at school?

Kaelyn: “My favorite subject is probably English and I love drama class.”

Esmeralda: “Maybe math this year, I also really enjoy literature!”

6. What is your favorite candy? Why? 🙂 

Kaelyn: “I LOVE CHOCOLATE!  I love Hersheys and Kit-Kats. I love sour candy and jolly ranchers.”

Esmeralda: Anything and everything chocolate!

7. What is your hobby or hobbies?

Kaelyn: “I love to read, write, blog. I love spending time with my family, friends, and cats.”

Esmeralda: Reading, knitting, blogging, cooking and baking.

8.  Do you do any extracurricular activities?

Kaelyn: “I do choir and I take drama as an elective at my school.”

Esmeralda: “I do a homeschool choir group.” 

9.  What is your favorite color? 

Kaelyn: “I really like purple, pink, and green.”

Esmeralda: “Red and aqua!”

10.  What are you learning right now with Jesus? 

Kaelyn: “I have learned about patience, rest,  faithfulness, and trust.  I have been growing in Him and learning about how to be more connected with Him. At camp, we talked about being undaunted and identity.  I am growing in my identity every day. 🙂 :)”

Esmeralda: ” I am learning to Trust GOD.”

11. What is your favorite Bible verse?

Kaelyn:“My favorite Bible verses is 1 Peter 2:9 and Psalms 46:10.”

Esmeralda: “I love all of psalm 23. I don’t think I could pick one verse!”

I hope you all enjoyed this post! What did you think of our answers to the questions? Feel free to answer any of these questions in the comments!