Keeper Of The Lost City: Summary and Review

Hey Everyone!

I’m really excited to (finally) share this with you! I wrote this summary partially for school and partially to share with you. So let’s dive in.


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Summary

Sophie has spent her whole life trying to stay under the radar, thinking that something is wrong with her. She is graduating from high school at twelve years old! There is also the fact that she has been hearing people’s thoughts since a mysterious accident that happened when she was five years old.

Sophie struggles with hearing people’s thoughts, especially her parent’s thoughts. Even though Sophie feels hurt when she hears her parents wishing in their thought that she could be more normal like her little sister, Amy, she never doubts that her parents love her. Overall Sophie is content with her life and she doesn’t imagine that things could or would ever change for the better.

Sophie’s parents are angry and worried when an article is published about her, calling Sophie a child prodigy. They have always encouraged her to not attract attention so it isn’t surprising that they are worried about having attention brought to her.

When Sophie goes on a field trip with her class to a museum, she is surprised when a mysterious older boy named Fitz, whom she has never met before, starts talking to her. Sophie’s surprise soon turns to worry when he begins asking her questions about herself.

Fitz is about to leave, seemingly disappointed, when a group of kids walks through the museum doors. When both Sophie and Fitz react to all of the thoughts slamming into their minds, they are shocked. Realizing that they both hear the thoughts.

When Fitz tells her that he and his father have been searching for her for years and shocks her with the news that she is an elf, Sophie does the only logical thing, she runs. When Fitz catches up to her he takes her to the place that he says is the elves’ capital city. Sophie is blown away by the obvious wealth and incredible beauty of this place where Fitz says she belongs.

When Sophie later meets Fitz’s father, Alden, he tells her that she will need to come live in the Lost Cities. Sophie is heartbroken when she learns she must leave her family and home behind, but happy to finally belong somewhere.

This wonderful first book of the Keeper of the Lost Cities series is full to overflowing with adventures and surprises as Sophie adjusts to her new home and life in the Lost Cities.


Review/My Thoughts on this book (oh wait, isn’t that a review?)

I first saw this series on Goodreads, since most of my Goodreads friends were reading and really enjoying it. Then I talked to a couple friends about it and they loved it too, so I thought why not give it a try.

I am so glad that I tried them! I love this series so much, now. I’m in the middle of re-reading them, even though I just completed the series a few months ago. My siblings love this series as well and we even got our grandma reading them (she really likes them and enjoys discussing them with us all the time).

The books are all so interesting and filled with the right balance of action and normal life (if you can call Sophie’s life normal). Shannon Messenger amazes me with her incredible fictional world and her ability to give it so much depth and history. Shannon’s characters are wonderful and so realistic and easy to relate to.

Shannon somehow makes this fantasy series seem not like fantasy at all. She makes you feel that everything that happens to her characters is real and could happen to you, that you could wake up tomorrow morning to Fitz light-leaping into your room.

I highly recommend these books to anyone and everyone. Even if you aren’t a fantasy person they are worth giving a try.


Well. There you go. I hope you enjoyed reading this! 😀

Have you read any of the Keeper of the Lost Cities books? Are you thinking about giving them a try after reading this?

Weekly Verse #23 and Icicle Pictures!

Hey Everyone!

I hope that you are all having a good week and staying warm! It is so cold here it makes me just want to curl up in a blanket with some hot passion tea and a good book, like one of the Keepers of The Lost Cities books. 😀

So pretty!
I love how the ice sparkles when the sunlight hits it!

Our verse for this week is:

Psalm 25. 4-6

Make me to know your ways, O LORD; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth, and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all day long. Be mindful of your mercy, O LORD, and of your steadfast love, for they have been from of old.

For all of Lent my mom will be giving us lenten verses. We are lighting candles every night for part of what we are doing for Lent this year. I love candles so I am thrilled! At some point I will post pictures of the candles we are using. 😀 We are also fasting sugar and some technology. I’m not so thrilled about that!

Do you do anything for Lent?? If so, what?? Which picture do like the most? Are you fascinated by icicles like I am?

Photo Collab!!!

Hey Everyone!

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.

Snowflakes:

Trees:

Kaelyn’s Topics:

Cooking/Baking:

Playground:



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!