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(Keeper of the Lost Cities #3)

4.59  ·  Rating details ·  21,494 ratings  ·  1,563 reviews
A New York Times bestselling series
A USA TODAY bestselling series
A California Young Reader Medal–winning series

Sophie uncovers shocking secrets—and faces treacherous new enemies—in this electrifying third book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series.

Sophie Foster is ready to fight back.

Her talents are getting stronger, and with the elusive Black Swan group ignoring her cal
Hardcover, 624 pages
Published November 4th 2014 by Aladdin (first published August 3rd 2014)
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Shannon Messenger
Jan 02, 2012 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: read-in-2013
Since we all know I'm a fan of my own books, I thought I'd use this space to answer a few of questions I keep hearing:

- Yes--this book AWESOME. I might be biased of course, but I really think you're going to love it. ;)

- The boy on this cover is Fitz (!!!!) (and in case you didn't know, Dex is on the cover of book 1 and Keefe is on the cover of book 2)

- EVERBLAZE is NOT the end of the series. Book 4 (still untitled) will be coming out Fall 2015. And I'm not sure if book 4 will be the end yet--I'
Ashley Nuckles
Apr 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
My favorite one out of the first three!! This was INSANELY twisty and so fast-paced! I don’t think I’ve had a book in a while that made my jaw drop like four times at the end with the different reveals. Cannot waaaaait to continue reading!
Dec 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: re-read-2020
4 stars
(Re-read 12/7/20)

I liked this book. Not as much as the second, but better than the first.

• The plot: I thought the plot was really solid. All these revelations, and mysteries and easter eggs for the rest of the series were great. It really built on it, and I'm really excited to see where the next book leads.

• the characters: Some are very meh, but a set few hold a close place in my heart. Moment of appretiation for Grady because someone has to say it.

• the writing: it's not difficult. I
☘Misericordia☘ ⚡ϟ⚡⛈⚡☁ ❇️❤❣
How do you get rid of a glittering city? - You burn it!
With regular fire? - Nope, that would be too lame and plain ordinary. You do it with Everblaze!
Or a lovely, lively fantasy for kids!
SPOILER ALERT! It's a good thing I'm a sucker for all things epic. Even though I'm a tad sorry about Eternalia going to waste.

And the ending? It's pure mallowmelt and lushberry!

This misprint needs to be corrected, I think: Q: And when she focused what little energy she had left, the sound morphed into a strin
I cannot tell you WHY I am so invested in this series (I kind of hate the term guilty pleasure, but it kind of definitely applies to my middle grade break with sanity) or why I am so completely and totally Team Keefe but TEAM KEEFE

Seriously. Team Keefe.

Charlie ~ Happy Pride Month!
Did- did my entire review that I spent so long on go away?
Lucy Tonks
Nov 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"She wasn't going to cry. She was going to fight."

I loved this book and I'll probably say the same thing for every book in the series, but I just love this story so much. The characters are amazing, the plot is so good and let's know forget how beautiful the covers are. Honestly, these books deserve more recognition than they are actually getting.

I love the cast of characters so much. Everyone brings something to the story, no exceptions. Keefe is and will forever be my favourite character in t
“Right. Because our family doesn’t decide who we are. We decide who we are. Believe me, it drives my parents crazy. And sometimes that’s the only thought that gets me through the day.”

Also, we need more found families. I literally live for them.
She pulled them close, needing to do this right.
“I love you, Mom,” she whispered. “I love you, Dad.”
“We love you too,” they both told her, their voices dissolving into sobs.

Buddy read with Rue.
Jan 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing





Video Review Link posted soon!!! It was fantastic!
May 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Psychics Assemble?😂


Buddy read with Tappkalina.
Dec 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: i-own-kindle
wowwwwie... intense 🥰🥰 omg keefe is so cute... but that plot twist, again very obvious, but my mind still kinda exploded
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
4.7/5 | Five stars for the cover alone.

This cover. Is fucking gorgeous. It may just be my favourite of the series, perhaps my favourite in the history of book covers I’ve ever encountered. It captures such an impactful moment so immaculately in terms of meaning and beauty. The colour scheme is gorgeous, really selling the whole magical, ethereal quality of the Lost Cities—not to mention it’s somehow accentuated by the title of the book: Everblaze. Of course it also helps that a fetching Fitz and
Thalia Lin
Oct 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
OMG this books was so amazing. Sophie and Keefe, ugh, I ship them so hard.

Also the plot twist and turns were so unsuspecting. KOTLC is definitely one of my favorites.

I can't wait for Neverseen and especially when I get to meet Shannon Messenger in a couple weeks for the release of the next book. I am so excited for it!!

Who are Sophie's parents? Who will she fall in love with?

The feels consumed me I was literally lying on the floor for at least five minutes with the book on my head muttering
Maggie [Hiatus]
3.5 stars

Didn't like this one as much as the first two. Still, I want to know what will happen next.
I've been inching my way through this series, and dang. This book was honestly worse than the first. People say they get better as the books go on, but this is the worst one yet.


Not good. At all. It was way too laid back and it made Sophie sound like a thickheaded, whiny idiot. It sounded like the author was a bit lazy while writing it. I'm sorry, but that's what I felt. There was no worldbuilding whatsoever, and it was pretty much filled with chapters on chapters of Sophie not being abl
Wow why is it always the third book in a middle grade series my favorite? This one will be hard to talk about because it's the third in the series but totally my favorite so far!(:
1) Keeper of the lost cities 4/5 stars
2) Exile 4/5 stars
3) Everblaze 5/5 stars

Jan 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love these books!! I am TEAM FOSTER-KEEFE all the way!!!
Nov 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
I'm completely invested in this series at this point. Also may we all just appreciate how amazing Keefe is? Yes. Thank you. ...more
Lerizza Mae (books&teacups)
Initially, I was going to give this a 2-star rating, but after reading the last few chapters, I decided to increase it to three.

This book was a bit dreary compared to the first two books, and has the same formula. Sophie is so talented that she gets into trouble, and then cue her friends (either one or all of them) or the Black Swan to save her then she saved them after and the end - back to Havenfield (or Everglen) for recovery. Then repeat the cycle all over again.

I didn't like Sophie much in
Bruna  ♛
✯ [5/5] ✯

What a roller coaster, I am so in love with this series but Shannon had no rights to destroy my heart like that, wow, I sobbed reading this one. The characters in this series are so amazing, I love every single one of them (even Sandor my big baby boy). I also hate other characters with a strong passion, and I really enjoy discovering who I will hate or not.

The plot keeps getting better, and I fly through this books, the author writing keeps you on the edge the entire book. While I was
¸¸.•*¨*•♫ Mrs. Buttercup •*¨*•♫♪

Three books, three solid five star reads! I cannot believe how much I am enjoying this series. Now I am terrified it will let me down! But no, I don't have to be so negative: let's jump immediately to the next book knowing it will be just as good!!!
Jul 29, 2017 rated it liked it

I know I’m not this series’s target demographic. But I still think this series has issues that would have bothered me even when I was in the target demo. Specifically: (1) the characters not spending a ton of time at Foxfire, (2) the characters/factions not having motivations that make sense and several of the characters changing drastically between books without much explanation, (3) the way science is used, and (4) the number of characters and their development (or lack thereof). I also don'
Faith M:)
Dec 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I LOVEEE THIS SERIES!!!!! This has quickly become my favorite book series EVER!!!

Here are the stats:

Romance- Clean! Crushes- but that’s it:)

Violence / Content- Definitely some in this area. Several fight scenes, near-death experiences, betrayals of close friends, death of a main character, etc.

*Cautious readers beware: One fight scene is more descriptive than others. Two people are very angry in a fight. One character burns the others hand off. They are both trying to kill each other. Neithe
Lula McCuela
Jan 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
OH GOSH THIS BOOK! Wow wow wow wow! Sophie is BAAAAACK with the whole gang! The plot was AMAZING, and the characters are sooo über wonderful! Keefe, Fitz, Dex, and Biana are such great friends, and characters. Parts of this book made me cry. I won't specify them, but you will suffer a blow to the feels! ...more
R.F. Gammon
Jul 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Yes. Yep, I need the next one now, please. The stakes are getting so high...the pace is's so good. MORE. RIGHT NOW. <3 ...more
✝✝ Christina ✝✝✝
Feb 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“I've realized now that our world doesn't define us. We define our world."

Okay, I really enjoyed the first two books but man, this one just took the series to a whole new level. From the politics to the character dynamics to the FOOD DESCRIPTIONS, this has definitely become one of my favorite middle grade series. It feels like coming home and I just 🥺 I got a lot of emotions. Including the kind that result in yelling "SHE'S A CHILD" at nearly every adult character every five seconds, but honest
Aug 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved everything about this book! The pace was not slow and not too fast but just right. After I had to trudge through Exile, I was worried this one would be slow, too. I’m so glad I was wrong. My love for each of the characters keeps growing with every book. This one is my favorite so far in this series. It reminds a lot of Harry Potter (by Harry Potter ofc) and really kept me reading. I loved how even though this is a middle grade book, it still appeals to a seventeen-year-old. The plot is e ...more
Evie Heffner
May 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Okay I know this is going to be a little over the top but... : SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE... okay I'm done (no I'm not) SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE... okay NOW I'm done.
Good now that I've gotten that out of the way, let me just say that since Fitz is HUGGING Sophie (even if they are falling out of a building) I am Sooooo going to read that book. I have already read the first one almost four or five times and I got the second one for Christmas and after I finish reading number one again I am moving o
Amy Imogene Reads
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 stars

Who gave this book permission to be so dark and tumultuous, and yet still wholesome?? Be right back, I’ll be out devouring the rest of these now. Review to come!
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Keeper of the Lost Cities (9 books)
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  • Exile (Keeper of the Lost Cities, #2)
  • Neverseen (Keeper of the Lost Cities, #4)
  • Lodestar (Keeper of the Lost Cities, #5)
  • Nightfall (Keeper of the Lost Cities, #6)
  • Flashback (Keeper of the Lost Cities, #7)
  • Legacy (Keeper of the Lost Cities, #8)
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“And I'm the only one with a plan," Fitz reminded them.
"Hey- I've got plans," Keefe argued.
"Plans that don't involve tormenting Dame Alina," Fitz clarified.
"But those are always the best plans!”
“Because our family doesn't decide who we are. WE decide who we are. Believe me, it drives my parents crazy. And sometimes, that's the only thought that gets me through the day.” 209 likes
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