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Lodestar

(Keeper of the Lost Cities #5)

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Dark schemes unfold--and Sophie's loyalty is pushed to the limit--in this thrilling fifth book in the best-selling 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 S
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Hardcover, 688 pages
Published November 1st 2016 by Aladdin
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Shannon Messenger
Oct 25, 2015 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: read-in-2016
WOO HOO--the book is DONE. I can't WAIT for you guys to read--I hope you love it as much as I do.

Coming 11/1/16!
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☘Misericordia☘ ⚡ϟ⚡⛈⚡☁ ❇️❤❣
Looove it!
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A school isn’t a school until Sophie tries to destroy it. (c)
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Sometimes things have to get worse before they get better. (c)
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Actions never tell the whole story. Good can be done for the wrong reason. And bad can be misunderstood. (c)
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It's all a rather dark shade of gray. But that's a color all of us are familiar with, aren't we? (c)
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She wasn't the same girl she'd been the year before, who though failing out of Foxfire would be the end of the world. Now she'd been kidnapped, presu
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Thalia Lin
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
11/12/15:
I need this book so badly. The cliffhanger from Neverseen is driving me crazy. I need Keefe and I need to know about Prentice.



So, Shannon, I'll just be waiting patiently for you to crush my soul again, even though I'm still not recovered from Nerverseen.




EDIT: 3/2/16

OMG WE HAVE A BEAUTIFUL COVER AND IM DYING THIS NEEDS TO COME OUT NOW!


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Mariam
Reread: 1/6/18

Hey, all the cool kids are sleeping with stuffed animals these days.


Once again, Shannon Messenger has left me staring at the cover of her book, astonished. One surprise after another. That's what Lodestar was about. Not one character in this book hasn't changed in some way. I'm beginning to enjoy Linh's quiet personality, but Tam reminds me a bit too much of Keefe. And...I'm not a huge fan of Keefe. Especially now. As for Fitz, I never cared too much about him- until now, where
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Layla
Dec 28, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: re-read-2020
~3.5 stars~

(Re-read 12/29/20)


Keeper of the Lost Cities: ★★★½
Exile: ★★★★★
Everblaze: ★★★★
Neverseen: ★★★★½
Lodestar: ★★★½
Nightfall: ★★★★½
Bonus Keefe Story: ★★★
Flashback: ★★
Legacy: ★★½

I thought this book was good, but it lacked a certain something and it dragged. Out of all the books in the series, I think this one is the least memorable for reasons I cannot explain. Before my reread, you could point to any of the books and I would be able to give you a vague synopsis, but not this one. Some of the t
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Mossring
Oct 27, 2015 rated it liked it
Actions never tell the whole story. Good can be done for the wrong reason. And bad can be misunderstood.

I've been a fan of the Keeper of the Lost Cities series for nearly two years now. I know all the books by heart. I know what I expect from each passing book. And yet, the fifth book might be my least favourite of the series.

Let's start off with the things I found pleasant in Lodestar. One good thing I really admire in the series is the incredible world building and the slowly escalating p
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BrooKe
Oct 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.9/5 | In which everyone knows wassup between Sophie and Keefe except Sophie (and Fitz, poor boy).

It’s hard to believe that this is only the fifth instalment out of, what, ten planned books? That’s only halfway through (behold my mathematic genius) and already so much has happened! And that’s only all we know of; Shannon Messenger stated she’d put out Keeper books for as long as she could. Part of me is worried that the quality might deteriorate if the series goes on too long but another part
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Lila ♡⚔♡
Guess Shannon Messenger is not done breaking me yet.
Amy Imogene Reads
5 stars

I promise someday to read a book that is not from this series. (Today is not that day.) Apologies to all of my Goodreads friends for just endlessly blasting these stories in your feed. I can’t stop reading them. This one was also great.

Lodestar is the fifth book in Sophie Foster's adventures in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, and in my opinion it just keeps upping the ante. At this point, I'm honestly in awe of Shannon Messenger's relentless imagination. What can possibly happen ne
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Chaotic Energy
Dec 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hey! Sorry I haven't been active, it's been crazy! But I'm okay, and I'm doing a lot better!

Edit: Okay, looks like everyone was freaked. I'm sorry! 😅
Non Spoilers:
AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!
Uncle Rick, watch out, Shannon has some mean cliffhangers for you.
This book was such a wild ride, I'm an emotional mess. I absolutely love the series, and am a certified stan!!!! I was completely wrong when I said I'd never join the fandom. They really do get better.
But my heart is broken. What else is new?
Wish I c
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tappkalina
Sep 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-star
"He does need to make it up to you. Haven’t you realized that yet? That’s why you and Mr. Sencen work so well together. You both push each other to believe in yourselves. Don’t go easy on him now because you’re afraid he’s too fragile. The more you let him prove himself, the more he’ll realize he’s still worthy."

Buddy read with Rue.
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*ratherbereading*
I HAVE NO WORDS FOR HOW GOOD THIS BOOK IS...... I HAVE ABSOULOUTLY NO IDEA HOW IM GOING TO SURVIVE ANOTHER YEAR OF WAITING FOR THE NEXT ONE!!!!!!!!

LODESTAR SPOILERS:

(view spoiler)
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sasha
I JUST CANT


(3/3/16)
omg just look at that BEAUTIFUL COVER OMG OMG OMG OMG
AND WOOOOWWW TAM LOOKS TOO CUTE FOR ME ISHH AND FITZ LOOKS READY TO EXPLODE whereas Sophie seems SO grown up already!!! Go Sophie!!!!
I.CANT.WAIT.FOR.THIS.COUNTINGDOWN 242 days people!!!


(31/1/16)
Soooooo,Lodestar huh?I was expecting "Moonlark" though,but meh,atleast there's the title!!!!EEEEPPPPPP THIS IS SO EXITING LIKE ERHMAGAWD..AND PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HAVE FITZ ON THE COVER...Preferably holding Sophie's hands or just hav
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VGA
Nov 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Don't talk to me. I need to cry. And rage.
Shannon Messenger, you are my least favorite person right now.
Review to come, when it isn't, oh, 3 AM ON A SCHOOL NIGHT.
Shannon Messenger, what do you do to me.
(But I DEVOURED this. I started at about midnight and ended at three. Pretty good, if I do say so myself.)
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Madame Reads
Dearest Shannon Messenger,

I desperately need this book to be released as soon as possible. Preferably right now, because I'm not entirely sure my poor heart can stand the wait. I'm sure I speak for every Keeper fan when I say:

WE'RE DYING, PLEASE GIVE IT TO US NOW!!

Awesome title by the way.

Sincerely,
YOUR INSANELY LOYAL FAN WHO IS ABOUT TO EXPLODE DUE TO AN ABUNDANCE OF FEELS AND AN ACUTE LACK OF PATIENCE. (aka Madame Reads)

Update 3/2/16 - AAAAAAAAAAH! THERE'S A COVER THERE'S A COVER THERE'S
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Potterhead Aanya
Nov 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Really Alden??
Just because you said sorry DOES NOT MAKE IT OK for you to drug Sophie, I know you have completely valid reasons as you tell her in the sequel, but STILL, NO
If Rick Riordan is the king of cliffhangers then Shannon Messenger should be the queen, if I hadn't read the sequel then I swear I would have spammed her sooo much demanding answers, I mean authors are soo cruel with their cliffhangers, I just hate them for that, but love them too, I mean still

NO CLIFFHANGERS please, I am beggi
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Lucy Tonks
Nov 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"A school isn’t a school until Sophie tries to destroy it."


How does Shannon Mesenger manage to write her books in such a way that her sequels get even better than her previous books? Like how?! Neverseen was perfection and somehow this managed to be just as good!


The plot was impeccable, although I wish Keefe was more present in this book. There's a huge reason for his absence, but still I love him and he makes all scenes better with his teasing. Wow, I'm already talking about Keefe. How long did
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Faith M:)
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ahhhhh❤ SO GOOD.

Here are the stats:)

Content/Language- Mentions of characters cursing under their breath (They don't say anything though) No bad language.

Violence- People die; there are several intense fight scenes; etc.

Romance- Hand-Holding, hugging, crushes, etc. No kissing.

I LOVED THIS BOOK❤ As soon as I finish the series, I plan on starting them again:) Favorite book series EVER!!!

This book messed with my emotions in the best possible way, and I need the next book PRONTO! :)))

Also- I a
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R.F. Gammon
Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
KEEFE MY CHILD STOP DOING THIS TO ME THAT IS ALL.
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Jan 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reread-soon
wowww this was such an amazing book!!! I knew something was gonna happen, but BOY i was not expecting that!!!!

COMPLETE UTTER SPOILER

I CANNOT BELIEVE MR FORKLE IS DEAD!!!!!!! ok, i knew it was gonna happen at some point, he was just one of those characters, ya know? But like, still, i was kinda getting used to him and starting to like him!!! 😭😭😭

And i really like Oralie.. i HAD to say that!! She is by FAR the best councillor!!!!

I really love all the characters (y'all probably already know how i f
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Liz F.
Jan 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 3-5-stars
WOWWWW. This was GOOD. I need the next one SOON!
4.5 stars.
¸¸.•*¨*•♫ Mrs. Buttercup •*¨*•♫♪


I wish for this author to keep writing books until I am 80! 🥺
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Beth
5 Stars!

This SERIES! My god, I can't even begin to explain how unexpected this is. Honestly it's such a whirlwind of emotions, and by far, this book made me the most emotional!

Some points;
- Keefe and Sandor remain strong favourites.
- Sophie is becoming such a stronger character in the sense that I'm beginning to like her a lot more
- We see more of Tam in this book and THAT is something that liked, his ability is SO interesting and I need more please
- All of the unraveling, I've said before I fo
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C R O N C H
Sep 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: favorites, cute
I wanted more Keefe and instead of the dude dying it could of just been Fitz. I’m just saying....
Clara (The Bookworm of Notre-Dame)
This was so smart and I want to make my students study some bits.
Caitlyn
Jun 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is going to seem like a rant
I have to say I am team Sophitz
I hope she won't end up with keefe
I mean he gives her a necklace that says trust her after he just goes and betrays her
I'm also afraid that he is going to the neverseen only to get information and that he will come back to the lost cities and he and Sophie will fall in love
It is obvious that keefee likes her from the necklace to the jokes to holding on to each other when they flooded ravog
But Bianca likes keefee so it would make thi
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 Lorien Rhys ~ Live for tomorrow
Counting the days until I can read this book and enjoy it!


UPDATE: 11/9/2017

Agh! I'm afraid that cliff hanger will always leave me hanging! XD A truly masterful Read and one which I think is my favorite from the series. But we shall see if Nightfall can become my favorite as well. ;-) Since, ya know, that cover is gorgeous and I have a feeling loads will be revealed. . .
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Matilda
This was one of my highly anticipated books of this year. I loved every second. This series is one of my favourites and knowing that there is not one but two more books (definitely) is making me all the more excited to continue on.



Before reading:
THE COVER. WOW. MUCH LOVE
THESE are some of my favourite covers ever.

WHO wants to join me with selling their soul? For the book now
Sokooky
Nov 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Waiting...waiting...waiting *sigh* it's going to be a while. You can do it Shannon!


UPDATE #1 BECAUSE I'M DYING HERE

'The lines between friend and enemy have blurred' lololololololol *laughs hysterically* *is in the middle of a mental breakdown because it isn't out yet* *passes out from overdose of crazy fangirl feels* KEEEEEEEEEEEEEFFFFFFFFEEEEEEEEE MY CHILD WHY!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

UPDATE #2 WWWWWHHHYYYY I HAVE TO AVOID ALL KOTLC NOW BC PEOPLE ALREADY HAVE THE BOOK. HHHHHHEEEEEEEEELLLPPPPPP
MEEEEEE

UPDA
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Kristen Kooistra
Nov 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I unashamedly LOVE KotLC. All of my friends are probably sick of hearing me say it by now. Reading this series is like coming home on a cold winter night and climbing into your nice toasty bed under piles of blankets. It's what I look forward too, it's familiar, it never disappoints.

Full review on my blog.

I bought Lodestar because I couldn't stand waiting in the massive line to check it out at the library(it took me forever to get Neverseen) and because at this stage, it'd take a miracle for Sh
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