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Legacy

(Keeper of the Lost Cities #8)

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4.53  ·  Rating details ·  7,854 ratings  ·  906 reviews
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
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Hardcover, 816 pages
Published November 5th 2019 by Aladdin
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Ellie Charney Yes!! No matter what anyone says, Sophie and Keefe are perfect for each other. I mean, both have suffered heartbreak beyond comparison (Sophie had to …moreYes!! No matter what anyone says, Sophie and Keefe are perfect for each other. I mean, both have suffered heartbreak beyond comparison (Sophie had to give up her first family, Keefe's dad ignores him and Lady Gisela is just awful), and plus, Sophie has learned so much from Keefe, like how to hide behind humor. They always make each other feel better, and what has Fitz done? He's the Golden Child in the Golden Family, and sure, his brother's a jerk, but let's face it, that hit Biana way harder than it hit him. Also, what's the deal with Fitz mooning over Linh? Sophie deserves someone loyal, kind, funny, adventurous, etc. But he also can't be perfect (cough* Fitz* cough), and has to be able to come to Sophie with everything. Add all those together, and what do you get? KEEFEEEEEEEEEE.
Edit: (LEGACY SPOILERS) It happened. Fitz has exploded. After learning that Sophie wouldn’t be registering for the Match because she wouldn’t reveal her mom’s identity, Fitz literally exploded. He said it was HIS choice, too. It wasn’t up to Sophie. Someone else should decide, but no, not Sophie, because this was Fitz’s decision, apparently. No. It’s not. This is Sophie’s life. Not his. Sophie’s. And if you’re going to sit around moaning and then expect FORGIVENESS from her, then you’re wrong. Sophie deserves much better. (less)
Hadley I really don't get you! Fitz has really bad anger issues and he takes it out on Sophie. Plus, he doesn't understand how hard it is for her like Keefe …moreI really don't get you! Fitz has really bad anger issues and he takes it out on Sophie. Plus, he doesn't understand how hard it is for her like Keefe does because he has had hardly any hardship(we all knew Alvar was bad from the beginning, didn't we?) and I can't see how anyone would like Fitz in the first place. Plus, he asked Sophie to try to find her biological parents just for matchmaking when Keefe swould wait forever for her.
#Team Foster-Keefe(less)

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Shannon Messenger
Sep 13, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Marking as read, since the book is FINALLY done! Can't wait for you guys to read!
The Bookwyrm
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have...mixed feelings about Legacy. It’s definitely better than flashback, but it wasn’t *quite* the concise book I was looking for.

That being said, I’ll have a spoiler-free review right below here, but if you haven’t read Legacy yet, don’t go beyond that.

Spoiler-Free Review:

Legacy was interesting, to say the least. It managed to give the “offscreen characters” more screen time, while also having enough Keefe and Fitz (though notably more Keefe) to keep up the emotional angst of Sophie and
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Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)
Edit: Take a look at this (Timestamp: 30 seconds)

Please take the following rant with a grain of salt.

My friend introduced me to this series a year or two ago and it was one of the first series I added to Goodreads. At first, I really enjoyed it but with every book, I just got more and more annoyed. Nevermind the fact that this series is basically a Harry Potter rip off.

My issue is that this series is, what the YouTube Community would call, a content farm. For those of you who don't know what th
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Beth
Mini Review

After what happened with Flashback I genuinely didn’t know if I wanted to continue, however I genuinely think this is my favourite book of the series so far.

Hopefully full RTC (Once again I lied, I left it too late)
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I’m rooting for Team Foster-Keefe it’s a no for Fitzphie from me 😂😂
Sage Elizabeth
5*
i started reading this around 2am. it’s now around 8pm. this book was over 800 pages.

edit: 10-9-19
is the structure repetitive?
yes.
if better planned earlier on in the writing process could some issues have been resolved so that the plot flows in a less hectic manner within a fewer number of books?
yes.
do I still absolutely adore this series and cherish all the ways it has affected me?
yes.
basically the point of this part of the review is books can have flaws and you can able to see those flaws an
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kazually ♡
Sep 11, 2019 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: people who want to lose their sanity
everyone: *ships sophie and keefe*
shannon messenger: *puts fitz and sophie together*
me: *just waiting for the series to end*
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i searched it up and realized this book's demographic is for ages younger than i am (which also explains how the writing is not really that,,, i don't wanna offend shannon messenger, but it's just not very eloquent and uses a lot of slang and childish speaking styles), so i will try to go easier on it in this review :) (idk ho
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Franz or Illa
This was just uhhhhhhh... boring and a bit to cheesy just for a middle grade book but hey, Sophitz is dead.
audrey✨
Feb 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~  ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣
I'm dying!!! I want it right away! Ugggghhhhh!!!! Gimme this quirky wonderment of goodness!

I want itttttttt! Now!
Vee Ryder -- KotlcExclusive
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
**I've written a bunch about KOTLC on Wattpad. (NOT FANFIC!!! All non-fiction, some theories, some fun facts, basically like extra super long versions of this kind of review.) I am
KOTLCexclusive @VivienMRyder

NEW SECTION TO MY REVIEW AT THE BOTTOM... I'm gonna explain to y'all something very important.

Original review--->WOW! Ok... so to all the fans who were afraid the series would drag on to long, and never solve any problems, this book was definitely the answer. I was pleased with the way tha
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Sophie
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LostElements
I just wanted to write something, so ignore the stars.

I may have... hated... Flashback but I am still super excited for this. I bet the title is Legacy (have to wait one more day for the confirmation, though.)

I hope that Keeper 8 restores my love for everything. Ah! Can't wait.

#MoreDex
#MoreKeefe
#MoreEveryone
#ExceptFitz

(P.S. In the published part of goodreads, it says October 11th... So not November? I really hope this is true.)

EDIT: WE HAVE A TITLE
IT'S LEGACY
I WAS RIGHT
AHH!
ALSO: OFFICIAL RELEASE
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Mariam
“Now you have a separate legacy? Is anyone else getting really sick of that word? Because I swear, every time I hear it, I wanna stab something.”


Rating Keeper books are so complicated. On one hand, I love and appreciate Shannon Messenger for all the hard work she's put into her characters and the elven world. She blessed us with Sophie who has matured and gone through an immense amount of character development- and though I used to hate her for the oblivious brat she was, I'd be lying if I d
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Maddie
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2.5/2.75

I have mixed feelings about Legacy. It is undeniably better than Flashback, which is unquestionably the worst book in the series. But it also suffers from the same pacing and plot progression issues as most of the other books in the series, and did not address some of the events from Flashback in a way that I found satisfying. This book was also full of events that either should have happened in earlier books and/or that felt like repeats of better scenes from previous books. Legacy also
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Troy_Reads
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
I own three copies of this book already...

This book was long, but filled with amazing adventures through Sophie's revelations about her past and the terror of the Neverseen's next big plan taking place in the dwarven city, Loanmore. I absolutely loved snuggling up in a mountain of blankets and devouring this book with my eyes!

Sophie Foster needs answers. After the big red words displayed to her at the matchmaking office haunt her dreams of being in a happy relationship with Fitz, Sophie is deter
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Esther Hungerford
IM SO EXCITED!
Also: the cover is fitz and Keefe holding Sophie up- however Keefe is the only one really looking at Sophie- is it a reference to how only he really SEES her? Does that mean Sophie will leave the dirtbag called fitz for keefster? I HOPE SO.
Leah Waters
I've finally figured it out. Keeper of the Lost Cities is my favorite series out of the 823 books I've ever read.

Here's how I know:

-I don't like romance, but I swoon every time Keefe walks into the room.
-I couldn't stop smiling.
-I actually screamed at some of the twists. (And there was lots of gasping at the many big reveals.)
-I told everyone that would listen (and many that wouldn't) exactly what was happening in whatever chapter I was reading.
-I don't think I'm capable of waiting a year for th
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Mya Gray
Nov 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites, 2019
I probably won't be able to write a review for this very soon because wow, so much just happened that I need to process. xD
R.F. Gammon
Dec 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well this only took me five YEARS to get through because of NaNoWriMo but HEY it is read now! Definitely a step up from Flashback! Plot is happening, this is wild!
Lisa Tonas
Jun 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I want Fitzphie to happen because if they do not get married their cognate powers would stop. Fitz would be jealous and their friendship would fall apart, but if Keefe got rejected by Sophie for Fitz he would understand and they would keep their friendship even if it is a bit awkward. These are just my thoughts and I am sorry if I offended anyone, but I feel that someone needs to speak out for Fitzphie.

P.S. They really need a physionpath on their team to undo Ruy's forcefields!!!
Nicole
Jul 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've loved this series. I've cried with it and laughed with it. I started the first book in 2013. Just when the second book came out. I started it in 6th grade or 7th grade. I'm graduating from high school next year.

It's been 6 years. Please give us the ending that fans who have followed you endlessly deserve. Before I give up on this series once and for all.
Aqua
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was ok
So 8 books in to a 9(?) book series and it feels less like there's been any actual plot progression and more like I'm sitting through my local theater's annual 24hr marathon of the movie Groundhog Day. Legacy is undeniably better than Flashback (low bar), if only because of the shift of focus to Keefe over Fitz, but I'm still so frustrated with this series. This doesn't feel like a late-in-the-series book. We just go through the same paces we've gone through in the last 7 books in which Sophie a ...more
Eva
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
January 18, 2019
So I didn't like Flashback as much as the rest of the series. Sue me. But I'm hoping that everything from Flashback sort of comes together in this book, and that my love of Kotlc is renewed. I still love Kotlc, of course, but I need it to end just as beautifully as it started. And I'm sure it will!

Yay Book 8!!!

June 9, 2019
Legacy? London? A cover representing Sokeefe and Sofitz? I must say, we're off to a good start. If only the plot and the pacing turns out as good as the title a
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Tris|isayimfineyaimfinebutimnotimbroken||
In the next book she better make keefe and sophie kiss! and start dating!
Khadija
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMGGGGGG BEST BOOKS EVEEEEER
also Fitz SUUUCKKKS
and KEEFE is AMAZING
ALSO, Sophie DESERVES KEEFE and FITZ DESERVES TO BE LONELY FOREVER...
Lana
Jan 20, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I am just staring at the line "What did you think? Give a review!".

First off: I will not be reading any of the next books.
That's how severely disappointing Shannon Messenger was.
I am also disgusted by her writing and what style and theme her book has become
Her first book was REALLY GOOD!!! Sure, Sophie was a little bit immature, but it was really good!

I should've seen this coming with Flashback; Shannon made little comments like "Oh, Sophie had lots of ideas of what she wanted to do with Fitz".
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Becca
Feb 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A.
After eight books . . .

Over 4,500 pages . . .

And almost one million words into the series . . .

WE FINALLY KNOW, WHAT THE RESPECTIVE GOALS OF THE BLACK SWAN AND NEVERSEEN ARE.

YES!


I enjoyed this instalment. And I cannot believe that I am saying that after the disaster that was the previous book. I was expecting this book to be extremely long winded, tedious, and boring. Instead, it was entertaining, engaging, and occasionally funny.

(view spoiler)
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Lady Awesome: Middle Grade Explorer
Well...Sophie and Co. did do stuff, but it still wasn't 'the comeback' I'd expected. That said, Legacy was an improvement from Flashback (though even 1000 pages of crap would be better than that book). I BELIEVE IN YOU, SHANNON MESSENGER. WE'RE IN THE HOME STRETCH. ...more
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