Wednesday, October 3, 2012

 Keeper of the Lost Cities

I have waited for this day for what feels like for-ev-er! I remember the day Shannon got her agent, and now here she is with TWO amazing book series being released by Simon & Schuster. So exciting!! And it couldn't happen to a more wonderful or generous author. Congratulations, Shannon!

My Review:
Let me say, I easily gave this book 5 STARS--never even considered anything less. It is absolutely wonderful. I laughed, I cried (hard), I cheered and held my breath. I love every character and think Sophie is MG heroine perfection. This is truly one of my favorite middle grade stories of the year!
 This tour is packed with exciting posts including reviews, author and character interviews, guest posts, excerpts and GIVEAWAYS! 

EACH tour stop will be featuring a giveaway!!! 
Be sure to follow the tour below:  


24th- Eve's Fan Garden, excerpt
24th- The Story Siren, review

25th- The Modge Podge Bookshelf, interview
25th- Hooked To Books, this or that

26th- The Bookshelf Muse, guest post (writing) 
26th- The Bumbles & Fairy Tales, excerpt

27th- The Book Cellarx, review
27th- Book and Latte, excerpt

28th- Project Middle Grade Mayhem, guest post
28th- A Good Addiction, character interview with Keefe 


1st- Literary Rambles, author interview, signed book giveaway * in addition to the other tour giveaways
1st- Mundie Moms, review

2nd- Bookalicious- review
2nd- Fictitiously-Delicious, character interview with Sophie

2nd- Reading Teen, review

3rd- We Fancy Books, guest post
3rd- Shannon O'Donnell, review

4th- Vi3tBabe, guest post
4th- Books Complete Me, review

5th- Mundie Kids, author interview
5th- Jennifer Rummel, review

About The Book:
Twelve-year-old Sophie Foster has a secret. She’s a Telepath—someone who hears the thoughts of everyone around her. It’s a talent she’s never known how to explain.

Everything changes the day she meets Fitz, a mysterious boy who appears out of nowhere and also reads minds. She discovers there’s a place she does belong, and that staying with her family will place her in grave danger. In the blink of an eye, Sophie is forced to leave behind everything and start a new life in a place that is vastly different from anything she has ever known.

Sophie has new rules to learn and new skills to master, and not everyone is thrilled that she has come “home.” There are secrets buried deep in Sophie’s memory—secrets about who she really is and why she was hidden among humans—that other people desperately want. Would even kill for.

In this page-turning debut, Shannon Messenger creates a riveting story where one girl must figure out why she is the key to her brand-new world, before the wrong person finds the answer first.


Published by: Simon & Schuster
To Be Released on: October 2nd, 2012
Purchase from:

SPECIAL OFFER: Shannon has teamed up with Changing Hands Bookstore and Kids Need To Read to put together a special offer!!! Between now and October 5th, if you order a copy of KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES from Changing Hands you'll get this amazing package:
* A SIGNED, shiny hardcover of KEEPER
* 4 limited edition 4x6 art prints, hand signed and numbers (concept art from the book)
* 4 team stickers
* 1 Mallowmeit recipe 
AND a copy will be DONATED to KIDS NEEDS TO READ (up to 150 copies)!!!

To ORDER and for more information about this special offer, please go HERE. Quantities are limited. You can call 480-730-0205 to order.


*** Check out what book is being featured on  Simon Kids's facebook page! Let's right, KEEPER! Right now you can read an excerpt of Shannon's book for free! Go HERE to read the first three chapters!


SHANNON MESSENGER graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts where she learned that she liked watching movies much better than making them. She also regularly eats cupcakes for breakfast, sleeps with a bright blue stuffed elephant named Ella, and occasionally gets caught talking to imaginary people. So it was only natural for her to write stories for children. Keeper of the Lost Cities is her first middle grade novel. Let the Sky Fall, a young adult novel, will follow in Spring 2013. She lives in Southern California with her husband and an embarrassing number of cats.

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** Don't miss Shannon's launch party details! Go HERE to find out more.

The Giveaways:

Thank you to Simon & Schuster there are TWO giveaways a day happening on the blog! Each stop will host a KEEPER of the LOST CITIES giveaway or an ARC for Let The Sky fall! Be sure to follow the entire blog tour as you'll have plenty of chances to win. You'll have to visit each blog stop in order to be entered to win.

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Natalie Aguirre said...

So agree with you Shannon. I loved Shannon's book. So excited for her!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I've already pre-ordered it so that I can read the book to my daughter. :D

Juju at Tales of said...

Wow. Sounds amazing. I love how it moved you. Great review.
(not an entry)

Susanne Drazic said...

Great review, Shannon. Can't wait to read the book.

Barbara Watson said...

So very excited for Shannon! I pre-ordered a copy through Changing Hands already, so please don't put me in the giveaway.

Katieb MundieMoms said...

So glad you loved it!! Thank you for being on the tour.

Jemi Fraser said...

Can't wait to read this - so happy for Shannon!

Jennifer Rumberger said...

Can't wait to read it! Loved your thoughts, Shannon!

The Golden Eagle said...

I am so excited for this book!

Shannon Messenger said...

Awwww, thank you so much #2! I am so glad the blogosphere brought us together!

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