When a book series becomes part of everyday conversation, your daughter gets all of her friends hooked, and she creates a chat group with her friends about the book series you know it has to be good. That’s why I find myself currently reading book number six in Keeper Of The Lost Cities – admittedly obsessing right along with my daughter.
This Keeper Of The Lost Cities review is sponsored, however, our obsession with the series began long before this sponsored post, which is why we created a Sophie Foster costume for Halloween last year.
Fantasy, mystery, suspense, friendship, a touch of romance, and so much more fill the pages of the Keeper Of The Lost Cities. It’s the type of book series that has something for everyone with characters you truly care about.
Aimed at middle-grade readers, my daughter discovered the series the summer before fifth grade and finished all the seven books before Christmas break. By the end of fifth grade, she had encouraged more than a dozen of her friends to also read the books. And these aren’t short books, ranging from about 500 pages to well over 800 pages, they are a daunting size for a group of 10-year-olds and yet, none seemed to mind as they devoured each book. All eagerly awaiting the release of the eighth book, available in November 2019.
Keeper Of The Lost Cities is NOT JUST FOR GIRLS. K and her friends talked about it so much, they got the boys reading (and loving) the books too. Sophie has a large group of friends including boys and girls, so there are strong characters for everyone to relate to.
After hearing about the series for months, and wondering what my daughter was so excited about, I decided to dive into the series myself. Now I am hooked. It really is as good as my daughter and her friends claim — even for an adult. I find myself carving out any free moment to find out what happens next to Sophie Foster and her friends.
Currently halfway through book number six, I dread finishing book number seven because I will have to wait until November when book 8 is released. My binging will be done, and I’ll have to wait along with my daughter and her friends to get my hands on the eighth book (which we have already placed a pre-order for!)
To get the excitement going for the new book, the author, Shannon Messenger, is hosting a #KeeperReadAlong in preparation for the newest book’s arrival this fall. Each week fans are encouraged to reread the series and she will answer fan questions on her Instagram account. And there are prizes too! We are following along and hope you will too.
Keeper Of The Lost Cities Sophie Foster Costume
In keeping with her obsession with the series, K had me help her create a Sophie Foster costume for book character day at school. (Several of her friends dressed up as other characters from the series as well.)
Surrounded by jewels and crystal, Sophie prefers to keep her look more simple than others around her. A pair of black leggings and a white tunic is her favorite ensemble. Paired with her required school cape pinned by her family crest.
Because K announced the need for a costume just a couple days before she needed it, I made a very simple short cape.
I purchased a large square piece of black knit fabric. (Size will depend on the width of fabric you choose.) I folded it into eighths to create a triangle and then used white chalk to draw an arch. I cut the arch through all of the fabric. Then I cut a smaller arch approximately 4 inches from the point of the cone shape.
Unfold the fabric to reveal a large doughnut shape. Then cut the shape in half creating two capes.
For her family crest, I used white Crayola Modle Magic and gold acrylic paint. I am not a sculptor, so creating a bird with clay was not going to happen. So I went with a triangle with swirls to represent the Ruewen Crest.
We used pieces from K’s wardrobe to create her Sophie Foster look, but here is everything you need to create the Sophie Foster look.
- White tunic and black pants set
- Home crystal necklace
- Black boots
- Black swan monocle necklace
- Black cape (if you don’t want to DIY)
Keeper Of The Lost Cities Giveaway
K and I are excited to share this Keeper Of The Lost Cities giveaway. One lucky winner will receive:
- Keeper Of The Lost Cities books 1 – 3
- Exclusive branded art prints and pin
- “We could all use a little more weird” shirt
My daughter can’t stop talking about the art prints and the shirt. She has made me promise to frame the prints for her room. She’s that excited about them.
This giveaway has ended.
I would give this to my niece.
I would hold on to them for my kids.
Marilyn Nawara says
This would be perfect for my granddaughter — I don’t think she has read any of the books yet.
Tabathia B says
I would love to win for my daughter and she hasn’t read the book before
Keri Justice says
I WOuld love to win for my daughter she has not read any of the series yet.
I would like to win for my son
It would be for my daughter. She hasn’t read any of the books, but they are just what she would like!
for my cousin! We have not read the books.
Heather Pfingsten says
I have read all seven books after checking them out from the library. I fell in love with the characters and the story and would love to own a copy of the books for myself. I may even share them with my daughter.
friend, not yet
courtney b says
no we haven’t read this this would be for my daughter
Jennifer Marie says
I would love to win for my son. He has not read any of these books yet.
Jennifer Marie says
I would love to win this for my son. He has not read any of these books yet.
I want to give this to my niece. It is a series for kids I hope? I think we could read together and it could be a fun summer thing.
It’s for kids
Angela Saver says
I would love to win this for my niece. She hasn’t read any of the books yet.
I want to win this for my niece, but I don’t think she has read any of the books yet.
I would give these to my kids. They haven’t read this series yet.
Jessica To says
I would like these for my son. He hasn’t read any of them yet.
Shelly Dixon says
I’d love to win this for my daughter who loves to read!
Ken C says
These would be for my family and I. No we not read any but we are always looking for new series to read
I would like to win the Keeper of the Lost Cities prize pack for my kids. No, we have not read any books in this series yet.
monique s says
I want to win this for my sister
Danielle Day says
It looks like fun my nephew would love it!
Dana Scott says
I want to win this for my daughter. She hasn’t read any books in the series yet
Stephanie Liske says
It would be for me. 🙂 I haven’t read any of them.
Kelly D says
I would like to win this for my daughter. She has not read any of these books yet.
Daniel M says
my niece would love it
Michelle Donovan says
I’d want these for my daughter. She hasn’t read these before but it looks like a theme she would enjoy very much
kathy pease says
I would like to win this for my granddaughter and I don’t think she has read them
Lisa Ellison says
I would like to win this, i have not read this series yet.
Stephanie Larison says
My oldest would love these! She’s not ready any yet but it’s the thing she’s into lately.
Antoinette M says
I would love to win this for my daughter. We are new to the series.
I’d love them for my son. He’s never heard of them before.
jennifer cervantes says
Id love to win these for my daughter. She never has heard of this series before.
Sounds like a great series.
This would be for Emily and yes!
Jennifer H. says
I would like to win this for my daughter. We have not heard of this before.
jeremy Mclaughlin says
My sons would enjoy these books, have not read these yet.
John H. says
My daughter would like this. No, she hasn’t read this.
Jen R says
I want to win the Keeper of the Lost Cities prize pack for my daughter. She has not read any of this series yet.
Laura DeLaRosa says
I would keep this and no I haven’t read any of the books.
Tonya flores says
I would keep for my kiddos.
Christina Gould says
I want to win this Keeper of the Lost Cities prize pack for my daughter, and I don’t think she’s read any of them yet. Thanks for the giveaway!
Joni CHADWELL says
I would like to win this for our grandson, Ty
Audrey Stewart says
Our Anthony would love this. He has read some of these books.
Lily Kwan says
I want to win this prize pack for my friend. He hasn’t read any of the books yet.
Donna Clifford says
My daughter. No I do not think she has read any of these books yet.
Hesper Fry says
This would be great to win for my son! He hasn’t read any of the books as of yet.
I want to win this Keeper of the Lost Cities prize pack for my kids. They haven’t read any yet though.
Philip Lawrence says
I want to win the prize pack for my grandchild. I do not believe that she has read any of the books yet.
Laurie Emerson says
I would like to win this for my daughter. She has not read any of the books yet.
Vikki Billings says
I hope to win this for my oldest granddaughter, she has not read all the books but is on the 2nd or 3rd book. She loves them!
Deanna turner says
I would like to win it for my granddaughter she would enjoy it. She has not ready any of them.
great costume idea!