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*Win* the ultimate summer reading prize pack from GL

School is *almost* out, the sun is shining and that means it’s basically book-binging season. Whether you’re kickin' it on the couch, chilling on the bus to camp or lounging poolside, we’ve got the perfect reads to keep you entertained all summer long. And right now, we can’t get enough of the Keeper Of The Lost Cities series from Shannon Messenger.

The New York Times and USA Today best-selling series follows Sophie Foster, a twelve-year-old child prodigy who struggles with teachers, parents and finding friends. Relatable, right? Definitely. The twist? She can read minds. 

Yep, Sophie’s a telepath...but she’s never met anyone like her. That is, until she befriends Fitz—and her world changes forever. The epic series welcomes book eight (yes, eight!), Keeper of the Lost Cities: Legacy, this fall. Want to catch up? Keep reading for deets on *all* the books, and to learn how you could win books one through seven.

First, there’s Keeper of the Lost Cities

The saga begins when Sophie runs into Fitz during a class trip to a museum. She is astonished to learn that someone else shares her telepathic powers...but Fitz isn’t so shocked to find her. In fact, Fitz and his community have been searching for Sophie for years. 

In a flash, Sophie must leave behind the life she knows and become part of a new, strange world: the one where she truly belongs. That is, if her to-be kidnappers don't get to her first...

Next, there’s Keeper of the Lost Cities: Exile… 

Almost a year has passed since that fateful museum encounter, and Sophie’s created a home for herself in Havenfield. She has good friends, a loving family and even a crush (well, maybe). Plus, her telepathic abilities are growing stronger than ever, and she uses them to train her new alicorn (aka her flying unicorn), Silveny.

But her problems aren’t over, as her former kidnappers are still searching for her. There are others who want the secrets she has trapped in her mind, and she’ll have to go to dangerous lengths to protect the world she has come to love.

Then, there’s Keeper of the Lost Cities: Everblaze

In the third book of the series, the stakes are higher than ever. Sophie’s world is headed toward war, her mysterious kidnappers are still on her trail and her risky choices have left her shrouded in shame and pummeled by punishment.

Despite everything, she and her friends are determined to find the truth and escape the threats around them—and they find that their answers just might live within the surreptitious Black Swan group. 

Up next, there’s Keeper of the Lost Cities: Neverseen

Sophie and her Lost Cities crew are out on a mission to join the Black Swan group. Their daring adventure takes them from the mystical land of Havenfield to Florence, Italy, where Sophie works hard to strengthen her telepathic powers and defeat her enemies in a group called the Neverseen.

Between investigating global conspiracies and handling boy drama, Sophie’s life is only growing more confusing. Will she finally get the answers she’s looking for, or will she end up with more questions—and in greater danger—than ever before? 

Then, read Keeper of the Lost Cities: Lodestar

Upon her return to the Lost Cities, Sophie is faced with uncertainty. The Havenfield she once knew has transformed, and she and her friends are caught up in it all. With war looming and her abilities growing, Sophie hopes to translate an enigmatic code, uncover the truth about the Black Swan group and help take down the Neverseen for good. 

The only problem? Some of the friends she’s come to trust just may be working for the enemy...

Now, it’s time for Keeper of the Lost Cities: Nightfall

Loss and betrayal have left Sophie frustrated and in search of hope. It’s at this moment when her past intersects with her present in the fight of her life: working to save those she loves from the dark powers of the Neverseen.  

To accomplish her mission, Sophie and her friends must journey to the menacing land of Nightfall. No matter the risks ahead, Sophie’s unwavering determination to succeed will push her forward into the great unknown. 

Finally, read Keeper of the Lost Cities: Flashback… 

The sinister forces of the Neverseen are growing stronger, and it’s time for Sophie to fight. While she trains for future battle, she also has to heal her wounds from the past. Spending time recovering from injuries brings her closer to Fitz, but Sophie can’t let her crush—or anything else—distract her. 

Sophie must fight for herself and her world, and that means making difficult choices. The only question: Will her decisions leave her ready for battle, or more vulnerable than ever?

Prepare for Keeper of the Lost Cities: Legacy, coming November 2019...

Sophie is working to discover the truth, but a lifetime of lies and the web of the past only complicate her search. Even the smallest secret comes with terrifying new responsibilities—and Sophie's not the only one with blank spots in her past. Are she and her friends connected to the lives they knew before, or are they part of a conspiracy vaster than they ever understood? 

Secrets, memories and mystery collide in the eighth installment of the series—and every clue drags Sophie and her friends down deeper and deeper. Every memory forces them to question everything—especially one another. And the harder they fight, the more the lines blur between friend and enemy. Dynamic drama and maddening mystery will keep you hooked until the final page. 

Want to lose yourself in the world of Sophie and the Lost Cities? One lucky GL reader will win the *entire* Keeper of the Lost Cities series published so far—Keeper of the Lost Cities, Exile, Everblaze, Neverseen, Lodestar, Nightfall and Flashback—so they can catch up before Keeper of the Lost Cities: Legacy drops this fall.

For your chance to win, simply press the enter button below. Enter as many times as you want between now and July 1 at 11:59 pm. The winner will be announced on July 2 on this page. PS: This giveaway is open to US addresses only.

Good luck! 


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by Katherine Hammer | 6/4/2019