Keeper of the Lost Cities – Lodestar Book Five – by Shannon Messenger

Cover image for Lodestar / Shannon Messenger.

Sophie Foster is an elf who lives in the Lost Cities and has gone through many particular adventures. In the Lodestar, she feels very betrayed. Her friend Keefe had run away in the previous book. Her parents (Grady and Edaline) don’t trust him, but she still tries to keep her hopes up.


Pretince, a wrongly accused criminal, had just woken up. Sophie’s job was to get into his head and find out what happened. While there, she finds a projection of Jolie, Grady, and Edaline’s biological kid that had died in a fire. Jolie then begins to explain what had happened to Pretince and how he feels. Sophie doesn’t find much, but what she does recover is a symbol. This symbol is later found to be the lodestar symbol, hence the name of the book.


Later on, Sophie and her friends discover that Keefe’s mother had used Lodestar as a plan for his “Legacy” (we still haven’t found out what it is yet and it’s been 8.5 books). Dex, their technopath, also discovers that each piece of the symbol can be used to teleport to a hideout, so they end up visiting one. Nothing eventful happens, so they headed back.
This book is really good and anyone who has read books like The Hobbit, Harry Potter, or Percy Jackson would like it. Just be sure to read the other books first, or you will be lost with the concept of this one.

-Izzy W.

Keeper of the Lost CitiesLodestar by Shannon Messenger is available to checkout from the Mission Viejo Library. It is also available to download for free from Libby.

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