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A New York Times bestselling series
A USA TODAY bestselling series
A California Young Reader Medal-winning series

Dark schemes unfold and Sophie's loyalty is pushed to the limit in this thrilling fifth book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series.

Sophie Foster is back in the Lost Cities--but the Lost Cities have changed. The threat of war hangs heavy over her glittering world, and the Neverseen are wreaking havoc.

The lines between friend and enemy have blurred, and Sophie is unsure whom to trust. But when she's warned that the people she loves most will be the next victims, she knows she has to act.

A mysterious symbol could be the key--if only she knew how to translate it. Every new clue seems to lead deeper into her world's underbelly and the Black Swan aren't the only ones who have plans. The Neverseen have their own Initiative, and if Sophie doesn't stop it, they might finally have the ultimate means to control her.
Publisher: Canada :, Simon & Schuster Canada,, 2017
ISBN: 9781481474962


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Nov 02, 2020

I know right! It's so awesome! Turns out Sophie is still trying to keep her Crush a secret! Ugh! Every time she is so close, she tries keeping it a secret!! Just get it over with!!! Why did she kiss Dex instead?!? Obviously, Keefe wants her and she wants Fitz!! OMG... This book was such a good book! :) Although, really sad...:( If you haven't read this book yet, READ IT!!!

Oct 03, 2020

Wow. Just... Just wow. I'm reading all these comments and it's literally team Fitz V.S team Keefe. I keep switching sides!!! Errrgg! Sooo intense :)
Each book is like taking turns with each one. I wonder whoooo willlll wiiinnn!!! XD
Overall, GREAT book!!!

Sep 23, 2020

I have the book in real life from the series. But it is so sad. Mr. Forkle was always so nice. WHY DID HE HAVE TO DIE!!!! Obviously, Fitz can't tell that Sophie has a crush on him so, why can't she see that Keefe wants her?!?

Aug 23, 2020

I can't wait for this book based on what you guys are saying. So many people are holding this book so it's taking forever to get it.

Aug 14, 2020

Loved this book! I soooooo wish that Keefe had just come with them when they knocked out the Neverseen at the hideout! The Neverseen are just to darn smart. And poor Mr. Forkle... well at least it wasn't both. Anyway, yay for Amy! I knew Sophie's family would show up again sometime. But. Come on, Sophie. Why. Fitz!!! CAN'T YOU SEE KEEFE WANTS YOU??!!! #keefosteralltheway!!

Jul 21, 2020

Sophie Foster is back in the Lost Cities - but the Lost Cities have changed. The threat of war among the species hangs over their heads, and the Neverseen are wreaking havoc. After Keefe’s risky decision to help save his mother, the lines between friend and enemy blur together. He must find a way to prove his innocence while undercover. Sophie and her team have also found a mysterious symbol that could be the clue to understanding the Neverseen better. The catch is that no one seems to be able to figure it out. Worst of all, it’s not just the Black Swan who has a plan to create changes in a world that holds tight to its prejudices. The Neverseen seem to have a vision they call the Lodestar Initiative, and it might result in an even greater amount of tragedy than before. More lives are lost in this deadly adventure, while yet more secrets are revealed.

In this new installment, a lot of risks must be taken to ensure the safety of everyone. “Sometimes things have to get worse before they get better.” This quote refers to multiple hardships that take place throughout the book. Anyone who has an eye out for run-away rebels will most definitely enjoy this. I recommend this book for the readers who enjoy the thrill of being on the run from figures of authority.

Jul 07, 2020

This book is soooooooo good. I have not read the ending but thanks to you guys I am prepared for the bad ending. :l

A beautiful addition to Keeper of the Lost cities, one that can be read 5 times and still be sweet and emotional. (Trust me, I know) This is the only book I have ever cried over. It's that good.

Mar 02, 2020

all you team foster-keefe people deal with it! it's Fitzphie forever!


(and I KNOW. i've read all the books) they probably aren't going to go serious though. because... sophie is unmachable! it's sooooo sad.

Feb 18, 2020

Agh Sophie. Just tell fitz you like him already.

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Oct 19, 2020

"As the crowned king of good hair, I can always tell when I'm talking to one of my rightful subjects." - Keefe

Oct 04, 2020

"Thank you for being brave enough to find me this one last time. You gave me the gift of goodbye." - Mr. Forkle

Oct 04, 2020

"I'm going to try not to cause an interspecies incident when I'm introduced to the other leaders. Then we're all going to eat fancy food in a stuffy room while everyone pretends they're not secretly wishing that hey could kill each other. " - Sophie

Oct 04, 2020

"Wow. I've never seen people fight because they all want to do the crazy dangerous thing." - Marella

Oct 04, 2020

"See, and I always thought that the strongest soldiers were those with something to fight for. Something to come home to. Something they can't bear to loose that makes them refuse to surrender." - Grizel

Oct 04, 2020

""Drastic how?" Fitz asked.
"You've already seen the beginning of it. Policing in our cities. Defense training for our citizens. I'm not saying those are bad things. Sadly, they're incredibly necessary. But where do they lead? Stricter crystal restrictions to further regulate where and when people can leap. Curfews. Much more invasive monitoring of our registry pendants. When rulers stop trusting their citizens, freedom is always the cost. And I think of several Councillors who will see what happened to Wylie as proof that control is the answer."
"And what do you see as the answer?" Sophie asked.
Oralie sighed. "I honestly don't know. But . . . I think it starts with people like you. People asking hard questions and taking risks and not letting anything stop them - not because they want power or glory. Because they know it's the right thing to do."" - Lodestar

Oct 04, 2020

""Sophie's just as bad with compliments," Fitz said. "Look at how red they're both turning right now."
"They really are adorable, aren't they?" Biana asked.
Sophie sighed. "Who invited the Vackers?"" - Lodestar

Oct 04, 2020

"Plus, a school isn't a school until Sophie tries to destroy it." - Fitz

Oct 04, 2020

"No, I think it means we shouldn't pass judgement until we see how things play out. Actions never tell the whole story. Good can be done for the wrong reason. And bad can be misunderstood. " - Linh

Jun 11, 2020

Fitz: “WOW, this is going to make me want to hold your hand all the time.”
Biana rolled her eyes.
Biana: “Easy now, big brother. Let go of my friend or I will drop you like we’re playing bramble.”

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