Book - 2020 | First Aladdin hardcover edition
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In this extra special installment of the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, the story picks up right from Legacy's particularly devastating cliffhanger. But chapters alternate between Sophie and Keefe's perspectives to give readers deeper insights into both beloved characters. New powers will be discovered. Hard truths from the past will come to light. And all of your favorite characters will find themselves tested in ways they never imagined. And that's not all! Unlocked also includes a comprehensive guide to the world of the Lost Cities, featuring new character and world details that have never been revealed before--plus fun bonuses like Keeper-themed recipes, a detailed map of the Lost Cities, gorgeous full-color illustrations, and so much more!
Publisher: New York :, Aladdin,, 2020
Edition: First Aladdin hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781534463424
Branch Call Number: J SERIES KEEPE


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Unlocked was a great book, with lots of fun extras! I've been wanting to see a lot of this official art for a while now and learn more about each of the main characters! (Sadly, I did not learn more about the Great Gulon Incident.) However, like most of the other comments, I wish that there were less "fun extras" and more "story". I get that this was a novella, but I think that all the big events and the big plot twists were too big and a bit too good to be true. The plot went a bit faster than the previous keeper books. (or at least as I thought) Overall, it was a good book to read...but I feel like Shannon Messenger is running out of ideas. To me, books 1-6 were a lot more engaging. Hopefully, when book 9 comes around, the plot will be less rushed.

Jan 10, 2021

You know what. I should have said this a LONG time ago but here it is. If this were a real-life situation I COULD HAVE JUST USED MY SPYBALL TO FIND ALL THE MEMBERS OF THE NEVERSEEN, FIND ALL THEIR HIDEOUTS, AND FIND ALVAR... But I know it won't happen in this story because that would make it too easy UwU

Jan 05, 2021

Now, I know what y'all are thinking. Who does this girl think she is, putting a 2 1/2 star rating on a koltc book. But I'm being totally honest, that was disappointing. Here are my reasons.

1) Idk about y'all I was expecting an actual story. Ik it's a novella, but I read the desc. of the book online, and it doesn't mention the fact that this is 2/3 an explanation/detailed account of the worldbuilding and is only 1/3 story. Actually, it says, it "picks up right after legacy." and that claim made me feel annoyed because at exactly 63% of the ebook is when the story starts, so in actuality, only 37% of the book is story.
2) I already read the other 8 books so I don't need a huge overview, and it felt like reading through a textbook .
3) The Gulon incident is not included.
4) Ending sucked. It was a cliffhanger that was actually kinda predictable. I get cliffhangers are her "thing" but it's getting old.
5) Feels like a recycled plot. Like I can only read about ppl passed out in the healing center or just stuck there bc of injuries so many times. The ending feels recycled too, but no spoilers.
6) Questions are not answered, and we leave with copies of the same questions.
7) Keefe's character development falls flat. He was my favorite character and still is (I <3 keefe), but he's never given the chance to grow and just runs away from everything (emotions, situations, ect).

1) I feel like this will come in handy ages later when I'm feeling like I want to read a specific book in the series but I need c o n t e x t. But, it should have been released later on at the end of the series so that readers can use it for this very purpose.
2) I liked the baking recipes in the book. One more thing to try during quarantine.
3) Clear indicator of SoKeefe. <3
4) Ilustrations are pretty although the artist is sus.
5) More Dex. <3

I had read the first book for my library book club and it was ok. I didn't continue but my dad became obsessed! He got this book, Unlocked, and read it in two days! He really enjoys the series and is hooked. From him to you (but me writing this), It's AWESOME!!!

Really great! The guide in the first part is great for reference, and I especially liked reading through aaaaaalll of Sophie's medical files and aaaaaalll of Keefe's prank reports. I also love how Keefe went through with [NAME REDACTED] and edited all of his sections on the registry file. :)

The novella at the end was great too. I loved how Shannon Messenger switched between Sophie and Keefe's points of view. I don't want to spoil anything, so I won't say what happens that I love so much, but the novella is definitely worth reading.

Dec 28, 2020

Kind of disappointed because the first 500 or so pages of the book was all just extra stuff. Only about 100-200 pages was the actual story. But otherwise, thr story part was very interesting and I liked how Shannon provided Keefe's point of view.

Dec 18, 2020

I just wish Shannon made it all in Keefe's point of view but hey I guess we at least get to see what his thoughts are his surroundings and his love for Sophie, I just love Keefe!!!!!!!!!Please just let the book out already I'm literally gonna die!!!!!! This would be an amazing movie, Please be a movie soooooooon!!!!!!!

Dec 17, 2020

I love the series and I loved Unlocked! <3 <3

I think it's a great addition to the series, the guide is packed full of information, the art is beautiful, Keefe's commentary (and registry edits) are adorable and hilarious, and the novella advanced the story quite a bit for its short length.

100/10 would recommend!!!

Also, Elwin called Sophie "his little girl" in the medical files. I'm 99.99% sure he's her dad now ;)

Also, "Love, Keefe"... D: >.< whyyyyyyy I'm dyingggg

Dec 05, 2020

The first 500 pages are a waste of time--plot summaries, character descriptions that we already know if we read the books, and silly cartoon-ish drawings. But at least the last 200 page novella advances the plot and was a good read.

Dec 01, 2020

Welp, now I have to wait another year to read the next one. And I still don't really think the book covered the cliffhanger, it kinda just made it worse, because now we're waiting for two cliffhangers to be covered. But be warned, the novel part is really short, about 200 pages,

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