Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger

This is a feature I've not done a lot of here on Mundie Kids, but it's one I do weekly on Mundie Moms. With all the fabulous upcoming MG and Children's book releases this year, I thought now would be a fabulous time to start doing this feature here.

Published by: Aladdin
To Be Released on: October 2nd, 2012
Pre-Order from: Amazon | iTunes

Twelve-year-old Sophie has always been different -- she's years ahead of the other kids in school and can read minds. She's always assumed there's some kind of logical explanation for her talents, but when she meets an adorable and mysterious boy, she finds out the shocking truth. She's never felt at home because she, well, ... isn't.

There are secrets buried deep in her memory, secrets about her true identity and why she was hidden among humans, that others desperately want and would even kill for. And she must figure out why she is the key to her brand-new world, before the wrong person finds the answer first -quoted from Goodreads

I seriously love YA books, but I get so excited over MG ones. There's something magical about stepping into their world, and this book is one of those I can not wait to sit down and read. Plus it's a debut!! I LOVE spotlighting debut books. I'm completely hooked on this story. I admit I will most likely do a fan girl dance when I get my hands on this book. Aside from the enticing story, check out this beautiful cover! I would seriously pick this book up based on the cover alone (not that I do that). I can't wait for Shannon's story to be out later this year. What middle grade/children's book are you waiting to be released?


  1. I can't wait to read it too. I'm crossing my fingers that I get an ARC. I just started Seeing Cinderella by Jenny Lundquist for an interview in March at Literary Rambles. I LOVE it. Such great voice and I can totally relate to the middle grade issues.

    I've been thinking that it would be awesome if you'd start setting up some blog tours for middle grade authors like you do for the YA ones, especially debut authors. It would really help get the buzz out about these books because your blog is so well known.

  2. Natalie- I'll have to add Seeing Cinderella to my list as well! Thank you for the suggestion.

    I've thought about doing tours on here, but right now things are a little bit too busy on Mundie Moms for me to focus on doing tours here on MKs. I may end up doing one every few months or so. I'd definitely need to build up more of a following her before I focused on doing tours full time. I'll let you know when I start them :)


I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
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