Tuesday, November 1, 2016

I hope you're ready for LODESTAR--because it's HERE! (And so is the paperback of NEVERSEEN!)

So here we are again.

Today is the day.

LODESTAR, my shiny book baby now officially makes its way into the world. I can only give it one last hug before letting it go and wishing it well:





LODESTAR is now yours.

I hope you love it as much as I do.

The story won't always go the way you're expecting it to--and I have a feeling this one will make you shout at the pages and fling the book into the wall (or maybe kick it) and ugly-cry at least once (I know I did as I wrote it). But if it does, that means I'm doing my job right. (Just make sure you don't accidentally hit anyone when you throw it--this thing is heavy. You could hurt someone!)

And I hope the story also makes you laugh, and cheer for the characters, and keep racing through those pages until the very end (and yes, I fully expect you to immediately demand book 6--sorry, I'm writing as fast as I can!)

And LODESTAR isn't the only book I have releasing today. The NEVERSEEN paperback is also (finally) hitting shelves, so for those of you who've been oh-so-(im)patiently awaiting that format so you can read--or who just like to collect my books--THE WAIT IS OVER! Tinier, paper-covered NEVERSEEN is HERE!

Thank you for reading this series. If it weren't for you guys buying the books (or requesting them at your library), and telling your friends about them, and posting about them on your social media, and posting reviews on amazon and goodreads and Barnes and Noble, I would've had to cut the story short long ago. You made books 6 and 7 possible. Thank you thank you thank you!

Oh, and one small plea: PLEASE remember that not everyone will be able to read the book immediately. Some have to wait for their copies to ship, or for it to be their turn at the library, or for birthday gifts or holiday gifts--or all kinds of other reasons. So try to be respectful with where/if you post any spoilers. I have a strict No Spoilers policy on this website and all of my social media, so I'll be deleting any posted there that I see (and no, marking it *spoiler alert* first won't make it okay. Neither will "vague spoilers"). But I'll also be traveling for the next three weeks, so I won't be able to check in as often, so *please please please* save that kind of thing for your own groups and feeds.


And here's hoping I'll get to meet some of you at my events while I'm on tour. Here's the full schedule of where to find me (and for more details on which ones do and don't require tickets, go HERE):


I also have some other fun things planned for the weeks ahead, including a special giveaway (and yes, I'll also release the LODESTAR playlist. I like to wait a few weeks, since sometimes the songs can be considered spoilers)

Okay, I guess I should stop rambling and let you guys get reading. Hope you enjoy!!!!

Oh, and as per tradition, here's a handy word cloud I made of the most commonly used words in LODESTAR. Happy reading!





**PS: if you took part in the pre-order swag giveaway, don't worry, your swag will be in the mail as soon as I can. I can't mail things while I'm traveling, but I'll do my best to get them on their way ASAP--and I always post a pic on Instagram when they go in the mail, so keep an eye out!**

30 comments:

  1. OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have it pre-ordered for my kindle!!!!! Cannot wait!!!!!!! And I'm pretty sure that I will respond highly emotionally--I have to all the others :)

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  2. I GOT IT!!!!!!!!! I'M SO EXCITED TO READ IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. EEEPPP! IT ARRIVED AT MY HOUSE A FEW DAYS AGO!!!! I AM SO EXCITED TO READ IT LIKE AHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. Very exciting time for you, Shannon. Enjoy every minute. Congratulations!

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  5. aAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHSDIOFHLDLJVHBDJBJDKL THANK YOU SO MUCH SHANNON, YOU ARE AMAZING AND I CAN'T WAIT FOR BOOK SIX!!! PLEASE KEEP ON BEING AWESOME!!!! :)

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  6. aAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHSDIOFHLDLJVHBDJBJDKL THANK YOU SO MUCH SHANNON, YOU ARE AMAZING AND I CAN'T WAIT FOR BOOK SIX!!! PLEASE KEEP ON BEING AWESOME!!!! :)

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  7. Okay, I just finished Lodestar and I LOVED IT!!!!!!!
    **Dies from sheer awesomeness
    Team Fitz forever!!! I have like a gazillion questions but they all involve spoilers. Anyways thank so much for writing this book!!! Can't wait for book 6!!!!!!!!!

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  8. YAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYIAMSOEXCITEDTOREADITIAMGOINGTOEXPLODEOF
    SHEERHAPPINESS
    #kotlc4life!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. I SWEAR KEEFE RUINS EVERYTHINGGGGG THROWBACK TO NEVERSEEN HAHA

    On a less crazy note! Really loved the book, a lot of things were really unexpected but that only made it better. Can't wait for books 6 and 7, I'm assuming it's a long wait, but do you when you can release anything about book 6 (for example the name) Thanks! Keep writing :)

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  10. KOTLC Fan Club - MI chapterNovember 2, 2016 at 1:42 PM

    Loved it! great job, Shannon- keep up the good work! Can't wait to see what happens next! ;) We're rooting for you here in Michigan!

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  11. I GOT IT YESTERDAY!!! HAPPY!!! Except I JUST FINISHED IT and now I have to WAIT 12 MORE MONTHS!!! WAS TEMPTED TO HURL LODESTAR ATHE WALL WHEN I FINISHED IT, CLIFFHAAAANGEERRRRRSSSSS!!!!!! NOOOOOOO!!!!!!! Also, I'm so happy to hear that there will be a SIXTH AND SEVENTH book!!!!!

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  12. I GOT IT YESTERDAY!!! HAPPY!!! Except I JUST FINISHED IT and now I have to WAIT 12 MORE MONTHS!!! WAS TEMPTED TO HURL LODESTAR ATHE WALL WHEN I FINISHED IT, CLIFFHAAAANGEERRRRRSSSSS!!!!!! NOOOOOOO!!!!!!! Also, I'm so happy to hear that there will be a SIXTH AND SEVENTH book!!!!!

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  13. OHMYGOSHOHMYGOSHOHMYGOSHOHMYGOSH! I got my book on Tuesday, and I FINALLY finished it last night!!! It was so impossibly amazing. I like can't even. PLEASE work especially hard on books 6 & 7!!!!!!! (if that's humanly possible) Love you Shannon!!! #TeamFitzalltheway #ButKeefe #TeamKeefealltheway #WAIT #Teamboth!!!

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  14. What NOOOOOOOO! Why are there books 6 and 7?????!?!?!? Don't get me wrong- I absolutely love your books- characators so developed, writing so beautiful- but it means i have to WAIT!!!!!!!! i hate waiting!!!! especically for these wonderful books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    TEAM KEEFE FOREVER!!!!!!!!! HE IS MY FAVORITE FICTIONAL CHARACTOR EVER!!!!!!

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    1. YESSS I LOVE KEEFE!!! like he's probably my favorite character, but I don't want him and Sophie as a couple. I have to go with #TeamSophitz.

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    2. I agree with everything in this post, although Tam is currently demanding to take over my favorite, sorry Keefe.....

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  15. Anyone know the name of a good washer??? Because I need to have Lodestar washed from my memories because I can NOT go a whole year before finding out how this story continues. I thought the cliffhanger at the end of Neverseen was going to kill me, but THIS one...yeah. I might go crazy.

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  16. Can you please post a drawing/doodle of Dex with his new hairstyle? (That doesn't count as a spoiler, right?)
    Thank you! I'm a huge fan of your books and now I have to die for almost a year until I can get book 6 :(

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  17. OMG!!!!!!!
    Literally just finished reading it and totally can't wait for book six?
    Shannon, can you somehow get Ligh to be on Six's cover?? And maybe more of Tam??????????????????????
    And let me just say, FITZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    (I ship Fitzie a.k.a. Fitz and Soophie!)
    :)

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    1. And was anybody else surprised with how Lodestar ended??
      (That's not a spoiler, right???)

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    2. YES so much! Except I expected something crazy. But still not that!

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  18. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! WHY??? I absolutely LOVED Lodestar and Keefe is still my favorite character but. . . . WHY DID YOU TORTURE ME WITH THE END TO THE BOOK! WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY? :(

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  19. WHY?!?!???

    I can't say much without it being a spoiler but WHY? How can you live with yourself knowing you broke our hearts? Book #6 cannot get here fast enough!

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  20. Whooo-- Shannon! I'm so happy for you and everything you've accomplished (take it from a fan who's been reading these since... oh, ever since the first one was published, which was forever ago tbh [we old high schoolers *cough*]; I'll protect Sophie and Co. until I die, even though Amazon says KOTLC is for 12 year olds-- lies). Take a lot of breaks while you're writing, and when the going's getting tough, Sherlock has your back. <3

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  21. WE AGREE with Anonymous November 4 @ 4:54 AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

    SO MANY WORDS I CANNOT SAY!!!! (so as not to be a spoiler in any way)

    WE LOVE/HATE YOU hahahaha OK, we LOVE YOU. We just cannot wait until Fall of 2017

    Write like the wind.....

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  22. Just finished! I think that's a record for more! Was reading to make sure it would be ok for my kids and got hooked! Now I just can't wait for the next one!!! Any titles yet ��
    Thank you for this Shannon Messenger! Onward.....

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  23. Ok.WOW.Lodestar was the BEST book I have ever read. No joke. Keeper of the Lost Cities is the only series EVER that has made me laugh out loud or scream into my pillow. (Yeah. I definitely did that last one when I finished it).When I finished Lodestar I couldn't fall asleep because of the cliffhanger. Actually both of them. I wish I could explain what both of them are, but I can't be a spoiler!! I'm sure you all will know which two I am taking about!! I had to text my friend who had also finished the book to get the spoilers out of my system.... Thank you Shannon Messenger for writing so amazing, I wish you were a Conjurer and you could conjure up book 6 with a snap of you fingers! #teamkeefe #teamfitz #lodestaristhebest

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