Friday, September 28, 2012

Character Interview + Contest: Keefe from Keeper of the Lost Cities

I am so incredibly excited to have Keefe dropping in today! Keefe is just one of many awesome characters from Shannon Messenger's Keeper of the Lost Cities, hitting shelves on Tuesday! This book utterly amazed me in the best of ways, and is definitely high on my Kari Recommends to Everyone List, so make sure you check it out! And if that's not enough to entice you, then meet Keefe, my favorite character from the book!

Tell us about yourself, in 5 words.

Shockingly good-looking and incredibly awesome.
(It's not bragging when it's true)
(and hyphenated words totally count as one)

So... what do you think of Sophie?

Hey, what gives? I thought this was my interview. Doesn't Foster get enough attention with all her, "oh look, I caused another huge, world-changing thing to happen"?

*sighs dramatically*

But she's pretty cool, I guess. Not as cool as me, of course. But pretty cool. And don't believe her when she claims she's not mysterious. Trust me, that girl is one giant mystery.

How'd you and Fitz become friends?

He saw how awesome I was and followed me around school BEGGING me to be his friend. At first I was like, I dunno, this kid's a bit too "I am Captain Perfect" for my taste. But then I decided, eh, why not? I'll make the kid's life and maybe get him to chill a bit. (And don't believe his lies if he tells you anything different. That's exactly how it went down!)

What's the craziest thing you've ever done? And the worst thing you've ever gotten detention for?

I'm going to have to go with "no comment" to that first question, because no one knows that was me yet.


As for the worst thing I've gotten detention for... that would probably be the time I turned the lab table in my alchemy session to silver. I may have overestimated how potent that formula was, and didn't realize that it would turn everything touching the table to silver too. But Elwin was totally able to fix the skin on Lady Galvin's hand, and come on, she told me to impress her! What else was I supposed to do?

So I hear there's been a Great Gulon Incident.... tell us what happened.

Well, since I had nothing to do with this so-called "incident" *coughs* I can't really say what did or didn't happen. Except that of course whoever planned something that awesome was clearly a genius.

There's a Team Keefe forming (of which I am a proud member). How do you feel about that?

Finally, the world is starting to make sense! Now all I need is a day in my honor. Don't you think "Keefe Sencen Day" would be the perfect holiday? Everyone would ditch school to play pranks on each other and then shower me with presents and candy. Can you make that happen? You are a member of Team Keefe, after all, so isn't that kind of your job?

Thank you, Keefe, for stopping in, and I'll see what I can do about Keefe Sencen Day.

Want more of Shannon, Keefe and Keeper of the Lost Cities? Check out the full tour details and hit up Shannon's blog.

While you can get your hands on Keeper of the Lost Cities on Tuesday (maybe even now if you're lucky and your local bookstore has it out already!), you have to wait for Shannon's YA debut coming out next March, Let the Sky Fall (also utterly amazing and stunning and emotional and awesome)... or you can fill out the Rafflecopter form below, and be entered to win 1 of 10 ARCs! Trust me. You want to.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. That was one of the best character interviews I've read! Love it. Thanks for the giveaway -- very generous.

  2. So excited for Shannon! Keefe is hilarious.

  3. Amazing interview and holy cow! I laughed so much with your question "What's the craziest thing you've ever Shannon's answer was glorious "no comment" lol! XDD

    Thank you so much for the giveaway! WoW! 10 arc of Let the Sky Fall!! kyaaa! fingers crossed ^_^

    looking forward for this release! and I have to go pick up my copy of KOTLC asap!

    yay! =D

  4. I can't enter the giveaway (not US), BUT wow this Keefe guy! Kind of simultaneously want to smack him and hug him. Can't wait to read more about him, when I finally do pick up this book (Shannon Messenger! Meaning, not long).

  5. I don't read a whole lot of MG, but I'm super excited for this one.

  6. LOVE this interview! you got the best one. LOL Thank you for being on the tour!


    I love him so.

    Awesome interview :) I'm SO excited Keeper is finalllllly getting released to the rest of the world tomorrow!!!

  8. Wew! Thanks for the lovely giveaway :) I hope to get his one <3

  9. Hey, I would totally go for Keefe Sencen day. Try to make it happen, ;)