|This article is about the unreleased ninth KOTLC book. You may be looking for Book 8.5: Unlocked.|
It will most likely include a short story, as three past books (Nightfall, Flashback, and Legacy) (Unlocked is currently scheduled to have a short story in the paperback edition as well, therefore making the total amount four) have, but it has yet to be confirmed. Shannon somewhat confirms in an interview that both of Sophie's biological parents would be revealed by the tenth book. Shannon's contract was to end at the end of the ninth book, but she hinted at getting it renewed.
What We Know
- The book will be released on November 8, 2022.
- New art will be released with the coming of this book.
- Shannon Messenger announced that there will be a tenth book after book 9, and that will be the final one. 
- This book is taking Shannon Messenger longer to write than the other books, because she now has a baby to take care of. 
- Jason Chan will be creating the cover art, as he has in the previous books.
- Karin Paprocki will be designing the cover, as she has in previous books.