Today I have a review of the book The Path Keeper by N.J Simmonds. This is a YA book aimed at the older readers as there is some mature content contained.
What if every coincidence was a tiny miracle? What if our life was already mapped out before birth? What if someone had the power to change the path we were destined to follow?
Ella hates her new life in London, she misses Spain and she’s struggling to get over her past until she meets Zac. He has always loved her but he isn’t meant to be part of Ella’s story. Not this time. Not ever. Little does she know that his secret is the one thing that will tear them apart and will force her to live in a world that no longer makes sense, a world more dangerous than she could ever imagine.
The first in a thrilling new YA fantasy series, The Path Keeper is a tale of passion and secrets, of first loves and second chances, and the invisible threads that bind us. Can love ever be stronger than fate?
I first heard of this book via the Facebook group The Fiction Cafe, a few people had read it and the author was also a member. After hearing so many things about it I decided to pick myself up a copy. The YA genre suited my usual preferred style so I was intrigued. I enjoy reading novels by lesser known author’s as there are some hidden gems among them and this was most definitely one of them.
The opening chapter had me hooked, it was full of intrigue and mystery and really made me want to read on to find out more about the characters. Ella is a spunky character who doesn’t fit into the world she has been thrown and has some issues regarding her family situation. As we learn more about her through the book we see different aspects of her personality and gain insight and rationale into her thinking.
Zac is lovable right from the start. You can see him wrestling with his internal demons to try and figure out where he belongs and the fight he has with his heart every step of the way.
During the course of the story, you learn more about Ella’s family with will leave you loving and loathing different people.
There are flashbacks to different era’s throughout the book and these play an important role in the story which doesn’t become apparent until later in the story and it all fits together beautifully.
Natali has written a beautiful book that while focuses on romance and love is far from your standard and traditional read. Anyone who loves Romance, YA, Fantasy I would urge you to read this book. I am desperate to read the next in the series which will be out in Feb 2018. I would rate this book 5 out of 5.
It will have you questioning what you think you know about angels, heaven and how fate and destiny play a part in our lives.
Thank you for reading.