The Path Keeper Book Review

The Path Keeper book cover

Ella is a college girl who lives in London with her mom and new rich stepdad. She misses her life in Spain. One day, she meets a stranger at the bus stop. She doesn’t know that he already knows her. She seems so comfortable with him from the start when she talks to him so freely. Zac is on a mission that isn’t revealed.

Ella and Zac start spending time together. He is attracted to Ella and makes her think he’s interested in her, but then he will be very cold and distant towards her. She’s not sure why he’s sending out mixed signals. Ella wants to know more about this mysterious, handsome man. She meets a famous actor named Josh who is very interested in her, but she doesn’t like him.

Ella finds out that Zac lives in a shed that has no electricity. He has no family or friends and doesn’t have a past. It seems very odd and strange. Ella doesn’t care and still likes him a lot. She wants to rescue him and help him out. She keeps going after Zac even though he isn’t interested in her. She seems starved for attention since her father left when she was young and her mom is always so busy with her stepdad. Zac has always loved Ella, but he knows he should stay away from her. Somehow, he is drawn to her over and over again.

The book talks about paths that we must follow. Zac is the person that could change Ella’s path.

A big twist is revealed that changes everything and the book delves into more stories of the past. Zac’s mission is revealed and we find out more about him and Ella’s past.

Ella is a withdrawn teen at the beginning of the book. She seems to become more social with her friends and opens up more with Zac throughout the book. She’s a caring, sweet person who wants to be loved so badly by Zac. She believes that she truly belongs to be together with him.

The ending comes to an exciting close and makes you wonder if Ella and Zac will ever be together.

The Path Keeper is a very engaging and fun with a great story. I really liked the book and I couldn’t wait to find out what was going to happen next. This book is the first of a series, so the story continues on. I’m looking forward to finding out what happens next in Ella’s life.

The Path Keeper artwork

The Path Keeper by N.J. Simmonds is a Young Adult Fantasy book that is available for purchase on February 23, 2017. Buy it in the USA here and in the UK here.

About the Author

Natali Drake is an accredited member of The Society of Authors and writes as N.J. Simmonds. She is a freelance brand consultant and writer and has her work published in various UK newspapers, websites, and publications including The Mother Book. In 2015, she co-founded The Glass House Girls, an online magazine for women who need to be heard. Originally from North London, Natali now divides her time between her two homes in the South of Spain and The Netherlands where she lives with her husband and two daughters. The Path Keeper is her first novel from the series, her second book, Son of Secrets will be available from late 2017. Follow her writing adventures at

Disclosure: This blog post is sponsored by NJ Simmonds. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.

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