If you are a fan of young adult fairy tale adaptations, then you will want to check out Pathways by Camille Peters.
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The Kingdom Chronicles
by Camille Peters
Eileen has never been interested in love. Ever since her father’s abandonment, she’s vowed to never experience such pain again. But the enchanted forest has different ideas. When the continuously shifting pathways lead her to a mysterious stranger, Eileen finds her promise to fiercely guard her heart increasingly difficult to keep.
My Review of Pathways
Pathways is loosely based on Rumpelstiltskin and The Princess and The Pea. In the story, Eileen is a peasant girl whose father has been missing for years. This makes her mother overly protective of her in spite of the fact that Eileen is 19. Since her father was last seen heading for the forest, Eileen’s mother is especially wary of Eileen spending time there. But the enchanted forest calls to Eileen, and she tells her mother that the forest has never led her astray. You see, in the enchanted forest, the pathways change. You never know where you’ll end up.
As you can imagine, one day the forest leads Eileen to a place she’s never been…and she’s not alone. The pathways have never led her to another person. Well, this person happens to be drawn to the forest as well, and it seems that the forest knows what is best for these two.
This was a cute story for younger teens and tweens. It is a very clean love story, and it’s paced in a way that will keep them reading. I enjoyed the story and the characters, though this book is definitely meant for younger readers. It’s just a simple story for them to read and escape from the real world for awhile.
Author Camille Peters
Camille Peters was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah where she grew up surrounded by books. As a child, she spent every spare moment reading and writing her own stories on every scrap of paper she could find. Becoming an author was always more than a childhood dream; it was a certainty.
Her love of writing grew alongside her as she took local writing classes in her teens, spent a year studying Creative Writing at the English University of Northampton, and graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in English and History. She’s now blessed to be a full-time author.
When she’s not writing she’s thinking about writing, and when’s she’s not thinking about writing she’s…alright, she’s always thinking about writing, but she can also be found reading, playing board games with her family and friends, or taking long, bare-foot walks as she lives inside her imagination and brainstorms more tales.