The Girl from the North (Pathway of the Chosen #1)
written by Cat Bruno
published by Fourth Street
Disclosure: I did some editing work on this title. After that work was completed, I was asked by the author to review the book. I received a copy of this book for review purposes. Although I was compensated for the editing work, it in no way affected the outcome of my review. My review is my honest opinion of the book.
Did I enjoy this book: I enjoyed this book. I found myself getting swept up in the story and not wanting to stop reading it.
The Girl from the North is a fantasy that you will get lost in. You will want to know what happens to Bronwen as she trains to be a healer, as she figures out who she is. You will be invested in her story. But not just her story, you will also fall for Conri. The High Lord of the Wolf Tribe, he is the key that can unlock Bronwen’s memory.
I will say this: it is a different writing style than many fantasy books that I have read. It may take a bit to get used to. It may not. And there were a few slow parts. However, those parts helped build the world and the characters. These things did not take away from the experience for me. Don’t let them deter you from reading, and enjoying, this story.
I can’t wait to read the next book in the Pathway of the Chosen series.
Would I recommend it: Yes!
About the book – from Goodreads: When a dark stranger, beautiful and haunting, approaches the flame-haired girl on a solitary stretch of beach, she senses that her life at the Healer’s Academy is about to change. As his hands reach for her forehead, gliding across it with intimacy and purpose, suddenly, she remembers who he is, and who he has been. Yet, still, Bronwen wonders why she was chosen, and fears what the mysterious man’s presence in her life will mean. Before he turns to leave, she asks why he has come and why it has been her he sought.
His reply silences her.
“Rexaria,” he whispers, low and gruff, yet louder than the tumbling sea and the screaming gulls flying overhead.
Somehow, Bronwen understands.
In the first book in the Pathway of the Chosen series, we meet Bronwen, a healer-in-training, who arrived at the Academy as a child with no memory of who she was or where she had come from. Soon, we learn that there is much that she keeps hidden. Her fire-streaked hair marks her as a Northerner, far from her homeland, yet she recalls nothing of her time there.
Until she is visited by Conri, the High Lord of the Wolf Tribe. It is he who lets her remember.
But what will those memories bring? Follow Bronwen as she explores what it means to be god-touched.