2.15.2013

Review- Seeds of Discovery by @bputtroff & #giveaway


I am thrilled to be one of the stops on the Seeds of Discover & Roots of Insight blog tour ! I was only supposed to review Seeds of Discovery but I went ahead and read Roots of Insight (book 2) as well.. Then I finished that and on autopilot clicked the link to buy Thorns of Decisions (book 3) with the remaining bit of Amazon giftcard that I had..  Sadly, book 3 was just as good and I have no more Amazon GC to buy book 4... lol.. Anyway, don't forget to hang out for the giveaway at the bottom!


Seeds of Discovery (The Dusk Gate Chronicles- Book 1)
Author:  Breeana Puttroff
Publication: Sept. 1, 2011
Genre: YA / Fantasy


Book Description : 

Quinn Robbins' life was everything she thought a teenager's should be.  She has good friends, a family that she loves, good grades, and an after-school job she enjoys.  And, she's just been asked out by Zander Cunningham, a popular football player and great guy.  But one day when driving home after picking up her little sister from the baby-sitter's, she nearly hits a boy who, after running blindly into the street, mysteriously disappears.

The mystery only deepns as she figures out who the boy is; William Rose, a reclusive, awkward boy from school who always has his nose in a pile of books.

As she becomes more aware of his behavior it becomes more obvious how out of the ordinary William is and how hard he deliberately tries to blend into the background.  This only intrigues her more and she finds herself working to find out more about him, and exactly where he keeps disappearing to.

On a whim one night she follows him and suddenly finds herself in a new world.  One where William is a prince, literally, and she is treated like a princess.   She discovers that she is stuck; the gate back to her own world isn't always open.

Quinn finds herself smack int he middle of a modern-day fairy tale, on a course that will change her life forever.

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My Thoughts : 

 YA is quickly becoming my favorite genre.. It's books like these that have deepened my love for it.
 Seeds of Discovery surprised me by how quickly it pulled me in and held me fast!  It's a quick ride on a rollercoaster- hold on because once you start the series, you won't be able to stop until you have read it all !

Quinn is a typical teenage girl- one that anyone can relate to.  Just as she starts dating Zander, a boy she's known all her life, she finds herself with an unquenchable curiosity about William Rose.  William has always been quiet and withdrawn. Yet now that Quinn has taken notice of him, she can't seem to quit following him, almost stalking him, trying to find out his secret.. And BOY does she!  Becoming just a little too nosy (curiosity did kill the cat, after all ) she tumbles thru a gate and ends up in a different world entirely.

Forced to spend 10days in Williams world, Quinn quickly falls in love with his friends and family.  It's like being in a fairy tale.  Everyone treats her with love and kindness despite not knowing her at all. It's very fishy to me.  Who does that?  What does everyone know that we don't??

The story moves along at a nice pace with so much happening.  Quinn returns to her own world and is now torn between her friends and family here, and Williams family that she met so briefly yet felt instantly close to.

I could not put it down.  I am always impressed when new authors can capture an audience like Breeana did!  I immediately finished Seeds of Discovery and cracked open Roots of Insight (book 2) to find out what happened next.. Amazingly, the minute ROI was done, I clicked on the link in the back of the book and instantly went and purchased Thorns of Decision (book 3).  Oh the cliffhangers that Breeana leaves us with! It's almost cruel and unusual punishment!  I think each book in the series gets better and better, although that doesn't seem possible!  Alas, I have no more amazon gift card left and so sadly, I was left hanging at the end of TOD.. Unable to read Blooms of Consequence (book 4- the final book), I will be left to sit here and re-read the first three.. 

5++ Stars-  worthy of buying in print copy to keep and enjoy more !:)


 Note-  Seeds of Discovery is currently FREE on amazon !   Roots of Insight is only $0.99 !  Get a jump start on the series for a steal of a deal! 

Giveaway Time : 


 Enter via the rafflecopter below for your chance of the following prizes : 

-- SIGNED copy of Seeds of Discovery and a DUSK GATE tote bag.
-- All e-copies of the rest of the books in the series (The first book in the series is FREE on amazon)

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