Young Adult Guest Review: Seeds of Discovery by Breeana Puttroff

Seeds of Discovery (Dusk Gate Chronicles, #1)

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 deepens 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 also discovers that she is stuck; the gate back to her own world isn’t always open.

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

Title: Seeds of Discovery
Author: Breeana Puttroff
Series: Dusk Gate Chronicles
Publisher:  Musefish Independent Press 
Format: Kindle Edition
ISBN: 0983993017
Genre: Young Adult
Release date: August 31, 2011
Number of pages: 264

Review by Melissa

Seeds of Discovery is amazing and an Oh-my-gush-I-want-to-have-this-in-my-shelf kind of read. It was literally out of this world and so darn good that I just had to have the second installment (I ❤ one-clicking) to continue Quinn’s adventure in Eirentheos.

I can’t remember the last time I read a book with such a great cast of characters, they were all very likeable, a few more than others, but so nice to meet them all the same. Though I had a hard time remembering all the names of the 15 royal family members and other people, it was easy to identify at least the ones who have a greater part in the story. Thomas takes the medal of the most charming and likeable person in the whole wide world. His personality lit up the darkest of hallways and I really liked how he treated Quinn right from the start. And, William also turned out to be very compassionate and so smart for such a young age, and I was tapping my fingers impatiently for him to make a move towards Quinn, but alas, it didn’t happen so. I also can’t forget there’s Zander from back home. I’m torn between the two, but I’m edging closer to Team Will by the second.

Putting all the romance aside (which is not that much anyway, for now…) the plot was very enjoyable to follow.  A mystery to solve, something fishy is going on as kids in the entire kingdom have been getting sick and no one knows what is causing this, let alone know the right cure for it. I have my sneaking suspicions as to who is behind it all. You see, I’m a natural at discerning mysteries, though I must admit that there aren’t many bad seeds in Eirentheos, so it’s fairly easy to point fingers. If I turn out wrong, then I’ll deny everything I said.

Seeds of Discovery is currently FREE in Amazon right now, so you better grab it pronto, you don’t want to miss this great read! (You should probably get the next five too while you’re at it *wink*).


Series in Order

#1 – Seeds of Discovery
#2 – Roots of Insight
#3 – Thorns of Decision
#4 – Blooms of Consequence
#5 – A Christmas Rose: A Dusk Gate Chronicles Novella
#6 – Canes of Divergence

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