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Paperback, 288 pages
Published September 16th 2011 by Musefish Independent Press
Age Group: YA Fantasy
Series: Dusk Gate Chronicles #1
Source: ecopy from Author
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.
Seeds of Discovery is a fun and vivid fantasy with a touch of mystery woven in. I really enjoyed Seeds of Discovery, the first book in the Dusk Gate Chronicles, by Breeana Puttroff. There isn't a huge romantic element but the potential is all there for any number of swoon worthy possibilities in book two. And honestly I don't even know which way I am leaning because there really wasn't too much romance in this book. Which normally is not my thing (I love romance) but it completely worked with Seeds of Discovery. Honestly, I think it worked out better this way. Characters and the beautiful land of Eirentheos.
Quinn is such a sweetheart. She is quiet and smart and so very determined. I loved Quinn. I can't imagine anyone NOT liking her. I thought it was adorable that she tried to be all sneaky and stealthy and William knew what she was up to anyway. Poor Quinn, stealth isn't her strong suit. But hey, she still made it into Eirentheos. In Eirentheos, Quinn met William's whole family. And holy cow! What a huge family it was. 13 kids??! That is nuts. But I really enjoyed getting to know the whole gang- Thomas in particular.
Thomas is so charming. But at first I expected him to be a bit of a womanizer, but he really seems to be very well mannered and polite. I have no idea what is in store for Thomas in the next book but I really hope to see more of him. I think I may have liked him best out of the boys. Although William is a close runner up.
William is serious. He puts so much pressure on himself. The thing that I liked the most about Eirentheos, was that William seems so much more at ease there. Don't get me wrong, he is still super serious, but at least he cracks a smile sometimes there. The characters in the dusk gate chronicles are all so unique and I loved watching them interact with each other.
Along with great characters, the writing in Seeds of Discovery is fantastic. It was descriptive and the land jumped right off the pages for me. I could picture the flowers and the birds, which are totally awesome by the way, and Breeana clearly knows her way around the concept of "show, don't tell." I loved Seeds of Discovery and I want to start book 2 right away!
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