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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 whoQuinn 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....

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Number of Pages : 288 Pages
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Seeds of Discovery Reviews

  • Misty Baker
    2018-12-27 19:38

    ** A 4.5 Review **There comes a moment in everyones life (so I assume) when you realize you have officially lost your marbles. I actually thought that moment came last month when I openly admitted to a friend that I was in love with a mute bright blue alien (don’t ask) but apparently I was wrong. This weekend, like most weekends (or every freaking day if I’m being honest) I decided all I wanted to do was read. I had a list of things on my TBR that needed to be knocked out before next month, and (naturally) I was behind. The first and probably the most important (time wise) was this book, Seeds of Discovery, which I very reluctantly agreed to review as a part of a blog tour.“This should be easy” I boasted from my couch. “It’s only 290 pages…I can read this in a few hours! And then move on to Hopeless!!” I squealed to my husband (who was not listening to me AT ALL! – Damn non-readers!) 8 hours later, my husband emerged from his man cave and noticed I had not moved an inch. “I thought you said that book would only take you a few hours!” he gasped. (Hmmm…so I guess he was listening.) “Ummm….” I mumbled hoping he’d just see this as a “do not disturb” sign and move along. Again, I was wrong (which seems to be the theme for this review.) “Misty! What’s up?” he says again. (And this is the part where I realize I’m obsessed/completely insane) “I did finish that book. I’m on the 3rd one.” *looks at floor* “What do you mean on the 3rd one?” (FYI, he totally used finger quotes while saying that.) “Umm…” (<— yep, umm, again. I’m a woman of many words.) “Here’s the thing honey.” I said…very sweetly. “Turns out Seeds of Discovery was really freaking good, so I bought the other 3 books in the series and I’m the 3rd right now.” *smiles, braces for angry face* “Wait, WHAT?” “I said…turns out…” “Yeah, yeah. I got that. I’m having a hard time grasping the fact that you just read 3 books in 8 hours. You need therapy.”And so goes the story of how my obsession with reading (a really good series) has finally, irrevocably caused me to lose my marbles (and by marbles I mean sanity because I didn’t sleep at ALL) Would you like to hear the math? It’s pretty astounding. That’s 1,503 pages of castle hoping awesomeness in (a total of) 27 hours. Take THAT speed readers! Whose your mama now?Anyways…here is a little about the book that took over my life.Quinn Robbins has never noticed William Rose at Bristlecone High School – not until the night she almost runs him down in her car. After that, she never stops noticing him. Because William is different than the other boys… Why does a high school senior always have his nose buried in medical journals? And how does he keep disappearing down by the river every Friday night?When William starts to show up in her dreams, she is unsure if her curiosity has turned into obsession – or if there is something more mysterious going on. Unable to rest, Quinn follows William to the river one Friday night…and discovers something startling – something she thought could only exist in a fairytale.Uh oh, Quinn. 1st Period History will never be the same!”Ok, so here is the thing…that synopsis makes SoD sound like one big whopping smooch fest. But it’s not (that is reserved for book 3 where things get crazy complicated and I tear up a little.) Instead there is very little “love” and tons of fantastic “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe-esq” type world building!Quinn (bless her poor little heart) is just way too dang suspicious for her own good. Because of this she ends up in a land that is not her own. (Colorado? Pfft who needs it!) A land that is decidedly old school. Castles. Kings. No modern medicine. (You following me?) SoD introduces you (quite brilliantly) to that world.The people. The scenery (which actually gets more detailed in book 2) The evil wanna be king that doesn’t understand that no means no.It is essentially a “set-up” book for the rest of the rip-roaring stupendous series, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t pull its own weight. (Obviously, or I would have moved on.) Instead it was a fast paced, mysterious, totally engaging way to start a series.More importantly .. I freaking loved every dang character (which is a rarity all in itself.) I could easily discern each of their attitudes allowing me to tap into their emotions. Making the read that much more enjoyable. *two thumbs up for awesome characterization skills*It was literally the perfect length. It sucked you in without wearing you out. It had just the right amount of suspense. And left you hanging without leaving your crippled.Add a dash of hostile enemy take-over and lots of stitches and what you get is the total package for fantasy lovers. One that I am very glad I was (self)forced to read.And for those of you that are wondering…the series got better with every book!Get it, Live it, Love it… Pass it on!!!Happy Reading my fellow Kindle-ites and remember: You can sleep when you’re dead.

  • Midu Hadi
    2019-01-04 17:25

    What I liked about it:the book starts off like a typical YA novel-high school, popular guys, not-so popular girl- but then it surprises you.how sensible the female lead was.it was the perfect length.ended at just the right place.What I didn't like about it:lack of details-I never thought I'd been the way to notice that! The flora & fauna unique to the kingdom were not described in too much detail. A good book to curl up with and spend some hours of relaxed reading.

  • Sheryl
    2019-01-22 16:22

    I really wanted to love this book because I liked the writing style and the characters but the story itself just kind of left me wanting...wanting more excitement or conflict or action or something. As I read, I just kept waiting for something to happen to suck me in, to make me more excited to keep reading. The story started off intriguing, but once Quinn solved the "mystery" of what happened to William, it became a little too low-key for me. I was intrigued by the world Quinn finds herself in and the people there but I wanted more to happen. Also, I know this is the first book in a series, but the story just ended. I felt like it was unfinished. It almost felt like this was the first half of a book rather than a complete book in and of itself.All in all it's not a bad book but it's not outstanding either. I am curious, however, to see what happens with Quinn and her friends, both old and new. I don't know what Ms. Puttroff has in store for the next book but since this one isn't all that long, I wonder if putting the two together into a larger novel might not be a better move.

  • ~Zaky~
    2019-01-18 13:23

    Wow! This was an unexpectedly delightful pleasant reading!

  • Ray Bliss
    2019-01-20 16:23

    11-24-2011 “Seeds of Discovery” by Breeana Puttroff is a fun book. Quinn is a teenage girl that finds a bridge to an alternate world named Eirentheos, a beautiful medieval world that seems to have no crime or pollution. The first half of the book, I was beginning to think that characters were to unbelievably nice/perfect to be plausible, but then in steps the villain Tolliver, and from there the story really took off for me.I finished this book in a day, and really enjoyed the plot. Quinn has a love interest in 3 different men that will play out in future books, along with her adventures in Eirentheos. On a final note, I feel this is a series, and author you will want to follow.I received the e-book for free through the author Breeana Puttroff, and Smashwords.com for a fair and honest review.

  • Kelly Johnston
    2019-01-19 13:17

    This one is hard for me to review. Mostly because I liked the idea and the writing style was nice and easy to get into but there was just something off. I am not really sure how to explain it. The plot seemed very light for lack of better word. I was always waiting for something more. Like I was waiting for the emotional attachment for the characters to kick in. They were likable but didn't really draw me in. Or I was waiting for the meat of the plot to kick in but the end of the story happened with some 'oh have you ever though of this....' answers and we are saying see you at school on Monday. The end. I just felt that there could have been more to it. In the beginning the Quinn starts obsessing about a boy, William, who previously had been just another body in school. During this time she is crushing on Zander(an old family friend) and preparing to go to a dance with him. She starts following William after she sees him walking down towards the river which to her seems like a strange place for someone to walk. She does follow him on a friday night or two and eventually follows him to another dimension by walking off the end of a broken bridge. Seems a little drastic for your average curiosity. Later in the story the author refers to this time as as weeks of obsession and following William around. I just didn't get that feeling. It didnt seem that drastic to me or that involved I guess. Then while she is in the other dimension, every few days she has a thought about Zander with a pang of...something. Not sure what. I personally didn't get the feeling that it was all that much of an obsession, nor that there was a strong attachment to either character. It was very quick and I wasn't so engaged with the characters that I really cared much about any of them at that point. Quinn was just following her curiosity but i didn't get that feeling of obsession or that much about her feelings. The world building was ok. I liked the new dimension and Quinn explained about everything she saw as she went along. The character relationships however weren't developed at all. Some 'reading emotions in their eyes' there and 'feeling a warm flush' here, but I didn't really get a sense of what the main character was feeling towards each person. I am not sure what William was supposed to be as for the most part he ignored her. Which kind of makes sense since they went to school together but apparently don't know each other at all (save for Quinn's obsession which again wasn't very deep). Thomas was very helpful and charming and so was Linnea and the other characters were really nice and had many a 'warm expression in their eyes' when they looked at Quinn. I just didn't feel what the attachment was supposed to be. Did she care about Thomas and Linnea? What was going on with William, was he supposed to be a love interest, new friend just the person that she followed? She left for her dimension without much being said and with a 'warm thought' as she was returning to Zander. As for the storyline itself. I didn't realize the main plot was the illness, I just figured that was a side story. Most of the time was spent on talking about the new dimension, what it was like and the naming ceremony. There was some conflict with Tolliver and then all of a sudden she is off on a quest to figure out the answer to the mysterious illness. But she wasn't really. She was just sent away to keep her out of Tollivers reach, so wasn't that the main story line? Then all of a sudden she is solving the problem that two doctors and many others familiar with the world couldn't figure out. Go home, The end. Nothing else about Tolliver or any of the other characters introduced in the beginning. For the most part the story had promise. It just needed... more.

  • Sheila
    2019-01-14 14:28

    An enjoyable fast-flowing young adult novel with interesting characters, intriguing situations, and a fascinating fantasy world, Breeana Puttroff’s The Seeds of Discovery is a good opening novel to the author's intended trilogy. The story has a good mix of completeness and mystery by its end, leaving this reader both satisfied and ready for more.The heroine is suitably ordinary—no super-powers, nor super-wisdom or strength. She makes very real mistakes in her actions and her relationships, making her a pleasing real-world anchor as the tale moves into a parallel universe. Several young men attract her attention, and she finds it plausibly hard to care about all of them at once.Some of the mysteries are too easily solved with super-intelligent William and Nathaniel makes less than intelligent assumptions, but the story carries readers easily through these minor irritations. After all, nobody’s perfect. There’s a perfect villain of course who I’m sure will reappear. And there’s a nice enveloping tale of the real-world Quinn, her school, family and friends, and their small town with babysitting, movies and the real-world needs of real teens.I enjoyed Quinn’s responses to her parallel life and found myself sufficiently intrigued to wonder how time runs there and here and whether there might be more “bridges” between our worlds. Seeds of Discovery isn’t perfect, but it’s good enough to make me want to read more.Disclosure: I received a free ecopy of this novel from Lightning Book Promotions in exchange for my honest review.

  • Terry
    2019-01-06 19:22

    Breeana Puttroff is off to a flying start with her first book, "Seeds of Discovery", Book 1 of the Dusk Gate Chronicles. It's pretty rare when a book catches my attention from the very beginning, however "Seeds of Discovery" did... From the preface, I was hooked. Wonderful, unique story, likeable characters, nice narration. Ms. Puttroff is a great storyteller, and skillfully weaves a tale that will keep you entertained for hours. I definitely want to read the next books in this series, and I hope there are many. A fun fairytale adventure in Eirentheos which leaves you wanting more... *Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free through Goodreads. (Thank you Breeana Puttroff for the opportunity to read your book). I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

  • 03loganr
    2019-01-04 15:40

    Quinn is a normal teenage girl. One day she is driving and she sees a car crash. She pulls over to help and sees a boy from her school already helping. She calls the police but before the police get there the boy runs away from the scene. After it happened she started paying attention to him alot more at school to see what he was up to. One day while she was following him he led her to a secret passage to another world. In the new world she has many adventures like being part of special ceromonies and helping people in a hospital.I rated this book 1 star because it really sucked. it was one of the worst books I have ever read. It was very boring with the exception of the first couple chapters. It was poorly writen and does not hold your interest very well.I probably would not reccoment this book to anyone unless you are accepting of most books.

  • Jaime (Two Chicks on Books)
    2019-01-16 17:18

    Super cute fantasy! It was a really quick read too! On to book 2!

  • Julie
    2019-01-16 18:47

    I really liked this book. It had kind of a slow take off but got much more interesting when Quinn finally "crossed over". I felt it took too long at the beginning by focusing on following a boy she barely knew. The drama in the new world had some intriguing aspects that certainly lays the groundwork for more stories in future books. I especially appreciated the fact that the author didn't answer all the questions or solve all the problems presented before the end of the book. It leaves the reader with something to think about and look forward to in the rest of the series. It is very refreshing to read a book that is free of constant cursing or too many gory details. The dynamic between Quinn and the other characters were written in believable terms. Quinn is a responsible and caring character that I look forward to reading more about.

  • Hayley
    2019-01-11 15:20

    What a remarkable start to a series! I didn't even read the description of this book going into reading it, just went off of a recommendation by a friend.I am SO glad that I took a step of faith and read this. It's a great Young Adult Fantasy book. It is well worth the 5 stars I gave it. It may have a flaw here or there, but, I found it to be a perfect read for me.This book was great if you're looking for a fast paced read with wonderful characters and a great plot. It's fantasy based, but doesn't have any supernatural or paranormal beings, as many of the fantasy books nowadays consist of, so it was a nice change of pace.Anyway, I can't wait to start the next in line to see what happens next :)

  • Amber
    2019-01-03 15:21

    I can't BELIEVE I wasted my time reading the entire book! I was bored out of my mind around 25percent of the way through-- but I saw so many good reviews I thought there must be something worth reading, right?! I am so glad I didn't pay a dime for this book and disappointed I wasted valuable reading time on this book.I would rather read a telephone book.

  • Nicole Storey
    2019-01-20 12:43

    This book was another one of those that grabbed a hold of me at the beginning and would not let go. Quinn Robbins is your typical teenage girl-a little on the shy side, but she has friends and one of them, Zander (a boy who has been her friend since she was little), has taken an interest in her. Her life is pretty darn good until she nearly hits a boy crossing the road one night with her car. After that, everything changes.As much as I loved this book (and trust me, I did) there were some things that nagged at me. Puttroff has a way of using a word or phrase more than a few times to describe something in the book. For example, I cannot tell you how many times Quinn had “butterflies” in the first couple of chapters. Also, the book starts off with Quinn having a strange dream and also claims that she has had this dream since she was a child. However, I felt that when the big moment came and we sort of learned about the dream and who was in it-there was not enough explanation. In the dream, Quinn had to make a choice, but THE CHOICE never came up anywhere in the story at all. Lastly, and I really hate to say this, the last page in this book was the worst for me. After going through this wonderful story that brought forth so many strong emotions and kept me hanging on til the very end, the story just…stops. We know that this is the first in a series, but there was no hint of what might happen next, many questions left unanswered, and the story abruptly ends with Quinn receiving a phone call “and decided she’d better hurry home to shower and change”. That’s it. I felt like the roller coaster I had been riding finally crested to the last hill and then stopped at the top of it.Now, with all of the negative things out of the way, let me say what I loved about this book. The characters are so REAL. The author has that special magic that draws you into their lives and forces you to get to know them and love them. She brilliantly gave each one strengths and weaknesses and made sure that the reader knew what they were and that the characters represented them in the story with their words, mannerisms, and actions. By the end, I felt like I had known these characters for years and it hurt to say goodbye to them.The story itself is unique. I would classify it as fantasy, but what was so refreshing is that it is not overdone. There are some magical elements, but there is enough reality in the book that it makes the impossible seem possible! There were no vampires or werewolves, but characters that I could relate to and a story plot that I could believe in enough to think that it could actually happen! Her descriptions were vivid and rich in detail. It was not hard at all to conjure up images of all the beautiful scenery and places that Quinn got to see. I could not put this book down and finished it in less than a day. THAT is how caught up in the story I was. There is romance, adventure, magic, and mystery; any YA (or adult!) will love this book!Despite how the book ended, I can guarantee you that I will be reading the next one. I give Ms. Puttroff 4 stars our of 5 and I want to thank her for letting me get lost in her wonderful story! You have another fan in me!!!!

  • Mary Grace
    2019-01-02 12:31

    Originally posted at The Solitary BookwormIn a freak accident, Quinn tries to understand some mystery surrounding William, a schoolmate, and some freaky things happening after the accident. Baffled by what is happening in her life, Quinn manages to follow William walking through a broken bridge. A bridge that connect to a world that Quinn never thought would have existed.I love Quinn. She's sweet, down to earth, caring and just plain adorable. You can definitely feel the love she has for her family. With what happened to her, its not a mystery when she decides to investigate the creepy things that keeps on happening. It all surrounds a mysterious boy named William. Nobody really knows about him. He is secluded and shy. Keeps to himself and doesn't seem to have any friends. Upon entering William's world, Quinn will see a different side to William that she wouldn't think possible.Puttroff created a great amount of characters. We don't only have Quinn and her family and friends but we will also be introduced to a different set in Will's world and that includes royalties. :) Imagine meeting a family with 13 kids, excluding extended family and friends. That is a lot of characters but Puttroff created each one uniquely memorable and personable. I can't help myself having favorites among them.Comparing William to Thomas, Will's brother, I like Thomas better. He is indeed a charmer. I love his mild and carefree attitude and he's the epitome of a real gentleman. I enjoy reading his relationship with Quinn. They just eased and click with one another but there is little evidence of being a love interest so far. Nothing rushed and no emotion to forced to be considered unrealistic. Speaking of love interest, this is one thing I enjoyed most with Seeds of Discovery. Although there wasn't a lack of male presence in the book, the story wasn't centered on Quinn having a love interest. This isn't a story driven by romance. Its more of a story about friendship, love in general, and a good mystery.Eirentheos was a beautifully written and developed world. A very beautiful and realistic kingdom that I would love to visit. I enjoyed reading the mystique and marvel of William's world. It was more like the real world but not quite. The author wrote the world and gave a good amount of history for the readers to work with. There wasn't any informational dumping, word fluffing or rushed narration.Overall, I fell in love with Seeds of Discovery the moment Quinn walked on that bridge. I hope Roots of Insight can outmatch and exceed my expectation because Seeds of Discovery finished at a high bar and a very good note. If you wish to find and start a fantasy series, you might want to pick this book up. I guarantee a story with good set of characters, beautifully crafted world, an author with good writing skills and a story that can hook you until the last page. :)

  • ☕ Kimberly
    2019-01-19 18:29

    Seeds of Discovery is the first novel in the Dusk Gate Chronicles. It is a charming and sweet fantasy series about a young girl who crosses over into another world. Filled with adventure, danger, mystery and a touch of romance this tale is sure to delight.The tale begins when we meet Quinn Robbins. She is a sweet kid who has reoccurring dreams about flowers and a choice. Life is good and just got better because Zander Cunningham has asked her out. Things change when she almost hits a boy as he darts across the street into a ravine. At first it frightens her until she figures out it’s a quiet boy from school. His name is William Rose and he is a total recluse. She never really noticed him before, but now she is seeing him everywhere. With her curiosity peaked she begins observing him and even stalking him. When she sees him entering the ravine again she follows him..only he seems to disappear into thin air. Determined to find out where he goes she lays in wait and watches. He seems to cross a broken bridge and then zap out of existence. Bravely she follows him and discovers a strange new world. The tale that unfolds is magical, as she enters a land with princes and princesses. Here she makes friends and helps uncover clues about a mysterious illness. This was a fun, easy read that kept me entertained. The characters are unique in Puttroff’s world. I liked Quinn. She is a good kid, inquisitive and thoughtful. William seems stand-offish but the more I got to know this serious and sensitive young man, the more I liked him. Thomas is charming and his sisters were delightful. Zander is sweet and is definitely interested in Quinn. While none of the other boys declared anything, I did feel Quinn and William make a connection and look forward to seeing what develops. Thankfully no insta-love here! I loved the character Alvin and the lesson he gave Quinn touched on her dreams. There were characters I loathed ..like the evil prince Tolliver. I am looking forward to learning more about all of them. The world-building was enchanting. I loved the simplicity of the world Puttroff created and wouldn’t mine visiting there. We learned a little about the kingdom and its government. I enjoyed the naming ceremony that took place and of course the dancing. There is tension in the land, and there appear to be a few kingdoms. The history of how this occurred was fascinating. I am looking forward to returning. Aside from a few scenes the over all pace was slow, as Puttroff introduced us to the characters and world she created.Seeds of Discovery was a delightful fantasy and I look forward to reading the next books available in the series. They are Roots of Insight and Thorns of Decisions. I want to thank the author and Lightning Book Promotions for providing this ARC in exchange for my unbiased review.

  • Jessica
    2019-01-01 20:18

    Going in to Seeds of Discovery was like walking in to a blank room. I hadn't read the synopsis. I only knew that the book cover was gorgeous and it was Fantasy, so of course I'd read it. That was the best possible choice! I went in knowing nothing, and fell in love all the more for it. Let me start out by saying one simple word: immersive. This is the type of book that will grab you, pull you in, and lock you in the world that it builds around you.Quinn Robbins is such a great character. She's sweet, just popular enough, and down to earth. She manages to be both bookish and a social person at the same time! Go figure that you can have both those qualities, right? From the very beginning I fell in love with her demeanor. Quinn is the type of girl that I saw a little bit of myself in, from all different facets. Following her is so enjoyable that it's easy to get lost in the story.The other characters aren't overshadowed though. William, Thomas, and all the rest shine in their own way as well. Puttroff builds a cast of characters that makes it easy to see why Quinn becomes so torn near the end of the book. If I had to choose between two wonderful existences, I'm not sure which one I would choose either. William was especially wonderful. I liked the slow growth that he showed as he opened up to Quinn. These are characters who make it simple to fall in step with them. It really enhances the story.As for pacing, overall Seeds of Discovery is extremely well done. It does start out a little slow admittedly. Mostly to build back story for what is to come. Once Quinn steps foot into the new world, everything changes. I know that sometimes it is tough as a reader to completely immerse yourself in the world that the author builds. For me, that wasn't the case here at all. When Quinn stepped foot into William's world, so did I. I could smell flowers and see buildings. Breeana Puttroff doesn't over-describe, but still manages to allow you to get the full effect.I know this review is getting long, so I'll stop here! Minus a few small issues I had as a reader, I really fell head over heels in love with Seeds of Discovery. This just once again proves to me that just because a book is Indie doesn't mean it can't be amazing! Breeana Puttroff's book is the whole package. Beautifully written, easy to immerse yourself in, and a joy to read. Lovers of Fantasy novels, rejoice. This is one that you'll want to read again and again. The best part? There's more to the series! I can't wait.

  • Anni (Tea in the Treetops)
    2019-01-12 19:28

    Review originally posted on The Oaken Bookcase on October 2, 2012.Quinn is driving home after picking up her little sister from the babysitter when she nearly runs over a boy in the street, who then disappears. She later recognises him as William Rose, a shy, reclusive boy in the year above her at school. She starts following him around to see what he’s up to, and (eventually) accidentally follows him through a gate to a whole other world and the Kingdom of Eirentheos. As it turns out, William is not only a Prince in this world, but also a gifted healer. William has been gathering medical research to try to discover the cause of a mysterious illness affecting children in the Kingdom. Quinn meets all the Royal family, then spends ten days with William and his family as they care for sick children before she can get back through the gate to her own world.Firstly let me just say that I really enjoyed the style of this book. The writing is descriptive, the story is enjoyable to read, and it’s well-structured for an Indie-published book. The story itself is imaginative and contains so many promising elements – the Royal children’s gifts, the potential love interests, the fact that things keep being “inexplicably familiar” and comfortable to Quinn (which is a little annoying come to think of it).Unfortunately, I felt this first instalment in the series really felt like a first part, rather than a first book. The plot was fairly light-on, with only a mysterious illness among the kingdom’s children to get to the bottom of. Other than a hint of possible friction between the Kingdoms when Tolliver was around, everything was peachy and a journey of discovery for Quinn. The Royal family were almost painfully kind and friendly, welcoming Quinn into their family like she was actually a friend of William’s rather than some girl who stalked him and then followed him through the gate. The characters are all just a little too perfect for me at the moment. I hope that will change as the story progresses.Over all I quite enjoyed reading Seeds of Discovery. It’s quite a short and easy read and with its minimal conflict, adorable small children and pleasant descriptions of Eirentheos, it’s a nice comforting read if you need one. Grab a cuppa, put your feet up and enjoy.

  • Ning
    2019-01-19 13:30

    This was such a sweet story. Quinn is your typical teenager, kind of shy, but still social enough. She almost ran over William Rose one day, and suddenly became very curious about the boy, so started to “stalk” him. Seriously, what she did was stalker behavior, but she really didn’t have any ulterior motives, other than curiosity. Quinn is a very likable character. Different from the a lot YA heroine these days, she has no super powers, nothing special, but she’s a very sweet girl and cries easily, but I couldn’t get annoyed at her either. The other characters are very nice. I don’t think there’s one that I didn’t like, except for Tolliver of course, but that’s kind of understandable since he is the “evil” one. I did think that having thirteen children was shocking, no matter how many twins there’re. I just can’t imagine that!I’m kind of curious as to see where the romantic elements go, or if there is any. From the looks of it, there should be, but nothing concrete as the end of the book. It didn’t seem like Quinn liked any one of the boys better than the other. Also, only Zander seem to truly show an interest in her. William is still kind of an enigma, and Thomas is the kind of guy who treats everyone the same. The book was very well written. I liked the world the author thought up. It’s fantasy, but not a lot of high fantasy elements, like magic and other races and such, but just a parallel world kind of different from our own, but still a world that caught my imagination. The plot overall wasn’t filled with obstacles or life or death situations, but just about Quinn and her adventures in this new world she discovered.Only thing that bothered me was the ending. Though it’s first in a series, the book ended too abruptly. It’s like the author couldn’t find a good place to end the book so just decided on that chapter. With the last paragraph, the book definitely didn’t sound like it was over. It just stopped. No overall conclusion to wrap up the story. Despite that, I will definitely read the next in the series! Rating: 4/5Disclaimer: The author provided a copy of the book as part of a blog tour. Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

  • Megan
    2019-01-18 19:34

    Seeds of Discovery is the first book in Breanna Puttroffs Dusk Gate Chronicles series. It’s not a long book, only about 160 pages, but it may have just become one of my favorite book series EVER!I was approached by the author Breanna Puttroff to read and review her books, and when I read the synopsis I was interested, but it’s really different from the books that I generally read so I honestly wasn’t in too much of a rush to read them. So when they were next on my TBR pile I really didn’t know what I was expecting. Within 10 pages I was sooo mad at myself for putting them off for so long!Although the books are not paranormal in anyway, which is my preferred genre Seeds of Discovery had my complete and undivided attention from the beginning until the end. The book may not have witches and vampires, but there was magic, not your typical magic as in spells and potions, but magic of a completely different kind… magic of love and friendship.I loved ALL of the characters in this book, and the way the book is written I feel like I actually know them! Quinn is such a fantastic character, right off the bat you can tell that she loves her family very much, but she also cares deeply for other people too… which leads me to my favorite character in the whole book, William! William has total book boyfriend material, at first he comes across as very quiet and unassuming and well a little weird. But once you read a little more about him you really can’t help falling in love with him.This book really is like a modern day fairy tale, and it is so easy to connect with all of the characters. The only thing that I was disappointed with was that it was so SHORT! It’s definitely a good thing that I had the second book to read right away!

  • Becca
    2019-01-21 18:25

    This indie author is currently offering a free copy of this book right here on goodreads. You should absolutely sign up. Go NOW. I'll wait. Sooo, now that you're back I've posted the goodreads summary & my impressions. Goodreads summary: "Quinn Robbins is about to discover a secret that will change her life forever. On a winter evening, sixteen-year-old Quinn is driving home with her little sister when she almost hits a boy crossing the highway in an odd location. When she learns the identity of the boy, she also finds that his crossing the highway at strange times is the least of his odd behaviors. She has no idea that her curiosity is about to lead her on an adventure beyond her wildest imaginings."My impressions: When Quinn nearly runs over the boy in the road, I had a quick flash back to Henry in the Goddess Test. Regardless of this feeling of familiarity, I was pulled into Quinn's story. Her reaction, her shakiness certainly implied there was more to her story than a missed car accident. Once she makes her discovery, the story takes an immediate twist and there's an almost timeless, fairy-tale quality to it. There are many "seedlings" left unanswered {can see some of the direction for #2 in the series} and a slightly unfinished quality to it....but that's okay for me with an indie story. I expected that and am willing to take the leap with the author. The plot twist is fun and I wanna take the journey with Quinn and her new friends.

  • Rachel
    2019-01-13 19:33

    Seeds of Discovery was a good read with an interesting story. Quinn is not really your average teenager, she doesn't really hangout with people her own age instead she studies hard, have a part-time job at a library and helps her mom out a lot with her little brother and sister. Quinn is kind, smart, responsible and thoughtful and her world is about to change forever when she discovers another world. Quinn adapts really well to this new world and the royal family has seem to taken a liking to her. The royal family is very kind and friendly and treats Quinn really nicely almost as if she is one of them. They all really love her and she loves them. I have this theory which I don't want to say what it is because I don't want to spoil anything but it's almost like the royal family knows something about Quinn, something that even Quinn herself doesn't even know. I'm sure that if you read this book you will be able to tell what I mean.This world is a very friendly/kind one, like a real fairytale. There is a huge mystery going on and they have yet to discover who is behind it. Seeds of Discovery was a wonderful story but it does end without really concluding, there are so many unanswered questions so I will be reading the next book in the series. I can't wait to see what happens next.

  • Jenni
    2018-12-30 18:27

    In Seeds of Discovery, Quinn Robbins' attention is drawn to her mysterious classmate William Rose. Once she starts paying attention to him, she only has more and more questions about who he is and where he comes from. So she decides to follow him and find out. Little does she expect him to be from a fairytale kingdom on the other side of a magic gate that connects her little Colorado town to the kingdom of Eirentheos. Once there, she finds herself caught up in inter-kingdom politics and a mysterious epidemic as she meets William's family and finds the answers to most of her questions, only to find more questions needing answers. The world of Eirentheos was fascinating to visit and get to know along with Quinn. While there is a very fairytale feel to the world, it isn't the typical fairytale world of the Grimm stories, and that was one of my favorite parts of the books. The world felt rich and new. The other part was the characters. Watching Quinn explore and discover the world William and his younger brother Thomas was wonderful. I laughed out loud nearly every time Thomas was around. I can't wait to read the third book and see what happens with Quinn, William, Zander and Thomas.*I bought Seeds of Discovery.

  • Rebecca
    2019-01-12 19:22

    I’ve been in a mood where I don’t really feel like reading much lately, like I just don’t want to sit down and actually read a book. However, I knew I had this coming up for a blog tour so I sat down and forced myself to read a chapter. Funnily enough, I took a break from the book and noticed that I was on page 50 already. It was so easy to just fly through this book that I finished it in one sitting no troubles.The story itself is really entertaining. It’s slightly different to your run of the mill story and I really enjoyed it even though it wasn’t what I had expected.The characters are all really awesome. I loved Quinn and I could understand why she was acting weirdly after almost hitting someone with her car. I know I would feel weird about that and probably act strangely for a few days.The writing is really simplistic but effective. It allowed me to just fly through the pages and I was having a lot of fun reading through it.Overall, I really enjoyed reading Seeds of Discover and I am looking forward to reading the next book in the story. It was so good and I had a lot of fun reading it.

  • Sandra Pulliam
    2019-01-02 15:39

    I have to say I loved this book! When I first got it I was a little weary and was not in any rush to start reading it. Shame on me! Once I started I could not put it down. I absolutely love the three main characters. Thomas being my favorite but William a close second! I liked how Quinn was so excepting to the new world she discovered and did not majorly freak out every other paragraph like some other books I have read. She is smart and funny yet independent and strong. I love how the the author didn't make this a love story from the start. She has left us all guessing, sure we know Zander has it bad for her but I'm unsure about Thomas and William? I'm not sure who I want her to fall for! Of course there is a bad guy (Tullaver) and I am pretty sure he has something to do with the poisonings but again I don't know! This leaves me super excited about the next book! Tullaver is creepy, sick and simply put a very rotten character. So naturally, I hate him but love him in this book all the same!All I can say is congratulations and thank you to Ms. Puttroff for an having such an amazing talent and sharing it with us.

  • A Full Bookshelf
    2018-12-28 13:22

    Thank you to Breeana for a free ebook of Seeds of Discovery. I have to say that I feel no obligation to give this book a good review. I'm giving it a good review because it was a great book! I don't like to give spoilers in my reviews, but let me say that this book was not what I thought it would be. When I first started reading it, for a page or two I thought it was reminding me of Twilight (not in the writing style or even in the story line, but there was a scene in the lunchroom with a guy...well, you see where I'm going). However, this turned out (thankfully) not to be the case. I really loved Quinn's character. She's compassionate and smart. It's fun to read a YA book that has kids of all ages in the book. I really loved the story once we moved to William's world. I didn't see that coming, but I enjoyed every page of it. I have to say the ending was kind of quick, but perfect for the first book. It leaves you wanting more, but not in a bad way. In no way am I annoyed or feeling like there are too many unanswered questions. I'm thoroughly looking forward to the next book.

  • Trisha
    2019-01-14 13:17

    "It's not a dream, Quinn. It's real. This is what I am - my big secret."Quinn, Thomas & William. I love all three of them. Quinn stumbles into William's unexpected secret world and...she feels right at home. As they both adjust back to life without some of the comforts, Quinn is quickly reminded that bad people live on both sides of the broken bridge.The story may take a chapter or two to get into, but once you do - the world sucks you in! It's easy to love Quinn - she's very real and very sweet. William and Thomas have to be the nicest gentlemen I've ever read in a book - they are sweet and cute and like huge big brothers....I don't know how Quinn spent even 2 seconds thinking about Zander with those two boys around....loland when Quinn came back to the real world without any answers to her questions, there is not way I can leave it there. I need to know what happens! LOL! I will definitely read book 2!!

  • Rose
    2019-01-12 18:20

    What a find!I’m always looking to add titles to my Kindle app and I stumbled into this series.  I found myself enjoying this book immensely and was pleasantly surprised.   I remember reading Stephen R Donaldson’s Mirror of her Dreams series when I was in middle school.  That story also involved a story of an ‘our world’ girl who crosses to another realm and meets up with a boy and his interesting family.  I also remember that that particular series was a bit more mature for me but  I loved the premise and I wished that there was something that fit a YA audience.  Well, this book is it!  William, Quinn, and Thomas are great characters.  I loved that the sense of ‘family love’ was throughout the book and it was refreshing that there wasn’t that hot and heavy instant-love.  Those slight glances and smiles were just right.     After finishing reading book 1, I immediately downloaded book 2 and now I can’t wait for book 3.   This is a great series and one that I recommend.

  • Kristy James
    2019-01-15 20:34

    Breeana Puttroff first came to my attention right here on GoodReads. I had read the first three chapters of her Seeds of Discovery, Dusk Gate Chronicles,just loved it, and felt very privileged that she allowed me to continue reading it, as she finished each chapter. I was also quite relieved as I didn't want to have to wait until the book was released to find out what happened.Let me just say that as a grown woman, I just love Seeds of Discovery. It's a magical journey through a veritable Eden, with characters that just melt your heart. Except one, and she wrote him so well I truly hate him. And I did from almost the first moment he entered the story.As I've said before, my only problem with the book is that the second one isn't finished yet. I would be very surprised if this series doesn't leave the Twilight and Morganville Vampires in the dust.

  • Linz Bassett
    2019-01-08 19:22

    A friend recommended this to me, and so I decided to give it a try. I was instantly hooked! I felt like the book did a great job of keeping me engaged. I was really invested in this story. I really enjoyed that the family cared about their people. I felt like the characters were really genuine. If you are looking for a ton of action this is probably not the book for you, but I really enjoyed the day to day story line. I can definitely see there is drama building for the next books in the series, and I'm really excited to see where it goes. In fact, I've already downloaded the second book and am going to start reading it tonight. For my complete review check out my blog: http://linzthebookworm.blogspot.com/2...