Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Seeds of Discovery by: Breeana Puttroff

Title: Seeds of Discovery
Author: Breeana Puttroff
Publisher: Smashwords
Format: ebook
Source: Lightning Book Promotions
Series: Dust 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.

My Thoughts: 

This was given to me by Stormi of Lightning Book Promotions for the book tour coming up of Roots of Insight.  This book follows Quinn Robbins.  She lives with her mom, stepfather, and siblings.  While picking up Annie her younger sister Quinn nearly misses hitting a boy and it sends shock through her system.  Quinn finds herself fixated on William Rose the boy she almost hit.  She tries to learn more about him but only finds herself with more questions.

Quinn is also in the beginning stages of a relationship with Zander Cunningham a long time friend of hers, with their mother's as best friends the nudges have been planted.  Zander has tried a few times to pick up Quinn asking for dates and she is slowly opening up to this idea when William Rose presents more of an interesting option for her to explore.  She ends up following him, and finding herself in a whole new world.

She finds herself in a place where William has a family of 12 siblings, each with a gift of some sort.  William is a healer or medicine man, trying to cure people manly kids of a disease that is making them feverish, blistered and rashed. 

William and his brother Thomas are fixing Quinn's leg when she passes out and they bring her home.  There is much to explain to Quinn and at the end returning to her world seemed bittersweet like she wanted to stay in their world instead of returning to her own.  On the plus side time held difference in William's home 10 days equals sunset of the next day Quinn left.  

I enjoyed learning about all the siblings of Williams and his parents.  I felt sad when Quinn went home.  This author is up there for me like Julie Kagawa and her Iron Fey Series.  Definitely a great new YA author!
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