Roots of Insight (Dusk Gate Chronicles, #2)
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Roots of Insight (Dusk Gate Chronicles #2)

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The second book in the beloved Dusk Gate series reconnects Quinn with the charming princes and the pristine world of Eirentheos. From a beautiful royal wedding to a dangerous rescue mission, her adventures are about to take her life on a course that will change it forever.
Paperback, 306 pages
Published February 1st 2012 by Musefish Press (first published January 2nd 2012)
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A Full Bookshelf
Thank you to the author, Breeana Puttroff, for an ARC ebook. I was so excited to be able to read this book and it did not disappoint.

Somehow, this book was better than the first book! And I truly loved the first book.

Things pick up more or less where the first book left off. In this book was get to see relationships and friendships blossom. It's definitely a treat to read. I felt so many emotions during this book and definitely felt like crying a time or two. It's impossible not to feel a conne...more
Sheila
Second in the Dusk Gate Chronicles, Roots of Insight takes teenager Quinn back through a mysterious gateway from modern life into the world of Eirentheos, where time moves faster but return is always bound to the setting of the sun. Soon she’s trying to work out how to disappear for a weekend without anyone noticing—wouldn’t every teenager long to do that sometime? But Quinn’s disappearances are filled with adventure and danger, and a secret that gradually weaves its way into the tale, waiting f...more
Susan
My Mom got this as a first reads giveaway. Thank you for sending it to her so I could read it and review it!

This is a second in a series. Even having not read the first one, this is a really good book. The author lets us see the relations between each of the characters easily. The story flows really well even without knowing what happened in the first book. The characters seem realistic with bits of tough and sweet showing through. The search for Thomas is exciting as well as the developing rela...more
Amanda
Oh WOW! Just finished and I feel like I can't breathe. SOOOOO GOOD! Even better than the first story. This series is so refreshing and was unexpectedly brilliant. This second book in the Dusk Gate Chronicles picks up right where the first book leaves off. Quinn's relationships between friends, family, and the princes are even more complicated and get downright juicy. Struggles between the royals, hidden agendas, and some surprising characters are just some of the things encountered in this secon...more
Angelya (Tea in the Treetops)
Review originally posted on The Oaken Bookcase on October 3, 2012.

Quinn has just returned from her first trip to Eirentheos and things are starting to return to normal, more or less. The days pass with Quinn trying to concentrate on her school work and enjoy her new relationship with Zander, when Thomas shows up one Monday with William, inviting her to return to Eirentheos for their brother Simon’s wedding.

All is not as perfect in the other world as it was before – trouble is stirring in the nei...more
Kristy James
I fell in love with Seeds of Discovery right here on GoodReads, when Ms Puttroff only had three or four chapters posted. When she finished, so I could finish it, I could hardly wait until Roots of Insight was published. And I wasn't disappointed.

This installment in the Dusk Gate Chronicles is every bit as good as the first, with a good bit more mystery and tension. If you hated Tolliver in Seeds of Discovery, you'll hate him more in Roots of Insight.

You'll also find yourself in a quandary over w...more
Robin
So far Roots of Insight picks up seamlessly from book one, Seeds of Discovery. I love the characters. I wish it hadn't been so long since I read book one, though.

The turmoil between Quinn and her feelings between not just two different worlds but Zander, her boyfriend in her world, and William and Thomas, the two brothers in the world she becomes stuck in is well done. I really feel for her and want to reach in and give her a hug. Wow! What an ending! I could hardly put it down and then "Bam!" i...more
Jeanie
If you read "Seeds of Discovery," then you have got to read this! Breeana is an amazing writer and takes you through the book in a way that you can see the scenery and feel the emotions of the characters. This book has it's share of suspense and it plays at your emotions and you read about William and Quinn on their journey to find William's brother, Thomas. I already have an e-reader version of this book, but I fully intend to purchase a physical copy as soon as I can! I am impatiently waiting...more
Paula Oliver
As Quinn is adjusting back to life in her world, she wonders if she can sustain a friendship with Wiliam Rose now that she is back with her friends. Just when things were getting back to normal Thomas shows up to invite Quinn to a wedding. Through out this book we see William try to give Quinn the facts that she will be hurting people in the end. At some point she would have to give up either her family and friends and relationships or the Eirentheos. After the wedding Thomas kisses Quinn and te...more
Sandra Pulliam
Wow! First I want to say I'm really tired. I was up till 3am because I could not put the book down. However, when I did finish I was up another 30 minutes trying to figure out what just happened! Really! I have to wait how long until the next book?

Ok, so obviously I love this series. It picks up right were book one left off. This is truly a YA supernatural romance adventure. I really appreciate that it does not flow with bad language and sex and claim to be YA. When they were on our side of the...more
Phaedra Seabolt
Quinn left Eirentheos at the end of the Seeds of Discovery. This book picks up with Quinn returning to school Getting back into Earth life is more difficult than she had anticipated. Before entering into the new world, she had struggled with trigonometry, but after spending ten days where she didn't have to think about school at all, she finds trigonometry to be more like a foreign language. She is saved by Zander, the boy she was discovering a blooming relationship with prior to her adventure....more
Megan
I started reading this book literally right after I finished reading the first book in the series because I just couldn’t wait! This book is short as well (the only thing I don’t seem to like about this series) the great thing is that because it is so short, it only takes a few pages until I am brought back to another world. But because I knew it was so short, I actually found myself stopping myself from reading as often as I generally would because I wanted to make the book last as long as poss...more
Jenni
In Roots of Insight, Quinn, Willams and Thomas's story continues with further adventures in Eirentheos and challenges as Quinn tries to balance her attachment to the people she met in Eirentheos and with living her life on Earth with her family and close friend Zander.

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...more
Starr Elementary
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Shannon
After returning home from Eirentheos things start getting back to normal, except now she is lying and having nightmares nightly. Things get better between Zander and Quinn and they are together all the time. Quinn gets a surprise at school one day when she sees Thomas with William in the hallway before class. When he explains why he has come to Earth the lyes get worse, now she is including her best friend without giving all the details. She goes back to Eirentheos for Simons wedding, this visit...more
Iris
Absolutely loved this book. After reading Seeds of Discovery, I had to find out what happened to the characters next. This story can appeal to people of any age. Now that I'm done with it my 15 year old niece can finally stop nagging me about borrowing so she can read it.
Jennifer Coffee
Mar 02, 2012 Jennifer Coffee rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE!
LOVE! LOVE! LOVE IT! Cannot wait for the next installment!
Karine
Can't wait for the third one to come out!
Carri
Love this story!! Can't wait for book #3.
Ginifer
This second book in The Dusk Gate Chronicles is every bit as amazing as the first. It begins with Quinn trying to adjust to being back home from her recent trip to a different world, Eirentheos. Will she and William (a classmate who also happens to be a prince from Eirentheos, and the reason she discovered another world to begin with) maintain the friendship they began, now that they're back on Earth? How is she supposed to just go about her mundane life when she was living a fairytale so recent...more
Denae
So good.
Like before, I love how important all the little children are to everyone. Eirentheos and Philotheum are basic, but believable.
In this book we get to see a little more medical practice and terms from Will and Nathaniel. Quinn's Colorado nativeness comes out a bit more in fishing and tent camping.
I do love the gallantry/chivalry of the Eirentheans. They're always so courteous, wanting to make sure Quinn's okay and comfortable. Not just men, but the women, too. Their hospitality is so fine...more
Katie
WOW! This is another amazing read from Breeana Puttroff. Book 2 in the series is just as wonderful as the first. Breeana has created Eirentheos, another realm. She has created characters that a so lovable and a reality that is normal. These three things together make one amazing series and an addictive read.

In Seeds of Discovery Quinn visited Eirentheos while following a class mate through an unknown gate. Since returning to reality, she is having difficulty adjusting back into the swing of thin...more
Mary Grace
Originally posted at The Solitary Bookworm
Rating: ★★★★ 1/2

I just literally finished reading Roots of Insight a few minutes ago and I need a moment to compose myself and savor the awesomeness I just experienced. Gaaaah! That was amazingly gooood and addictive.

Roots of Insight picked up from where Seeds of Discovery left off. Quinn is back in the real world and things are kind of crazy on her end of the stick. She's having issues adjusting and balancing her real life. Sneaking around and lying to...more
Jessica
Earlier this year, Seeds of Discovery totally stole my heart. I loved Quinn, Thomas, William and all of the other Rose children. In fact, my one and only complaint was that things took a little while to get going. By the time I had gotten to the end of the book, all I wanted was more. So of course when I saw that Roots of Insight, the second book in the series, was done I was all over it! I had such high hopes, and I wasn't the least bit disappointed.

This is a sequel that I instantly fell in lov...more
Jasmine
I am so happy, a little too happy, but I do not care. This series is by far a good one and one I did not expect to like as much as I do given the price. It has everything I love in an adventure YA novel. I'm not going to give it five stars, but in my mind it comes pretty close. Now I'm going to try not to give any spoilers, but if you haven't read the first book it is best not to read this, because I will give things away.

Roots of Insights starts the next day of Quinn's returning home from what...more
Lisa
We pick up more or less where “Seeds of Discovery” left off. We find Quinn trying to resume a normal life, and realizing how difficult that really is with all that she knows. Quinn finds herself thrust into a situation that she threw herself into before she realized what the consequences of that could be, but even after she discovers what the consequences are, she does not care. She just has this nagging feeling that it is what she is supposed to do and where she is supposed to be. And you also...more
Pam
Quinn is back in the normal world trying to adjust to being back. She misses Eirentheos and the people in that world. Zander is a help in making her adjust even if he doesn't realize he is. A romance really blossoms between these two. Quinn soon gets the chance to go back to Eirentheos for a royal wedding and she knows she really has to go. Little does she know she is going to find herself in another mystery and will find out many things she didn't know.

I really enjoyed this book. You get to see...more
Suzana
I really enjoyed the first book and was not disappointed with this one. I did find myself frustrated with Quinn and how she could not understand William's concerns about her trying to live in one world and visit the other and the lies she told to the people she said she cared about. Well written in that I'm still trying to figure some things out and the author gives you clues but not enough to "get" it too soon.

Things I thought about: Is it ever okay to lie? Connecting to others with the real p...more
Marci
Another great chapter in this fantastic series! I finished this one in one day.... I could not walk away from it! Pieces are coming together....the plot thickens, and I can't get enough! Great storyline, great world building, and characters! I can't wait to start the next one!!! Awesome!
Nona
Thank you to Breeana Puttroff for listing this on the first reads giveaway. I gave this book to my daughter to read first. I will post my own review later.

Susan's review: This is a second in a series. Even having not read the first one, this is a really good book. The author lets us see the relations between each of the characters easily. The story flows really well even without knowing what happened in the first book. The characters seem realistic with bits of tough and sweet showing through. T...more
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