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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, 298 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
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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
Mar 29, 2012 Susan rated it really liked it
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
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Amanda
Jan 02, 2012 Amanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
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)
Oct 03, 2012 Angelya (Tea in the Treetops) rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, fantasy, reviewed, teen
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
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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
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Robin
Mar 07, 2012 Robin rated it it was amazing
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
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Jeanie
Mar 07, 2012 Jeanie rated it it was amazing
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 Ratcliffe
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
Mar 07, 2012 Sandra Pulliam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Phaedra Seabolt
Sep 22, 2012 Phaedra Seabolt rated it it was amazing
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
Apr 13, 2012 Megan rated it it was amazing
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
Jan 08, 2012 Jenni rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi-fantasy
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
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Starr Elementary
Mar 08, 2012 Starr Elementary rated it it was amazing
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Dee/ bookworm
Jan 07, 2016 Dee/ bookworm rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fav-2016
wonderful book! so excited to read the next one!!
Heather
Jan 29, 2015 Heather rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, fiction
I liked this book even more than the first one. This is where the action and thrust of the whole story really starts to happen. I couldn't stop reading it and finished this book in a day (I think?...I'm almost done with the third book now and they're all starting to run together :P).

Anyway, I reeaally love the way the characters develop and get to know each other better in this one. I love Quinn and William's blossoming friendship. And we really get to know the Rose family even more throughout t
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Shannon
Mar 05, 2014 Shannon rated it it was amazing
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
Sarah
Mar 01, 2016 Sarah rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy
This was a bit better than the first. Still I had to skim what felt like some unnecessary pages.

I think it's starting to feel like half of this book could've merged with the first. And the second half maybe with the next?

In general it was better. Things more interesting happened. But still it all depends on where the author go from here.

Spoilers ahead!!


At first I thought there was gonna be a love triangle, but it is more. You have three guys who like the same girl. At least 2 of them are
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Gail
Jan 29, 2016 Gail rated it liked it
Quinn's desire to help Thomas has her going into dangerous territory to try and find him and bring him back. During her trip, she connects with William. This is a hard story for someone so young- a girl who gives up her friend and long time friend ( Zander) to keep her secret hidden. I think it would have been hard to go back and forth between Earth and the other world. She is probably going to be the lost heir, or have to make a decision to trade one family for the other and it doesn't seem lik ...more
Iris
May 08, 2012 Iris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Diana
Feb 16, 2016 Diana rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
I really enjoyed the plot of these stories. I thought the characters had great depth. Everyone makes mistakes and reflects on what the consequences of their actions have been or would be. I also really liked the romance.

The main complaint I had about the books is that many parts moved really slowly. A lot is described in excruciating detail. I managed to skip whole chapters without missing much of what happened. This is just my personal preference, I'm not a huge fan of excessive description in
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Lisa P
Jan 17, 2016 Lisa P rated it really liked it
This is a solid sequel. The emphasis of the story does not revolve around a love triangle, which I appreciate. Although there is a time difference between the two worlds, there is no insta love going on. Romantic notions among the characters is allowed to develop over time. There are several new characters introduced. There are parts where you question people's loyalties and truths. Alvin makes another brief appearance. I have some ideas about how everything is tied together, but many things are ...more
My Bookbag by Karen
Quinn’s story continues in Roots of Insight. Her dreams continue as she is drawn more and more to the gate. It seems Quinn is receiving breadcrumbs that lead to some undiscovered truth. This particular book shows just how much she loves the new ‘family’ she has on the other side. Unfortunately, her compulsion complicates her life on Earth in major ways.

In many ways, this book feels mostly like a bridge between Seeds of Discovery and Thorns of Decision. Quinn has no real insight. There is not a l
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Jennifer Coffee
Mar 02, 2012 Jennifer Coffee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE!
LOVE! LOVE! LOVE IT! Cannot wait for the next installment!
Karine
Jan 14, 2012 Karine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can't wait for the third one to come out!
Carri
Mar 12, 2012 Carri rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2012
Love this story!! Can't wait for book #3.
Logan
Dec 03, 2014 Logan rated it liked it
At the behest of a friend, I tried the second book and I do think I like it better and will at least read the third. I like that there really seems to be an evil plot brewing now, instead of just people riding around on horses, laughing and helping sick children. Must be the male in me :)

I don't really care for the love triangle, or quadrangle that is going on. Quinn kissed (or was kissed by) three boys in this book, all who obviously really like her and at least two of which she likes back in a
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Ginifer
Feb 22, 2013 Ginifer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 Christine
So good.
Reader thoughts: 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 hospi
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Katie
Oct 03, 2012 Katie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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