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Seeds of Discovery (Dusk Gate Chronicles #1)

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Nobody at Bristlecone High School has ever paid attention to William Rose. Since the day he arrived in the small, mountain town years ago, he's blended into the background. Quinn Robbins never noticed William at all, until the icy Friday night he suddenly appeared directly in the path of her car, and just as suddenly vanished. After that, she found herself noticing him con ...more
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Published May 15th 2012 by Musefish Press (first published August 31st 2011)
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Midu Hadi
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Misty Baker
** 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
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Ray Bliss
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
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Sheila
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, makin
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Terry
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 hop
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Julie
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 reade ...more
Hayley
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
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Zaky
Wow! This was an unexpectedly delightful pleasant reading!
Sandra Pulliam
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
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Angelya (Tea in the Treetops)
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 i
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A Full Bookshelf
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...
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Rebecca
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
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Jenni
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 myster ...more
Mary Grace
Originally posted at The Solitary Bookworm

In 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 fam
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Jessica
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 s
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Kelly Johnston
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Nicole Storey
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
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Megan
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 w
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Sheryl
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 ...more
Becca
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 identit
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Ning
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 easi
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Rose
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
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Trisha
"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 s
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Kristy James
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,
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03loganr
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 ceromoni ...more
Heather
I loved this book! I'm not usually into YA fantasy, but lately I've been discovering some that are exceptionally good, and this is one of them.

I really liked Breeana Puttroff's writing style. Hardly any grammar/spelling errors, and just overall very smooth and readable. The plot was extremely intriguing and mysterious, and although once Quinn discovers the other world it does slow just a little, there was still plenty of unknown and excitement to keep me reading, especially after getting into th
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Logan
It's not that this is a bad book, it's just that it's... not really a guy's book. Basically, there is not really any conflict or antagonist in this book to speak of.

The basic story is that of a young highschool girl, who follows a boy through a gate and finds he's from another world, where he's a prince and lives in a castle. The family is very hospitable though. They have thirteen children (ranging from just born to just married) and everybody is just as nice and friendly as can be: blowing bu
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Sharon Hughson
Even though the premise of this book intrigues me, the execution falls short. It earns 3.4 out of five stars from me.
There is no plot line in the story. Quinn becomes unrealistically obsessed over the "disappearance" of a guy she never paid attention to before. When she stumbles into the other world, we meet plenty of characters and Quinn amazingly solves a mystery they've been facing.
All of the events felt forced with the sole objective to make Quinn into a heroine. She's a typical teenage girl
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Shannon
Once I started reading this book it seemed as if Quinn just led a normal life and nothing out of the ordinary was going to happen. Even with the almost car accident hitting William Rose. He was mysterious, but it seemed like he just liked keeping to himself. Until Quinn started following him... That is when things got interesting, she followed him at the library she worked at, at school, and she even followed him home. She didn't know why, but ther ewa ssomething about William that she had to fi ...more
Julie Malcolm
It's funny, nothing really happened in the book I read before this one, yet I was kept entertained enough to want to keep reading and to even consider reading the subsequent book. In this book a fair amount happens and yet I found it slow. Down to the writing style I guess.

We are told, quite often, that Quinn feels conflicted by finding herself stuck in an alternative world but there's no real evidence to support this, she hardly seems to miss her family never mind the things most people would
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“There are many similarities between our worlds, but many differences as well. We don’t have many of the resources, or the knowledge that your world has access to. Particularly knowledge of technology and medicine.” 0 likes
“Emma looked back and forth between Thomas and Quinn. “I’m going to marry Thomas when I grow up,” she announced. Quinn smiled, “Sounds like a good plan.” “But you can marry him for now, if you want.” 0 likes
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