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Roots of Insight

(Dusk Gate Chronicles #2)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  1,251 ratings  ·  98 reviews
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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Dec 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Mar 27, 2012 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
Jan 02, 2012 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
Anika Claire
Aug 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, reviewed, ya, 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
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
Mar 03, 2012 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
Mar 07, 2012 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
Phaedra Seabolt
Sep 22, 2012 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
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
Apr 04, 2012 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
Sandra Pulliam
Jan 02, 2012 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
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
Jan 08, 2012 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
Starr Elementary
Mar 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Apr 30, 2012 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.
Dee/ bookworm
Jan 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fav-2016
wonderful book! so excited to read the next one!!
Jan 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can't wait for the third one to come out!
Jennifer Coffee
Jan 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE!
LOVE! LOVE! LOVE IT! Cannot wait for the next installment!
Apr 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Very good sequel. I am glad I have the next book ready.
Mar 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2012
Love this story!! Can't wait for book #3.
Jan 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh my god, so much better than the first book of this Dusk Gate Chronicles series. I mean... Stuff actually happened in this one! Plots were revealed! Characters developed! Relationships progressed! Conflicts intervened! Tensions heightened! STUFF HAPPENED, YA'LL!

All that being said, Roots of Insight still isn't quite 5-star territory for me, but definitely a good solid 4. I'm really glad that I took a chance on the second book in this series... So much so that I took a leap, and went ahead and
Jul 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: keeper-books
Darn YOU Breeana! (all in good fun).
I started your first book and it was as if you were looking into my dreams of a place far away. You let me build it with your details but the story became my own. I started reading mostly as I felt I needed to but after finishing the second....before I even finished it. I HAD to purchase the next.
If you are looking for a book that you can make your own and feel as though you are walking through the kingdom with the characters this IS the book for you. You won'
Sandi K
May 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
My first YA fantasy book/series and I loved it. I devoured all 7 books in about 2 weeks. While this is not epic literature, I was turning pages as fast as I could to see what happened next to Quinn. I loved each book though admittedly Book 6 was my least favorite due to it's theme. Now I am excited to read more YA fantasy. There was very little language, no described sex and no graphic violence. Big fan!
May 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Actually 3.5. Better than the first and there were a few typos but definitely started to pick up the last 3rd or so and I like the direction the book is heading. First part prob would have been a 3 stars second half 4 stars. Still found a lot of the characters over emotional. Overall a lot more happened in this book.
Jul 07, 2018 rated it it was ok
These books are super cheesy to begin with, then this book was more of a filler than having significant progress in the plot. There were a few major plot points of course, but not enough for its own book, but it's still cute. Needing some fluff right now and this series is working for me.
Jessica Arnold
Sep 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Much better! I’m glad to see such a (in my opinion) significant improvement from book 1, though I do know now why the author took so much time world-building. Will definitely be continuing this series and will recommend to teens wanting a sweet, “just a dash of fantasy” story.
Jennie Lindstrom
Jun 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
After finishing the first book in the series, I could not stop reading! I loved the continuing story of Quinn's journey between two worlds. Roots of Insight was an amazing book, and I love that I can share this series with my teenage daughters!
Denise Hicks
May 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
totally love the characters, the story. I am looking forward to reading everything Breeana pens.
Mar 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The only reason this book received four stars is because it was a cliff hanger, and the others had to be read to complete the story.
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