Seeds Of Discovery

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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 constantly, seeing for the first time just how different he was.

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Overview

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 constantly, seeing for the first time just how different he was.

First were the books he always had his nose buried in. Why would a senior in high school always be reading medical journals? Then there were his habitual appearances down by the river every Friday night, just like the night she almost hit him - not to mention his odd habit of disappearing there, with no place and no reason to hide!

Overtaken by a sense of curiosity that she just can't seem to shake, Quinn finds herself trying to figure out exactly what is going on with him. When he starts to show up in her dreams, she can't decide if her curiosity has become too much of an obsession ... or if there is something ... more.

Finally it becomes clear that the answers she seeks might only come from finding out what is happening at the river. But on the night Quinn decides to follow him, her very new mystery draws her fatefully to a very old mystery. To a discovery she thought could only exist in a fairy tale.

Uh oh, Quinn. 1st Period History will never be the same!

In the Dusk Gate Chronicles, you'll meet characters who find their way straight into your heart, on a journey you'll long to join. Join readers everywhere as you fall in love with the Dusk Gate Chronicles.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780983993056
  • Publisher: Musefish Independent Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2011
  • Pages: 270
  • Sales rank: 820,924
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.61 (d)

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  • Posted July 12, 2012

    Not really sure what to say about this novel. It was predictable

    Not really sure what to say about this novel. It was predictable yes. It was also a little slow for me. But all in all it was a good read and I want to continue on with the rest of the series. The pace starts to pick up when she crosses over into the new world. Everything that happens in this world makes me think of what will happen next. And so far, I was right on everything, except for one point. However, the answer to this has never come up in the novels yet. When the novel finishes we are left as if it's the end of a normal chapter. It makes me wonder if all the novels are set up in this sort of fashion where it is like the start of a new chapter and the novel is really just one big one but split into three. (If that makes sense). It was a good story, I enjoyed it. There really isn't any particular reaction that comes from me about this novel. Basically, meh. Not really having read the synopsis for a while I completely forgot about what the actual novel was about and dived right in. I was surprised at the story, seeing as I didn't know what to expect. I was surprised, but in a good way. I don't know, but this book didn't really get to me as others have. It was good, but it didn't push me over the edge to get a higher rating than 3. Still an enjoyable read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 5, 2012

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    a delightful fantasy

    Seeds of Discovery is first novel in the Dusk Gate Chronicles. It is a charming and sweet fantasy series about a young girl who crosses over into another world. Filled with adventure, danger, mystery and a touch of romance this tale is sure to delight. The tale begins when we meet Quinn Robbins. She is a sweet kid who has reoccurring dreams about flowers and a choice. Life is good and just got better because Zander Cunningham has asked her out. Things change when she almost hits a boy as he darts across the street into a ravine. At first it frightens her until she figures out it’s a quiet boy from school. His name is William Rose and he is a total recluse. She never really noticed him before, but now she is seeing him everywhere. With her curiosity peaked she begins observing him and even stalking him. When she sees him entering the ravine again she follows him..only he seems to disappear into thin air. Determined to find out where he goes she lays in wait and watches. He seems to cross a broken bridge and then zap out of existence. Bravely she follows him and discovers a strange new world. The tale that unfolds is magical, as she enters a land with princes and princess. Here she makes friends and helps uncover clues about a mysterious illness. This was a fun, easy read that kept me entertained. The characters are unique in Puttroff’s world. I liked Quinn. She is a good kid, inquisitive and thoughtful. William seems stand-offish but the more I got to know this serious and sensitive young man, the more I liked him. Thomas is charming and his sisters were delightful. Zander is sweet and is definitely interested in Quinn. While none of the other boys declared anything, I did feel Quinn and William make a connection and look forward to seeing what develops. Thankfully no insta-love here! I loved the character Alvin and the lesson he gave Quinn touched on her dreams. There were characters I loathed ..like the evil prince Tolliver. I am looking forward to learning more about all of them. The world-building was enchanting. I loved the simplicity of the world Puttroff created and wouldn’t mine visiting there. We learned a little about the kingdom and its government. I enjoyed the naming ceremony that took place and of course the dancing. There is tension in the land, and there appear to be a few kingdoms. The history of how this occurred was fascinating. I am looking forward to returning. Aside from a few scenes the over all pace was slow, as Puttroff introduced us to the characters and world she created. Seeds of Discovery was a delightful fantasy and I look forward to reading the next books available in the series. They are Roots of Insight and Thorns of Decisions. I want to thank the author and Lightning Promotions for providing this ARC in exchange for my unbiased review.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted July 14, 2012

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  • Posted July 10, 2012

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    I have to say I loved this book! When I first got it I was a lit

    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 didn't make this a love story from the start. She has left us all guessing, sure we know Zander has it bad for her but I'm unsure about Thomas and William? I'm not sure who I want her to fall for!

    Of course there is a bad guy (Tullaver) and I am pretty sure he has something to do with the poisonings but again I don't know! This leaves me super excited about the next book! Tullaver is creepy, sick and simply put a very rotten character. So naturally, I hate him but love him in this book all the same!

    All I can say is congratulations and thank you to Ms. Puttroff for an having such an amazing talent and sharing it with us

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  • Posted July 4, 2012

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    First let me say that I do not normally read YA. I usually find

    First let me say that I do not normally read YA. I usually find the characters to come across as childish and immature. Yes, I get that it's ya therefore the characters are in fact many times very young. But this is why I usually stay away form the genre all together. However, I can happily state that this was not the case with Seeds of Discovery. The main characters were surprisingly mature. What could have been seen as petulant, instead came across as independent.

    Puttroff describes William's home world and Rosewood Castle so well that I can almost picture them as I read Quinn's adventures. The characters are endearing... for the most part. Without giving anything away, I can say Tolliver makes a great villian from his very first appearance.

    I started as a skeptic but I finished as a fan. I went as far as suggesting it to my 15 year old niece who hates to read and she was hooked as soon as Quinn followed William through the gate. I lost custody of my NOOK for a week as she wouldn't put it down until she found out what happened to Quinn and William. She received a Kindle as a graduation gift and the first thing she did was purchase the book for herself even though she had already read it, so she could go back and read it as often as she wants. Anyone who could get through to her and really reach her, in my book is a great author.

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  • Posted June 14, 2012

    The synopsis sets off an intriguing type feeling; I felt it, and

    The synopsis sets off an intriguing type feeling; I felt it, and was very excited to dive into this story. The characters were all developed nicely. There's Quinn who is incredibly smart, may have a chance of having a date with Zander (they have known each other since they were little but have really started to get to know one another again) and then there's William who is seen as an outcast in their small Colorado town, as he really keeps to himself; always interested in books, than anything else like going on a ski trip like other kids his age. Quinn becomes more aware of William more than ever when she almost hits him on the road with her car. After that near accident, she keeps a watchful eye on him, and wonders where he disappears to every Friday afternoon, and returns on Sundays. One day, she successfully follows him, and what she thought was a broken bridge does not seem to be broken as she walks to a gate, a gate that shows her a magical place that William is all too familiar with.

    This story is told very well. The writing has a great flow to it. The descriptions of locations, settings were well described; it made me feel as if I was with the characters, especially when Quinn is at Rosewood Castle (the place after Quinn goes through the gate). The concept of two different worlds was interesting, and I was intrigued in this other world that Puttroff describes. This is the first book of three, so I do look forward toward those two, as this one left me interested to want to know what happens next. Very good novel! :)

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  • Posted June 4, 2012

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    An enjoyable fast-flowing young adult novel with interesting cha

    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, making her a pleasing real-world anchor as the tale moves into a parallel universe. Several young men attract her attention, and she finds it plausibly hard to care about all of them at once.

    Some of the mysteries are too easily solved with super-intelligent William and Nathaniel makes less than intelligent assumptions, but the story carries readers easily through these minor irritations. After all, nobody’s perfect. There’s a perfect villain of course who I’m sure will reappear. And there’s a nice enveloping tale of the real-world Quinn, her school, family and friends, and their small town with babysitting, movies and the real-world needs of real teens.

    I enjoyed Quinn’s responses to her parallel life and found myself sufficiently intrigued to wonder how time runs there and here and whether there might be more “bridges” between our worlds. Seeds of Discovery isn’t perfect, but it’s good enough to make me want to read more.



    Disclosure: I received a free ecopy of this novel from Lightning Book Promotions in exchange for my honest review.

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  • Posted August 5, 2013

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    Amazing book series!! Thought the first book started a little sl

    Amazing book series!! Thought the first book started a little slow, don't let it fool you!! It will swallow you whole! This series consumed my whole life until I finally got to book 6. When I finally slowed down and took my time not wanted to get to the end. I laughed, loved and cried right along with all the characters. I really hope that Breeana plans to continue the series. I couldn't imagine not finding out anything more with the way the 6th book in the series ended. Bravo! An amazing series!!!! And  good for any age. I am over 30 but I would let my preteen read it. 

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