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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Book Review: Seeds of Discovery by Breeana Puttroff



Release Date: September 16, 2011
Author: Breeana Puttroff
Publisher: Musefish Independent Press
Length: 288 pages

"Quinn Robbins' life was everything she thought a teenager's should be. She has good friends, a family that she loves, good grades, and an after-school job she enjoys. And, she's just been asked out by Zander Cunningham, a popular football player and great guy. But one day when driving home after picking up her little sister from the baby-sitter's, she nearly hits a boy who, after running blindly into the street, mysteriously disappears.

The mystery only deepens as she figures out who the boy is; William Rose, a reclusive, awkward boy from school who always has his nose in a pile of books.

As she becomes more aware of his behavior it becomes more obvious how out of the ordinary William is and how hard he deliberately tries to blend into the background. This only intrigues her more and she finds herself working to find out more about him, and exactly where he keeps disappearing to.

On a whim one night she follows him and suddenly finds herself in a new world. One where William is a prince, literally, and she is treated like a princess. She also discovers that she is stuck; the gate back to her own world isn't always open.

Quinn finds herself smack in the middle of a modern-day fairy tale, on a course that will change her life forever."

Review:

Protagonist: Quinn Robbins isn't popular nor is she looked down on as a nerd, geek, or freak. She's one of those who coasts in the middle and makes good grades. She care passionately for her two little siblings and considers herself to have a normal life, that is until she almost runs over William Rose who almost seemed to vanish from her way. Soon, after some snooping she finds herself in his world, a medieval one where William is a prince and she has no way to get back home for ten days. Quinn is a great character and is very smart and perceptive. My only problem with her is that she doesn't have too much character development which can be a real turn off, but then again I guess adjusting to a medieval world could count as character development.

Romance: So this book is a bit lacking in the romance department, however with so much going on in this book to have it be in a any way overshadowed by a romance would have only led to this book losing stars. That being said there is a bit of romance in the beginning of this book that definitely helped move it along since the beginning was a bit slow. There is no real love triangle, yet, and even though I know one is bound to show up I kind of like the relationships the way they are.

World-Building: Quinn finds herself in Eirentheos, a place that could have been pulled straight form a fairy tale, it full of wondrous flora and fauna, as well as a touch of magic. The kingdom is ruled over by extraordinary pair of rulers whose caring and kindness seems to know no bounds. As well their thirteen children, or at least those we see seem to share their parents' kindness. There isn't too much that we learn about the kingdoms that wouldn't spoil this book so I'll leave it at that.

Predictability: So in the beginning I had assumed that this would have been one of those books that just flows without nearly any foreshadowing save a few moments her and there, but soon it picks up into some fairly predictable moments and some not so foreseeable ones as well. I loved the use of foreshadowing and that's probably due to the fact that the last book I finished had next to none, and appreciated that eve though I could predict some moments it only helped the book for me.

Ending: So the ending was a great set-up for the the next book, or so I assume since I have yet to read it. It solves just enough mysteries, leaving more in it's wake to hopefully be solved in the next installment. It wan't too big of a cliffhanger, and I'm not itching to go back into this world (especially since I have The Indigo Spell that I haven't even opened yet) but I do know that I'm going to continue this series in the near future and will bring you guys my thoughts when I do.

Overall, I'm giving this book 4 out of 5 stars, it was a bit slow in the beginning, but once it started to speed up I grew more intrigued and fascinated in the story and it became a lot quicker to finish. I would say definitely go pick it up from Amazon especially because it's FREE indefinitely. Click here to go and download it for your Kindle or Kindle App.

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6 comments:

  1. I've read the entire series, and would like to assure you that each book only gets better. :)

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  2. Thanks so much for participating in the tour, and for the great review, Zach! Much appreciated!

    Also, please know that I'm always happy to send free copies to awesome bloggers. ;)

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  3. I, too, have read the entire series. Each one just kept wanting me to read the next!

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  4. I did the book blast for this. Looks good.

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  5. Great review! I don't usually like slow endings—they are SO demotivating to finish!—but this one sounds like it shined through.

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