Seeds of Discovery and Roots of Insight by Breeana Puttroff are the first two books in a series that I recently discovered. I was completely captivated by the story and the characters, especially Thomas Rose.
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 mysterious epidemic as she meets William's family and finds the answers to most of her questions, only to find more questions needing answers. 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 of the books. The world felt rich and new. The other part was the characters. Watching Quinn explore and discover the world William and his younger brother Thomas was wonderful. I laughed out loud nearly every time Thomas was around. I can't wait to read the next book and see what happens with Quinn, William, Zander and Thomas.
Seeds of Discovery is available in ebook and paperback from Amazon.com and starting 1/9/12, Roots of Insight will be there too!
*I bought Seeds of Discovery and was given a ARC of Roots of Insight by the author but was not paid or otherwise compensated for this review.