Title: Roots of Insight
Author: Breeana Puttroff
Publisher: Musefish Press
Pages: Paperback; 306
Release Date: February 1, 2012
Intended Reading Group: Young Adult
Content Screening: Mild Violence
HDB Rating: 5 Keys to My Heart
Recommended to: Readers who love fabulous fantasy mixed with a hint of romance!
Quinn Robbins has just returned from spending ten days in Eirentheos, a world she had never known existed. Trying to settle back into her familiar life and establish a relationship with her new boyfriend, Zander, is more of a challenge than she ever dreamed it would be.
Things are just beginning to feel normal again when Thomas shows up in her world, and invites her back to Eirentheos for a royal wedding. She's excited at the chance to reconnect with the people and places she had begun to fall in love with.
What she doesn't realize is just how deeply connected with this new world she might become ... and just what old secrets might be beginning to unravel.
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, Quinn's adventures are about to take her life on a course that will change it forever.
Earlier this year, Seeds of Discovery totally stole my heart. I loved Quinn, Thomas, William and all of the other Rose children. In fact, my one and only complaint was that things took a little while to get going. By the time I had gotten to the end of the book, all I wanted was more. So of course when I saw that Roots of Insight, the second book in the series, was done I was all over it! I had such high hopes, and I wasn't the least bit disappointed.
This is a sequel that I instantly fell in love with! Things pick up right after the ending of the last story, and Quinn is having a hard time adjusting to being back in her world. I appreciated the fact that Ms. Puttroff showed the difficulty that Quinn was having understanding how to co-exist. It made sense to me. How could you have two completely wonderful existences, and then just instantly be able to choose one? The time difference between her home world, and the world of the Rose children, definitely makes things interesting.
Which leads me to my next point. The romance. Oh my! Quinn is a very lucky girl, because two equally amazing boys are hoping for her attention. I'm truly not sure which one of them I would pick. Let's be honest. Between William and Zander there is no wrong answer! Both sweet, both sincere, these are two boys I would happily date. Watching Quinn battle her feelings, and try to choose where she wants to be, is heartbreaking and wonderful.
Best of all, Roots of Insight flies by with a manic pace! Well, actually that kind of made me sad, since the next book isn't ready yet and I absolutely need more story. Still, it makes this a book that is a joy to read. I have to give Breeana Puttroff a huge hand for building a series that has it all. From the characters, to the world, to the story line, this is a set of books that are easy to fall in love with. I can guarantee you'll be hooked.
Long story short? Loved this one! If you have already started the series, pick this up now! If not, make sure you go get the first book and dive in. I will warn you, the ending is completely out of left field and a massive cliffhanger. I cannot wait for more! Please write faster Ms. Puttroff, I'm anxious to see what happens next.
FTC Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion.