Seeds of Discovery by Breeana Putroff
Young Adult / Fantasy ; (288pgs)
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. (GoodReads)
I'm a few hours late posting this book review, but it was totally worth waiting to finish the book. It actually exceeded my expectations. What kind of expectations did I have? Well for one, I thought it was just going to be another one of those mainstream written stories, something we all know about. Little did I know I was going to be completely surprised.
The book peaked my interest from the start, right from where Quinn nearly hits the boy in the street. The mystery at this point undeniably sets you right dab in the middle of the book. You become curious to know who the boy is, and why the boy has such a deep effect on Quinn.
Quinn is also one of those especially unique characters. I felt I could see bits and pieces of myself in her, and there was also an admiration about her that grows right out of the pages of the book. You find that Quinn is much more than she first seems.
Overall. I really enjoyed this book. It's fairly short, about 288pgs, and it won't take you more than a day or two to finish it. The style of the writing definitely makes it easy to immerse yourself and read it causally and freely up to the end.