Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Review of Waterfall by Lisa Tawn Bergren
Author: Lisa Tawn Bergren
Published by: Cook, David C.
Source: Books with Bite Book Tours
Summary from Goodreads: In Waterfall, American teenager Gabi Betarrini accidently finds herself in Fourteenth-Century Italy . . . Knights. Swords. Horses. Armor. And Italian hotties. Most American teens want an Italian vacation, but the Betarrini sisters have spent every summer of their lives there with their archaeologist parents. Stuck on yet another hot, dusty dig, they are bored out of their minds... until they place their hands atop handprints in an ancient tomb and find themselves catapulted into the Fourteenth Century and in the middle of a fierce battle between knights bent on killing one another.
This novel was absolutely brilliant. I love historical fiction and not only do we get that element in Waterfall, we also get time travel when Gabi and Lia sneak into an old tomb that transports them back to the fourteenth century.
Gabi is the kind of herione everyone will adore. She's smart, determined, fierce and can kick some serious butt with a sword. She quickly catches on to her situation and instead of wallowing and giving up, she creates a plan and finds a way to execute it with the help of some new friends all while in the middle of a battle between two fueding families.
Ever girl dreams of a prince in shining armor. Look no further ladies, I've found the perfect one...Marcello. This man is simply amazing. He is kind and caring, yet dangerous and deadly; isn't that the perfect combination. He not only treats Gabi as if she were a princess, he also respects her and treats her like the warrior she is.
If you are ready for fun, action, daring sword fights and some steamy romance this is your novel. Don't miss out on it!