Book Review, waterfall

Waterfall: Read-A-Thon book #1

Ok so I’ve finished my first book of the read-a-thon hosted by Katie’s Book Blog. Maybe I can read 1 book a day and reach my goal of 3 books read this weekend.

Title: Waterfall
Author: Lisa T. Bergren
Publisher: David C. Cook
Release Date: February 2011
Pages: 352
Series: River of Time

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.

My Thoughts:
Oh wow I’m in love with this book! I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book in the series. Waterfall has everything I could hope for in a book. A beautiful (and clean!) romance back in the 1300s! Where the main man is chivalrous and honorable. The pretty dresses and castles are great too.

Gabriella and her sister Lia happen to find a portal in time that takes them from present day to the 14th century. Gabi crawls from the cave to shocked looks from knights in battle staring at her wearing skinny jeans, a cami, and small cardigan. Definitely scandalously dressed! This book made me laugh out loud. I loved how Gabi’s thoughts sounded like a regular teenager amidst her speaking in the old fashioned way.

This is definitely not just a love story. It has many tense moments and great battles. With the battles happening there is some violence and killing going on. I love a great action book with romance on the side. Perfect!!

Favorite Line:
“I wasn’t one of those pretty criers, the type that gets a little pink in the cheeks, and their eyes all wide and bright. No, I got the swelling, bloodshot eyes, the dripping nose that made me a candidate for the Nyquil commercial. That was me. Puurty.

Happy Reading!


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