I had no preconceived notions as to whether or not I thought the book would be a good read, great read or bomb. I thought it looked interesting by the description so I gave it a try. I was surprisingly captivated by the story line. It has adventure, a tastefully done young romance and my favorite...strong willed women....what's not to love. I've ordered the 2nd and 3rd books in the series and can't wait to get started. I would highly recommend this book!
I've read a few of Lisa Bergren's books before and absolutely loved them so when this book came up as a free download for my Kindle I knew I would want to read it. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is a YA novel so there are some teenagerish (I know that's not a word) moments in the book but overall I loved it. Gabi and her sister are taken through some sort of portal and transported back in time to Medieval Italy where they try to figure out how to get back home. I love this time period to begin with and I didn't want to put the book down. I can't wait to read the next book in this series. I'm so glad the library I work in is getting them in this fall!
"Waterfall" is the first book in Lisa T. Bergren's 'River of Time Series'. It's a young adult book, but I believe that readers of all ages would enjoy reading it. The story is about an American teenager, Gabriella Betarrini, who has spent the majority of her summers in Italy, with her younger sister, Lia, and her archeologist parents. This summer they're in rural Tuscany, amidst a new archeological site, filled with crumbling castles and old burial tombs. The two girls, bored out of their minds, decide to do a little exploring, never imaging that this will land them in fourteenth-century Italy...
I literally could NOT put this book down. It grabbed me from the beginning and would not let me go. I was instantly swept into the world of knights and Lords and Ladies, of beautiful dresses, sword fights, adventure, and intrigue. And of course, romance. For what young lady wouldn't fall in love with a smoldering, medieval Italian man? (Sigh....) I don't want to give the whole story away, but needless to say, I can assure you that you will love every page of this book.
When I first saw the cover I thought this must be a good book. I had no idea that the book would captivate me as much as it did. This book is written for YA, but as an adult I LOVED the book a lot. I'm eagerly waiting for Cascade to arrive and read how the story continues.
Awesome book! Even though it is a Young Adult book and I'm not a YA, Waterfall, captured my attention from the start. I couldn't put it down. I'm currently reading book #2, Cascade. Cascade is also a great read. Can't wait for Torrent!