Time travel has almost intrigued me! How I would give anything to see past cultures, societies, eras! The thrill of the unknown!
In Waterfall, the story is about these young sisters, Gabrielle and Lia who join their archeological Mother for a vacation in Italy. Only to find this vacation will be unlike any they have ever experienced! They get transported back 700 years back to pre-Ancient Italy! Lia get's separated and captured by the enemy through most of the book, so this novel is basically told through Gabi's view. She is rescued by a legit Knight in Shining Armour, (no pun intended), Marcello. Forbidden feelings start to bloom against the pair, as he is betrothed to another. In the beginning Gabi finds herself begging to leave this century, but in the end longing to stay, until a major fight leaves her at the brink of death, she must choose! *I WON'T SPOIL IT*
I love how Gabi makes Marcello reconsider his choices, and open his eyes to unlimited possibilities in life! Gabi and Lia are the most unlikely, likely heroines you'll meet! Typical teens one minute, smart, brave and cultural the next! A mix of Bella Swan and Katniss Everdeen!
*I received this book free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest, non-profit, unbiased review*
I didn't like two things about this book: it has a fairly slow, jumpy start, and some scenes seem to be included only for the purpose of manipulating the reader's emotions and not to move the plot along.
That said, it's still a thrilling story, the heroine is delightfully strong, and the quality of the research is amazing - the author truly brings this historical setting to life. I definitely recommend it to any history buffs who appreciate strong female protagonists.
As a middle school teacher, I am always looking for books that will interest teen readers, teach a lesson, and span the interest level to their parents as well. This book was fantastic. It was a quick read with well developed characters and a truly fun plot. All 3 of the books in the series were fantastic.
I saw this book in a Christian Book Distributors catalog. My son is a voracious reader so I wanted to see if I could find him some new stuff for the summer. I guess from the description I should have known these weren't going to be for him, but I guess I just read the part about time travel and medieval times and just went with it. They are definitely not for him, but I believe the YA girls and adult ladies will certainly enjoy. Books 4 and 5 of the series are only available in e-format at this point. The author has indicated that more sales would possibly allow for printed versions, so I am aiming to spread the word. I absolutely LOVED these books!!!!