In Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren, Gabi Betarrini, a 17 year old, time travels to 14th century Italy. And what does she find? Love. Romance. A super-awesome, attractive medieval knight. And the determination to find her sister, Lia, who also time traveled. Oh, and she starts the biggest feud between the castles and families. (Did I mention her knight in shining armor is betrothed to another woman? Ouch.)
Gabi's mother is an archeologist, so traveling to Italy was no big deal to Gabi and Lia that summer. But time traveling is a different story. The sisters are separated and begin to shake things up in medieval Italy. They fight, when girls aren't supposed to. And they attract trouble, tons of it, all the time.
Also, Gabi begins to fall hopelessly in love with Marcello Forelli and he to her.
I really enjoyed this book. I love reading fantasy books. I've read Narnia and Lord of the Rings and various other similar genre stories. This was different, though. It took actual facts from our world's history and made a story. Waterfall created a whole new perspective on the time traveling thing. After all, falling in love with knight that's centuries older must count for something, right?
|Lisa T. Bergren, the author|
When my mom brought this book home from the library I gave it a glance and said, sure I'll read it. The cover looked pretty cool. It sounded interesting enough. I mean, it was about a knight in shining armor, fantasy, my favorite. But as I began, and continued to read it, I never wanted to put it down. I was astounded. It was amazing. I immediately began checking the next book's (Cascade) release date. I hounded my mom to buy it for the library she works at. I told my friends at school it was really and good and that they would enjoy it. That it was pretty much amazing.
Finally, two months after the second book came out, Cascade fell into my hands yesterday. I am halfway through it. I plan on finishing it very soon. And then I will wait in earnest for Torrent to be released. After all, that's the book with Marcello on it. :)
|All three books|
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