Genre: Young Adult (Historical Fiction/Fantasy/Romance)
Waterfall is the first book in The River of Time Series by Lisa T. Bergren. Gabi and Lia are spending their summer in Italy with their mother. Although it's not a normal vacation. Their mother is an archeologist, so Gabi and Lia will be stuck at a dog site in Tuscany. That all changes when the sisters place their hands on ancient hand prints in a tomb. Gabi suddenly finds herself back in time with Italian knights and a battle that has raged on and off for years, but where is Lia? Gabi must learn to survive in this era while she searches for her sister and tries to avoid falling in love with a certain handsome knight.
Over the last year, I have heard wonderful things about this series, and it was about time I read it myself. My only regret is that I waited so long. Waterfall is a non-stop adventure from the moment you start reading. Gabi is a very strong female character who even when her heart and head are opposing forces, she still tries to do what's right. She is confident, smart, funny, and real. She's someone we can all relate to. Plus, she has a great name. *wink* Marcello, the handsome Italian knight, is easy to fall in love with throughout the book. He is very intense, dedicated, and passionate about everything in life. Waterfall wisked me away into a fantasy world that was impossible to leave. I can't wait to re-enter this world as I read the next books in the series. As a teenager, I would have loved spending the summers at different dig sites especially in Italy. Of course, it would have been that much more amazing to go back in time to the fourteenth century for a summer. I can already tell this series is going to be a fast favorite. This is definitely a book I highly recommend to all readers.
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I won Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren through Once Upon a Twilight. The opinions are my own.
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