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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Review: Waterfall

Title: Waterfall
Series: River of Time # 1
Genre: Young Adult-Historical/Fantasy
Author: Lisa Bergren
Publisher: David C. Cook
Release Date: February 1, 2011
Book: Sent by author

"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."

I love historicals! And I just can't begin, or can't explain how much I love this book. From the very first page I was hooked. What grabbed me the most was the love and plot of this book. Two great things in a book that always catch me by the heart. Gabi and her sister a transported back in time after sneaking in to a dig their mother told them not to go in. Gabi is found by Italian hotties (fans self), and is aided my Marcello (fans self again) to find her sister.

The reason why I love historicals is because I find myself amused with past. I myself would one day love to time-travel and see things the way it used to be. Plus historicals make me laugh. Gabi's character is fun, witty, and strong. She had me laughing with her forwardness about things. She always forgot herself, and had to correct her language. The people in the past make weird faces where you say something funny!

The love between Marcello and Gabi is timeless! It is a classic love bound by time. It just figures that you find the one you love back in fourteenth century! I enjoyed watching them fight with each other and get on each other nerves. Perfect! From the very beginning of their spats, you knew they were meant to be! 

If you looking for a great historical with lots of action, funny remarks and love worth dying for, read this book. I can't begin to tell you how much you'll love it. Ms. Bergren has written a plot so good you will not put the book down. Ms. Bergren characters are easy to relate to and easy to feel. Every twist and turn of the plot, has you gasping, losing every sense of reality that you have. You literally fall into the book and don't want to come back. (At least I didn't) Can't wait to read the second book!

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. Awesome review! I'm so glad you liked this book. It's on my TBR list, but I haven't gotten to it yet. =)

  2. Ohhhh this sounds awesome! I don't read nearly as many historicals as I should, I always end up loving them when I do. Thanks for sharing this one Savy!

  3. I love historical fiction as well. The downside of this genre is that authors tend to make the relationships between the main character and her lover a little bit exaggerated.

  4. I love time travel novels... oh and italian hotties... I'm SO there. I need this one. Oh, and a fan.

  5. I also looooved this book! I would love to time travel too.

  6. LOL, yeah, it would be just my kind of luck to find the love of my life during plague century! I can't wait to see what Gabi chooses. I love this book so much and I'm so happy you enjoyed it too!

  7. I love Time travel books. Thanks for posting your review bringing this book to my attention. Sounds cool!

  8. Every review I have read for this has been 5 stars so far. I am not a huge historical fan but this one I am definitely giving a go. Great review Savy :)

  9. This book sounds soooo good. Got to get my hands on it!
    Truly Bookish


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