Wednesday, 11 January 2012

My review of Waterfall

11/01/12 - Waterfall (Waterfall #1) by Lisa T. Bergren - Released 1st February 2011

A unique and exciting read. Recommended to all.

Waterfall (River of Time, #1)
What do you do when your knight in shining armor lives, literally, in a different world?

Most American teenagers want a vacation in Italy, but the Betarrini sisters have spent every summer of their lives among the romantic hills with their archaelogist parents. Stuck among the rubble of the medieval castles in rural Tuscany, on yet another hot, dusty archaeological site, Gabi and Lia are bored out of their minds...until Gabi places her hand atop a handprint in an ancient tomb and finds herself in fourteenth-century Italy. And worse yet, in the middle of a fierce battle between knights of two opposing forces.


Knight in shining armour. Beautiful girl. A complicated situation. A different time. This book was definitely exceeded my expectations.

When I read the blurb, I thought that this would be like any other time-travel book, but I was SO wrong! Waterfall was fun, packed with action and great characters! Let me break this review down:

Characters
Gabi; a strong and beautiful heroine! She was full of life and a determined mind. I found her a great character to relate to, eventhough I don't know how to fence, ride a horse or speak like I'm from the 14th century!

Marcello; Every book needs a knight and shining armour but in this book you LITERALLY get one! I fell in love with this curly-haired boy from the page that I met him. I don't think this book would have been the same with out him.

Lia and Luca; First of all, Lia. We didn't see much of her in the first half of the book because she and Gabi got seperated, but when we did finally meet her, I liked her. She had similar qualities to her sister and her blossoming relationship with Marcello's cousin, Luca, was sweet. Okay, so maybe Lia hasn't taken to Luca yet but maybe in the next book?

Plot
The first half of the story was based on Gabi looking for her sister. So every page I turned there was: I must find Lia. Yes, we need to look for Lia. COME ON WE HAVE TO FIND MY SISTER.
But lots of situations got in the way which made it so much harder for Gabi to find Lia, but luckily I had Marcello to drag me out from the drama!

You can't miss this epic adventure.

I rate this book:

28 comments:

  1. Great review! I've heard really good things about this series, I've been meaning to pick it up soon :)

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  2. I loved Waterfall too! I got it as a free selection on my Nook, and was hesitant as sometimes the free books aren't that good. I was pleasantly surprised!! Thanks!

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  3. Thank you for the great review! I love strong (and beautiful:) heroines. Sounds like the story is good, too. Gonna check it out.

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  4. I absolutely love Waterfall and the River of Time series!!! I can't wait for Bourne!

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  5. I LOVED this book. I'm reading, BOURNE now. :)

    -Maddi

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  6. This books sounds incredible! I love the time-traveling, and the fact that the girl isn't weak! the guy sounds great too!

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  7. I adore these books! I see you've read Cascade as well, but there's no review for Torrent! Must! Read! Torrent! LOL Bergren really writes amazing books. I love Gabi's voice and her strong determination! Thanks for this awesome review! :D

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  8. The first time I saw Waterfall I didn't really care for it. But then I started seeing it on every single blog I follow and it got me thinking: what's all the hype about? I still haven't read it, but with each review I read about it, I'm just more eager to get my hands on a copy =) And you just made me want to meet Marcello ;P

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  9. I just got this trilogy and can't wait to start it.

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  10. i think i'll read this book..thx 4 the review..it helped!! :)

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  11. Great Review! I love this series! It's one of my favorite series!

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  12. I’ve had this one on my wish list since February and I’m glad that you reminded me of it :-) Sounds like it might be a bit too perfect, but still a good read nonetheless. Great review!!!

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  13. So, I haven't had the best time with time travel books, but I don't think that I have ever read one negative review for this series. I don't even think that I have read a mediocre review. Characters are such a huge deal for me, and these characters seem dead on. So thank you for the review, and I think that I will finally take a chance on this series!

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  14. Great review! I love time travel YAs. Definitely on my wishlist! :D

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