I don’t have enough good things to say about Waterfall.
It sounds cliche, but from the moment I picked up this book, I was hooked. As I’ve said before, I’m still a little new to the YA genre. I won this book in a contest after being struck by the amazing cover (isn’t it beautiful?) and I am so thankful that I won this novel…I may never have picked it up on my own, but it is one of the best books I have ever read (and that is saying quite a lot!).
In Waterfall, we meet Gabi Betarrini, a seventeen-year-old girl who is accompanying her archaeologist mother to a promising dig in Italy. When she and her sister, Lia, break the rules and enter the tomb, they find two handprints on the wall. Touching the handprints catapults the girls through time. They wind up in 1342!
Except Gabi is now all alone. In the middle of a battle between knights of Siena and Florence.
A rescue. A plunge into life in the middle-ages. A harrowing journey to find her sister.
Gabi encounters a life she never knew existed ~ in a time in which she doesn’t truly exist. Will she able to save her sister in time and then get them back to their own time?
Waterfall combines all of my favorite things and some elements that I didn’t even know I would enjoy.
Medieval times, a heroine that is both lovable and makes me laugh, a love story that is as unconventional as it is sweet…all of these I would have listed off to you as the ingredients for a spectacular book. Waterfall includes them all.
Time travel, a life-or-death twist in the last chapters, and evil villians that make me shudder…Waterfall contains stellar surprises.
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The good news? Waterfall isn’t the end of Gabi’s story. As soon as I had read the last page, I pre-ordered the remaining two books in the series. Cascade arrived yesterday. Already, I am halfway through it. I won’t give anything away, but the second book remains true to the heart of Waterfall and is equally as gripping.
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