Fri, July 27, 2012

Waterfall by Lisa Tawn Bergren Review

 Waterfall book cover

Waterfall book cover

Waterfall
By Lisa Tawn Bergren

Publication date: Feb. 1, 2011
David C. Cook, 369 pages
Source: Purchased for my Kindle

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.

Suddenly Gabi’s summer in Italy is much, much more interesting.

— Goodreads.com description

If Waterfall by Lisa Tawn Bergren has taught me anything, it is this: I’d also be a goner in medieval Tuscany.

Nope, no hope for this one. I don’t do dirt, misogyny or warfare very well. So. Yeah. Dead. Within days.

Luckily for the Betarrini sisters, they are not me. No no no, they have been coincidentally and perfectly primed for a time-travel trip back to 1300s Italy. They speak ancient Italian, are well-versed in history and are proficient in fencing and archery.

Okay, sure, it’s all a little too convenient, but it’s also just the type of thing a teenage girl would want to daydream about. And by teenage girl, I mean 28-year-old me. Which is why I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

There’s romance, adventure, action, sword fighting, pretty dresses and castles, which, frankly, is pretty much all I could ask for in a book.

This is a trilogy, and the series did get a bit tiresome as it went on (a little too lovey-dovey and God-talky for me). But book one is such a fun escape! If you love historical reads, definitely check out Waterfall by Lisa Tawn Bergren.

Anna Reads young adult book blog

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Posted by: Anna   •   In: family, historical, lisa tawn bergren, romance, time travel
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  1. Julia Lane said:

    Ohhh…..I loved these books! And they had a happy ending in a sneaky way that was so perfect (yes, maybe a little ‘too perfect’, but why not? Right? 😉

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  2. Kathryn @ Clean Teen Fiction said:

    I loved this book!! So great! The convenience is what made the book so awesome and enjoyable to read.

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  3. Sash from Sash and Em said:

    “and by teenage girl, I mean 28 year old me.” LOL

    I hadn’t heard of this one before so sounds like I might have to pick it up 🙂

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  4. Katie @ Blook Girl said:

    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, Anna!

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  5. Sarah said:

    Ooooh I LOVE this series 🙂

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  6. Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books said:

    “There’s romance, adventure, action, sword fighting, pretty dresses and castles, which, frankly, is pretty much all I could ask for in a book.”

    DONE DEAL. I’m going to have to go and find this book now.

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  7. Tara said:

    Castles? Tombs? Yep, need to read this.

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  8. Annette said:

    I just saw this one on my kindle again and thought, I should read this! Great review. I’ll move it up!

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