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 archaeologist 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. [Description from Goodreads]
Lisa joined just the right amount of “modern” and “historic” to keep our attention and keep us entertain, but also to make the facts believable in a non-boring way (If that makes a lick of sense). To put it simply: Reading Waterfall was like a history lesson, but with a whole lot of fun thrown in (not that history isn’t fun, but let’s be honest here). After reading her book, I’m thoroughly convinced that Lisa is such a cool adult. She uses words and phrases that “normal” adults don’t use, and while she claims to get her slang from her readers in her focus group (consisting of her daughters and other young women), I think she’s just cool like that. *wink*
|Marcello! Try imagining him|
with curlier tresses, and you'll
get the picture. See? I told you
he was hot.
Quick Content Review: *may contain spoilers*
Violence: Moderate- Heavy (mostly battle violence- some brief description of wounds/blood)