Gabriella has never spent a summer in Italy like this one. Remaining means giving up all she’s known and loved … and leaving means forfeiting what she’s come to know—and love itself. Most American teenagers want a vacation in Italy, but the Bentarrini sisters have spent every summer of their... show more
Gabriella has never spent a summer in Italy like this one. Remaining means giving up all she’s known and loved … and leaving means forfeiting what she’s come to know—and love itself. Most American teenagers want a vacation in Italy, but the Bentarrini sisters have spent every summer of their lives with their parents, famed Etruscan scholars, among the romantic hills. In Book One of the River of Time series, Gabi and Lia are stuck among the rubble of medieval castles in rural Tuscany on yet another hot, boring, and dusty archeological site … 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. And thus she comes to be rescued by the knight-prince Marcello Falassi, who takes her back to his father’s castle—a castle Gabi has seen in ruins in another life. Suddenly Gabi’s summer in Italy is much, much more interesting. But what do you do when your knight in shining armor lives, literally, in a different world?
Publish date: February 1st 2011
Publisher: David C. Cook
Pages no: 369
Edition language: English
Series: River of Time (#1)
See my review: http://fireandicephoto.blogspot.com/2013/10/book-review-waterfall-river-of-time-1.html
Bahahahaha! Oy vey... What a thoroughly ridiculous and yet weirdly entertaining book. Plot holes the size of Gibralta. A Mary Sue of epic proportions who knows everything about everything including how to speak a defunct ancient Italian dialect flawlessly (Hey, what modern seventeen-year old can't? ...
This novel was perfect! I LOVE everything about it! The character chemistry was awesome! Gabi was fierce! She kind of reminded me of the character Katsa fromGraceling by Kristin Cashore, another novel I love very much! So Gabi and Lia venture into one of the tombs in Italy and find two handprints....
Only made it to 4%. It's beyond silly and even boredom during class can't keep me going on.
Not a bad read. Pretty good and entertaining book. Not much on action, but I'm hoping the 2nd will be. Most of this was back story preparing for the 2nd and 3rd book. Overall, I liked it.