About the Book
Gabi knows she’s left her heart in the fourteenth century and she persuades Lia to help her to return, even though they know doing so will risk their very lives. When they arrive, weeks have passed and all of Siena longs to celebrate the heroines who turned the tide in the battle against Florence—while the Fiorentini will go to great lengths to see them dead. But Marcello patiently awaits, and Gabi must decide if she’s willing to leave her family behind for good in order to give her heart to him forever.
I don’t think I drew in a full breathe for most of this book. My heart was stuck in my throat and I probably left nail marks on my Kindle where I gripped it. I am going to go ahead and call this one of the best historical novels I have read all year. Seriously, why didn’t they have inspirational YA books like this when I was a teen?! Maybe I wouldn’t have skipped the whole genre, even though I am relishing it now.
All the elements I loved from Waterfall was there and more! Each scene was more pulse pounding and adrenaline charged than the last with betrayal, romance, and vicious battles awaiting each page turn. Gabi and Lia’s mom joins in on the adventure and she is the female equivalent of Indiana Jones. The faith elements were flawlessly interwoven within the Gabi’s traumatizing ordeal (no spoilers here!) and contemplation about the future.
The one thing I didn’t like? The blasted cliffhanger! I. Could. Have. Screamed. (…maybe I did a little…but on the inside where my neighbours couldn’t here me). But thankfully there are only 18 more days until Torrent is released! In the meantime I may or may not be dreaming about time travelling to medieval Italy to meet my own knight in shining armor.
**review copy provided by publicist**