Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Waterfall Wednesdays Read-Along #5

Waterfall Wednesdays, a read-along of Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren, is hosted by TinaJoy & SerenaNicJenny, and Missie. Join in on the discussion at anytime + you can win prizes! Click HERE for more info and to sign up.
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1.  After Gabi is injured, the doctor gives her a tonic.  Gabi questions the doctor several times what is in it but he refuses to tell.  Would have you taken the tonic in Gabi situation?

    Hell no. No freaking way. I’d wait it out, travel forward through time, and then go see my doctor, because my doctor rocks. 

2.  Before the games Gabi asks Lia to let Lord Forabosch win in the archery event as people especially Lord Forabosch are becoming suspicious of them. But during the games Lord Forabosch upsets Lia trying to throw her off her game. So Lia decides to win.  Do you think she did the right thing by not letting Lord Forabosch bully her or do you think she took an unnecessary risk?

      It might have been better if she threw the game, but I can’t blame Lia for showing what she’s capable of. She’s a teen, of course she’s going to give it her all after some gloating jerk taunts her. 

3.  When Gabi is dying and she and Lia decide to return to the tombs so they can get the cure at home but they have to tell Marcello the truth.  Even though Marcello thinks that it is madness that they are from the future he believes in Gabi because he loves her.  Do you think this is believable?  What would you have done if you were Marcello?

     I honestly would probably think the person was crazy if I were Marcello. But hey, if they are dying, I care about them, and they want to go to some tomb in order to time travel, what’ve you got to lose? I’d say it’s definitely believable that Marcello just goes with it, thinking from that perspective. 

4.  In the end Gabi and Lia return home.  Do you think Gabi will return to Marcello? Would you go back?

      Considering that there are two more books, I’d say it is a given that Gabi travels back in time again. She's too into Marcello not to come back. I don’t know if I’d travel back, (especially after getting stabbed) but if some romantic, chivalrous guy was waiting for me…who knows? ;) 

5.  Looking back at Waterfall what was your favorite moment?

       Any scene with Luca was a favorite of mine (Fortino was pretty amusing at times too)...and the action scenes were pretty great! :)

Oh, no! The Read-Along's over! This was such fun though....Many thanks to everyone who put this whole read-along together!


Past Discussions
Discussion Questions for Chapters 1-6
(hosted by Tina's Book Reviews)

Discussion Questions for Chapters 7-11
(hosted by The Unread Reader)

Did not participate in week 3 Discussion (I forgot!)

Discussion Questions for Chapters 18-23
(hosted by Supernatural Snark)


  1. Lea: bwahahahaha! Travel back in time to go see your own doctor! That's GREAT! I agree! I'm sad that WW is over too! I have enjoyed visiting everyone's blogs.

  2. I'm so intrigued! I'll have to read this book now.

  3. I think everyone has shown some epic deductive reasoning with regard to Gabi going back to see Marcello. We're all brilliant:) And I agree completely on Luca, he was a highlight of the book for me! Thanks so much for participating Lea:)

  4. I agree that the best scenes were with Luca. I did enjoy Marcello, Gabi and Fortino but Luca was the best!

  5. Love all the Luca moments. My daughter is at the beginning & thinks he is smarmy. I told her to hold're going to love him.

    Amy @

  6. Luca was pretty charming, eh?! And hard to resist.

    Thank you, Lea for reading along with us and for your fun answers!

  7. Lea, I'm sad the read-a-long is over too, *sniffles* it was so fun. I would never have taken that medicine concoction either especially because the doctor kept hedging. Stupid doctor.

    I loved Luca and his personality. I kept flipping between him and Marcello. Can't wait for book 4, I hope we get to see more of Luca and Lia's relationships.

  8. gotta love Luca!

    #1 made me laugh.

    and yeah, i'd have a hard time going back since she was stabbed and bubonic plague is lurking on the horizon!

  9. Yay for Luca...I think we are all a little in love with him! Great answers!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

  10. Haha! I love the way you explained Marcello's reason for believing Gabi's story. Fortino was also quite entertaining as a character. I feel a little guilty for not paying enough attention to the other male characters in this novel. My attention was taken up with Marcello.

    Sarah @ Random Thoughts of A Confused Adolescent

  11. I loved all the Luca scenes too! And of course all the action scenes. I wonder when I'll be able to get to Cascade...

  12. Thanks for taking part in WW, Lea! I appreciate you!

  13. Yeah, I liked Fortino. I hope things go better for him, but then I do want Marcello to be kind of the castle so hmm, there's a conundrum for you.

    This was a lot of fun! And such a great book! I'll miss Waterfall Wednesdays:(