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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Waterfall Wednesday: Chapters 24-28

It's the final week of the Waterfall Read-Along, this week hosted by Nic from Irresistible Reads, talking about Chapters 24-28!

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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 you have taken the tonic in Gabi’s situation?

Hard to say. Common sense says no but mayhap if I was in as much pain as Gabi, I would’ve been desperate for anything to help.

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 was a risk, sure, but I was cheering her on! I’m not even a competitive person myself, but I loved the idea of Lia sticking it to Lord Forabosch.

3. 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 do think it is believable that Marcello would believe Gabi’s claim, only because I feel people from the medieval period were more gullible and more likely to believe in things like witchcraft and time travel. I’m not saying that people from this time period were dumb, they just weren’t as knowledgeable as people are in our time period, obviously.

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

Heh, well I can’t imagine what the sequels would be about if Gabi didn’t return to Marcello. But even if I wasn’t aware of the sequels, the last few lines of Waterfall indicated to me that Gabi is going to do everything she can to get back. As she should! I totally think she should go for it if she thinks Marcello is “the one”.

5. Looking back at Waterfall, what was your favourite moment?

As in all time travel novels, one of my favourite parts is when the protagonist reacts and has to deal with their new surroundings, which are completely unfamiliar to them. It’s amusing to read about Gabi having trouble putting on the dress, learning how to ride sidesaddle, and coming up with a story to explain who she is and why she is there. Also, I loved the myriad of action scenes, obviously!

Aw, I'm sad to see this Read-Along end! It was good while it lasted though. Great job to everyone who put this together; the questions each week were either challenging or fun, and always a pleasure!


  1. I'm with you, the action scenes were definitely awesome, but my most favorite moment was "the kiss".

    As for Lia sticking it to Lord Forabosch, I loved it! It makes me smile to see a gal get the better of a guy at a "man's sport". However, I do think she took quite a risk to drive this point home.

    Are you going to continue the series? I certainly am, but wish there wouldn't be an end to Waterfall Wednesdays until the series was over.

  2. I think you're right about people of that time being more open to the supernatural. Also, I don't know that I would have taken that tonic. But then again, desperation leads people to do lots of things.

  3. Good answers! I never thought about people being more open to the supernatural in that time period. Good point!

  4. I've loved reading all the questions and your answers! I hope I can get my paws on this series soon - I was waiting so the whole series was out! :)


  5. good answer to #5! i was only thinking about romance, not those other interesting things you pointed out!

  6. Love the scene with the dress. It was already meant to be.

    Amy @ www.bookgoonie.com

  7. I think Gabi reacted really well to her surroundings and it was interesting seeing how she adjusted to everything.

  8. Having to ride side saddle...that was definitely funny! And I don't think she ever managed to adjust to that one!!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

  9. It is pretty obvious that the story will continue, eh. I'm so glad it did.

    And good point on #3. Science back then wasn't was it today, so all the people really had to go on was their faith.

    Thanks for doing WW with us Aylee. It was fun jumping through time with ya.

  10. I was completely cheering for Lia too Aylee! Even though maybe it made people more suspicious of them, I was still all "show em what you've got Lia!" Loved it:)

  11. I never thought about the medieval time period as being gullible, but you make a valid point...good job

  12. I was definitely cheering on Lia, Lord Forabosch needed to lose ;)

    Fantastic answers, Aylee!

  13. LOL- I loved Lia stickin it to him too..I even wished she had rubbed an armpit in his face...:D

    Great answers this week, thanks for joining us for the read-along!!

  14. Hmm. You're probably right about the "supernatural" element of time travel being easier for a Medieval knight to swallow than a modern man. I hadn't thought of it from that angle!

    It strikes me that you may be clamoring for a "Lia Series" along with me, Aylee?? ;-)

  15. Lord Forabosch is a total creeper and I'm with you, he deserved to have it stuck to him! Stick it to the man! LOL! I also loved the action scenes, they make everything so exciting and more intense.

    I know what you mean about believing what they did back then. There's some stuff that goes on in the second book in regard to home remedies and I think I gagged a bit. Weird the things they come up with!

  16. I love all those time travel situations too (question 5). Ha, I like your answer to question 3. You're right, I mean, if they're believing in witchcraft, why not time travel?

  17. You're probably right about the medieval people being more apt to believe in magic and time travel etc.
    Meanwhile, we read books about all this hooey all the time. Who is guillable???


  18. Well said, Aylee! Thanks for taking part in Waterfall Wednesdays!

  19. Yeah, people feeling lost and being confused about how to act is one of my favourite things about time travel stories too. I thought Gabi adjusted much faster than some of the other characters I've read about.

  20. Thanks for stopping by for the final Waterfall Wednesday everyone! I'll miss reading all your answers every week!

    Gina: Yup, I plan on continuing. Waterfall was entertaining as heck. Who knows when I'll be able to get to the next one though.

    Serena: Ooh, yes! I think maybe I found that I could relate to Lia a bit more than Gabi.

    Jen: Erm, now I'm a bit nervous to find out what kind of treatment they're going to drag out in the sequel.

    Heather: Not me! :)

    Zahida: She did do it surprisingly fast I thought. I would've liked her to struggle with it a bit more because it did seem to be a bit too convenient.