Waterfall Wednesdays - A Read-Along Event
Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren
Discussion 3 - Chapters 12-17
Today's questions hosted by Edgy Inspirational Romance
I'd probably be a little(or a lot!) jealous of all the girls wearing the beautiful dresses and being escorted by the good looking guys. I don't know what I'd be thinking. Maybe just fantasizing about how awesome it'd be trading places with them for a day.
Though quite nervous about dancing at the ball, Gabi discovers a strange feeling of connection to the time, the people, and the society through the unified beauty of the dance. Have you ever been in a position where you felt out of your element, but, in one, pinpointed moment, became a part of or connected to something bigger than your fear?
As of right now, I can't think of a time when I felt that way. I'm sure at some point I have experienced a moment like that though! I'll come back to this question later =D
The kiss. Oh, the kiss. When Marcello finally kisses Gabi, he believes the experience to be proof that they are meant to be together. What did you think about his assumption? Were you surprised at Gabi's reaction to it? Have you ever experienced a kiss that seemed to be prophetic in a similar (or opposite!) way?
This was one of the moments I was waiting for and I loved it!
I've actually never been kissed =D I know the time will come for me to have my first kiss, but I'm just hoping it's not ruined by a burp, fart, sneeze or any other possible bodily noise. Ugh! That would be bad.
Many go through their teen years with a subdued sense of immortality. Do you think Gabi has a sense of this teen feeling? And did you think Gabi's converse observation, "Sometimes death came hunting and there was no way to cut it off at the pass." was informed more by the experience of losing her father, her self-admitted closet hypochondria, or the forced maturation of being transported to a different time? How does this observation show Gabi's growth as a character?
Maybe Gabi did think that way at first... but I'm sure that attitude was thrown out the window after she saw all those men die brutal deaths. After she did seem to be aware of what could happen to her each time she was in the middle of another battle. She also knew that in order to save her sister she'd have to be willing to do it at whatever cost.
In the span of a few moments, Gabi goes from sword-wielding teen beauty to man-killing warrior. Did you think her realization of the finality of death -- and her justification for its necessity -- was realistic? And, in her slippers, could you have done the same?
I think anyone's reaction to killing a man for the first time would be the same as Gabi's. I probably wouldn't be able to fight with a sword as good as she did. I know I would be the one that would try to stay hidden behind a tree and let the strong, hunky men fight off the bad guys.
But then again, there's no way to know how I might react. When your adrenaline's pumping and someone you care about is at risk of being killed, fear would probably be the last thing I'd be thinking about or giving in to.
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