AUTHOR: Lisa Bergren
PLOT: Two sisters time-travel through an Italian tomb to the medieval era. They meet and fall for two handsome knights while becoming warriors themselves fighting for ancient Siena.
OPINION: What a totally awesome, riveting engaging story! It can only be described as pure fun. This story defied all my expectations - I rarely like young adult novels especially in first-person POV, but I loved this. My only complaints were sometimes it did get intense (like the branding the wound scene. Ugggh. I'm a little squeamish, so I had to skim through that). Otherwise, I LOVED it!
CONTENT: violence/mild gore, threats of torture, several long, disturbing scenes describing removing stitches from a wound/branding a wound, a girl is nearly raped but rescued before anything happens
(my) RATING: PG-13
STARS: 4.5 out of 5