Torrent (River of Time #3)
“Hold tight,” I said. “No matter what happens, do not let us go.”
“We won’t,” my dad said.
“Never,” Mom added.
And with a look at Lia, we laid our hands upon the prints.
Gabriella and Evangelia Betarrini are just two normal American teenagers. Normal except for the fact that they time travel to fourteenth-century Italy, where they’ve lived in castles they’ve seen as crumbl...more
The River of Time is one of my favourite series so I was super excited to get my hands on an early copy of the final installment Torrent. And what an incredible read! It was everything I hope for and so much more.
Again Lisa Tawn Bergren has written another exciting and suspense filled plot. There are so many pulse pounding moments as Ga...more
Wow. I'm sad. Because this series is over. Do you know how fast I devoured it? I read Waterfall one night, Cascade the next... was pining for Torrent's ARC release... Which I finished within one night, too, when I finally got it.
**Spoiler alert: Do not read this review if you have not read this series and are afraid of reading any spoilers. I highly recommend you simply close this page, and open those of Waterfall, Book 1.
And that's partly why this i...more
September 2011: Have I mentioned how much I love this series? It is so good. I can’t remember the last time I read a series where each book was equally awesome. I love all the characters in this book. Gabi is a great leading lady and you can see why everyone around her loves her as well. Marcello is dreamy and you can’t help but...more
A rush of excitement. A rush of intensity. A rush of exhilaration. Torrent, the third book in the River of Time series by Lisa T. Bergren, was the perfect ending to a story that has captured our hearts and minds, eliciting a fervor from us that we never expected when we picked up Waterfall, the first in the series. The final book in a series is always the most delicate. It must be well crafted and live up to those beginning books that so captured our interest, while closing out the s...more
'Torrent' picks up right where 'Cascade' left off. After traveling through time to save their dad - Gabi, Lia, Adri (their mom), and Ben (their dad), travel back in time to 14th Century Italy.
Even though there is the threat of the 'Black Plague' arriving, getting killed, and/or tortured, Gabi and Lia still want to return and remain in Medieval Italy for as long as possible.
In this book you also read of Gabi and Marchello's relationship as they take...more
If you've heard me talk about the River of Time series before, you know I thought Waterfall was awesome and Cascade was awesome-er…but I think Torrent was awesome-est!! Each book just kept getting better, and better, and better! Starting Torrent sometime in the afternoon, I did not stop reading till I finished it. Clinging to the pages in breathless suspense, I devoured the new adventures that Gabi and Lia go through with their guys, Marcello an...more
After Cascades emotional and fantastic ending, Gabi and Lia find themselves racing back to 14th-Century Italy. For Gabi she is racing back to her true love, for Lia she races back to save her family and an unspoken romance that has risen in her own heart. Coming back this time however will have its consequences, getting back home will be almost impossible and perhaps out of the question now that a life hangs in the balance.
Gabi knows her family will be making a huge sacrifice to...more
This book is truly amazing. The River of Time series is one of my favorite series of all time. I love the way Lisa Tawn Bergren writes and applaud her for being able to create yet another amazing novel. Torrent was even better than its predecessors and had me reading well into the early hours of the morning. I was fully hooked from the first page right through to the end, and frankly, I want more!
I hope this book gets the attention it deserves. A definite must-read.
I couldn't put the book down when Gia was exchanged and taken to Roma to...more
I was really hoping Torrent would be much slower in pace, and it was! The first half let me fall for Lord Greco, the second half for Marcello(finally). I never disliked Marcello, but it wasn't until Torrent that I grew to really l...more
And as for plot, beyond the endless cycle of Gabi gets captured, Gabi...more
**Warning: Mild spoilers in this review. Very mild.**
The End of the Beginning…
I love Lisa T. Bergren for so many reasons, not least of which is her tendency to start with a bang. Torrent opens right where Cascade leaves off…and boy, am I glad! I finished Cascade and dove into Torrent, almost without coming up for air. (I admit that I did come up for a slice of cheesecake chocol...more
I think in the midst of the wars and the plots and the intrigue...more
More than a year has passed for Marcello. He is even more determined to marry Gabi. But before Gabi can make a decision, her whole family must agree to stay in the 14th century. And before a final decision can be made Gabi is put in prison and Firenze tries to force her in marriage with one of their citizens. Gabi tries to escape, but get captured again and now is lead to the altar immediatel...more
I could read this again and again and again - so detailed is the world Lisa has created, and so heart-warming are the motley cast of characters she ha...more
Now that I am done I thought I’d do a review on the end of the trilogy (so far) and what I thought of the story as a whole.
All three books of the trilogy are packed with action and romance and drama. There is never a dull moment, which I love! Sure, they aren’t the most realistic telling of what would happen if we traveled back in...more
Torrent by Lisa T. Bergren is about two teen girls, Gabi and Lia Betarrini, who are able to travel to fourteenth century Italy. In this book, Gabi and Lia, who have been able to control their time travel, return to modern times with their mom to save their dad from his tragic death. Back in medieval Italy, the girls have to deal with wars, imprisonment, kidnapping, and forced marriage, as well as the threat of the black plague.
(This is the third book in the R...more
Would you sacrifice your future for an uncertain past?
Gabriella and Evangelia Betarrini are just two normal American teenagers. Normal --except for the fact that they time travel to fourteenth-century Italy, where they’ve lived in castles they’v...more
I wondered, going into this book, what Lisa could possibly have in store for us. How could...more
The two sisters, Gabi and Lia Betarrini, have learned how to control their time travel. Since this series is all about family they decide to use this new knowledge to save the life of their father from his tragic accident. However now that they have been in 14th Century Italy and both girls have men that they love there...more
Once again Gabi finds herself in Lord Greco's care. Only this time she is being forced to marry him in order to gain peace between Siena and Firenze. Will Marcello b...more
The River of Time books transport us to an utterly enthralling medieval world, enchanting us with knights in shining armor and their chivalry, but also never letting us forget the difficulties of the time period. With the extravagant gowns and the propriety we also experience lives governed by the point of a sword–often lived fast and lost quickly–as accompanying the gallantry we find greed and a desire for power; just as with loyalt...more
I on the other hand was not discourage...more
One of the major flaw...more
Lisa Tawn Bergren is the best-selling, award-winning author of over 35 books, with more than 2 million copies sold. She recently finished a teen series called River of Time (WATERFALL, CASCADE and TORRENT) and soon will release a follow-up e-novella called BOURNE. She's currently writing a New Adult series called The Grand Tour, and the first release is GLAMOROUS ILLUSIONS (June 2012).
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