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Cascade (River of Time #2)

4.28 of 5 stars 4.28  ·  rating details  ·  6,841 ratings  ·  707 reviews

Mom touched my underdress—a gown made six hundred years before—and her eyes widened as she rubbed the raw silk between thumb and forefinger. She turned and touched Lia’s gown. “Where did you get these clothes?”

Gabi knows she’s left her heart in the fourteenth century and she persuades Lia to help her to return, even though they know doing so will risk their very lives. W

Paperback, 399 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by David C. Cook (first published May 24th 2011)
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This is going to be short and sweet simply because It's so hard to write a review and do it justice on a book that completely sweeps you off your feet in every way possible!!! This is such an AMAZING series and I really, really don't want it to ever end!!

Cascade was another addicting addition to River of Time series. I can ramble on and on but if you have read Waterfall, you are in for another AWESOME reading experience that will linger in your thoughts for quite some time. I read this a while a
Jul 25, 2011 Nic rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of romance and adventure
Favourite Quote: We stood there for a moment, people swirling around us, laughing, greeting one another, kissing on both cheeks in Italian fashion. And our deep stare into each other's eyes was as intense as a kiss of our own. It was like he was speaking to me, singing to me, all through that long, silent, sexy-as-all-get-out look.

Cascade is awesome. It is another brilliant and addictive addition to what is quickly becoming one of my favourite series. It has the perfect mix of adventure and roma
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I wanna marry this book. This whole series. It's like Lisa took everything I want out of a book and put it all together to make the best series EVER! Even if you don't like historical fiction or time travel, this series is so much more than that. The River of Time defies simple categorization and gives readers something they so rarely get.

But this is a second book in a series, so you probably have some questions. Second books always sort of scare me, especially when I loved the first book like I
Note: Because this won't be out until June and also since it's the sequel, I tried not to give away any major plot points or spoilers!

Wow. What can I say? The River of Time series has become a favourite of mine. I absolutely loved Waterfall and I can say that the sequel does NOT disappoint. In fact, I may even be willing to say it's.... even better than the first book! Which, if you've read the glowing reviews for Waterfall thus far, you know that's saying a lot.

The She-Wolves of Siena have retu
Oh lord where to begin. I had some serious hopes because she at least began with a historical note on this book.

Hmm.. how about.. Book One set in 1332. Book Two 1342. However the author insists it's only 3 months since the girls departed at the end of book One. Then there's the plague thing. I could go on for paragraphs about the errors on that*, not to mention her character not wanting to "infect" people then barging into people homes and surrounding themselves with others willy-nilly. She thr
Despite my excitement to dive back into this world with these wonderful characters, I was a little worried that Cascade wouldn't live up to my expectations or be as great as the first book. I was wrong on both counts! This series only continues to get better.

In this book, Gabi and Lia briefly return to present day to fix that sticky situation they were left with at the end of Waterfall. They don't linger too long, though, and quickly head back to the 14th century with their mother in tow, throwi
I liked how this one picks up right where the first one leaves off. It’s probably a good idea to have all the books on hand when you start, you won’t want to stop reading! This is one series where all the books are great, maybe even getting better as they go.

Gabi continues to be a great heroine. I thought she was easy to relate to and easy to like. She is tough, but believable. She is courageous and fiercely loyal. When everything seems overwhelming and futile, she is still brave and speaks her
I absolutely love this series, it is so,so good! It is one of those books you just cant put down and don't ever want it to end! Cascade starts off were Waterfall left off. Gabi and Lia are back in present day Italy. Gabi is completely heartbroken to have left Marcello( as was I). There were a few things they had to do in modern Italy, and then they head back to 1300's Italy. This was one adventure after another, some were good and some had me heartbroken. Mrs. Bergren writes a wonderful romance, ...more
Well. That was an exciting ride!

I liked this one better even than the first!
Funny thing, after finishing this book, I read in an interview with the author what soundtracks she listened to while writing this series and had to laugh, because those were mostly the same soundtracks I listened to when reading this book! No wonder they fit so well!

This series really would make awesome movies or even a TV show. It's got action and romance and a lot of humor as well! Even in the midst of battles I wo
Okay, I'm going to try my hardest to not sound like a crazy fangirl, but THIS BOOK IS SO GOOD! I read it straight off of finishing Waterfall, and I devoured it. I was supposed to be studying for my finals, but I just couldn't tear myself away from this story. And as much as I liked Waterfall, Cascade is even better! The second book in a trilogy is usually the worst, but I've got to say that it's definitely my favorite.

Waterfall ends on a bit of a cliffhanger, with Gabi and Lia back in their own
Aug 22, 2011 Cyp rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone. Seriously everyone.
From the very moment i picked up this book, i was like:


Seriously, it is that good. That is also why i've put off writing this review. I'm afraid of my inability to fully justify how good this book was.

I devoured this book. Literally. The first book didnt impress me much, more of, "oh okay, im done. Move on". Y'know? But this..This is a stunning novel that far surpassed its predecessor. A phenomenal book just short of a miracle.

*I must warn you i am wont to being a little over-spoilery. So if you
Rachelle Rea
This review has been a long time in coming. Ever since I first read Waterfall, I have been enthralled with Lisa T. Bergren's River of Time series. I am so glad that I won Waterfall in a contest because believe it or not, it probably would have been awhile before I picked it up on my own.

But I know that I would have sooner or later.

As I was telling a friend the other day, Waterfall , as well as the rest of The River of Time series, has everything that I love in a good book. One, it's part of a se
I really liked a lot of the book. Gabi Annoying me some of the time, but this was a fast fun read even hello on here it looks like I am reading it really it was 4 days because I don't read it for a week because I had the flu virus. I especially enjoy in this book when they went back to medieval times. And more of the family.
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4 stars


Gabi knows she’s left her heart in the fourteenth century and she persuades Lia to help her to return, even though they know doing so will risk their very lives. When they arrive, weeks have passed and all of Siena longs to celebrate the heroines who turned the tide in the battle against Florence—while the Florentines will go to great lengths to see them dead.

But Marcello patiently awaits, and Gabi must decide if she’s willing to leave her family behind for good in order
I think what I like most about this youth fiction series is that it is completely age appropriate for the younger teens. And it is time travel, which I always love.

In this novel, the sisters travel back in time again only this time they bring their mother along, which was an interesting twist. Even though her role was not a big one, it helped define and solidify the family structure, which I loved. After reading the first book in this series, there really wasn't a hook at the end of that one. I
Much like the first book in this series, Cascade was awesome! Even after I finished reading the last page—another cliffhanger, ugh!—I instantly went back and started re-reading the highlights…which was nearly the whole book! The River of Time series just keeps getting better and better! (is it September yet??) I am really looking forward to how this series will be concluded. Tuscany continually grows on me, as it does on Gabi and Lia, and I can only hope that they decide to remain back in time w ...more
Preeti Joan
Sorry but I'm didn't find this book amazing, at all. It is such a let-down. I'm disappointed. :(

I'll explain later. :) Longer review coming up!

Like I said earlier in my temporary review, I was expecting a LOT from this sequel. It turns out that the book didn't not meet them. So here I am sitting outside our house having my pity party. Why's that? Here are a few things why:

1st: The events are repetitive. I've gone tired reading over and over again how they fought with the enemies and having Gabi
Jill Williamson
Sisters Gabi and Lia aren’t home for long before they return to the mysterious cave with their mother—then return to the past. It’s the 1300’s Italy. Gabi seeks out the man of her dreams, Marcello, only to discover that much has happened in the minutes they were gone. It’s been three months for Marcello. The sisters are hailed as heroes, but a war is brewing. Gabi is determined to discover what is going on and who can be trusted, all the while trying not to think too much about what might happen ...more
Julie Witt
Oh My Gosh!! I can't believe this series just keeps getting better and better, but it does! Gabi and Marcello are just as adorable as ever, but now we get to see Lia and Luca get to know each other a little bit better. And now their mother is there, so that adds more intrigue, although she is a natural in historical Italy!

Basically, the girls convince their mother that they are not crazy and that they did in fact travel back in time to 14th century Italy, and they convince her to go back with t
8/28/14 - Super-d-duper good. Loved every second of it!!!

9/8/13 - Just as brilliant the second time around. (Does anyone feel sorry for Rodolfo?)

8/24/12 -
Soooo good. I was so glad that I had book three in hand since the second I finished this one I grabbed book 3...

Full review to come. Too busy reading Torrent.

Ok, major cliffhanger at the end of book 2. I am super glad I had book three to keep going. It was so good. Kept me engaged from the first till the last page. I loved the adventure, the r
NOW..... this one's totally worth all the fuss... the book was smokie hot... lol, couldn't sit still reading it. I must confess I had to read the last two chapters at some point, to be able to complete it.
As 'WOZA' as the book was, it would have been really cool to know what was going on in the heads of other besides Gabs... and for me the main character has totally got to be into God, which was really lacking in this book, if the author meant it to be christian, that is... she seems to have mo
Sierra Faith
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AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Review to come!
Serena Chase
*A longer version of this review can be found at, posted first on 5/18/11*

CASCADE by Lisa T. Bergren, Book 2 in the River of Time series

Cascade takes off right where Waterfall left off (if you haven’t read Book One of the River of Time series, what are you waiting for??? In the meantime, please see my review of Waterfall for those details!) Seventeen-year-old Gabi Betarrini and her fifteen-year-old sister, Lia, are back where their adventure began. Still
Kristi-The Book Faery
THE FAERYS VIEW (A more thorought review to come)

This is the second book in The River of Time series by Lisa T. Bergren and it has completely captivated me. I read Cascade in under a day and putting the book down was actually painful! When I absolutely had to put it down-can't read in the shower-I was thinking about it. It affected me that much! I had to know what was going to happen next. Ms. Bergren is a master at keeping the suspense and tension growing until I was cheering with the victories
Lydia (Overweight Bookshelf)
First reviewed here: http://overweight-bookshelf.blogspot....

I don't think I drew in a full breathe for most of this book. My heart was stuck in my throat and I probably left nail marks on my Kindle where I gripped it. I am going to go ahead and call this one of the best historical novels I have read all year. Seriously, why didn't they have inspirational YA books like this when I was a teen?! Maybe I wouldn't have skipped the whole genre, even though I am relishing it now.

All the elements I lo
Sep 11, 2011 Melanie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone!
I recently finished 'Waterfall' (which was the first book I've read by Lisa T Bergren) and I loved it so much that I was eagerly anticipating the next addition in 'The River of Times' series.

'Cascade' picks up where 'Waterfall' left off. Gabi and Lia return from their trip through time, but Gabi wants to return because the man she loves is there - Marcello.

Gabi and Lia return pretty much right away - with their mother this time - and learn that months have passed in Marcello's world. This time t
Eve Victorié
08.31.2014. //
I had to go back & reread the series after Deluge. So, so good!! Just as much of a page turner as it was the first time I read it. Enjoyed getting to experience little moments I'd forgotten about throughout. Love these characters & their story!!

09.04.2011. ///
Cascade is now officially my favourite book of the year! I LOVED it! It has twice as much action as Waterfall did, though how Lisa manged to stuff it all between 400 pages is a complete mystery. The action and the rom
Michelle Griep
And so the exploits of the She-Wolves of Sienna continues, adding one more to their ranks…mom. As a mom myself, this is the kind of bow-staff wielding mama I admire. Actually, I wouldn’t have minded a few more scenes with this woman, but again Gabi and Lia are the superstars.

I did, however, get to know Marcello quite a bit better in this book, and fell for him almost as hard as Gabi. I love his determination and willingness to do whatever it takes to protect those he loves. And not just Gabi. Hi
Barbara Brink
Cascade was the 2nd book in the River of Time series and just as exciting and fun to read as the first. Bergren has a wonderful way of transporting the reader to a setting and time that seems so natural you can practically taste and smell it. The teenage sisters are battling for their very lives in this episode and falling deeper in love with their hunky Italian knights. The dialogue is funny, tender and insightful, and moves the story forward with enough action even for a seasoned movie buff. I ...more
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Lisa Tawn Bergren is the best-selling, award-winning author of over 40 books, with more than 2.5 million copies sold. She recently finished a teen series called River of Time (WATERFALL, CASCADE, TORRENT, BOURNE & TRIBUTARY and soon will be done with the last installment, DELUGE). She's also written the Grand Tour Series (GLAMOROUS ILLUSIONS, GRAVE CONSEQUENCES, GLITTERING PROMISES), and
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“Lia aimed, shifted and waited, watching one man peek out time and time again. She let her arrow fly anticipating his next peek at us and it pierced his eye.

“Okay that’s just going to make ’em mad ” I said.

“Three hundred and ninety-two ” she said to Luca tossing her braid over her shoulder and taking aim again.

“Saints in heaven ” he said to me rolling his eyes “how much deeper in love can I yet fall?”
“They shall never believe that a young lord of Siena would march directly into their camp."
"And if they do?"
He gave me another small smile. "Then my beloved lady shall have to come and rescue me."

"Us," Luca corrected him, slurring his words now. "Have to rescue us."
He adjusted Luca across his shoulders. "Stay with me, Luca," he said sternly.

"Can't get much closer m'lord," Luca mumbled.”
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