Cascade (River of Time #2)
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. Wh...more
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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...more
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...more
Content: Medieval violence, otherwise clean.
July 2011: Wow. I can’t remember the last time a sequel was as good as its pre...more
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...more
Again, it must be noted that this book, like the first in this trilogy, is NOT a stand-alone read. All three books must be read in order if one expects to truly enjoy them. "Cascade" would make little sense if one picks it up without having first read "Waterfall" and, like "Waterfall", it doesn't have an ending. It just quits - mid-stream, expecting the reader to continue to the third book to find the answers and reach a conclusion. Annoying as that is, it is such a heart-pounding ride th...more
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...more
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 romance was superb, the writing brilliant. I loved how Gabi talked modern day slang with her medivel language.
Gabi is an awesome heroine, she is true to he...more
'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...more
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...more
This book continues the story of Gabi and Lia but this times incorporates their Mom into the tale. Unfortunately, you don't actually get much interaction with their Mom at all because the story leaves her behind at the c...more
My point being, Reading Teen typically has the reviews for books right when you need them- before the book has a chance to get dusty upon the shelves of, or, contrarily, quickly disapparate from Barnes and Noble into the hands of readers. Cascade is indi...more
First, I must mention Luca. In the first book, he is the funny guy. The guy Gabi should have fallen in love with since Marcello is spoken for. Throughout Cascad...more
When Mom finds out what happened to Gabi and Lia she freaks out. Gabi convinces her Mom and Lia to travel back to the 14th century. When they get there a couple of months have passed since they left and some things have changed. Marcello is very happy to see Gabi again and he arranges a fe...more
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...more
I have yet to read the last book, Torrent, but if this one is any indication, the third one should be stunningly amazing.
Continuing exactly where the first one left off, Gabi and Lia convince their mother to return to the past with them. Showing up months later, they realize the battles are still far from over, and there is betrayal in the ranks. Also, Gabi and Marcello work out their relationship, which has some issues that should be obvious: th...more
"Cascade" begins in the present day as the two sisters, Gabi and Lia return to the 21st Century and their mother. However Gabi wants to return to her Marcello as quickly as possible and both her sister and her mother return to the tomb to travel back to 14th Century Italy. When the three Ladies Betarrini arrive at the Cast...more
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...more
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...more
My point being, Reading Teen typically has the reviews for books right when you need them- before the book has a chance to get dusty upon the shelves of, or, contrarily, quickly disapparate from Barnes and Noble into the hands of readers. Cascade is indis...more
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...more
On a positive note I downloaded this book right after finishing book 1, and ended up reading it straight through to the 85% mark. After that I went to bed, and finished the book first thing in the morning. I just couldn't make myself stop reading i...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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“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?”