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
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
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...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
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
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
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...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
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
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
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 romance was superb, the writing brilliant. I loved how Gab...more
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...more
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...more
Waterfall ends on a bit of a cliffhanger, with Gabi and Lia back in their own...more
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...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
I also loved seeing Gabi's and Marcello's relationship blossom, they're the sweet...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
In Lisa Bergrens sweeping sequel to Waterfall, Gabi and Lia return to the 14th Century with their mother to reunite with Marcello and the Kingdom that's become beloved to Gabi. This time around though, the country is aware of the "She-Wolf" sisters and the people of Siena see them as hope and proclaim them as heroes to the survival of their n...more
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...more
Cascade is an intriguing novel about time travelling. Personally, I love to read books about time travel, not every author can pull of this subject but Lisa Bergren definitely has! Cascade has a very chilling plot with courageous characters and fun dialog.
The River of Times series is based on two sisters, Gabi and Lia, who find a cave that takes them back in time to the 14th century, when they get there they are separated. Gabi finds refuge in the Forelli castle and takes a shine to M...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
This time, Lia and Gabi doesn't return to Medieval Italy alone, but their mother is with them. It is kind of comforting for them to have their mother at their side. However, the consequences of their survival only made their enemy...more
Lasting impressions: I'm so anxious to read Torrent, the final book in the trilogy, that I may develop an ulcer by September 1st. At least I only have to wait the summer, though. This quick release series thing is my new favorite.
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...more
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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?”
"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.”