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Torrent (River of Time #3)

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When Gabi and Lia finally learn to surf the river of time, they realize they must make hard choices about life and love in the third and final book in the River of Time series.

Gabi and Lia Betarrini have learned to control their time travel, and they return from medieval Italy to save their father from his tragic death in modern times.
But love calls across the cen
Paperback, 388 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by David C. Cook
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Favourite Quote: "And yet, this is part of it too. This deep, dark grief - it kind of shakes you up, makes you appreciate life, love more. It opens your heart."

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
Jen  (In the Closet With a Bibliophile)
What a rush.

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
Just as rockin' awesome as the first time through. Lord Greco was(OH MY WORD!!!) awesome!!!! Loved falling for him all over again.

I can't wait till Tributary comes out!! More Lord Greco. Yay!!!
Aug 17, 2011 TinaB rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult

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
May 25, 2015 Kelvey rated it it was amazing
I feel like I’m becoming repetitive with this series, but go read it! They really are great and I am enjoying marathoning these books! I’m going to keep this review short because I’ve already reviewed the first two.
The characters are still awesome, and I especially loved that Lord Greco was in this book.
The storyline was super fast-paced and entertaining. I finished Torrent in two days, and immediately went to the novella, Bourne.
My favorite scene was the wedding–I’m not going to say who’s be
Sep 06, 2011 Katie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Oh. My. Word!!!! The She-Wolves of Siena are BACK!

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
Aug 30, 2011 Kelli rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult
The concept of this book could have been really good. I read this one because, after hating the middle book, I wanted to finish the series as a whole to see how the end turned out. I still think the first book is the strongest of the three. This one is probably just as awkward as the second book, sadly. Time travel is never an easy thing to write about. The language the author puts into her main characters head seems so mom-ish. Its what a mom thinks a teenager thinks like.

One of the major flaw
Reading Teen
Feb 21, 2015 Reading Teen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own-paperback
Let me first start out by saying this: This is the third book in the River of Time trilogy, which means two things. First, if you haven't read the first two books, you should check out our reviews of Waterfall and Cascade. Second, if I made it to the third book, you know it has to be good. I don't have a lot of time to spend on a book series that isn't awesome, so you can be assured, this series is awesome!

I wondered, going into this book, what Lisa could possibly have in store for us. How could
Kathy ~ Bookworm Nation
I think a lot of what I could say in this review would be rehash from my previous reviews. Gabi is awesome. Lia is awesome. Luca is awesome and Marcello is awesome. In that they all stay consistent throughout the series. Gabi is faced with more obstacles and there are some big decisions that have to be made. (view spoiler) ...more
Colleen Houck
Whew, this series was action packed down to the last page. Having switched over to mostly YA books its nice to find one with a knight in shining armor. Loved it!
Aug 25, 2011 Amber rated it it was amazing

The River of Time series is a Timeless Masterpiece that will capture your heart…

1. a stream of water flowing with great rapidity and violence.
2. a rushing, violent, or abundant and unceasing stream of anything: a torrent of lava.

The title Torrent is so perfectly suited for the third and final installment of the River of Time series. Since falling deeply for Waterfall and Cascade, I couldn’t even fathom the idea of not completing this series. It had me completely and utterly captivated
Sep 06, 2011 Cindy rated it it was amazing
I loved Torrent just as much as the first two books (Waterfall and Cascade)! This is quite an amazing series. This review will be rather short for I want to let you the reader experience it all for yourselves. I have hope that this may not be the last we see of some of our favorite characters ( check out Lisa's website) she hints that there may be more books:D
The adventure that Gabi and Marcello go on this time around just had me shaking my head and talking to my book, hurray this is awesome, a
Jun 27, 2011 Lucia rated it it was amazing
Read the review at iLive, iLaugh, iLove Books.

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
Amanda Geaney
Mar 11, 2016 Amanda Geaney rated it it was amazing
My favorite so far! There was less sword wielding, more suspense, and a greater focus on Gabriella's faith and spiritual development.

If you enjoy learning through historical fiction, this 3rd book holds intriguing facts about Rome, the Catholic church, and social norms of the time. I'm ready for book #4.
Leah/Elle/Ella (details about name in "about me")
*happy sigh* This book just about made my heart burst, I loved it so much! I can't wait for book number 4 to come in at my library!

Clean rating: Some bloody violence.
Erica (daydreamer)
Well, Torrent was decidedly better than its two predecessors. While I did like Waterfall and Cascade, I never found something completely arresting that stole my attention and love. I honestly wasn’t expecting too much from Torrent. I believed I would like it as I did the other books, but not come to love it and smile so because of it. Although, that said, it still didn’t manage a five star from me. It wasn’t absolutely stunning and brilliant in its execution and writing, but slowly, mayhap witho ...more
Sep 20, 2011 Jenny rated it it was amazing
This is a review of the entire River of Time series.

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
Small Review
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I tried not to include any spoilers for the whole series.

Series can be tricky things. The first part needs to hook you, the second part needs to sustain you, and the third part needs to knock your socks off AND satisfy you.

Torrent is a win all around. Lisa T. Bergren so totally knocked my socks off and left me beyond satisfied (except for the fact that I want more, but I'm a glutton like that). Torrent was everything a concluding book should be and more.

Picked up
Cara Putman
Sep 17, 2015 Cara Putman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very enjoyable

A great read for teens who like time travel, medieval time periods, romance, battles. Another great addition to the series.
Charity U
Mar 16, 2012 Charity U rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I LOVED IT. As you probably know, I’ve loved the first two books in this series (Waterfall and Cascade) and knew to expect great things from this book. My trust was not unwarranted! It was amazing. My favorite of the series, which is saying a lot. And almost certainly my favorite book of March, which is also saying a lot since it’s only the 7th. It had a wonderful wrap-up for the series. If you’ve read the first one or two books in the series, you’ve absolutely got to read this one! It’s…I can’t ...more
Katie W
Apr 21, 2012 Katie W rated it it was amazing
This third book in the series picks right up where book 2 left off. Gabi and her family end up back in Italy, but aren't sure which year it is. She is searching for Marcello (*sigh*). She is almost forced into a marriage, but manages to escape.

Lots of adventure and romance (clean). I didn't want it to end.
Mar 09, 2015 Tessa rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Nobody
Recommended to Tessa by: Goodreads, may god have mercy on the poor souls who rated this series so highly
Let me begin with saying that English is not my native tongue so I apologize if my grammar isn't 100% correct at all times, I would also like to add that if you can't take criticism on this series you are reading the wrong review. I have not one nice thing to say about it. So without further due I present to you my rant on all three River of time novels:

I finished the first 3 books a while ago but I feel that I need to write this review. I know mine will not matter much but I need to try to get
Michelle Griep
Aug 16, 2011 Michelle Griep rated it it was amazing
Actually, I am so angry right now I could wield a sword every bit as skillfully as Gaby and lop off a few heads. I knew eventually the moment would come when I’d have to close the cover on the last book in the River of Time Series, but now that it’s here...Bubba is angry! I miss Gabby and Marcello, Lia and Luca, and Roldopho and Tomas.

It took every last molecule-sized drop of my will-power to keep from flipping to the last page in TORRENT to find out what happens at the end. Will Marcello and Ga
Mar 29, 2012 Booknut rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone who loves historical fiction!
I must say - and this is no lie - this series is by far the best historical fiction novel I have ever read. The entire series has blown my mind, taking me on the most addictive, tantalising, adventure-packed, emotion-packed, thrilling journey ever. It is one of those books that works for anyone, that catches your imagination and charms your heart.

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
Mar 30, 2012 Skedatt rated it liked it
Overall it was a decent series. A lot better than some of the other stuff out there. But I can't help but think that it would have been a little better to have something else happening besides daring escapes and a weapon wielding girl in love. But overall, it was ok. Perfect for its target audience. Since I am older and in a different life stage, I found myself very frustrated with Gabi at times. She keeps jumping into danger without really thinking. (view spoiler) ...more
Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
Torrent is fabulous! What a way to wrap up an absolutely fantastic series. I love what Lisa does with this story line and her characters. There's a lot of great action scenes, the romance is so well done and taken to the next level in the best possible way, and the twists are fabulous. To complicate matters, both Gabi and Marcello have doubts. I mean, it's kinda of hard not to when Lord Greco has a part in this, and what a fabulously twisted character he is! Lisa kept me guessing right up to the ...more
Sep 06, 2011 Amy rated it really liked it
A very good, if predictable, end to a very enjoyable series. On occasion, the cheesiness was almost too much for me to handle, and of course people always wind up in the right place at the right time, fatal injuries are just averted, etc., but sometimes it's nice to read a book where happiness prevails against not only all odds, but all reasonable reality as well. The romance was sweet and passionate, if a little rote. The Betarrini's--all of them--turned out to be major badasses, and while a li ...more
Savannah (Books With Bite)
Sep 02, 2011 Savannah (Books With Bite) rated it it was amazing
I can't even begin to say how much I love this series!! I sat down to read this book and I don't think I ever wanted to come back. I loved the way Ms. Bergren wrote this book. She added such great elements and many surprises that had me gasping for my dear life!

First off, the story line and plot pacing is amazing! The story line picks up right where it left off and you are off to another world. With new elements, Ms. Bergren sweeps the reader off their feet before I can even finish the first pag
Sep 11, 2011 Melanie rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone!
'Torrent' the third (and final) book in 'The River of Time' series and the fourth book that I've read by Lisa T. Bergren.

'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.

Eve Victorié
Sep 03, 2014 Eve Victorié rated it it was amazing
09.03.2014. //
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!!

10.11.2011. //
I hugged Torrent right after I finished it, literally. It was SO good!!! Went way beyond my expectations, which I can assure you were very high. I still can't believe it's over. :P
Torrent took me on yet another incredi
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“He hesitated, as if wrestling with the desire to cross the space between us and kiss me until I admitted I was just a tiny bit in love with him too. But he didn't. He didn't.” 35 likes
“If he lived in my time, Marcello would’ve been in the running for Sexiest Man Alive in People. Rich, powerful, and hotter than wasabi, he was a force.

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