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(River of Time #3)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  9,171 ratings  ·  874 reviews
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, become swept up in historic battles, and fallen in love with handsome knights willing to do anything to keep them alive.

They've retu
Paperback, 388 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by David C Cook
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Crislee Romance, but no sex. It's a YA book. So there is plenty of good romance, but it's very clean. In fact she makes a point of making the men out to be ho…moreRomance, but no sex. It's a YA book. So there is plenty of good romance, but it's very clean. In fact she makes a point of making the men out to be honorable! Which as a mother, makes me very happy. (less)
Autumn Langley I am assuming that is meant to be Marcello but the Marcello in my head is MUCH more handsome than that.

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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
I think a lot of what I could say in this review would be rehash from my previous book in the series. Gabi is awesome. Lia is awesome. Luca is awesome and Marcello is awesome. They all stay pretty consistent throughout the series. Gabi is faced with more obstacles and there are some big decisions that have to be made. (view spoiler) ...more
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
Aug 30, 2011 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
If haven't said it before, I will say it again... (stands on soap box)... I LOVE THIS SERIES!!

I am convinced this needs to be a movie series!

I had bittersweet feeling when I started Torrent, because I thought it was the last book in the series, and I wasn't ready to say goodbye. But thanks to my awesome goodreads friends I see... It's not over y'all!!! (dances). There's novellas and a book #4, lol, I'm soooo excited.

Every book I read in the series just gets better and better! Gabriella, Marcell
Jun 25, 2011 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
Torrent was definitely my favorite book in the River of Time series so far :D There was so much more going on in this book compared to the others! At least to me anyway :P I never wanted to put it down and when I had to, I couldn’t stop thinking about it! I felt more connected to the characters and the world in this book and I could easily picture all of the beautiful scenery of Siena, Italy.

A big plus for me in this book is that we got to see more of Lord Greco (Rodolfo). And I have to say tha
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!!!
Feb 27, 2015 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Nobody
Recommended to Tessa by: Goodreads, may god have mercy on the poor souls who rated this series so highly
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 the number of stars down, because it definitely doesn't deserve an average of 4.24. I mean come on! Do you know who has around the same amount? Diana Gabaldon. Are you really going to tell me that her Outlander series is equal to this one? Let me tell you this, it's not even coming close! If you want to read a GREAT time travel novel with admirable chara ...more
May 21, 2011 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
J.M. Stengl
Jan 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another action-packed story about modern teen sisters Gabi and Lia and their parents who travel back through time to 14th century Tuscany. Like the first two tales, this one is jam-packed with romance and drama and gorgeous settings. What can I say? This series was perfectly targeted and brilliantly executed--hitting all the sweet spots for a teen series. Lots of fun . . . AND it features the wedding fans crave!

The violence gets intense and somewhat graphic, so not for the faint of heart. But t
Haley S
Mar 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED the twists in this book! And I especially loved the ending. The series could have ended there and i would be happy but i am glad that Lisa wrote on!!
Emma Rose
Jul 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: medieval
Wow. Where do I begin?

This was a very intense, fast-paced book! I loved how it brought all the characters together again, getting to see how they've changed, fallen in love. Bergren is such an amazing, talented author! I don't know HOW she ever got the idea for modern day people to go back in Medieval time Italy! I could hardly put this down! So much action, war, people getting captured, released, almost killed.... Then *barely* saved.
Marcello is just the biggest hero in the entire world! 😂 Him
Jul 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
What an intense book! Lisa T Bergren strikes again with the third novel in her River of Time series, Torrent! This novel is filled with suspense, sorrow, joy, love, and some intense battle scenes! I admit I was a bit skeptical to read this series, but I am so glad I took the plunge and cannot wait to see what Ms. Bergren has up her sleeve for the rest of this series.
It has been such a joy to watch Gabriella and Evangelia (and even their mother) change, grow, and mature in fourteenth-century Ital
Um.... can I rate this book and series 100 stars? (Maybe even more!) This book was an amazing third book to this already amazing series!! This book was beyond amazing!! I have read only a few other book series where the second and third books are either as good or better then the first one!!! There were so many plot twists and things that I thought would end badly that ended well or things that I thought would end well that ended up bad.

I loved seeing the characters continue to grow closer to e
Apr 20, 2015 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
re-read: still love this series so much
only complaint is I wish we could've seen more of Lia and Luca
Reading Teen
Nov 06, 2011 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
Apr 12, 2011 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
Jun 22, 2011 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
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!
Apr 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow!! Another epic journey!!
I was so excited to be thrust back into the world of Medieval Italy, and boy, was it exciting!
I LOVED catching up again with my favourite characters and seeing Marcello and Luca again. They are literally the epitome of the perfect book boyfriend!! They're everything you could want and more! Hottest guys ever? Check. Super chivalrous? Kind and caring? Crazy about our girls? CHECK!
I loved seeing Gabi and Lia in action again! They have matured so much from the first bo
Apr 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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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
Mar 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
This series has a place in my heart. From the beginning I found out only the first book was translated in Dutch I bought it in English. Lia and Gabi are just amazing girls and Marcello and Luca are my bae’s like really guyss their hot!!

However this book was the least favourite of the series for me this far. Dont forget me wrong it still was pretty good only it didnt suprise me as I wished it did and I saw the plot coming and for most part I wasn’t wrong about it.

Nevertheless these characters h
Sierra Faith
Sep 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
I don't know where to start,... This book was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! I laughed, cried, and was like "EEEKK!!!" at some parts!! Definitely the best book out of the series so far! Really excited for the next one! ...more
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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
Nikk the Sapphired Book Dragon
I enjoyed this book though not as much as I enjoyed books 1 and 2. As a conclusion type book ( though there has since been a book 4 and two novellas) it worked kind of well but the plot line felt a little wishy washy in the middle and I had to push a little to keep reading. There weren’t too many surprises in this book and the middle felt a bit like the author was trying to pad it it a bit before getting to the conclusion. The main character Gabriella also seemed younger in this book, she kept g ...more
Megan Hites
Apr 23, 2016 rated it it was ok
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Erica (storybookend)
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 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
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Lisa Tawn Bergren is the best-selling, award-winning author of over 60 books, with more than 4.5 million copies sold. She recently released The Sugar Baron's Daughters Series (KETURAH, VERITY and SELAH), and recently finished a teen series called Remnants (SEASON OF WONDER, SEASON OF FIRE, and SEASON OF GLORY). She's also written the River of Time Series (WATERFALL, CASCADE, TORRENT, BOURNE &

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