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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Review: Cascade

Title: Cascade
Series: River of Time # 2
Genre: Young Adult-Historical Romance//Fantasy
Author: Lisa Bergren
Publisher: David C. Cook
Release Date: June 1, 2011
Book: e-copy sent by author

"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. 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 to give her heart to him forever."

Oh Marcello, you hot Italian you. I missed you so much, but in this book you made me so happy! I love this series. And the title fits the book so well too. Cascade is exactly was this book does. This book just keeps on tumbling down, spiraling the reader into a never ending fall of good writing.

This book picks off right where the book left off only this time, involving the mother. I can say that as you read this book, mixing the element in bringing in the mother is a good touch. I liked how it showcased the family fighting together as one.

Once again, both sisters and the mother are caught up in the politics and war. The sisters fight for not only their hearts but for their men. Gabi is a strong women who really put her heart out there. She continues to amaze me with her wild ideas and great fighting. Both sisters and mother really swept the men off their feet with their fighting techniques that is made me smile big. I loved how the men really love these women and boasted about it too.

All the characters in the book grew up so much. Even Lia, Gabi's sister grew up as well. She was lost but found herself in someone. I was glad that she finally admitted it. Gabi as well, learned so much. She learn to trust Marcello and also trust her instincts. Gabi was right about many things and I like how she followed her heart. Gabi also went through some very hurtful times. I like how she held herself up high in it and had faith in God.

Now, the ending. Oh Ms. Bergren, you really know how to make a good twist in the book huh? I can say that I am one excited reader to see how this new twist will endure in Torment. I think with this whole new element in it, the next book is going to be very exciting to read! If you haven't read this series, I demand you go to you local bookstore and get this book! It will leave you speechless!

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. Awesome review! This is one of my favourite new series. I just love everything about it!

  2. Thanks for this great review! I really need to start this series, have heard so many great things about it!
    Truly Bookish

  3. I quite literally just added the first book in this series to my TBR List. Someone added it to there list on Goodreads and so I had to check it out too. I wonder if they added it because of your review? Maybe :)

    Anyways, thanks for the review!

  4. Ohmigosh I loved this one, too!!! I can't believe it's only a trilogy. I finished Torrent and I wanted to cry because I HATE IT WHEN A SERIES ENDS. ESPECIALLY ONE I LOVE! *starts sobbing*

  5. Thanks, Savy! I'm so happy you're a part of the River of Time tribe. And now I can't WAIT to hear what you think of TORRENT...

  6. Sweet! I have the first book on my tbr and now I can't wait for the other 2! I need to read these books!

  7. Yay! I love this series so, so much :) You're spot on, the character growth was amazing and really kept things moving.


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