Cascade by Lisa T. Bergren
Publisher: David C. Cook
Release Date: June 1, 2011
Series: River of Time #2
Source: Author (won)
Age Level: Young Adult
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Buy: Amazon | IndieBound
Cascade is the second book of the River of Time series, and a fantastic sequel. I immediately started reading it after I finished Waterfall (read my review here), and read it in a day! Cascade picks up right where Waterfall ended, so you are quickly absorbed back into the story. In Cascade, Gabi and Lia return to Castello Forelli (with their mom) and are warmly welcomed as heroes before everything turns to chaos.
I really don’t want to give anything away about the series… but I can say that in Cascade everything becomes more… intense. The political tension between Florence and Siena erupts into a full on war, so there is much more action, with Gabi and Lia in the thick of it of course!
The relationship between Gabi and Marcello becomes more passionate and serious, and there is much more of Lia and Luca in this book – which I loved. I also enjoyed getting to know the sisters’ mother and seeing the relationship she has with her daughters. There’s a new intriguing character in this book, Lord Greco, and I look forward to learning more about his story and intentions in Torrent.
The one small complaint I have about Cascade is that I felt it wrapped up a little too easily and neatly for me… but I ate it up all the same. I can’t wait to get my hands on Torrent! If you loved Waterfall like I did, you will not be disappointed! If you haven’t read Waterfall yet, what are you waiting for?
Check out this book trailer for Cascade: