Sunday, August 14, 2011

Cascade by Lisa T. Bergren

0Cascade by Lisa T. Bergren

Publisher: David C. Cook
Release Date: June 1, 2011
Series: River of Time #2
Format: Paperback
Source: Author (won)
Age Level: Young Adult
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Buy: Amazon | IndieBound

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. (Goodreads)

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:

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