Friday, December 20, 2013

Review: Cascade by Lisa Tawn Bergren

Cascade (River of Time, #2)
Cascade (River of Time #2) by Lisa Tawn Bergren
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.


Publishes in US: June 1st 2011 by David C. Cook
Genre: YA time travel
Source: library
Series? River of Time #2

Waterfall (River of Time, #1)
my review HERE
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    I loved being back in this world and in Gabi's head. She is so fierce, open, and so easy to pull for. I wanted the best for her, and of course, I desired to see her and Marcello reunited. 
    On this trip back in time, Gabi, Lia, and their mother show up, and it doesn't take long for the action to get going. There are still skirmishes, the threat of the plague coming, Rossi, danger, love, and adventure that fill the pages, and I was sucked into the story. 
    So many things were moving this plot forward as well as letting me get to know not only Gabi and Marcello better but also Lia and Luka, their mom, and through Gabi's memories, their father. You really see what people are made of when those around them are hurt or sick, when your land, home and those you love are threatened. We see Gabi in some really tough spots, with huge decisions on her shoulders, and I couldn't help admire how she faces it all with bravery, common sense, loyalty and love. 
    The ending was a pleasant surprise, and I can't wait to see how things go in the next book especially with the new plot developments towards the end. I have never been more eager to go back in time!

Bottom Line: Great second book.

My question to you, my lovely readers:
 Could you time travel because your sister is in love?
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  1. I'm happy that you enjoyed this. It sounds like a great series.

  2. I would time travel period! My sister being in love is just sprinkle on top.

  3. I would do anything for my sister, so yes, no question!
    Great review! I haven't read this or the next in the series, but I LOVED Waterfall. I need to finish up this series!

  4. Geez, how did I miss this series? It sounds like it has elements I love. Adding to my list, so glad it was a good second book :)

  5. it's niceto have a second greatbook, I heard great things about the first one. I need to try this series one day.

  6. I have not read the first the one but I really want too! and now knowing that the second book is good as well makes me want to read it even more now!! Thanks so much for the awesome review! this is totally moving up on my list now!

  7. I think it is very fortunate that Lia (and their mom) are willing to time travel with Gabi-I think I'd look at my family like they were crazy if they suggested that even though I adore the idea of time travel myself.


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