Cascade, the second book in Lisa Bergren's River of Time series, starts off where Waterfall left off. After traveling through the secret time portal in an Etruscan tomb, Gabi and Lia have returned to the 21st-century, but Gabi longs to return to the 14th-century, where she's left behind both Marcello and her heart. With some persuasion, she convinces both Lia and their mother to return with her. When they arrive, weeks have passed and Italy is on the brink of war. And while Siena is eager to celebrate the return of their heroines, the Florentines long to see them dead. With their very lives at stake, and danger surrounding them, the only question is how far the Ladies Betarrini will go to protect the people they love.
I have to say, this book is so absolutely fabulous. I was instantly drawn in, and I literally could not put it down. Lisa Bergren does an amazing job drawing the reader in, and I felt as if they are right there with the characters. I loved how this book had more focus on Lia, and it was so great getting to see her grow and shine in her role. It was also really fun becoming reacquainted with the old characters that I knew and loved, and also being introduced to new ones, good and bad alike. The action, suspense and romance in these books are wonderfully balanced, and the history is so completely intriguing. I, for one, can hardly wait to read Torrent, the third and final book in this series. Thank you Lisa Bergren for your incredible books!
Sisters Gabi and Lia aren't home for long before they return to the mysterious cave with their motherÃ¢â¬âthen return to the past. It's the 1300's Italy. Gabi seeks out the man of her dreams, Marcello, only to discover that much has happened in the minutes they were gone. It's been three months for Marcello. The sisters are hailed as heroes, but a war is brewing. Gabi is determined to discover what is going on and who can be trusted, all the while trying not to think too much about what might happen between her and Marcello should the time come for her to go back to the future for good.
Loved it! This book picks up right where book one left off, as if they were the same novel. We are thrown right back into the action, yet now, Mom is along for the ride. Gabi gets herself into much worse danger than she did in book one. But she's still a tough girl, and we like her all the more for her smarts. The romance is sweet. Though I like Luca best. *smile* And now we all wait a few months for book three. Thankfully the wait won't be long.
I had this second installment pre-ordered . .had to wait for a month untill it arrived (here in europe) . .it was well worth the wait! I skipped the short summary and went straight to reading the story . .i finished reading in two days . .i've already pre-ordered the third book . .need i say more?