Once the Betarrinis make it back to medieval Italy, this time with their mother in tow, you hold your breath in anticipation of Gabi and Marcello’s reunion. And, oh, what a sweet reunion it was. [Deep sigh] He’s just so dreamy!! It turns out they’ve been gone a month in Marcello’s time, and while everything seems to have a sense of peace and order, danger still lurks close by. Especially for Gabi and Lia, who are pretty much superstars in Siena. This only makes their enemies salivate to get their hands on them. The biggest change though came for two other characters: Fortino and Romana. I’ll let you find that one out on your own. ;)
Unfortunately, Gabi does end up in the hands of the enemies, and I admired her even more during that time. She stood up to them for as long as she could and only became vulnerable when everything seemed lost for good. However, her loyalty to the people she cares about was never unwavering. Love her! Lord Greco, the guy in charge of capturing her, is a puzzling mystery. A hot one though, hehe. He’ll keep you guessing until the end of the book.
Luca and Lia. Nothing will make me happier than seeing these two end up together. I love how openly and grandly he shows his affections for her and she tries her hardest to rebuff him. It’s really fun to read. Oh, but she’s crumbling! Soon she’ll admit she loves him. I wouldn’t have been able to resist him as long as she has, that’s for sure.
The action in this book was nonstop. Battle after battle. Definitely a nail-biter! I have to say, there really isn’t any other series out there like this one. Cascade, book two of The River of Time Series, was just as amazing as Waterfall. The ending is bittersweet and left me so anxious!! I’m dying to read Torrent and see how it all ends!
Cascade by Lisa Tawn Bergren
Series: River of Time #2
Published by David C. Cook
Pub Date: June 1st 2011
Format: Paperback | Source: Author
Genres: Historical, Romance, Time Travel, Young Adult
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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.
And check out the awesome trailer for CASCADE!!