Book Review: Cascade by Lisa T. Bergren

River of Time #2
Author: Lisa T. Bergren
Pages: 399 paperback
Reading Level: YA
Published: May 24th 2011
Review Source: Author
Purchase the Book: Amazon

Summary: (from goodreads) 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.

The River of Time Series is turning out to be pure bliss. Lisa's sophomore novel in the series continues with the greatness that Waterfall brought. The cover maintains the same idea as the first did. We see a different character from the book on it again. Seeing the models on the cover helps me visualize the characters while I'm reading the book. Even though the way Lisa writes, she makes it so easy to see everything unfold in your mind. Cascade brings even more than what Waterfall told. There is non-stop action, twist and suspense going on the whole time. She might at times find yourself remembering to breathe. If you feel in love with Waterfall, Cascade will seal the deal for you. 

Cascade continues were Waterfall left off. Sisters Gabi and Lia are back in their own time. Gabi's main objective now is to see how fast she can get back to Marcello in his time. A minute spent in the present is so much time passed in the fourteenth century. Gabi, Lia and their mom head back and so much has happen since they left. Their mom cant believe it but handles it fairly well. There is so much betrayal that has happen and loss. This is also the time where thinking about the Plague is serious. With everything taking place what will Gabi decide, if she makes it another day of course. Will she stay with Marcello in the 14th century or will she head back to her time. Will the She-wolves live to fight another day? 

Lisa memorizes you with her writing. She balances everything out so well, you don't ever feel like this is too much or this wasn't enough. She converts the 14th century in such a modern way. Mayhap, Lisa comes from the 14th century in her past life and now the inner story is coming to life in these pages. Lisa writes like if she has lived it like the sisters experienced it.  Besides Gabi is such a strong female character and so encouraging, its a added bonus to read her story. Oh did I mention the ending, Ha! you have to read it to find out. This series is a must-read. 


  1. I'm dying to read this series! I've heard so many great reviews for it.

  2. Thanks so much, Yara! I appreciate your investment of time and that you share your thoughts with your readers. :-)


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