Thursday, March 29, 2012

Review - Torrent (River of Time #3) by Lisa Tawn Bergren

Torrent (River of Time, #3)Title: Torrent
Author: Lisa Bergren
Series: 3rd (Waterfall, Cascade)
Pages: 388
Published: September 1st 2011 by David C. Cook 
ISBN:  9781434764294
Source: Sent for honest review

Description: Gabi and Lia Betarrini have learned to control their time travel, and they return from medieval Italy to save their father from his tragic death in modern times.   But love calls across the centuries, and the girls are determined to return forever—even though they know the Black Plague is advancing across Europe, claiming the lives of one-third of the population. In the suspenseful conclusion of the River of Time series, every decision is about life … and death.   

I Give This ...

Wow, what a rush.  This book is a nonstop thrill ride from beginning to end.  The action never stops.  Just when you think the characters might get a break, the next things comes rushing in. 

I still love Lia and Gabi.  I enjoy how the interact with those around them and totally embrace the time period.  They are comfortable with who they are and I think that's the key to their ability to adapt.  I love that Gabi especially feels she has to make one last stand to be able to fully embrace living in the past.  She wants a little bit of peace and knows she can't do that with who is in residence at the castle next door.

I also loved the extremes of this book.  Gabi is forced to agreeing to marry a man that is not Marcello but someone Gabi is having a hard time admitting she might be just a bit attracted too.  This whole section of the book had me practically biting my nails (and it's one of my pet peeves).  I was so happy with the way things worked out.

The last stand was a perfect ending to the story.  It ended basically were it started.  I'm happy with the way things turned out for the most part.  The only aspect of the story that bothered me is a spoiler.  Basically, I felt like they may have messed with the timeline a little too much.  I get why they did it.  It just felt like entirely selfish reasons.  I can't imagine that it would have been taken as easily as the person did in the story either.

I completely recommend this series.  Especially those who enjoyed the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon.  Or maybe those who want to read that series, but are totally intimidated by their size and length of series lol.  I also would recommend it for those who love historical fiction.


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