August 19, 2011

Torrent by Lisa. T Bergren

Release Date: September 1, 2011
Publisher: David C. Cook
Pages: 352
Series: River of Time #3
Review Source: eARC from author

Synopsis: (from Goodreads)
When Gabi and Lia finally learn to surf the river of time, they realize they must make hard choices about life and love in the third and final book in the River of Time series. 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.

My Thoughts:
How much love do I have for this book? So, so much. The first note I made after reading the book is “loveeeee <3”. So yah, that might tell you a little bit about what I thought of ‘Torrent’.

I just adore the characters in these novels so much. I couldn’t help but race through ‘Torrent’ to find out what was going to happen next, but I want to delve right back into it from the beginning and experience it all over again. Seriously, it’s making me sad that my journey with these characters is over.

There are so many epic aspects to these novels that it’s hard to pick a favourite, but I probably adore the romance the most. The love between Gabi and Marcello is so deep and true. It’s not often that I read about the kind of connection they have. Marcello is so kind and he adores Gabi so much, he’ll do anything for her. And Gabi’s love for Marcello? Well, let’s examine the sacrifice she wants to make for him: is willing to give up modern life and stay in a dangerous time period because she loves Marcello so much. Real and deep love? Yes, I think so.

Another awesome part of ‘Torrent’ (and the previously books) is the theme of family. These characters are truly willing to sacrifice for each other. They love each each other so much, and they always consider their family members when making decisions. They protect each other. And then there’s the action. Lisa T. Bergren absolutely knows how to write an action packed book. There is never a dull moment, that’s for sure! But even when there are quieter moments in the plot the writing is always exciting.

‘Torrent’ is the perfect conclusion to the ‘River of Time’ series. It ties things up well enough, but it’s not neat and packaged with a bow either. It feels more like real life to have an ending like that. Basically? This book and this series are so lovely. The characters are amazing and the books are full of adventure and romance. I would definitely label them as ‘must-reads’.

The Cover:
I like the general design of these covers and how they're all similar... the lighting is so pretty. Not the biggest fan of Marcello's model, though... he's a little bit cheesy, which is unfortunate because the books are epic amazing.


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  1. I've been hearing a lot about this book lately. It sounds pretty good based on your review. I like it when books never have a dull moment! Thanks for the review, Ashley!

  2. This series sounds amazing. I'll have to start Waterfall soon so I can catch up. Glad the series had a satisfying ending for you. Thanks for the rec!

  3. oh i am so pleased you loved this book! i really cannot wait to read it. and i love your review <3

  4. So ... are you saying I should read this series? LOL I am, I am! I actually bought the first 2 on sale because I've seen so many great reviews on it.

    Love your review, Ashely. I can't wait to get through the first 2 so I can read this one.

  5. Yay! It took me FOREVER to write the end of TORRENT because I was so sad myself to leave the characters. It was only when I said, "Hey, you CAN come back later if you want," that I finally could bear to type those last words...

    So, yeah. I wanna go back too. We'll see. Thanks for the review!

  6. I'm reading the first book right now and it's amazing so far :) Can't wait to read more! Great review.

    Gabi and Marcello's relationship is really starting to develop now and I love how it's happening :) I'm interested to see where it goes in the future!

  7. I loved the dialogue between Gabi and Marcello. I am happy that you thought that the ending good. I can't wait to read the thrilling conclusion.

  8. I love it when Marcello says "Mayhap..."


  9. I can't wait to read Torrent, does anyone know when it will be available on Kindle, Amazon does not have it yet

  10. I saw on Lisa's website that 'Torrent' should be out for Kindle and Nook sometime this week. Hopefully soon! =)


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