Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Book of the Moment: Torrent by Lisa T. Bergren

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Title: Torrent
Author: Lisa T. Bergren
Paperback: 388 pages
Publisher: David C. Cook
Released Date: September 1, 2011
Source: Author
Interest: Series


 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:

Thanks to the lovely Lisa T. Bergren, I was able to get a copy of Torrent sooner then expected!

Torrent is the third book in Bergren's River of Time series and it is the final book at that! Readers started off learning about Gabriella and Lia when they first entered through the time portal into way back then Italy. Compared to Waterfall and Cascade, in Torrent the girls have grown up so much! Although they are there for a shorter time then the people who actually live there, what with the time difference with the time portal, they mature quickly in all the craziness of battling for castles, brides, and such!

Marcello and Gabriella's love deepens ( if that even seems possible), however Luca and Lia's budding romance stays the same. These books I feel are more about Gabriella than Lia and I would love it if Bergren visits the possibility of going deeper into Luca and Lia's romance. I really love the character of Luca just because he shines some humour when ever the going gets tough!

Torrent, like the previous two books, kept me on my toes and made me flip the pages in an anxious matter. Gabriella gets into some more trouble and it makes you wonder how she manages to escape it all! She's such a tough girl but she still has a never ending humour that makes you love her. She's a nice, funny, yet bad ass. A perfect combination!

There are parts in the book that made me want to cry and parts that made me want to woop in joy. Torrent will send you back and literally make you believe that the author herself lived back then. This is a great book for historical romance buffs! Torrent ended the series well and I can't wait to read Bergren's upcoming projects! They, like the River of Time series, will also be released in a timely manner that has a somewhat short release date in between each book so we don't have to titter in anticipation for like a year!

Look out for Torrent, in bookstores  tomorrow!


  1. Oooo, I love the sparkly crown! So glad you loved TORRENT--and yes, I'm seriously considering writing 4 more in the series...1 about Lord Greco (giving him some closure) and 3 starring Luca and Lia!

  2. How have I not even heard of this series before?? It sounds amazing. Time travel isn't something I usually read beacusei have to admit I don't always understand it but the cover of this book really intrigues me.

  3. KristinkatjoyceatgmaildotcomAugust 31, 2011 at 7:40 PM

    Yes!!! more books with these characters!!!

  4. I've never heard of these books but they sound pretty good! Adding to my to-read list now...

  5. Item of material.Thanks for talking about.I like it very much.


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