Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Review: Bourne

Bourne (River of Time, #3.1)Bourne

Series: River of Time, 3.1
Author: Lisa T. Bergren
Reading Level and Genre(s): YA Historical Fiction, Fantasy
Features: Time travel
Publisher: David C. Cook
Publication Date: February 28, 2012 (eBook only)
Source: Author for review
*Note: The text featured in this post is from an Advanced Reader's Copy (ARC). Changes may have been made in the final proof.
The River of Time Series--a Top 10 Pick for over 20 YA book bloggers in 2011! If you like romance, adventure and a dose of medieval Italian culture, you'll love WATERFALL (book 1), CASCADE (book 2) and TORRENT (book 3). Hint: They’re not just for teenagers.

BOURNE, a novella (one-third the length of a normal novel), picks up right where TORRENT left off...Find out what has happened to men returning from the battle, gravely wounded, to the Betarrinis, fighting for the men they love, and just who is hunting them next...
Knowing that this was a book from Lisa T. Bergren's River of Time series, I just knew this had to be good. And it was. It had the usual action, romance, and humor, told from the viewpoints of our two awesome female heroines. I was really happy with how Lia was featured so much more in this, and I have a feeling she'll have her own chapters in Tributary, too. It was fun to see Lia and Luca together. I mean, Gabi and Marcello are married now. That's boring. We want young, budding love!

You meet a new character, and while she only has a small part in this one, she'll probably be in Tributary a lot more. Lord Greco, who at the end of Torrent betrayed Firenze, is one broken character. You can't help but feel sorry for him. I felt like this novella really did the job, bridging books three and four together. It was short, only about 100 pages, but it contained a lot of content that answered questions from previous books, but opened even more for future installments. (As of now, there's only going to be one more, but one can always hope, eh?)

This book, being in this series as it is, means you will love it. At least, I did. It continues the adventures of Gabi, Lia, Marcello, and Luca and shows promise of even greater things to come. Having written three fantastic books already, it's hard to repeat many times over, but I have faith in Ms. Bergren and I can't wait for Tributary.

First Line:

"M'lady! They approach!" the guard yelled down to us from the walls.

Read my reviews on the other books in this series: Waterfall|Cascade|Torrent

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