jeudi 8 mars 2012

Review: Bourne ( River of Time 3.1) by Lisa T. Bergren


         Today is the International Women's Day and for this occasion i couldn't choose a better series to review.  River of Time series is full of adventure,honour, loyalty and love but the women like Gabi and Lia aren't just beautiful girls. They have a brain and they use it, they fight for what and who they love and more important they stay true to themselves. I really loved this serie and was happy to learn that some enovellas will prolonge the adventure.

End of February, Bourne was published in differents formats  so you can go buy it immediately if you want. For the ones who are just discovering these books, a small introduction:

Gabi and Lia, are two young american girls whose parents are archeologists, specialist of the Etruscan period. Since their childhood, they have spend their holidays in Italy while theirs parents were working. Even after the death of their father in an accident, their mother continues to do the same. While in Italy for a new search, their mother discovers old etruscans tomb, fed to just be able to listen  the girls decide to have a look at the second tomb. There some strange hands prints caught their attention and they magically find themselves in Medieval Italy where they will have to survive.

To say more could give you too many spoilers i think so if you want to learn a bit more you can check my reviews of these first books: Waterfall, Cascade and finally Torrent .

Really i loved them a lot ( total score 4,5)!

Now, here come Bourne! Enjoy!

Editor : Bergren Creative Group, Inc.
Publication : 2012          
ISBN:  0373277210
Genre: romance, YA,fiction, history
Violence: strong

Langage: normal
sex: none
Public: 16+
Source: pdf copy from the author in exchange for an honest review

Short description from goodread :

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 (1/3 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...

My opinion:

          I was hoping so much for this book and in the end I’m a bit disappointed. First, it’s really too short, yes it’s a novella but I think that too many things are started and not developed enough. Second I was really destabilised by the constant changing of point of view, Gabi, Lia, Gabi etc it didn’t permit me to feel immersed in the story like I did in the first 3books. Perhaps it’s because the chapters are so short that you get the feeling the changes are too quick but really I regretted that.
Lord Greco is there but he isn’t as great as before. He is feeling so guilty that he wants to die? Suicide was forbidden, frowned upon at that time! So it doesn’t make sense. Also he is starting to look at Lia now? Oki not as much as he did with Gabi but there are some signs. I can understand that Luca is on the defensive. However, even that is a bit strange, there are blood brothers or nearly and just like that they stop to trust each other? Even when one has lost everything, Not very loyal from Luca I think. Marcello is nearly dead and the day after he is riding…too quick.

In this novella, I felt more the tragedy, the drama. I didn’t finish the book with a smile like with the others. No I just wanted to cry because I’ve got the feeling it will be just worse after. I didn’t get closure. And it’s the first time with this series. I mean the last book finished on a hard battle and all but we could hope, imagine they came back safe and sound and life will be better. This one starts just where we left, the consequences of the battle and such but the end doesn’t give me dreams, hope just a foreboding presentiment…. I hope there will have another after book after this novella, really now it’s not a wish it’s necessity it can’t end like that, too sad .... it's a good book but not one that should close the page of the River of time.
Normally , there should be at least another novella this year and Lisa wrote on her blog that perhaps a third one after and if the public react well there is hope for a print version of all the novellas together!!! ( i will keep you updated^^)

To recommend to the fan of the River of time and to read in order ^^;;

Score:  3,5/5

If you want this book you can buy it On amazon or on Smashwords

You can find more informations on the serie and Lisa on her Blog

Source: a copy in exchange for a honest review, no compensation was received.


ebook read for the 2012 ebook Challenge

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