Sunday, August 21, 2011

River of Time Series by Lisa T. Bergren

I've read a few of Lisa Bergren's books before and absolutely loved them so when I found this series I was looking forward to getting started. This book series is fantastic. I was thoroughly caught up in the lives of Gabi and her sister, Lia. They find a time portal that transfer's them back into Medieval Italy and they are immediately immersed in action. I enjoyed reading about how a modern day teenager would have to figure out life without modern ammenities. This series has everything in it including battles, castles, love and time travel.

In Waterfall the adventure begins. Gabi and Lia find themselves in Medieval Italy and are separated from the beginning. Gabi is found by Marcello, the handsome knight. His family takes her in and assists her in finding her sister.
Cascade begins with the girls back in modern day Italy but they convince their mom to travel through the portal as well. The adventures continue as more battles ensue between rival castles in Italy.
Torrent is the final book where the battle rages on and they have to deal with the possibility of the bubonic plague coming.
I highly recommend this series to anyone who wants to read a book you don't want to put down!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Inside Threat

This is the final book of the Riley Covington thrillers. Riley is a former special ops turned pro football star but when the woman he loves is taken hostage by a terrorist group he forces his way back to his special ops friends where he comes up with a plan to get her out. I have read the first novel in this series "Monday Night Jihad" so I had some background on how these novels began. I haven't read the second or third so I have missed some of the thrills and the growth of Riley and Khadi's relationship but you get the gist of it throughout the book. I enjoyed the suspense in the book but I have to say it irritates me when it takes half the book to set up what you know from the back cover description is going to happen. Aside from that, i thought it was well written and keeps you engaged for the duration of the book. I would start with book one so you can enjoy the whole series.
I received this book free from Tyndale in exchange for my review.