Thursday, June 28

Bourne: Novella Review

Lisa T. Bergren
Bergren Creative Group, Inc.
February 27th 2012
Young Adult | Fantasy | Historical (1345)
Time Travel

Official Blurb -
In this e-novella, River of Time #3.1, the dramatic tale about the Betarrinis and Forellis continues, picking up directly after where Torrent left off… The battle is done at the front, but the battle is only beginning back at Castello Forelli. Marcello fights for his life; Lord Greco fights to find his place; and Lia fights for love.
This joins a very select few novellas that are a must reads. The shorter story barely feels shorter in detail. There are a few points at which the direction changed rapidly to move the story along, but it wasn't overly abrupt and doesn't damage the experience. I do admit a bit of confusion about the timing for the exact beginning of this novella. It almost seems that it's supposed to rewrite over the very ending of Torrent. Maybe it is meant to be the next day or very shortly thereafter. Her father's injury is still very fresh at the start.
I loved being able to see Luca flesh out more as a character. He is more than just a flirt. We are also allowed to read Lia's voice in this novella which adds a bit more depth to her character as well. The back and forth dialog between Lia and Luca is adorable. 
While Torrent closes up the story for Gabi and Marcello quite nicely, this helps to flesh out Lia and Luca. These details are not to be missed so go and get a copy.

Sexual: mild
Violence: moderate
Main Character Age: 17