Bourne & Tributary

July 9, 2013

Title: Bourne & Tributary
Author: Lisa T. Bergren
Publisher: David C Cook
Pages: 322
ISBN: 9781478223887

It's possible to beat a She-Wolf. But you cannot keep her down...
The Betarrinis and the boys they love are back with these two novellas that follow Waterfall, Cascade and Torrent.

In Bourne, the story picks up right where Torrent left off...Find out what has happened to wounded warriors returning from battle, to the Betarrinis, fighting for the men who've captured their hearts, and what will happen to them next...

A year later, in Tributary, Lia struggles to overcome the fear that constant battle has heaped upon her; Gabi and Marcello face an unexpected crisis; and Lord Greco may be ready to leave the grief and loss of his past behind him, so that he might grab hold of the future...

 I was so happy to have this book after Torrent. Torrent ended so abruptly, I felt like I was left hanging just a little bit, but Bourne & Tributary helped and I don't feel so lost now. 

I enjoyed the fact that this was two novellas in one, so I got two stories, which is always great, plus, we get to see this world of 1346 through Lia's eyes this time. Up until this point everything had been from Gabi's point of view. Gabi is still around, but these two stories felt more like Lia's since she isn't as settled as her sister is in the medieval world. And with Lia being a dominant feature, we get to see more Luca! (squeee!!). I love Luca, I think he is my favorite guy in this series.

Lia faces many challenges in these stories, and it great to read from a different characters prospective. Her struggles are different then what we have seen from Gabi. Lia is strong, but the brutality of war hangs around her. It is refreshing to see a girl in a YA not depend on a guy for her sole support. Lia knows that Luca cares for her and she knows she cares for him, but she also knows, the battles she is dealing with is one that she herself needs to face and release it to God to help her through it. No one else can.

I will also say, that even though these personal struggles go on, these two stories do no lack in the adventure. This book was hard to put down. The story just kept you hooked!

The only down side to this book was that the binding was different for this book. While the first three were looser, I felt like I was cracking the spine with this book, but that really isn't that bad, the more lines there are in the spine, the more read and loved it is. 

Too Read!
5 out of 5

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