Eeeep! I got this as an egalley for review and completely forgot to review it! Better late than never???

TRIBUTARY, a novella (1/2 the length of a normal novel), picks up a year after BOURNE… Lia struggles to overcome the fear that constant battle has heaped upon her; Gabi and Marcello face an unexpected crisis; and Lord Greco just may be ready to leave the grief and loss of his past behind him, so that he might grab hold of the future…

Tributary is the second of two novellas that act as sort of epilogues to the River of Time Series. You do not need to read them to get a satisfying conclusion to the series but they are fun afterthoughts and looks into where the characters lives go and how they will definitely keep having adventures.

I like that we saw glimpses of the girls and their families being pro-active about the coming plague years. I mean, I think I’d start organizing a city wide eradication of rats, as best as one can anyone, but they had some ideas that where going forward. I was very glad they weren’t just sitting around waiting for the plague.

This story focused more on Lia and where she was heading with her life in the past. Of the four time travellers she seemed the most reluctant to stay in the past so it was nice to see her come to terms with the difficulties and accept the good things.

And we got to see some Lord Greco. In fact I got the feeling that this story existed in order to give him a happy ending. Not that I’m complaining. Just…that was how I felt about it.

As much as I understand that Gabriella and Marchello have had their time in the spotlight, they are still my favourite characters and I wish we’d gotten a little more of them. But all in all I was very happy with this novella. It left me in a good place with all of the characters.

I’m very excited to see what Lisa writes next in the YA genre.

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