“Give yourself time to read them because once you begin, you won't be able to stop!” — Holly Newton, Meridian Magazine
His eyes. His touch. His kiss. Dante was unlike anyone Abby had ever met. Now he’s gone, and Abby will do anything to get him back . . .
The hourglass door has closed behind Dante, sending him back in time to hunt down Zo, Tony, and V. Abby knows that Dante, as a Master of Time, is the only one who can stop them from destroying time itself. She also knows that he will need her help. But almost immediately, things start to change, and Abby’s worst fears are realized when Zo begins targeting her past specifically.
As Abby’s world fractures around her, she must face a terrible truth: either Dante didn’t make it through the door, or he is lost forever. So with Dante’s blueprints in hand, she begins construction on a new door, a new time machine that will either save Dante — or doom him.
With each new change that ripples into her present, Abby’s life continues to spiral out of control. Her relationships with Jason, Natalie, and even her family are threatened to the breaking point — and beyond. Zo’s power is greater than Abby ever imagined, but as she struggles to free Dante, she receives help from an unexpected — and unlikely — ally.
The bank is eroding. The barriers are thinning. And time is running out.
|Audiobook Narrator||Lisa Mangum|
MThis book was extremely weird. This book was very difficult to follow. I can’t believe I forced myself to listen to the whole thing. Never going back.
THIS STARTS OUT ON THE FIRST PAGE WITH CURSING. NOT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE BOOK STORE OR THE CHURCH. VERY DISSAPOINTED THAT THE STORE WOULD CARRY THIS BOOK, ALSO DISSAPOINTED THAT COVENANT WOULD REPRESENT A BOOK/AUTHOR WHICH USES THIS LANGUAGE. WOULD NOT RECCOMEND THIS BOOK TO ANYONE WHO IS SENSITIVE TO THIS TYPE OF LANGUAGE.
I Really enjoyed all three books so much that I shared them with my nephew and his girlfriend and they loved them also. I can't wait till Lisa writes other books. She is Awesome, The series was Awesome.
As with The Hourglass Door, I felt that this was a must read for teens that love to read. Not only did my entire family like it (brothers included) but a lot of my friends have also fallen in love with this magical and enchanting series.
I was extremely happy with the second novel in this series, not only was it the page turner that I was hoping, it also moved the story right along, I never once felt like it was a 'filler' novel, you know stating nothing, just sort of waiting around for the conclusion. This novel had so many interesting facts, and strengthened all of the relationships from the first, right down to the smallest details from Abby's relationships with her friends, to those of her family along with Dante and Leo. It was so engaging that I could not put it down. I was incredibly satisfied and will definitely be pre-ordering the Heart Shaped Locket.
I love a book I can't put down. From the first page I knew I would have to keep reading until I knew how Abby would find a way to get Dante back. I love the imagery the author evokes through her usage of words. I was sad to reach the end of the book and feel the effects of time on me knowing I have to wait another year for the end of the story.
In The Golden Spiral, book two of the Hourglass Door trilogy, Abby’s life has made a 180 degree turn. Her boyfriend, Dante, has disappeared through a time portal, stuck in a between place that’s impossible to reach without the hourglass door. But the door has been destroyed, and Abby has only a small amount of time to create new one.
Problem is, the reality around her continues to change as Zo manipulates time, drastically altering Abby’s life. First it’s her friend, Justin, then her college scholarship. When her family is affected, Abby will take any risk to undo Zo’s destruction. Her friend, Valerie is the only one with answers, but she is under strict surveillance at a mental hospital.
As the second installment of this YA series, The Golden Spiral continues the fascinating and highly creative story of time travel. Mangum’s writing style is fresh, with a strong literary voice, and will draw readers into the psyche of the various characters and their struggles to understand who they can trust and who still holds dark secrets. Intriguing and suspenseful, The Golden Spiral is an engaging sequel, which will both please readers and leave them anxious for volume three, The Forgotten Locket.
What an incredible book! Loved it from start to finish, and craving more!!!! My stepdaughter loves it too. Fun for all the family. Best part? There are two more coming! Yes!!!
I fell in love with the Hour Glass Door it has become one of my favorite books. The Golden Spiral was just as good if not better. I couldn’t put it down, I just had to keep reading to see how Abby was going to get out of the different messes that were happening because of the river of time. She is very resourceful and brave. I can’t wait for the 3rd book to come out to see how the story ends.
I enjoyed Hourglass Door but I will tell you that Golden Spiral is even better. I won’t give any spoilers here, but will say that the book is even more suspenseful than Hourglass Door. The plot is intriguing and the idea of the different streams of time had my head spinning. Can’t wait for The Forgotten Locket (Book 3).
This book gets going right from the start and doesn't stop. Since we all know the caracters from the first book, she doesn't need to spend alot of time introducing them to us again. Which means she there is more story and less regurgitation. I can easily relate to Abby and like her. One of the things I like best about her is that she is strong, brave and uses her brain. When times get tough she doesnt sit around and feel sorry for herself, she does something about it unlike other heroins of this genre. The romance is sweet and genuine. She keeps you on your toes wondering how this mess will work out. I enjoyed this book very much and would recommend it to anyone. I am eagerly looking forward to finding out how the story ends.