Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Hourglass Door by Lisa Mangum

The Hourglass Door by Lisa Mangum

Summary from Goodreads:
His past. Her future. Can love bring them together in time?Abby's senior year of high school is textbook perfect: She has a handsome and attentive boyfriend, good friends, good grades, and plans to attend college next year. But when she meets Dante Alexander, a foreign-exchange student from Italy, her life suddenly takes a different turn. He's mysterious, and interesting, and unlike anyone she's ever met before. Abby can't deny the growing attraction she feels for him. Nor can she deny the unusual things that seem to happen when Dante is around. Time behaves differently when they are together - traveling too fast or too slow or sometimes seeming to stop altogether. When the band Zero Hour performs at the local hangout, Abby realizes that there's something dangerous about the lead singer, Zo, and his band mates, Tony and V. Oddly, the three of them are also from Italy and have a strange relationship to Dante. They also hold a bizarre influence over their audience when performing. And Abby's best friend, Valerie, is caught in their snare. Dante tells Abby the truth of his past: he once worked for Leonardo Da Vinci, helping to design and build a time machine. When Dante was falsely implicated as a traitor to his country, he was sent through the machine more than five hundred years into the future as punishment. As the past and the present collide, Abby learns that she holds a special power over the flow of time itself. She and Dante must stop Zo from opening the time machine's door and endangering everyone's future. More than one life is at stake and Abby's choice could change everything.

Read September/October 2012

3.5 Stars

My Review:
Time travel.  It always confuses me.  I find it interesting, but I get lost along the way.  

There were things I liked about this book...Dante, Jason, Natalie, Leo, and Abby.  Some things I did not like...being confused, wanting it to just be resolved instead of loving the story in its process.  It also ended with a cliff hanger.  Do I want to read the next book in this story?  Yes.  Will I rush out and get it to see what happens?  No, I will read it when I get around to it.

Warnings: None

I would let my 14 year old read this book.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Brooke, great blog!....I felt the same way. Read all three because I feel I have to always finish a series.I was confused throughout all of them and didn't really enjoy them.