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.
Title – The Hourglass Door trilogyAuthor – Lisa MangumRelease Date – Book 3 releases June 9, 2011Publisher: Shadow MountainISBN- The Hourglass Door (book 1) 978-1-60641-635-8
- The Golden Spiral (book 2) 978-1-60641-093-6
- The Forgotten Locket (book 3) releasing June 2011, 978-1-60908-0495
Buy the book: The Hourglass Door, The Golden Spiral, The Forgotten Locket, Buy the set
_____________________________________________________________________I just finished book one in this trilogy, The Hourglass Door, and what a fantastic read! It really took me by surprise. Going into it, I had no idea what to expect. In fact, I thought it would actually be more of a fantasy that took place mostly in the past. However, it was actually a present-day story with glimpses at the past (mostly Dante's) and the promise of more to come. The story focuses on Abby's life, which is a perfectly normal teenage life, until she meets Dante, then everything changes. Throughout the book, different clues are given to us, and Abby, showing us a little at a time what has happened to bring Dante into Abby's life, and what role she will play in his future.
I've never read anything like this book. I'm discovering that I really love stories about time travel. I love how all the details fit together, and how you never know what always was, or what can be changed. I find it all fascinating. Most of this book seems like a set up for things to come, the end is a definite cliffhanger. I have a feeling the second book in the series will hold a lot of exciting things. I'm excited to start it!
If you're as fascinated with Time Travel as I am, you should definitely check out this series!
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- Sexual Content: Mild
- Profanity: Minor
- Violence: Mild/Moderate