The Hourglass Door (The Hourglass Door Trilogy)
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... show more
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.
Publish date: May 10th 2010
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Pages no: 408
Edition language: English
Series: Hourglass Door (#1)
It was better than Twilight; Evermore; Hush, Hush; Lament; Nightshade and a dozen other brainless YA books I've read. The main character wasn't as selfish and obnoxious as some, although she was still annoying to me. Dante was too perfect - too perfect - and of course he was a possessive creep, but ...
I absolutely loved The Hourglass Door! This is, obviously, the first novel I've ever read by Lisa Mangum and I don't hesitate to say that she, along with many others, has a beautiful talent. Her writing it wonderful! Although she started the book with the writing style that I typically try to stay a...
Time travel isn't something that I really have thought about much, and kinda snubbed before this book. I am a huge music lover, so adding music, romance (great romance), and Italians!!! (yummy!), just makes it for me. Lisa's analogy of time was fantastic. She kept the plot moving, so it was hard...
I thought The Hourglass Door was a great and unpredictable story with an interesting and different premise. The plot is organized and flows at a steady pace until the end and just when you think you have figured out what will happen next, a new twist appears. Abby begins to change as the story progr...
Dear Dante,That explanatory letter you wrote didn't explain crap. Come back here so I can give you a good smack upside the head.Sincerely, moi.