Book Review: The Forgotten Locket by Lisa Mangum

The Forgotten Locket (Hourglass Door, #3)The Forgotten Locket by Lisa Mangum
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Although it lagged in parts, I really enjoyed this conclusion to the Hourglass Trilogy. All the loose ends were tied and the ending was satisfying. A science fiction fan would probably find holes in the time-travel methodology, but I came to the book for the romance and the fantasy of which I received plenty. I would recommend this series to my teenage daughter who loves fantasy and romance. My teenage son might read it because of the time travel elements, but he’d probably prefer that it had more action. As a librarian, I’d definitely recommend this trilogy to fans of Twilight and other paranormal romances. Overall, it’s an enjoyable read that I’d be very comfortable sharing with my teenagers and recommending to young library patrons.

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Review: The Golden Spiral (The Hourglass Door Trilogy Bk. 2) by Lisa Mangum

The Golden Spiral (Hourglass Door, #2)The Golden Spiral by Lisa Mangum
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’m really enjoying this trilogy, and I’m looking forward to reading the finale. I’ve recommended that our collection development librarian purchase this trilogy for all the branches. I believe the teens will gravitate toward it. Romance, time-travel, good friends, good vs. evil….what’s not to like?

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The Hourglass Door Trilogy by Lisa Mangum

I was up until 1:00 AM finishing the first book in this trilogy, and I can’t wait to start on the second. At first I was reminded of Twilight because of intensity in the relationship between the two main characters, Abby and Dante. But rather than vampires and werewolves, this series involves time travel via a device designed by Da Vinci and created by Dante, his apprentice. This YA series has received excellent reviews, and is catching on quickly now that the final book in the trilogy was recently released. I had to hurry up and read it because there was a hold on the book. The same is true of the second. For an engrossing read, I highly recommend this trilogy.