Monday, April 4, 2011

The Golden Spiral by Lisa Mangum

The Golden Spiral
By: Lisa Mangum
Source: Received from publisher
Released: May 10, 2010
Purchase the Book: Amazon
*A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review
"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." (Summary from
Lisa Mangum's The Golden Spiral picks up where The Hourglass Door left off and Dante has gone through the time machine door to become the Master of Time in order to stop Zo. Abby has still not seen any sign of Dante and she fears that he may not have made it through the door. Her life is also coming apart as Zo begins to change moments in her past which is having serious effects on her present life. Abby needs to find a way to stop Zo from changing anymore of her past and find a way to save Dante. 

Abby becomes a braver heroine who is determined and selfless in The Golden Spiral. She makes the best decisions she can in an effort to help the people she cares about. I enjoyed learning a bit more about Dante's past and how he got involved in building the door in the first place. The relationship between Abby and Dante grows stronger and it is clear that both bring out the best in one another. 

I enjoyed The Golden Spiral even more than The Hourglass Door, and found it almost impossible to put down once I started. The plot is filled with twists and I love that it keeps me guessing until the last page. It was interesting to read the beginning in Zo's point of view because it gave me a deeper perspective into his choices and how he feels about Abby. Mangum ties the plot all together in the last few chapters, including the questions I was left with from The Hourglass Door. I am anxiously awaiting to find out what happens next in The Forgotten Locket, which is coming out in June 2011. I highly recommend The Hourglass Door series, you do not want to miss out on Abby and Dante's story.

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