Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Hourglass Door

The Hourglass Door The Hourglass Door by Lisa Mangum 

Series: Book 1 of ?

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Abby Edmunds has a good life. She's a senior in high school with great friends, parents she gets along with, and a boyfriend/best friend who lives next door. But, her life feels too scripted. She secretly wants to attend a different college than her friends, and she wants her boyfriend to be more spontaneous.

Enter: Dante Alexander. A foreign exchange student from Italy with smoldering dark looks, an air of mystery, and a special smile reserved just for Abby.

But Dante is not what he seems. Rumors fly, but Abby eventually learns the truth by developing a relationship of trust with Dante that just might have to withstand the test of time.

This is a great time-travel YA romance alternative that is a blend of fantasy and sci-fi. Twilightish--yes, but a great world all on it's own. Abby and Dante seemed real and I loved their emotional development. I'll admit that the writing was a little labored in parts and the story didn't really pick up for me until about halfway through--but then it really got moving. I was completely hooked. This was a fun and entertaining page-turner and is refreshingly clean which makes it easy to recommend. I'll definitely read the next one.

Also reviewed by:

Book 25 of 100 for the 100+ Reading Challenge, Book 16 of 50 for the New Author Challenge, Book 15 of 50 for the YA Reading Challenge, Book 11 of 50 for the RYOB Challenge 

Source: Purchased


Tribute Books said...

I like fun reads.thanks for the review.

Veens said...

**This is a great time-travel YA romance alternative that is a blend of fantasy and sci-fi**

I want to read this!!!!