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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Review: The Hourglass Door by Lisa Mangum

The Hourglass Door by Lisa Mangum

Released: May 2009
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Series: Hourglass Door (book 1)
Pages: 400
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Buy It Here: Amazon

Abby's senior year of high school is going according to plan: good friends, cute boyfriend, and college applications in the mail. But when Dante Alexander, foreign-exchange student from Italy, steps into her life, he turns it upside down. He's mysterious, and interesting, and unlike anyone she's ever met before. Abby can't deny the unusual things that seem to happen when Dante is around. Soon Abby finds herself drawn into a mystery whose roots reach into sixteenth-century Florence, and she uncovers a dangerous truth that threatens not only her future but the lives of those she loves. 

I truly enjoyed reading this novel. I had me hooked from the words "Italian exchange student"! How could I pass up the offer to read a story of an Italian and even learn some phrases of my heritage.

Besides being enthralled with Dante Alexander, our sexy, mysterious, Italian boy, Lisa Mangum really brought out a wonderful story as her first book. Now, there is one thing that is a confusing subject and that is Time, but time is also one of the most mysterious and alluring subjects to dive into. And that is what really made me enjoy this book.

The Hourglass Door is story of Abby Edmunds. It's her senior year and things are going well for her: best friend, cute boyfriend, and waiting for college to come to her. Enter: Dante Alexander, our sexy foreign exchange student from Italy, and he beings to spice up her life a little more than she would like it to be.

I was grateful that his wasn't just a love story with the works (though it really was) but I would choose Dante Alexander over an "Edward Cullen" any day, any time, anywhere. I'm a sap for romantic Italian dialect used to woo me over (;

First Line: It is the counting that saves him.

Story: X

Cover: A 

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