The Forgotten Locket (Hourglass Door Trilogy Series #3)

The Forgotten Locket (Hourglass Door Trilogy Series #3)

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by Lisa Mangum

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The only way to rescue the future is to alter the past.

When Abby stepped through the hourglass door, leaving her beloved Dante blind and bleeding on the other side, it was in full faith that she could find a way to repair the damage to the river of time and restore him—as well as her family. It was a desperate chance that seemed worth taking.



The only way to rescue the future is to alter the past.

When Abby stepped through the hourglass door, leaving her beloved Dante blind and bleeding on the other side, it was in full faith that she could find a way to repair the damage to the river of time and restore him—as well as her family. It was a desperate chance that seemed worth taking.

But Zo had other plans.

Now Abby is trapped in a full-fledged battle for her own mind and life and heart. Even worse, Zo's evil intent reaches beyond simple revenge against her and Dante. The whole world is in danger of collapsing unless Abby can summon her courage and undertake a journey that will lead her beyond the origins of the hourglass door.

Editorial Reviews

Deseret News

"In a time when copycats abound, Mangum has created a unique story with interesting characters and an intriguing plot. And because Hourglass centers on relationships, fantastical elements feel believable rather than, well, fantastical."-Deseret News
Meridian Magazine - Holly Newton

“Give yourself time to read them because once you begin, you won’t be able to stop!”—Holly Newton, Meridian Magazine
Ally Condie

"The Hourglass Door has everything: a heroine who is genuine, strong, and lovable; an interesting and compelling love story; gorgeous language, fast pacing, and an intricate and exciting plot. For readers who have been waiting for the next book to sweep them off their feet-this is it."—Ally Condie, New York Times bestselling author
Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal Teen Fiction

Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal Teen Fiction

"Mangum's book flowed smoothly and effortlessly and led me through a tale I'll not soon forget.", 5-star rating, Gold Star Award

Product Details

Shadow Mountain Publishing
Publication date:
Hourglass Door Trilogy Series, #3
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Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Read an Excerpt

The music was everywhere. The music was everything. The notes burrowed inside of me, wriggling and writhing and eating away at the darkest parts of me. More and more notes poured into me, gathering together into a solid mass, rising up in a wall of noise. A curtain of black covered me. I was consumed by the music.

Underneath the music, a sound rose up like words, a primal language of pain.

I heard someone scream. I felt the echo of it rattle in my throat.

Had that noise come from me?

I closed my eyes, hoping I could blot out the sight of the man with the guitar who stood before me, hoping I could escape into the darkness.

Eventually the screaming stopped, but I still heard the music.

Eventually the music stopped, but I still felt the pain.

Eventually the man left, and I was alone.

Meet the Author

Lisa Mangum has worked with books ever since elementary school, when she volunteered at the school library during recess. She worked in a bookstore while attending the University of Utah, graduating with honors with a degree in English. In addition to her writing career she works as a book publishing professional.

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The Forgotten Locket (Hourglass Door Trilogy Series #3) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
mmgriepMN More than 1 year ago
Oh. My. Goodness. After waiting for an entire year for this final installment to hit the presses, after suffering extreme Dante withdrawal symptoms during that eternity, and after finally clutching this book in my hot little hands, savoring each word like mouthfuls of dark chocolate, I think I can distill my experience into one simple comment. Aaaahhhhh. The Forgotten Locket is that satisfying. I took my time marveling over every nuance, every turn of phrase, feeling saturated, content-and flipping angry. THIS IS THE LAST BOOK! Dang. I miss Abby and Dante already and I just finished the thing late last night. Now then, on to reviewing instead of ranting. If you're looking to reconnect with hero Dante, you have to wait until a good hundred pages into the story. There are pros and cons to that. Zo-the evil villain-is developed more than ever during this time. Orlando is also fleshed out quite nicely. And Valerie is back, weirder than ever. Heroine Abby is at her best in this story. She develops her 'gift' and uses it to save the day several times over. Without any spoilers, even though there are some really dark moments, the ending is not just happy, but will leave you smiling for days on end. Every chance I get, I spread the word about The Hourglass Door trilogy. It's a rare handful of books that I rave about so militantly. Two words for you: buy it. You won't be sorry.
ACE22 More than 1 year ago
This book is one of the best i have read. I read constantly and the hourglass door series is one that i always turn back too. The Forgotten Locket is a fantastic end to a wonderous sereis. This book and the two before are worth every penny.
bookloverrrrr More than 1 year ago
The Forgotten Locket (book three in the hourglass door trilogy) brought me into a world of adventure and love. I purchased this book today and read it in one sitting. Now I am a bit dissapointed it's over, but the books did give some hints to Abby and Dante's future together. Lisa Mangum has written a beautiful trilogy that I will NOT forget. The moments of sweetness and bitterness in this "time stopping" tale gave me moments of awe and even anger at some of the villans. I felt that I was sucked in as part of Abby during this series and that isn't something most authors can accomplish to the readers. After reading all three books I even look at the world a little differently than before (which no author or story has ever made me feel before). That said, I suggest you read the trilogy because I know you will love it!
TristiPinkston More than 1 year ago
Lisa Mangum burst onto the young adult contemporary fantasy scene like a firework with the release of The Hourglass Door, and continued to burn brightly through The Golden Spiral. With The Forgotten Locket, she puts on an entire fireworks show, dazzling the reader with burst after burst of excitement and drama until the story (and the trilogy) come to a very satisfying conclusion. Whoa, I'm starting to sound like Bruno Tonioli. Sorry about that. My Synopsis: Abby's family no longer exists in her reality; only her memory of them proves they were ever real. The river of time is splitting off into hundreds of little streamlets, and each split is decaying and destroying those she loves. Dante has the power to read the river and know what it needs, and it needs a special gift that only Abby has. Zo knows this too, and he is determined to get her into his clutches so he can be the only true master of time. As Abby, Dante, and Zo leap into the river at certain key points in history to make things flow the way they believe they should, they come up against each other over and over again until it seems there is no way to heal time and put things right again. But love, determination, and passion for doing the right thing will always prevail in the end. My Thoughts: Lisa Mangum is a superlative author. There are spots in the book where the pacing is tight and you want to read faster because the action is compelling your eyes to race, but you are forced to stop and savor each word, pulled in by the beauty of her craft. If I didn't like Lisa so dang much as a person and respect her so dang much as an editor, I'd probably be jealous and hate her forever because she's such an amazing craftsman. Thank goodness for that liking and respect, right?
wormofbooks More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!! I was lucky enough to get an ARC and I finished The Forgotten Locket within a day! We get some intriguing background information on Dante's old life as well as the rest of the characters! This might be my favorite book out of the trilogy because this is where the action is at!(: Abby and Dante's relationship was developed well, and some other fun characters came into play. You won't regret reading this awesome finale to a phenomenal trilogy!!(:
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trishalovesbook4life More than 1 year ago
This book is for everyone that has loved and lost someone. its the best out of all the storys. i love them all.
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TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Gold Star Award Winner! In this, the final installment of THE HOURGLASS DOOR trilogy, Abby has gone through the hourglass door in an attempt to heal the river and undo Zo's dangerous changes to her past and protect her future. Once she reaches the river, Abby discovers there's more at stake than just her future. Zo is undoing the river, and with it time and the world as Abby knew it. If she doesn't stop him, there won't be anything to go back to. Abby travels into Dante's time in an attempt to close the time loop and save the river and the world, but Zo isn't about to let her stop him. From THE HOURGLASS DOOR to THE GOLDEN SPIRAL, and now THE FORGOTTEN LOCKET, Mangum takes us on a thrilling jaunt through time. Though the characters in this installment have memory lapses, my memory of Mangum's characters and world have never faltered. I can't recommend these books enough. The only bad part about this novel is the fact that it ended, and with it ends Abby and Dante's story. I'll miss not reading about them in future tales, but I'm comforted knowing I can pick up THE HOURGLASS DOOR and start the journey all over again . . . and close the time loop in my own way.
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