The Forgotten Locket (Hourglass Door Trilogy Series #3)

The Forgotten Locket (Hourglass Door Trilogy Series #3)

by Lisa Mangum


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The future is uncertain. The battle to control the past has begun. The final book in the riveting Hourglass Door trilogy begins when Abby steps through the black door, and she doesn't dare look back. Though it means leaving Dante—wounded, bleeding, and possibly blind—she knows it is the only way to save her family and stop Zo from manipulating the river of time and throwing the future into chaos. In the end, Abby must face a final confrontation that will take her to the very origins of the hourglass door. Praise for The Hourglass Door
• 2009 Book of the Year Award, Young Adult Fiction—Foreword Magazine
• "I never imagined the adventure I'd find when I opened The Hourglass Door. Abby and Dante's world is intoxicating and I didn't want to leave. . . . Mangum's book flowed smoothly and effortlessly and led me through a tale I'll not soon forget." —, 5-star rating, Gold Star Award
• "In a time when copycats abound, Mangum has created a unique story with interesting characters and an intriguing plot."—Deseret News

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609080495
Publisher: Shadow Mountain Publishing
Publication date: 06/09/2011
Series: Hourglass Door Trilogy Series , #3
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 807,108
Product dimensions: 8.38(w) x 5.78(h) x 1.26(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About 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 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.

What People are Saying About This

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

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The Forgotten Locket (Hourglass Door Trilogy Series #3) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 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!!(:
tjsjohanna on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
There were parts that I really liked about this book - there were some great scenes and ideas. My biggest problem was that the overall story didn't have enough meat. For instance, Abby loses her memory, but then it's fixed, before it is really used as a way to move the story forward - why bother? I like the characters in this series and I liked the idea of changing time or fixing time - I just wish the plot were stronger.
ABookwormsHaven on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a series that does not get nearly enough attention. It is easily one of my favorite in the young adult world and one that I know I will continue to re-read because I love it so much. I loved the first two books, The Hourglass Door and The Golden Spiral so I was dying to get my hands on the last installment in the series.In the Forgotten Locket we pick up right where we left off, literally. Abby is trying to help Dante fix the river since Zo has thrown it out of whack, while also trying to save herself and her family. Since we are thrown right back into the heart of the action, it actually took me a couple of pages to get refreshed on all the events that had transpired in previous books and get my bearings again. While Abby is fighting to help save the river, Valerie is fighting to try and save her sanity. She is still the oracle of the story, with her thrilling stories about the Pirate King and the River Policeman. These stories so clearly mimic Zo and Dante, but Valerie does not fully understand the meaning of them herself, so we are left to try and decode them on our own.Speaking of Zo, that little monster seems to be everywhere! I was never sure where he was going to pop up and it kept me constantly on guard for his horrible antics. He is bound and determined to either have everything for himself or destroy it so no one else can have it. He is the character you love to hate and I was just praying Dante and Abby got to be the ones to seal his doom.I do love the fast pace that Lisa sets for you in these books. That being said though, you cannot read these books quickly. There is so much going on and so many details that weave into the time traveling, you will miss very important details if you try to read fast or skim. With this series, you will be forced to slow down and read each detail carefully, but be dying to absorb all the information as quickly as you can.As for Dante and Abby, they are a couple I will always root for. They are so sweet with each other and when Dante talks it is very easy to lose yourself in a swoon. I guess being born Italian gives him a little natural charisma, but he saves it all for Abby. The moments they get to share together are so precious, since time is not always on their side, but they soak in each other¿s presence and cherish ever second they have. It is easy to fall in love with both of them and you will not be able to help hoping their story ends happily.As for the cover of the book, it took me a while to figure it out. The truth behind it is not revealed until much later in the story and once you understand it, you will wonder how you missed it to begin with. Little details like that are what make Lisa¿s books strand out. She weaves in unresolved strands from book one and two into The Forgotten Locket and she fuses them together seamlessly. I am so happy to see that she kept this series to just three books because they all played out perfectly and I left this world content with the way things were resolved, but knowing I will have to come back and visit Dante and Abby again.Overall, this is a enchanting series, that has taken my breath away. I have loved every moment spent with Dante and Abby and hope that Lisa will have more worlds to share with us in the future. If you have not discovered this series than I highly recommend that you do!
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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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