The Golden Spiral (Hourglass Door Trilogy Series #2)

The Golden Spiral (Hourglass Door Trilogy Series #2)

by Lisa Mangum

Paperback

$7.99
View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Tuesday, April 30

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609080709
Publisher: Shadow Mountain Publishing
Publication date: 05/09/2011
Series: Hourglass Door Trilogy Series , #2
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 246,812
Product dimensions: 8.06(w) x 5.54(h) x 1.05(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.

Read an Excerpt


“He’s gone, Abby,” Jason said quietly, sliding his arm around my shoulder and leaning his head against mine. “And he’s not coming back.”

I closed my eyes, and for one small flash of time I wondered if Jason was right. It had been weeks, and if Dante had survived the passage through the door a second time, then he, like Zo, was now a master of time. He could go anywhere and any when he wanted. And if that was the case, then why hadn’t he come back to me, if only to let me know he was okay? Deep down I knew he would come if he could, but since he hadn’t, I feared that it was because he couldn’t. I worried that something had happened to him somewhere along the river of time. What if he had never made it past the door? What if he was trapped somewhere on the bank, or lost in time? What if he’d already confronted Zo . . . and lost? What if I never found out what happened to him? What if he was gone forever?

Interviews


Utah

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

The Golden Spiral (Hourglass Door Trilogy Series #2) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book! I would recomend this 4 everyone! This book has a lot of romance in it but not too much. Every teen should read it! :-)<3
trishalovesbook4life More than 1 year ago
I would say this book is for everyone but most for teens. omg i so love this story because you can relate to the love and all the things they go through. yes i would read all the books that she writes!!! i cant wait to get to the next one!!!!!!!!
Tawni More than 1 year ago
The Golden Spiral picks right up from where the first book left off, which was ideal for the storyline. Full of unique twists, adventure and love, The Golden Spiral is unlike anything I've ever read. It is the perfect follow up to Lisa Mangum's The Hourglass Door. This is the type of read that can keep a reader on the edge of their seats wanting more! With Dante gone, Abby is left with an important task that may be the only thing that can get him back. She's forced to live her life without knowing what's coming, or disappearing, and take risks in hopes that someone will believe her. Unlikely friendships arise, but Abby needs all the help she can get. The Golden Spiral is full of friendship, happiness, sadness and longing. I enjoyed the different emotional angle that is played on the reader. Because of this, I felt that the story opened up for the better. At first, I was weary about reading it, due to the fact that Dante is gone. It is tough for readers, I would suspect, to remain invested in the story if such a large part of it is missing. Not to fear though, Mangum knows how to snatch the reader up! Abby is truly a fascinating character. I loved seeing how she's grown within this installment. She's adventurous, but isn't afraid to show that she is fearful and knows when to kick it up a notch. I love her voice and can relate to her on many levels. She's an awesome and refreshing heroine. Overall, this was a fantastic read with just the right amount of adventure and romance. I am looking forward to the final installment of the Hourglass Door trilogy.
AmieG on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Just as good as the first one, if not better! I loved this book! It is such an engrossing tale, intriguing and original. The Golden Spiral has a very original story line. It keeps you guessing the whole time. A definite must read!
icewoman96 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I found The Golden Spiral to be a thoughtful and engaging sequel to The Hourglass Door. Although The Hourglass Door began somewhat slowly in order to set up the action and the characters, The Golden Spiral picked up right where The Hourglass Door ended and took off from there. Assumptions were made that you had read the first book, that you were familiar with the characters and the storyline, and that you knew exactly what was going on. This is definitely not a stand-alone book; you must read the first book in order to understand the events in this book. Dante is stuck behind the Door and Abby must built a new one in order to get him back, but she needs help to do and must trust someone she never thought she would. In the meantime, Zo is now more powerful than ever before and is wreaking havoc on her life, changing her past timeline, shifting her past, altering it so that people and family she knew and loved are no longer in her present. Abby has to work hard and fast to prevent Zo from altering any more of her past, to prevent the barriers of time from breaking down further. What I found absolutely fascinating in all this were the philosophical discussions surrounding the past and how one choice from your past can alter your future course so drastically. Abby asks Dante at one point, why can't he just go back and fix her past and he answers, he doesn't know what choice it was that her parents made that altered the future so drastically and he was afraid that if he changed one thing, it would alter the future even more. It really made me think about all of my choices I've made in the past, good and bad, and how if I would have changed one thing, how different my life right now would have been. It boggles the mind to think of the paradoxes that creates.The world that is created in this novel is highly imaginative and unique. The river, the bank, the hourglass door, the time paradoxes and the time travelling allows for a lot of suspense and mystery. The action moves more quickly in this novel than in the first, with many plot twists and turns. You barely had time to breathe before something else happened. Ms. Mangum's writing style is fresh and creative, drawing the reader into her characters, allowing us to really see what they are thinking and feeling. I really enjoyed how Valerie's character developed, and how secrets were revealed through the use of pictures and stories; I was never sure of Valerie's loyalty and this kept me interested and intrigued all the way through this novel. She is such a fascinating character.VerdictThe Golden Spiral is a fun, compelling, and engaging sequel to The Hourglass Door. The characters continue to be well-developed and intriguing, with many dark and interesting secrets, secrets that make them unsure whom they should trust. I am definitely looking forward to book 3, The Forgotten Locket, when it is released in summer 2011.
tjsjohanna on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Abby is trapped in the impossible situation - her past keeps changing but she has all her old memories and she has the task of both saving Dante and figuring out how to put things back the way they were. As the middle of a trilogy, this novel is the embodiment of all the worst outcomes of the first novel and leaves the reader hanging as to whether anything will work out at all. Can't wait to see how it all ends up in the final installment.
DeeDee10 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Once again Abby and Dante have just awed me with the love and passion they feel for each other. I think that Zo is a great villain and is very believable. I like Abby who doesn't back down from what he throws at her and I respect her courage to do what is necessary to save and be with her beloved.
ABookwormsHaven on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in The Hourglass Door trilogy so if you have not read The Hourglass Door you need to read that first. One of the things I have really enjoyed about this series is the back story of Leonardo da Vinci's life and how it is intertwined and connected with the character's in this story. Da Vinci was a brilliant man and since Dante got to learn from him, he in turn is quite brilliant and it shows in the work that he he does and in the plans he left behind for Abby to build another door. After letting Dante go to follow Zo through time, Abby has been left with the task of building a new door to try and get Dante back, while also fighting Zo and all the changes he is making in her life. And he is making quite a few changes, the only upside is that Abby gets a little warning before anything happens, but there is not much she can do to change anything. I think I underestimated how cruel Zo could really be, there was a point in the book when I though he was done messing with her life, yeah, I was wrong, he took his meddling to the extreme and shatters Abby's world. My heart broke for Abby because it was a lot for one person to deal with and she essentially has no one left to help her cope with it all.A surprising character in this book was Valerie, she almost became like an oracle for Abby. Throughout the novel she is telling tales that almost seem to be nonsense until they actually happen in Abby's life. The intent of Valerie is still not clear to me, she seems to be on Abby's side at some points in the book and then at other points she flips a switch a Zo becomes her world and the only thing that is important to her. I think her role in this series is very significant and even when her words seem to be nonsense, they turn out to be crucial later in the book.Lisa does a great job of answering some lingering questions that I had from The Hourglass Door, especially from the prologue which I had forgotten about. I was happily surprised by the way some of the loose ends began to weave together and make one full story. The best part of the story for me still though is Abby and Dante. Dante is such a great male lead and he loves Abby so fiercely it really makes you want to see them have a happy ending to this story. Both of them have been through so much and I like how neither of them is the "damsel in distress" they both have skills that help in their adventure and they compliment each other very well.Overall, this book is awesome and I think Lisa has done a great job of coming up with a fresh story to tell. The only downside for me is that the final book The Forgotten Locket, does not come out until the summer of 2011! That makes me sad, I hope maybe that date will be pushed up because I am not sure I can wait that long to see what happens!
thebookwormsorg on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Golden Spiral picks right up from where the first book left off, which was ideal for the storyline. Full of unique twists, adventure and love, The Golden Spiral is unlike anything I've ever read. It is the perfect follow up to Lisa Mangum's The Hourglass Door. This is the type of read that can keep a reader on the edge of their seats wanting more!With Dante gone, Abby is left with an important task that may be the only thing that can get him back. She's forced to live her life without knowing what's coming, or disappearing, and take risks in hopes that someone will believe her. Unlikely friendships arise, but Abby needs all the help she can get.The Golden Spiral is full of friendship, happiness, sadness and longing. I enjoyed the different emotional angle that is played on the reader. Because of this, I felt that the story opened up for the better. At first, I was weary about reading it, due to the fact that Dante is gone. It is tough for readers, I would suspect, to remain invested in the story if such a large part of it is missing. Not to fear though, Mangum knows how to snatch the reader up!Abby is truly a fascinating character. I loved seeing how she's grown within this installment. She's adventurous, but isn't afraid to show that she is fearful and knows when to kick it up a notch. I love her voice and can relate to her on many levels. She's an awesome and refreshing heroine.Overall, this was a fantastic read with just the right amount of adventure and romance. I am looking forward to the final installment of the Hourglass Door trilogy.
bookgirl59 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This triogy is keeping me intruiqued. I only wish the conclusion was already out so could I read it right now. The time travel is handled creativly and the love interest is the perfect bleand of sweet passion.It is sutable for readers from twelve to ninty-nine.I care about the main characters and I want to beat the villian to a pulp and feed him to wild dogs. :)This one gets my vote
SuzReads on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great book! Fast paced with lots of action and drama. In book #1, it was clear which characters were good and evil but I liked that in this book, some of the characters seemed to be working for both sides and switching back and forth. It kept me on my toes. I would recommend this book and am looking forward to #3!
jacobblackfan More than 1 year ago
its great
AliceGrace More than 1 year ago
What do you say after you've read one of the most amazing books ever written? I'm not quite sure what the right words are supposed to be but I'll start with: I absolutely loved this book! This was a great continuation of The Hourglass Door Trilogy. Lisa Mangum is a wonderfully talented author! I'm speechless at the moment. The Golden Spiral was wonderfully plotted and executed. Mangum stayed true to her characters while bringing us an entertaining read. As I read the book, I could feel that time was essential. Things needed to happen quickly but they didn't - that's good thing. The author didn't drag it out but she really brought out the.... All right, this is the only way I can explain it. Think of a really slow week. You feel like it's never going to end and you really need to do something but can't until the end of the week. Stay with me now. I'm not saying this book was boring, it definitely wasn't. Now think of how you're so conscious of time and feel like it can't pass quickly enough even though a lot is happening. Sometimes it all comes to a point that it feels like so many things are happening that you can't believe that you're only a day or two into the week. I hope I explained this accurately because that's what this book is like. So much is happening but it doesn't feel like it. The whole feeling of the book is slow but not in a bad way. It was the perfect setting for the whole plot. You learn enough about Leo and Dante's past just to keep you satisfied. There are still so many questions I have though. I mean, who's Sofia? They still haven't told us who that is. I'm dying for Abby to ask Dante again. The Golden Spiral didn't unfold the way I expected it too at all. Wonderful book and amazing sequel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a book that pulls the reader in and is very up and down k mean really good then a bad part will happen and back and forth. Dante and abby are perfect and zo is still up to his old tricks its so sad tony and v died. It was all zo's faughlt someone should cut his face up and teach him a lesson. Leo is amazing he is very helpful. Abby has it the worst with zo. He tries to change everything. He earases her family and makes her parents divorced. He is so cruel.if you havvent read the first one rish to the library ans get it. Abby-talented Zo-enemy Dante-boyfriend Natilie-best friend Valirie- lady that goes crazy V-like a shadow Leo- owner of the dungeun Mom-syco Dad-fun Sister-anouwing Great book Awesome Brillient Brainy Yonder Did A Nutty Thing Exciting Zing Off Vanrable Very Awesome Like I Really Inteand Extra Not A Total Idiot Likes I-jason Eee Jerk And Super Offencive NOT!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Alison_Witt More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the first book in the series by Lisa Mangum, The Hourglass Door. It had a clever and imaginative concept, a quick-moving plotline with plenty of action, and a great love story. Her second book, The Golden Spiral was a disappointing sequel to the original. The story was complicated and hard to follow, and the author further cluttered the story with way too much unnecessary detail that did not pertain to the plot. I often felt that the author must have believed she was being paid by the word, considering all of the long passages that really did nothing to help develop the story or the characters. She spent far too much time chronicling things such as how the main character, Abby learns to develop pictures in a darkroom, and not enough time with developing the characters. The characters in the book felt very flat and two-dimensional. The antagonist, Zo was very evil, with no redeeming quality, while the protagonists were kind of boring and predictable. The dialogue did not do much to make the characters interesting either, and often the conversations between them felt very unnatural. Despite the shortcomings of the book, I will say that I liked the ending. *SPOILER ALERT* I thought that the concept of time being in a loop was very interesting. As Abby learns that she has already been in this situation before, she realizes that she can break the time loop and change her destiny, if she so chooses. The themes of free agency and making difficult choices made for an intriguing conclusion to the story. Abby is faced with the choice of simply doing nothing and getting her old life back (without the love of her life, Dante), or risking everything for a chance to have it all. Though a part of her wants to take the easier path and allow her life to go back to a time when it was far less complicated, her heart will lead her to a less certain, but potentially more fulfilling future. Ultimately, I was disappointed with The Golden Spiral. The good ending could not really make up for the overly complicated plot filled with page after page of unnecessary detail and the poorly developed characters. Perhaps Lisa Mangum will be able to redeem herself and her story in the third and final book in this series, The Forgotten Locket. I am hopeful that she can recapture the magic of her first book, and give Abby and Dante the ending to their story that they deserve.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
In this sequel to THE HOURGLASS DOOR, Dante has gone back in time to hunt down Zo, Tony, and V before they destroy time. When Dante doesn't come back, Abby realizes something must have gone wrong. Now, things in her life are changing . . . literally. Zo is using the river to change her timeline. Friendships are destroyed, family members are erased, but Abby is left with the heartache of remembering how things used to be. Her past, present, and future are in danger of being destroyed if she can't find a way to stop Zo. Using Dante's blueprints, Abby builds a new hourglass door in the hopes she can save Dante and find a way to keep her life from spiraling out of control before it's too late. If she doesn't stop Zo, it won't just be her life he destroys. I loved Mangum's first book, THE HOURGLASS DOOR, and the fast pace and excitement of THE GOLDEN SPIRAL kept me twisting and turning as I wound my way through the book. I loved Abby, Dante, and the other characters even more as I got further insight into their lives. The ending left me hanging and I can't wait to read the final book in this trilogy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago