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The bank is eroding. The barriers are thinning. And time is running out. The hourglass door has closed behind Dante, sending him back in time to hunt down Zo, Tony, and V. Although giving him up was the hardest test she ever faced, Abby knows that Dante is the only one who can stop the others from destroying time itself. But almost immediately, things start to change, and Abby’s worst fears are realized when Zo begins targeting her past specifically. As Abby’s world fractures around her, she must face a terrible truth: Dante never made it through the door, and he may be lost forever without her help.

So with Dante’s blueprints in hand, she begins construction on a new door, a new time machine that will either save Dante - or doom him. With each new change that ripples into her present, Abby’s life continues to spiral out of control. Her relationships with Jason, Natalie, and even her family are threatened to the breaking point. Zo’s power is greater than Abby ever imagined. Will her love for Dante be enough to turn the tide? This award-winning YA love story is the second in a trilogy.

©2011 Lisa K. Mangum (P)2011 Shadow Mountain

Critic Reviews

"With the release of The Golden Spiral, Mangum is firmly securing her place in the world of young adult fantasy literature." ( Deseret News)
"2010 Book of the Year for Young Adult Fiction." ( ForeWord Reviews)

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  • Nicole
  • 25-04-2020

"Sometimes all you can do is wait"

I can't believe I'm going to say this, but this book has entirely too much dialogue. I usually have a problem with books having so much action and not enough dialogue that it's either too repetitive, or hard to follow the storyline... but this book had the opposite problem. It seems like nothing ever really happens, there's just a lot of talking between characters about what might happen or what they should do... but it doesn't seem like anyone ever really DOES anything. There's a villain, and supposedly he's changing things in the timeline (which we know is a bad thing because they talk a lot about how it's a bad thing) but they never explain HOW... so you're left knowing that you're not supposed to like the villain but you're not exactly sure WHY. They probably do explain some things by the end of the book but the story takes waaaay too long getting to that part - I wouldn't know though because I couldn't finish the book. I was more than halfway through it and I feel like nothing had been explained. Sometimes stories can pull that off with a bit of good suspense but this book did a poor job building suspense because nothing ever really happened. The characters seem to make a lot of choices that don't make sense... For example: there's a lot of dialogue between the heroes about how the villain is really powerful and they should try to stop him, but also stay away from him. But whenever the villain appears, the heroes just stand there having conversations with him. They don't try to stop him, or apprehend him. They don't run from him... Sometimes they casually WALK away from him after having a conversation with him about how they are NOT going to talk to him. A couple of times one of the characters in the book says "sometimes all you can do is wait"... maybe that's what the title should be because that's all it seems like you'll be doing while listening to this book.

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  • Trent Gividen
  • 02-11-2018

The Story Continues

It is now time to face the challenge of meeting the Future's Past, and whether there is time enough to stop the evil from wiping out all of humanity in the blink of an eye, or worse, change history itself!

I enjoyed it tremendously, and will continue to refer friends to a real good listen!

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