The Hourglass Door by Lisa Mangum
Series: The Hourglass Door Trilogy
Book No.: 1
Book Type: Own
Rating: 3.5 / 5
Summary: (from GoodReads)
His past. Her future. Can love bring them together in time?Abby's senior year of high school is textbook perfect: She has a handsome and attentive boyfriend, good friends, good grades, and plans to attend college next year. But when she meets Dante Alexander, a foreign-exchange student from Italy, her life suddenly takes a different turn. He's mysterious, and interesting, and unlike anyone she's ever met before. Abby can't deny the growing attraction she feels for him. Nor can she deny the unusual things that seem to happen when Dante is around. Time behaves differently when they are together - traveling too fast or too slow or sometimes seeming to stop altogether. When the band Zero Hour performs at the local hangout, Abby realizes that there's something dangerous about the lead singer, Zo, and his band mates, Tony and V. Oddly, the three of them are also from Italy and have a strange relationship to Dante. They also hold a bizarre influence over their audience when performing. And Abby's best friend, Valerie, is caught in their snare. Dante tells Abby the truth of his past: he once worked for Leonardo Da Vinci, helping to design and build a time machine. When Dante was falsely implicated as a traitor to his country, he was sent through the machine more than five hundred years into the future as punishment. As the past and the present collide, Abby learns that she holds a special power over the flow of time itself. She and Dante must stop Zo from opening the time machine's door and endangering everyone's future. More than one life is at stake and Abby's choice could change everything. (. . . long. . . )
First Sentence: It is the counting that saves him.
Bought this online. Read it in a day. I have to say that it was worth it.
Although it wasn't the best book in the world, I have to say that this book is a very entertaining piece that provokes who you think some of the characters are. I am a sucker for the Renaissance era history book with characters placed in the future. I also love anything to do with da Vinci, and his "genius" inventions play a huge part in this novel.
Dante, the person you're trying to figure out, is a new, refreshing character in YA fiction. No. He's not a vampire, werewolf, hunter, etc., and when I found out what he was (even though I pretty much knew from the beginning), I was happy. Make way, Edward, Dante has come. I like Dante way better anyways. . .
All in all, a very, very enjoyable read. It had me from prologue. I recommend this book.
Even though it's not the most creative cover, it still has a BUNCH of meaning. Read the book to find out. (: