My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Remember when Bella thought she lost Edward?
Well, Abby really did lose Dante. But rather than pawing at the hole where her heart used to be, Abby got up and did something about it. I always love a woman of action.
Without spoiling the end of The Hourglass Door, Abby and Dante’s solution for saving time (and it has nothing to do with brushing your teeth in the shower) created more problems than they anticipated. Abby uses her own unique gifts to fight Zo and protect the whole freaking world and its history. She loses some essential things (and people) along the way, but that’s why there is a third book in the series.
Lisa Mangum’s writing is sharper in the Golden Spiral than in its predecessor. The reader has less time to marvel at Dante’s hotness, but I think that is intentional. Time is running out and the directness of the writing conveys that message beautifully.
I liked it better than the first one, and that’s saying a lot. I’m certain that The Forgotten Locket, when it debuts in Summer 2011, will be another improvement.