Monday, June 1, 2009

Review: The Hourglass Door by Lisa Mangum


Lisa Mangum's first book stands alone in this currently over-crowded genre. 

I've been reading a lot of YA supernatural fiction lately, and I was afraid that this would be the same-old, same-old.  I think it added a few surprising elements that we haven't seen before.

High school senior, Abby, meets a mysterious new student, Dante. Enter the gorgeous, sexy, strong, supernatural male character. What is he? Vampire? no. Werewolf? no. Shape-shifter? no. We spend the whole book answering not who is he, but what is he. We also try and find out why he has entered Abby's world, and how long he'll be staying.

I needed something to read one day while I was home sick with the flu, and this book fit the bill. The pages turned quickly, the love story was exciting, and there was mystery throughout.  One of the reasons why I choose this book was that it is that Twilight/girl meets boy/high school/supernatural/mystery/romance genre that I find entertaining, so I can't complain that I found myself comparing this book to the ones I've read previous to it.   Comparisons aside, I think this book held its own.   Will I read the sequel?  You bet.

About the Book:
Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: Shadow Mountain (May 13, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1606410938
ISBN-13: 978-1606410936


1 comment:

Rita Renne said...

I would really love to read this book. I just need to get my hands on it! Thank you for the review!

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