Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Review: The Golden Spiral by Lisa Mangum

Book: The Golden Spiral by Lisa Mangum
Genre: YA Paranormal
Rating: B+
For: ARC for Review
From: the publisher (Shadow Mountain) Thanks!

This continuation of Abby and Dante's story (which came out this week) follows Dante and his "friends" through the hour glass door spoken of in the previous book. Dante gets stuck in time, Zo gains control of time, and it's up to Abby to figure out how to fix things.But before she does that, Zo has managed to mess with her past to the point that her life is nearly unrecognizable.

I must say I was a little disappointed in this, the second book of the trilogy. The first book introduced a concept that, while familiar in general with other teen paranormal romances, still had a unique plot that I enjoyed and couldn't predict. However, during most of this second book, I felt like I was in a fog. Perhaps our main character, Abby, was feeling this way too and so maybe this feeling was how I was supposed to feel! Much of the descriptions of the river of time and the bank, and the magic door were hard for me to visualize. Also, I didn't really understand what the characters were trying to do.... maybe I'm just being very dense, but most of it didn't make sense to me.

But still, I do like this whole time theory and I like the characters quite well. I do think they need some more development. I feel the need to get to knew Dante much much better!  :) Hopefully we'll see that in the next book!

Bottom line: It was awright for me, just awright! 

Lisa Mangum's website.

Other reviews:

Bookworm Nation
There is Always Something to Read
Fire and Ice


  1. You did a good job - I think it is very well balanced. No more stress. :)

  2. LOL! You KNOW I was wondering what you'd think of this! :) Thanks for letting me know that it all worked out okay. And yes, the stress is over.

  3. I just finished reading The Golden Spiral and would have to agree with you - not quite as good as the first one and I was a bit confused about the whole bank and river thing too. I read Hourglass door in a few hours, but it took me a few days to read Golden Spiral. And I'm still not really sure how to picture Dante. She talks about having to put that one strand of hair behind his ear - ugh, I do not picture him with THAT long of hair. Oh well.



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