The Forgotten Locket

The Forgotten Locket
Book 3: The Hourglass Door Series
Author: Lisa Mangum

I would rather spend four hours reading the warning labels on toilet bowl cleaners and denture glue than read this book again...I know it sounds harsh, but it was bad....

The final book of the trilogy begins when Abby steps through the black door, leaving Dante wounded, bleeding, and possibly blind.  She starts out on her journey through time with the goal of saving her family and friends, and stopping Zo from manipulating the river of time which would throw the future into chaos.  During her journey, Abby meets Dante's family, and breaks the heart of a new, although familiar, suitor. In the end, Abby must learn to control her "gift" and use it to mend the river.

This was so sappy and poorly written I found myself reading every fifth word.   A neighbor of mine mentioned that the love story was so great she found herself  "curling her toes" with excitement.  Personally, the only thing that was curling at my house were my eyelashes from all of the times I rolled my eyes...I actually think I was dizzy once. 

The river of time has always been as clear as mud to me, so I didn't really understand how Abby's gift enabled her to do all she did, and what the benefits of being a master of time were...not to mention how Valerie seemed to be able to surf the river with out any problems.  Of course, there again, that may be my problem as I already admitted I was only reading every fifth word. 

My biggest problem with this book was the gushy, lovey, sap that was written into every conversation.  Fortunately, it was clean gushy sap, but nonetheless still sap.  It was painful to read, and really distracted from what little plot there was.  I know that I am in the minority on this one, but I think I am going to stick to my Efferdent boxes and Lysol bottles.

Happy Reading

1 comment:

  1. So good to know! I thought I would like this series and it just never grabbed me, so I will skip this one and clean the bathroom ;)


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