The Forgotten Locket

The Forgotten Locket

Lisa Mangum / Aug 23, 2019

The Forgotten Locket The only way to rescue the future is to alter the past When Abby stepped through the hourglass door leaving her beloved Dante blind and bleeding on the other side it was in full faith that she could

  • Title: The Forgotten Locket
  • Author: Lisa Mangum
  • ISBN: 9781609080495
  • Page: 396
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The only way to rescue the future is to alter the past.When Abby stepped through the hourglass door, leaving her beloved Dante blind and bleeding on the other side, it was in full faith that she could find a way to repair the damage to the river of time and restore him as well as her family It was a desperate chance that seemed worth taking.But Zo had other plans.Now AbbyThe only way to rescue the future is to alter the past.When Abby stepped through the hourglass door, leaving her beloved Dante blind and bleeding on the other side, it was in full faith that she could find a way to repair the damage to the river of time and restore him as well as her family It was a desperate chance that seemed worth taking.But Zo had other plans.Now Abby is trapped in a full fledged battle for her own mind and life and heart Even worse, Zo s evil intent reaches beyond simple revenge against her and Dante The whole world is in danger of collapsing unless Abby can summon her courage and undertake a journey that will lead her beyond the origins of the hourglass door.

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    About "Lisa Mangum"

      • Lisa Mangum

        Lisa Mangum has loved and worked with books ever since elementary school, when she volunteered at the school library during recess Her first paying job was shelving books at the Sandy Library She worked for five years at Waldenbooks while she attended the University of Utah, graduating with honors with a degree in English An avid reader of all genres, she has worked in the publishing department for Deseret Book since 1997 Besides books, Lisa loves movies, sunsets, spending time with her family, trips to Disneyland, and vanilla ice cream topped with fresh raspberries She lives in Taylorsville, Utah, with her husband, Tracy She is the author of the Hourglass Door trilogy and After Hello.


    315 Comments

    1. I kept reading this because I had read the first two and wanted to see how it resolved but it was just like a series of superfluous conflicts that were all resolved in ridiculous ways. Like, "There is this huuuuge problem! The world is going to end. How about I pull an illogical answer out of thin air and try it? Oh, wow! It worked! Because I'm SPECIAL!" Lather, rinse, repeat. And seriously, this is the end of the book: "I made a wish, and I knew in my core it would come true. So I wished that a [...]


    2. I'm so relieved this series is over! I pushed through this last one and was just saddened by so much wasted potential. The author really has a way of illustration so you feel like you are there and you can vividly see the imagery in your head. Her writing can be beautiful. Also her particular concept of a river of time and traveling to the bank of the river was new and original to me. I felt she really could go far.However, I was left frustrated by too many connections she made without explanati [...]


    3. The Forgotten Locket is an incredible, beautiful ending to the Hourglass Door Trilogy. With the ending of The Golden Spiral, I was more than anxious to read the sequel, to see what would happen, and finally have everything come together. Lisa Mangum created an intricate, timeless tale with her story of Dante and Abby. It flows with the breath of time, circling into my mind, taking root, becoming one with me. She created the possible out of the impossible, by using the echoes of time, the chime o [...]


    4. This isn't really a review because I just don't have the energy to think about and articulate everything that was wrong with this book. Usually I devour books like this in one sitting, but I had to read this book over the course of a couple weeks because I JUST COULDN'T TAKE ANYMORE You know the feeling.Anywho~Since I don't want to write a full review of this book, instead I will list the shelves I am tempted to create on my account just so I can put this book on them:shelf name: Holy Plotholes, [...]


    5. Abby stepped through the hourglass door at the end of the last book and the story picks right up from there. She and Dante continue to try and save the river of time, which Zo has changed and broken. If they are not successful time will break completely.[return][return]This book just didn’t do it for me. I just wasn’t able to get a cohesive sense of how the story connected. It didn’t seem that there was a strong plot arc, where every piece would eventually connect to form the story. It was [...]


    6. This book is also reviewed on my blog Books: A true storyI think the best way to describe The Forgotten Locket was melodramatic.  Meaning that it felt so dramatic that I was disconnected from it.  It was more entertaining when I read it in my head with a super dramatic voice.I was honestly kind of bored while reading this.  Abby is rescued from her problems too quickly so they didn't seem that dire to me.  It was also painfully obvious how things would resolve since the really big threats we [...]


    7. Oh. My. Where to start?They say the beginning is a very good place, so I guess we'll start there.The title: possibly the most inaccurate title I've ever come across. Unless I've already forgotten another locket that played an integral(ish) part in the plot (except not really), the locket of the title is never forgotten. In fact, it's mentioned consistently and repeatedly throughout all three books. I think that whole mess was a really bad attempt at a Chekov's gun thing. I hope it wasn't.All the [...]


    8. 3.5 for this one. It’s better than the second book, but not as good as the first. I guess it’s a satisfying ending for the series, but I was bothered by a lot here. First, there were lots of convenient bending/breaking of rules with the river/bank that confused me. Also, way too much garbage with Zo and not enough interaction with the past IMO. And, there seemed to be some weird inconsistencies in this series--with weird resolutions (or non-resolutions) in this book (e.g. the Sofia thing was [...]


    9. This book has made me realize that I'm either in a reading slump or maybe getting pickier about the books I read. I'm also 9 months pregnant so my mind is probably a little more sensitive than normal. On the positive side, these books were a great fictional read. At first I was worried it was going to turn into a "twilight-esce" book. I was happy to discover it was not about vampires. I was intrigued to discover it was about time travel. It is another young adult fiction series, which sometimes [...]


    10. This series really disappointed me. The first book was good and had so much potential but unfortunately the author forgot that truly remarkable books have truly developed characters and relationships. Instead, the last two books focused on the weird "bank" and river. But even though the author spent so much time describing these areas, as well as the antagonist, Zo, they were quite forgettable in the end. The "magic" didn't quite feel real because there were almost no limitations to the magic. L [...]


    11. Reading the final book of this series was like going on a long awaited vacation - you plan for it, you wait, you enjoy every minute it, and then when it's almost over [if you're like me] you start to get a little sad and a bit depressed because it's coming to an end! I almost didn't want to finish the last few chapters because I didn't want it to be done - yeah, so I'm a dork!I have enjoyed the development of the story over the course of the three books. One of my favorite characters is still Va [...]


    12. Ok this needs to be 3.5 stars. She didn't tie in everything. This book was action packed and it was a page turner. It had to be, it had to follow the first two books, or this last book would be boring and it was anything but that.Yes Abby and Dante saved the world along with family and friends but what happen to Leo, and Valerie? How did they moved on with their lives?I felt like she changed some things like in the first book The Hourglass Door Dante said that he had a lover and her name was Sop [...]


    13. SPOILER . . . Even though I liked the book . . . there were several irritating parts to it. The constant reference to how confusing time can be - yeah, we get it, you are in multiple places at once. If we can follow the story of several characters being doubled up, why can't they just follow their own? The fact that even though they looked down the river (Dante's gift??) . . . they couldn't see what Zo saw? To be able to plan ahead like he did? And the ever obvious If Zo could go back in time ( [...]


    14. To be fair, I was interested enough in this book to read it pretty quickly. However, I had to stifle my laughs and eye rolls as I read it. The writing attempts to be more important than the story warrants, with a staccato, poetry-like style that is difficult to get past. The constant metaphors for "darkness" and "pain" are distracting ("as dark as eyes closed as midnight", or "a sharp pain racing from my hip to my ankle, like someone had stretched a rubber band next to my bone and then lit it on [...]


    15. Lisa's a wonderful writer. She can truly weave magic with words and, in many places both in this concluding volume and "The Golden Spiral" before, I enjoyed the poetry of her prose. However, I found the plot dragging in this volume, as well as in "The Golden Spiral," and sensed that she was grabbing to remain in control of the whole time travel element. I would be very surprised if she outlined this whole series in advance, because it really began to seem as if she was making it up as she went a [...]


    16. I'm not even sure how I feel about this book. I read it because I was interested in seeing how it all panned out and in hopes that things made sense to me at the end. It really didn't. There is all this talk about closing the loop and preserving time but in the end they actually had to do this far flung thing to do it that made no sense. I still don't understand how the bank/river work and how exactly they get to and from these places and why they can't just jump into the river at all and travel [...]


    17. OMFG. GAHHHHHHHH THE FORGOTTEN LOCKET BY LISA MANGUM WAS SO FING GOODDDDDD ive been obsessed with it. i read this book in one day cuz i literally could not put down the book. everytime i wanted to go do something, i just couldnt stop reading cuz it was just intense chapter by chapter i read the hour glass door 4 times (more than twilight which is pretty suprising) the golden spiral 2 times cuz im currently re reading it to read the forgotten locket another itme maybe its just me but the book was [...]


    18. So.I think the author actually wanted to be a poet. But I struggle with poetry. This whole book, I was suffocating. I was waiting to burst through the top of the smoke into reality where the story would actually start. My head was filled with clouds or spider webs and I was digging my way through, wondering when I could breathe fresh air again. (that's as poetic as I get)How many things could go wrong before we got to the point? What in the world are they actually trying to accomplish? Is there [...]


    19. More like a 3.5. I enjoyed the book and probably would have enjoyed it more if I had reread the second book before starting this one. The book was action packed and it did tie back to many of the things from the first 2 books. However, keeping all of the time traveling stuff straight did get confusing at times. Also, I didn't like how the story ended (or didn't end) for Orlando. He obviously fell in love with Abby and was then forced to wait 500 years for his brother to show up so that Orlando c [...]


    20. A happy ending! I love it when everything works out in the end. I wasn't positive that it all would end up ok. Our hero was in peril for most of this book, and it seemed that the villain had the upper hand. But our heroine nothing can stop her! At one point she looked at all of the work ahead of her to defeat the bad guy and put everything to rights, and she broke down. She lost faith for a minute because it seemed to be an insurmountable mountain to climb, but the consequences of her giving up [...]


    21. For the record, I'm rating this a 3.8. Read below to see why. As the last of the Hourglass trilogy, The Forgotten Locket does much to satisfy the readers as well as it can. It starts immediately after Abby steps through the door in The Golden Spiral. She lands in Italy right at the moment where Orlando steps onto the bank the very first time. Abby, Orlando/Leo, Dante, and Valerie all come together in a whirlwind of adventure to stop Zo, the psychopath musician who wants to control time or destro [...]


    22. I gave this book three stars, not because it wasn't great, but because I began to have a seriously problem with the unraveling and turning of the plotline. Personal taste, totally subjective, but again, I am a logically-driven person. If it's too far away from anything resembling logic (this was) then I have trouble thoroughly enjoying it. I sincerely hope Mangum will write something a *little* more mainstream next. I hope she stays in fantasy as she is fabulous, but this book, well, I felt like [...]


    23. The Hourglass Door Trilogy has slowly become one of those series I couldn't wait to read the next book in. When I read the first novel, The Hourglass Door, I was a little taken aback. I loved the characters and the plot but there were some elements, mainly the time traveling and river, that left me a little confused. Jump ahead to the second book, The Golden Spiral, and things really picked up. There was action, adventure, and the characters continued to grow and develop right before my eyes. Th [...]


    24. The Forgotten Locket is the final book in The Hourglass Trilogy. Instead of having to wait a year between each book, I was able to read all three in the span of three months, so my memory of the books were still fresh. After reading The Spiral Staircase (book two), I was hoping the Author would pull everything together in this one, and she pretty much did. I don't think I could say that I liked this book better than the first two. Honestly, the second book is the best in the trilogy, in my opini [...]


    25. Absolutely amazing!! I have loved this story from the first book. It just keeps getting better and better with each book, if that's possible. I love the premise of the story, time travel through a time machine made by Da Vinci, brilliant! The world that Mrs. Mangum creates on the bank of the river and the river it's self was wonderful. I could picture this amazing river, flowing and rumbling with the pictures of time. Now however the river of time is in danger and Abby, and Dante need to heal it [...]


    26. As with most series I have been reading lately, I feel the last one isn't nearly as good as the first. There were some major problems for me in this book, though. First, I felt like she did some foreshadowing in the first two books that were never answer in the final book. For instance, why spend so much time and heavy emphasis on taking pictures to preserve time in the second book when it barely receives one or two lines of attention in the 3rd book. Also, she kept mentioning Sofia int he first [...]


    27. This book had so much wrong with it, I'm not sure where to start. But I feel that a one-star rating deserves some explanation, so here are a few of the lowlights: - A plot that runs in meandering circles with no sense of momentum or direction - A main character that seems to lose personality as the series goes on instead of develop one - A villain that is seemingly all-powerful, but spends most of his time in clichéd evil banter - A world and system of supernatural that is confusing and inconsi [...]


    28. Pretty good wrap-up of the trilogy, though I definitely likedThe Hourglass Doorthe best. I was glad for a couple of scenes that through off the predictability of the storyline. The premise behind the locket itself was pretty interesting, though I would have liked to have had more explanation on several things. Like how exactly the locket was Dante's heart, and how music and the river were connected. The idea of gifts given through those that went through the door was also interesting, but I woul [...]


    29. Hmmmm. I'm still not really sure how I feel about this book. Can you like it and still be annoyed with it at the same time? Liked how it ended, liked the love story, but I was confused a lot of the time. Maybe my brain just isn't smart enough to keep up with the complexity of time travel. And I felt like there were too many close calls. When the hero's on the verge of death more than once and the heroine comes to the rescue yet again it becomes a little anticlimactic. The villain just wouldn't d [...]


    30. This final book in the Hourglass Door Trilogy was a bit of a let down. It was just interesting enough to keep reading, but I had hoped I would want to drop everything and devour it. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case. I could hardly keep my eyes open several nights while I was reading, so it was abandoned for sleep.The conflict was resolved, and the ending was fairly happy. It's too bad getting to the resolution was a bit slow and confusing (at times). In fairness, I've been busy lately, which [...]


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