This week’s TBT book review is on…
…The Hourglass Door by Lisa Magnum⏳. This was the book I mentioned a few posts ago! I absolutely adore THD.
Abby’s life is going as planned and her senior year is right on track, but then Dante enters into her life and things turn upside down. Dante Alexander, a foreign-exchange student from Italy, is very mysterious and intriguing. Abby has never met anyone quite like him. He’s different, unusual. Abby cannot deny her attraction to him, nor can she deny the weird things that happen whenever he’s around. It’s almost as if time itself slows down when he’s near… Dante has secrets and the more she finds out about Dante, the more danger she is in. Soon Abby finds herself in Italy, where the dangerous truths are revealed, putting her life and the lives of her friends, in jeopardy.
This story is so unique; it’s unlike anything I’ve ever read before (and I’ve read a lot of stories). I read this book a few years ago and I remember finishing it… And just hoping that there was a second book. Turns out, there was! And a third! I have read the book and its companion installments quite a few times since then. That’s how good these books are – how good this story is.
Abby has a very planned life and she soon realizes she wants something more out of it. Everything has been planned for her… down to her boyfriend! I really related with her in this way (not the planned part of life and the boyfriend part), but the fact that she wanted something more out of her life – something unplanned for once. Abby is very strong-willed, a quality I really admire, and very likable… and very real.
Okay. Dante is goals, ladies! He may set the bar high, but it’s not a bad thing to have standards!😜 Just as long as they aren’t too outlandish!
Sorry… Totally off topic there! Anyway… Dante Alexander is my favorite character. And no, it’s not just because he’s this gorgeous Italian guy who writes/recites poetry. That may be a little bit of a contributing factor, but that’s not only reason why I love him. He’s so caring and sweet! And genuine. That’s why I love him. Oh! I love how… old-fashioned he can be, too. I’d explain exactly what I’d mean, but I don’t want to spoil any sweet moments for y’all! You readers will be shocked when his past is revealed…Things take an interesting turn, that’s for sure.
Lisa Magnum’s style of writing is so beautiful and effortless; you’re inescapably drawn into the story – into the world that Ms. Magnum created! I mean that in the best way possible!
For those looking for a riveting plot and a love story that is so sweet your sugar tastes bitter (but not cheesy!), The Hourglass Door is for you! Please do yourself the favor of reading The Hourglass Door by Lisa Magnum – you certainly won’t regret it. I cannot express how much I love this story – it’s so near and dear to my heart and I hope y’all will feel the same once you’ve read it.
That’s all for today! I will be posting my July TBR tomorrow!📚 Happy last day of June everyone!