The Golden Spiral picks right up from where the first book left off, which was ideal for the storyline. Full of unique twists, adventure and love, The Golden Spiral is unlike anything I’ve ever read. It is the perfect follow up to Lisa Mangum’s The Hourglass Door. This is the type of read that can keep a reader on the edge of their seats wanting more!
With Dante gone, Abby is left with an important task that may be the only thing that can get him back. She’s forced to live her life without knowing what’s coming, or disappearing, and take risks in hopes that someone will believe her. Unlikely friendships arise, but Abby needs all the help she can get.
The Golden Spiral is full of friendship, happiness, sadness and longing. I enjoyed the different emotional angle that is played on the reader. Because of this, I felt that the story opened up for the better. At first, I was weary about reading it, due to the fact that Dante is gone. It is tough for readers, I would suspect, to remain invested in the story if such a large part of it is missing. Not to fear though, Mangum knows how to snatch the reader up!
Abby is truly a fascinating character. I loved seeing how she’s grown within this installment. She’s adventurous, but isn’t afraid to show that she is fearful and knows when to kick it up a notch. I love her voice and can relate to her on many levels. She’s an awesome and refreshing heroine.
Overall, this was a fantastic read with just the right amount of adventure and romance. I am looking forward to the final installment of the Hourglass Door trilogy.