Book Review ~ A Time to Rise by Nadine Brandes

Hey guys!

It has been a long time, hasn’t it? Time has just flown by,  and I didn’t realize exactly how long it had been since my last post.

What’s been keeping me busy? Mainly college, so there hasn’t been a lot of time (funny how I keep talking about time) for reading anyway, but today I have a book review of A Time to Die for you!

I was able to meet Nadine at the One Year Adventure Novel conference. She is so sweet and I was so happy to meet her.



How would you live if you knew the day you’d die? 

Parvin Blackwater believes she has wasted her life. At only seventeen, she has one year left according to the Clock by her bedside. In a last-ditch effort to make a difference, she tries to rescue Radicals from the government’s crooked justice system. 

But when the authorities find out about her illegal activity, they cast her through the Wall — her people’s death sentence. What she finds on the other side about the world, about eternity, and about herself changes Parvin forever and might just save her people. But her clock is running out.


Plot/Story line: 4/5  The plot felt slow at times to me, so it took me some time to finish the book.

Characters: 5/5 The characters that Nadine has created feel very real; these characters are not cardboard–it is almost like they are sitting beside you. I must say a certain young man named Hawke is very intriguing and has my attention. 🙂

Writing/Dialogue 5/5 Full and rich.

Want to read/ability: 4/5-  Since this book is in the future, there are different technologies and customs. There were some things I had a hard time understanding, but once you grasp it, it’s all smooth sailing. 

Bad Language:  None

Inappropriate Content:  None

Over-all-rating: 5/5- I liked the book, but futuristic books have never been my cup of tea; however this one was enjoyable.

Have you read A Time to Die? What did you think? Comment below!

You can find A Time to Die, here.

You can find Nadine Brandes here.

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