Book Review Of “A Time To Speak” By Nadine Brandes

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What happens when you live longer than you wanted to?

Parvin Blackwater wanted to die, but now she’s being called to be a leader. The only problem is, no one wants to follow.

The Council uses Jude’s Clock-matching invention to force “new-and-improved” Clocks on the public. Those who can’t afford one are packed into boxcars like cattle and used for the Council’s purposes.

Parvin and Hawke find themselves on a cargo ship of Radicals headed out to sea. What will the Council do to them? And why are people suddenly dying before their Clocks have zeroed-out? (From Amazon)

** I received this book for free, as part of Nadine Brandes’s street/review team, in exchange for an honest review.**

So, If you read my last review, you could gather that I was somewhat torn about “A Time To Die”, I don’t really ever read books with a lot of God, and religious undertones. However, I really loved this book, I breezed right through it. I didn’t struggle getting into the story-line, like I did with the first book.  I came to love Parvin, and especially Hawke! Cap grates on my nerves, as well as Parvin’s mother. But that is to be expected with as many characters as there are in this book. You can’t love them all. And as for as Skelley goes, I keep hoping he will do something to redeem himself.

I can fully understand, why this book series has such a large following. It’s really quite enjoyable. And I do have to say, love develops, without kissing, without sex, and there is zero sex talk. it’s pure, and I find that refreshing. Not your typical YA book. Kudos to Nadine!

Loving you means that you are becoming the most important person in my life, second only to God. It means that I want to commit my affection and my time to you. I want to know everything about you and to share life with you.- Nadine Brandes