A Time to Speak, Book 2 of Out of Time Series by Nadine Brandes + (GR) Giveaway + Facebook Party

What happens if you live longer than you wanted to? (synopsis)

Title:  A Time to Speak
Series: Out of Time, book 2
Author: Nadine Brandes
Publisher:  Enclave Publishing / Gilead Publishing
Release Date:  October 16, 2015
Genre: Christian Young Adult Fiction, Dystopian

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.

Are you kidding me?! How?! How does a story hit you harder and harder when you think it’s given you the best already? How does it grip you tight, almost breathless with its scenes?  Nadine Brandes’ Out of Time series, book 2, A Time to Speak may very well be my favorite of the trilogy.  First off, I just LOVE that cover. You know me, very visual oriented, and that cover, along with Nadine’s prolific writing style had created a world that expands.  

There’s so much in A Time to Speak. So much that I can’t fathom how one book, or one series can throw that in there. As much as there’s intensity, there’s softness, there’s love and hatred, there’s pain and there’s healing, there’s good and there’s evil. And within all the darkness you see in this book, you see God’s light, o such bright light shining through! The hope in knowing despite all trials, evil and heartaches, God has a plan. Hope in that when we seek Him alone, His will, not ours will be done. O, how A Time to Speak speaks to us, challenges us and encourages us as we travel together towards that mission – a mission to speak of Him.

“He wants us to dwell on and seek Him.  Then our decisions will be made from our love for and relationship with Him.”  (330)

Yes, the message was strong, but don’t dismiss what else we can fall in love with in this series, and in A Time to Speak specifically.  The romance. What Solomon said. What does it mean to love? I think my heart melted right then and there. It was that GOOD. It’s not something you can let go or forget - ever. Perfect wedding vow (not to say there’s a wedding scene there).  I won’t quote it, because it's just something you have to experience yourself.  Trust me when I say it is imprinted in my mind and heart (and also copied in my notebook).

Not to miss. And if you’ve missed my review of book 1,  A Time to Die, just click on the cover image or the title to take you there. Truly not to be missed. Now, it's time for me to jump into A Time to Rise, the final installment of the Out of Time series.

NOTE:  I received a complimentary copy of this book for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. For my review policy, please see my Disclosure page.

Update: As of 9/29/16, there is a Goodreads Giveaway for A Time to Speak through 10/21/2016! Click on the Goodreads link to enter:



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Nadine learned to write her alphabet with a fountain pen. In Kindergarten. Cool, huh? Maybe that’s what started her love for writing. She started journaling at age nine and thus began her habit of communicating via pen and paper more than spoken words. She never decided to become a writer. Her brain simply classified it as a necessity to life.

Nadine is a stay-at-home author and writes stories about authentic faith, bold living, and worlds soaked in imagination. She lives in Idaho with her husband and works as a freelance editor. When she's not writing, editing, or taste-testing a new chai, she is out pursuing adventures.

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  1. Wow, I would LOVE to read this series! My preteen daughter loves dystopian but it's hard to find powerful Christian titles in that genre.


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