A Time to Rise, Book 3 of Out of Time series by Nadine Brandes + Giveaway

What more can you sacrifice than your life? (synopsis)

Title:  A Time to Rise
Series: Out of Time, book 3
Author: Nadine Brandes
Publisher:  Enclave Publishing / Gilead Publishing
Release Date:  October 14, 2016
Genre: Christian Young Adult Fiction, Dystopian

Parvin Blackwater is dead.

At least that's what the Council and the world thinks. But her sacrifice tore down part of the Wall long enough to stir up hope and rebellion in the people. Now she will rise again. Strong, free, and fearless.

Parvin and Solomon must uncover the mysterious clues that Jude left behind in order to destroy the projected Wall once and for all. Meanwhile, the Council schemes to new levels of technology in its attempts to keep the people contained. Can a one-handed Radical and a scarred ex-Enforcer really bring shalom to the world?

"Their carelessness - and God's sneakiness -
is going to save my life."
 (Loc 119)

I love that. It just makes me smile. A Time to Rise, an epic conclusion of Nadine Brandes' Out of Time series makes me smile, feel and think. It has it all.

1. Growth for many of our characters.

  • Parvin, no doubt, being our main heroine have truly blossomed in her walk and faith in God and in others.  Her development relationally, with Solomon, her mother, Tawny, Willow and even Skelley Chase have given me much satisfaction. 
  • Solomon's storyline may not be as pronounce as Parvin's, but his is just as gratifying and easy to relate. Being adopted, his doubts or rather his desire to be a true Hawke, along with finding out who he is individually makes him one of my favorite characters.  Plus, he spoke one of my favorite lines in the whole series. 
  •  Willow - ah. Such a young girl and what she endured and what hatred had done to her. Forgiveness vs sin is such a strong theme, and Willow's experience was the epitome of what it means.  Plus the parallels Parvin pointed out on Willow & Elm's relationship to her and Solomon gives food for thought.  
  •  Skelley Chase - honestly may be one of the top villains out there. Why? Because one doesn't know his true nature. What we see through Parvin's eyes (narration) can be so biased, as well as limited. Many times, I've asked "why?" when it comes to Skelley.
2.  Journey - Nadine have taken us quite the ride from the very first book in the series, A Time to Die. In this one, we again travel to the world unknown, OK, maybe not unknown, but definitely not what we'd expect.  You can never guess where this will take us.

3. Messages - Life, love, hate, faith, courage and forgiveness.  There are so many things you can take away in A Time to Rise, one begs the question, "if it's your journey, (not can you, but) will you rise to the occasion?"

"God can forgive anything. You are repentant. It will hurt, and it will take you a long time to heal but...you will heal. God will grow you." (Loc 5564)

My friends, Out of Time series may have some disturbing violence such as lost of limbs, but there are no profanities, nor will you find the psychological horror that is prevalent in today’s media.  This series connects with life, for ages 14 and up (including adults) to be challenged and encouraged, in addition to be entertained, as books should be. A Time to Die, A Time to Speak and A Time to Rise gives you all of that plus a little more in the meaning of love – love for family, for friends, for someone special and most importantly for our Lord God.  Take the time to start this series from the beginning, with A Time to Die and be immersed with much more than a story.

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

Disclaimer: I received a free digital ARC of this book. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

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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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