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

Parvin Blackwater 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 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.

Oh, yes. I have joined the ninjas. It was a slow fade, but I’ve succumbed.

*snaps out of scary voice*

Okay, yeah, I’m just kidding.

BUT, I am NOT kidding about this blog post. Guys. If you’ve read this book you know the pain and the heartbreak and emotional numbness that follows along. It’s a bittersweet experience. Truly, truly, indeed.

This book was CRAZY!!!!!!!! Crazy good, I assure you. Oh yes, so. GOOD. *eeeeeek!!!!*

Unfortunately though, I must cease the fangirl-ness and proceed into professional reviewer mode so ere we go. *exhales*


What I believe the author (Nadine) was trying to convey with A Time To Die is actually quite deep. I think she was trying to convince people the value of time, living life to the fullest, and to never put your faith in the false security of this world. I think Nadine was also trying to explain how life is un-certain and will include MANY plot-twists, and we should embrace them because they only grow us and make us stronger. A Time To Die taught me that tomorrow is never guaranteed and what may seem to be bad, God can use for good.

Probably hands-down my favorite thing about this novel is the super present spiritual attitude of it. It’s not just a “christian novel”. It’s a book written by a woman who cares deeply for God, and strives to be more like Him, and it shows in the way Parvin (the main character) has her relationship with God.

THE FEELS: (non-spoilers)

Wowza, can this woman WRITE. I got soooo connected to characters and their adventures and, as one person says, their pilgrimages. ;) I love how there’s so much character development. Is that not so a deal breaker?! Nadine know how to take your soul and rip it in two. Hahaha!


So, the storyline, did it follow through?

Did this book meet expectations?

Was I moved?


Golly, this book exceeded expectations and definitely left a big dent in my mind. Even though I finished it several hours I keep remembering back to several scenes and forget that it was a book-not a movie.

If you’re wanting an action-packed, dystopian-style, sweet relationship, full of purpose, lots of character development kinda book: READ IT.

And although I haven’t read them, you should totally read the last two in this series!



AND A Time To Rise is coming out October 14!!!! EEK!

Aren’t they all so beautiful???





Nadine’s GoodReads

Follow Nadine on FACEBOOK


her totally awesome TWITTER

Aannnddd PINTEREST!!!!

I’m pretty convinced that both Nadine Brandes AND her publishing company are awesome, so you really must check them out. nadine-early-release-2

Thanks everyone so much, and please check out Nadine’s wonderfully-delightful books!

p.s. they’re perfect for fall. ;-)


~By His Grace,








Jesus lover, beauty seeker, avid reader, passionate writer.

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