A Time to Rise by Nadine Brandes

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Title: A Time to Rise (Out of Time, #3)

Author: Nadine Brandes

Published By: Enclave Publishing (2016)

Synopsis: What more can you sacrifice than your life?
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? (Taken from Goodreads)



So many plotlines—I had no clue how they would all come together…but they did…

PARVIN IS AMAZING. I love her so much. She’s like a role model, and quite honestly, one of the best characters I’ve ever read. She seriously needs to be in real life. Being fictional is only a small setback, right? She can overcome that, right? With enough of our support? I want to meet her!!

In all seriousness, she was amazing. I loved the growth I saw in her. She’s so humble and caring and determined; she’s so easy to relate to and in so many ways I want to be like her. Her faith in God is so, so, so incredible in so many ways and is so inspiring. Is it weird to be inspired by a fictional character? I say no, because it’s Parvin Blackwater!

Solomon: Last book my one downside was I didn’t “get” this romance, but this time around, it took off in a sweet, clean, and adorable way. I absolutely loved it. Yes. Yes. One thousand times yes. Parvin and Solomon are awesome together. Just—for goodness’ sakes Parvin, quit constantly thinking/remembering Jude! You know you’re in love with Solomon, so let it go! I think I mostly liked Solomon because he’s so legit. There’s nothing unsure or shaky about his character; he’s such a solid and dependable guy for Parvin. There wasn’t anything I didn’t like about him. A fantastic guy and strong male lead for this series—instead of writing him in as a side character primarily to serve as a romantic interest to Parvin, like so many YA novels do with guy characters—it rather feels like two main characters who happen to fall in love, which I think is always the more realistic way to do it.

I loved the way the side characters had their turn in the spotlight—Frenchie and Kaphtor were hilarious, especially Kaphtor’s name—say it aloud—captor, as in he took them prisoner? He was their captor? But then he turned out to not be their captor and to be on their side? Nice irony. Very nice.:)


 I also dislike the way Solomon constantly thought himself outside the family because he was adopted.

The descriptions as usual are amazing and enthralling and grab ahold of you, allowing you to feel the emotion that is coursing through the words of this narration. Parvin’s realizations, her faith, and her beliefs portray positive truths without being cheesy; the God aspect is worked in as a part of the plot—the plotline wouldn’t survive without it.

I love how God found a way into this book. I love it so much.

I just love this book. Fantastic job, Nadine Brandes. All the subplots tying together perfectly…THE ENDING. The ending was so exactly right and made perfect sense. It fit perfectly with the themes of the series. I love the way this was done because in some way it’s very similiar to all the other dystopian book series going around, but at the same time it’s completely, entirely different. Very cleverly done.

And now that Time to Rise is over…it’s Time to Reread the entire series!

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Rating: 5.0 / 5.0

Recommended to: fans of Out of Time of course!!

** I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**

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