A Time to Rise by Nadine Brandes
A Time to Speak: *Parvin dies*
A Time to Rise: *JUST KIDDING*
Okay, so Parvin is back with God guiding her steps. She literally came up from the grave because He wasn't done with her yet.
love how much Parvin has grown throughout the series and though she has
changed a lot since book 1, it hasn't been unrealistic. I loved her
confidence in the Lord. It's amazing how when we let go of our own
desires to serve God, He gives us the boldness to walk in His path.
Parvin was definitely more bold, but not cocky. Spiritual boldness is
much different then arrogance. In fact, it's quite the opposite, for to
be truly confident in God, you must surrender your pride. I really
enjoyed that message throughout the book.
The plot was riveting and
not at all what I predicted. in some ways I liked that, but in my Skelly
Chase predictions, I wasn't as satisfied. Lots of plot twists,
surprises, and awesome moments.
Of course, just like the previous 2
books, the action was none stop and yet somehow Nadine managed to fit in
character development, humor, sweet moments, and little things that
really glued the book together.
Nadine's writing has improved and I really felt myself drawn into Parvin's world even more so then the first one.
shooting, beating, a dog attack in which everyone ends up okay. There
are also some moments where a character deals with violent thoughts
(said character couldn't help it).
quick kiss. Can I just say, even though there was a love story, Nadine
didn't feel the need to revolve the book around their relationship. It's
hard to find a young adult book where the romance is clean, crisp, and
cute without it becoming the center of the characters story. It was
Over all, A Time to Rise was a great ending to the
Out of Time series, and I look forward to more of Nadine Brandes' work
in the future!