5 Things I Love About A Time To Die


September 26, 2016


   Not only did I sign up to review A Time To Die, I signed up to be part of the blog tour - which means I get to post about this awesome book twice! Here are five things I love about A Time To Die ...


1. Parvin 

   Seriously, Parvin (the main character) is AH-MAZING. She's strong, but she has her moments of doubt and fear and has to lean on God to get through them. And she most definitely wasn't a flat character (which is good, seeing as she's the main character ...) It's a first-person book, and it's so easy to feel her emotions. Basically, she's just an awesome character. Actually, you know what? ALL the characters are awesome.

2. Characters 

   What, I can't talk about characters twice?
   Nadine is a master when it comes to characters. She had so many, yet each of them was extremely different from the next. All of them were well fleshed out, and it was amazing to read about all of them. I would pick up the next book for the characters alone, despite what the plot might be!
   Oh look, and here comes my next point ...

3. Plot 

   The plot was incredible. The end.
   But seriously, the plot was just ... yeah, no words. I was on the edge of my seat with this book pretty much the entire time. I just didn't know what was going to happen next! And I never saw the plot twists coming (most of the plot twists had me internally leaping up and down and shrieking 'what?!'), which was pretty nice, seeing as I figure out plot twists in other books half the time and then I'm annoyed at myself.

4. Worldbuilding 

   The world building wasn't the best I've seen, but it was still wonderful. Everything was just so ... dystopian and epic. All the work she obviously put into it payed off. Because normally I'm horrible at imagining the world the way it's supposed to be, so you have to be great at worldbuilding to make me see stuff straight XD. And Nadine did a pretty good job! So that was nice *nods*.

5. The Ending 

   Yes, this gets a whole point to itself.
   The ending was incredible and gave me ALL the feels. I seriously didn't know what to do with myself (except, ya know, go out and buy the next book pronto). Things happened, which I won't mention because spoilers, and then there was a horrid cliffhanger that made me want to scream (or ... go get the next book, so ...). Anyways, ignoring all the things that the ending did to my poor heart, it was amazing XD.

   Basically all I can say is: if you love dystopian (or Christian stories in general) go get this book. And I promise that this was my last A Time To Die rant, at least for a little while XD.

~ Savannah Grace 

   What is a book that you thought ended really well?
 

24 comments :

  1. What do you mean by "sign up to review" it? Was this an ARC?

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    1. The author (Nadine Brandes) was having people sign up to review her books as part of the launch party for A Time To Rise (the third book in this series). A gazillion people had told me I HAD to read A Time To Die, so I decided to go ahead and sign up *nods*.

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  2. ALSDJFALKDFJK. << how I feel about this book.

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    1. Okay, SO I FINALLY FINISHED KILLING SNOW. I sent it back with my comments and a general critique. Sorry for taking soso long... I've been super busy. :)

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    2. EEP YOU DID! Thanks so much, I'll go check out your email right away *nods*.

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  3. Great post, Savannah! Don't promise to stop your ramblings--we like them. Or, *I* like them at least. *cough*
    Some of my favorite book endings were in To Kill A Mockingbird, Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities, and The Lord of the Rings. That last one was a shocker, right? ;) #NOT Seriously though, Tolkien did a great job ending all the books! I may or may not be kind-of mad that they changed the transitions in the movies. >:(

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    1. Thank ya, Hanna! Book ramblings are so fun :D.

      Totally a shocker *nods*. LotR is the best ever! I should do a ramble-ing posts about THAT sometime *nods*. I was a tad irritated by the movie ending, too. At least they ended with the same words :D.

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    2. YES, YOU NEED TO!!
      I'm more annoyed that they scrambled the beginning and ending of Two Towers all up. . . They must have realized that changing the last line would result in an angry fangirl mob--sad they didn't get that memo on Faramir. *cough*

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    3. YEAH, how did they manage to keep the last lines of the movie (mostly) intact and TOTALLY mess Faramir up? *sigh* I guess it can't be perfect :D.

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  4. *flails violently* ACK I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH. IT'S ALL SO EPIC AND AMAZING AND LIFE CHANGING AND FAITH-RENEWING, RIGHT?

    I got an ARC of A Time to Rise and IT'S SOOOO GOOD. <3 <3 <3

    Plus, have you heard that Nadine might be doing some Out of Time novellas? *shrieks and flails forever*

    SO cool that you liked it! *jumps up and down excitedly* Can't wait to see what you think of book 2 and 3 :D

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    1. I KNOW IT IS I LOVE IT SO MUCH WHY DID IT TAKE ME SO LONG TO READ THIS?! *takes a deep breath*

      Oooh, I can't wait until it comes out so that I can read it! And NOVELLAS?! *is insanely excited*

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    2. Jane and I were discussing the ending the other day in the presence of someone who has not read them yet. It went something like: You Know Who did you know what and then YOU KNOW WHO did You Know What to You Know Who...

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    3. Haha, that sounds like me and my sisters sometimes XD.

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  5. Awesome post, girl! Why is it that I have not read this book?! Hey, now I know some of what you like about a book. *files it away to be used for 'Love Never Fails* XD
    -Ariel

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    1. *gives you A Time To Die because I own it*

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  6. WHY HAVE I NOT READ THIS YET? I NEEDS IIIIT!!!

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    1. YES YOU NEEDS IT, CHRISTINE! *hurries you to nearest bookstore*

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  7. I sympathize with you on the cliff hanger. But you can probably get the next book than I could over here in Australia requesting it through the library. And then you'll want book three immediately after that which I wasn't able to get. (Yes, another cliff hanger)

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    1. Actually, they don't have any of Nadine's books at my library, either! It's so sad :(. Looks like I'll be buying it :D.

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    2. I'm a cheap skate and actually prefer to not fill my house with books, so I suggest a lot of things to the library. And then I wish I could lend them to people directly.

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  8. I really enjoyed A Time to Die and A Time to Speak. I'm currently reading A Time to Rise. It's a really good series. ^ ^

    storitorigrace.blogspot.com

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    1. Ooh, you got A Time To Rise? Lucky :D. I can't wait until it comes out!

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