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A Time to Die (Out of Time #1) by Nadine Brandes


My rating: 2 out of 5
Goodreads rating: 4.36 with 591 ratings (as of 9/11/18)

Genre: SciFi, Fantasy, Dystopia
Print Length: 344 pages
Publisher: Enclave Publishing
Publication Date: September, 23rd 2014
ISBN 1621840298 (ISBN13: 9781621840299)

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.    “A Time to Die” on Goodreads

200 Word Review


I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book so I could give an honest review. “A Time to Die” by Nadine Brandes started out as an interesting Sci-Fi/Fantasy novel. People know exactly when they are going to die. That is an interesting concept. We all know we’re going to die but would we change how or what we do if we knew exactly when? The main character, Parvin, is a girl that hasn’t done much with her life and her time is almost up. Great concept so far. It then changed and started discussing religion and God. I don’t mind, and often enjoy, religious studies books but, because I was surprised to find religion such a strong theme throughout, I did not like it in this novel. The description on both Amazon and Goodreads does not mention God or religion. It appeared to be a Sci-Fi/Fantasy novel with an interesting premise. If it had continued in that vein, I would have most likely thoroughly enjoyed it. However, I had to rate it 2 out of 5. “A Time to Die” is the 1st novel in the “Out of Time” series. I will probably not continue reading the series.

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