A Time to Speak // The Rise Tour

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Welcome to the The Rise Blog tour. This blog tour will cover all the books in the Out of Time series… leading up to the RELEASE of A Time to Rise.

This series, if you haven’t read it before, isn’t your standard creepy hopeless Dystopian. If fact, it’s not standard, creepy, or hopeless. It’s an amazing, intriguing Dystopian intertwined real hope that only grows deeper as the books go on. And it’s not the kind of hope where you trust in a 15 year old girl to save the world. 😉

(I wrote a post on the Christian Dystopian genre, because that’s my current genre. You can check it out here.)

So for this second week we’re focusing on book two in the #OutofTimeSeries, A Time to Speak.

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As a fair warning if you haven’t read A Time to Die, you might not want to read this post… spoilers. 😉
Here’s the official blurb:

What happens when you live longer than you wanted to?

Parvin Blackwater wanted to die, but now she’s being called to be a leader. The only problem is, no one wants to follow.

The Council uses Jude’s Clock-matching invention to force “new-and-improved” Clocks on the public. Those who can’t afford one are packed into boxcars like cattle and used for the Council’s purposes.

Parvin and Hawke find themselves on a cargo ship of Radicals headed out to sea. What will the Council do to them? And why are people suddenly dying before their Clocks have zeroed-out?

This sequel was amazing and blew past my expectations. Actually, I wasn’t quite sure WHAT to expect. Between clocks, albinos, atoning, futuristic marble buildings and tight rope walking fights in the last novel, I assumed this one would be just as odd and amazing. Guess what? It was.

It threw into the mix raw potatoes, cattle car transport (eerily similar to what the Nazi’s did to the Jews) Antarctic adventures, ‘Lost Angel,’ and wow, this book WENT places.

I really loved everything about this book. Parvin’s continued progression in her faith and leadership,was so encouraging, as well as her succumbing to God’s will for her to SPEAK. Another plus point in this book was Solomon and Parvin. It’s not cute fluffy “he’s so hot aaaahhhh.” kind of romance. It’s actually nothing like that and I love it. It’s a rich relationship founded in God and I flailed once or twice reading, along with plenty of happy sighing.

The message of this book, God’s message that he put on Parvin’s heart, was to SPEAK. This was her time to speak, and that encouraged me. Here she is a little 18 year old yet God is using her in amazing ways all because she is trusting in him.

Iffin you’re interested in getting A Time to Speak, you can find it at these venues:

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It only gets better. We’re in the middle of this tour and my copy of A Time to Rise came yesterday. *squeals*

guys. its. so. good.

See you all next week, but not before I leave you with this question:

Has God ever called you to speak?

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