Why hasn't someone come up with a solar charged phone?? While I will not be continuing this series, I may pick up a future book of Nadine Brandes'.
And her blog is most entertaining! Notable Quotes This book, despite all my complaints, is very quotable. I have many highlights in my ebook. It builds like a halted breath, growing, pushing. The dragon needs air- it needs action. As Jude said: a quest to something sacred. A quest to shalom. View all 18 comments. This book made me rethink everything I thought I knew about God.
About life. About time. About death. About family. Do yourself a favor and go read this gem. This dude needs a chill pill! In This book made me rethink everything I thought I knew about God. In all honesty, I'm kind of glad he died??
Jan 28, R. Gammon rated it really liked it Shelves: 4-star-books , christian-fiction , sci-fi , romance , strong-male-lead , i-do-not-ship-it , epic-characters , want-to-hold-this-poor-baby , owned-books , love-triangle-ish.
I've seen this book hyped up since I joined Goodreads, and ended up buying the whole series in paperback with some Christmas money. I read this first one in a couple of days.
A Time to Die | Wilbur Smith
And sheesh, was the hype worth it. And dark. And I love that. Life in the Christian world is not all fun and games, and it's a little weird to go from this to Mitford Her internal journeys spoke to me so so so much. I mean, she starts out so selfish and caring only about herself, wondering if her family even loves her, angry at herself for wasting her life up to this point Poor sweet little Willow. I really liked Ash! As an individual, however. For now, suffice it to say: That personality! Wilber's suits!
- Easy Tax?
- A Time to Love and a Time to Die.
- Communicating With Angels: A Guide for Beginners!
- Online Library of Liberty.
Wilber himself! I'm sorry, guys, I just do not like him. So, I get that he has anger management issues and all that, but view spoiler [It is never okay to hit a woman. I'm sorry, but I just couldn't love him after that.
But then things got weird. XD Overall? Four stars to this one, and I love the rest of the series! Oct 22, Taylor Knight rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites , best-books-i-read-in This is one of my favorites of for sure. I loved everything about this book. The writing was really great, the characters were awesome, and the concept was so incredible. I thought the idea of having a little clock that counted down to the exact second you would die was so incredibly imaginative.
It kinda reminded me of that movie In Time with Justin Timberlake in a sense. I just really loved the concept of this book and how Nadine brought it to life. This book is just so interesting and ent This is one of my favorites of for sure. This book is just so interesting and entertaining. I read it in just a couple of days because I didn't want to put it down.
I actually read this book while brushing my teeth. That's how intense the plot had become. Overall, I loved this book. It was extremely well written and just so awesome. I'd definitely recommend this book to everyone.
May 22, Zac rated it it was amazing Shelves: ya , sci-fi , dystopian , read-in , new-authorcfd-challenge , favorites. Synopsis: How would you live if you knew the day you'd die? What she finds on the other side about the world, about eternity, and about herself chang Synopsis: How would you live if you knew the day you'd die? I'm going to attempt to write coherent words and not flail a lot while doing so. Let's start over. Yeah, that's it. Wait, what? Oh, that's not enough? Okay, I'll continue.
It was enough for me.
A Time to Die
Let me put it to you like this: you know how when you're in your room and you're suddenly hit by the brick wall-scent of baking cookies coming from the kitchen? You know how your heart starts racing, and your body starts quaking in excitement, and maybe you squeal a little bit?
How you run into the kitchen, running over your siblings who have also been captured by the scent, pressing your drooling face against the glass of the stove, where you see a dozen baking chocolate chip cookies or your cookie of choice. You know that feeling you get? Like, the highest level of excitement and anticipation of finally eating those gloriously delicious cookies?
And when you do eat that first cookie, the satisfaction you get from that burst of cookie-goodness flavor? How you just want to scream out your happiness at the moment? And then devour the other 11 cookies before anyone else can. That's what reading A Time to Die is like. Word for word, almost excluding all the cookies, sadly. I was excited to start it, then I cracked the spine, and was hooked from page 1 until about the un-coolest "The End" ever. I won't go into much detail because this review is getting long already , but here we have Parvin Blackwater, a girl who has basically wasted her 17 years of life, which is about to end.
It could be her twin brother, who she illegally shares a Clock with, whose death it's predicting. But it doesn't matter--Parvin wants to make something out of her life anyways. She wants her life to mean something. So she begins to write an autobiography about her life, how she illegally shared a Clock with her brother, to help the Radicals unfairly thrown over the wall.
She also seeks out the help of Skelley Chase, a renowned biographer, to help write her biography. But Skelley's edgy, risky, dangerous. And he gets her into a lot of trouble. Parvin is thrown over the Wall, expected to document her time there, and will be allowed to return the day before the time on her Clock runs out. This story oozes intensity. Parvin's journey is so uplifting. Emotionally crushing I'm not even close to kidding. It's without a doubt one of the greatest journeys I've ever been on!
A Time to Die reminds me why Christian dystopian fiction is so darn awesome: because it shines light in a dark world without hope. And gives it hope--Jesus Christ. And boy, does this story ever show Christ.