Fun Fiction Friday – A Time to Speak

For today’s Fun Fiction Friday, I’m spotlighting A Time to Speak, which releases in ONE WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Any one else excited for this yet? Because I’m beyond geeked for this book!

Lucky for me, I got to read an ARC version. 🙂

About the author


You can connect with Nadine here:

About the book


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?

My Recommendation

Sounds amazing, right? Well, it is. In my opinion, it’s even better than book 1 A Time to Die. While A Time to Die is a sucker punch in the gut that keeps aching in your heart long after you’ve finished it, A Time to Speak is a stirring marching song that straightens your spine and sends you out into the world determined to do something. 

After the events of A Time to Die, Parvin has to come to grips with the fact that she’s still alive. Not only is she still alive, but her friends Willow and Elm are in trouble and her family is in shambles. Parvin is determined to help her friends, help her family, and help her village.

I adored Parvin’s determination, and I think it is the main reason I enjoyed this book better. While Parvin had to search for her path in book 1, she has found it in book 2. While her determination sometimes get her into trouble and makes her a tad reckless, I could connect with her need to accomplish something. Her courage and faith is inspiring.

I thoroughly enjoyed A Time to Speak (though that ending!), and I can’t wait for book 3!

If you haven’t checked it out yet, Nadine is hosting a Facebook party to celebrate the release. Nadine does Facebook parties exceptionally well, so you won’t want to miss it!


Nadine is also having a giveaway for signed copies of both A Time to Die and A Time to Speak. a Rafflecopter giveaway


9 thoughts on “Fun Fiction Friday – A Time to Speak

  1. writinganyone October 9, 2015 / 1:01 pm

    I really want to read this book!! The problem is, I still need to read the first… 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Sierra I. October 10, 2015 / 1:18 am

    I’m so excited! I want to reread A Time to Die before A Time to Speak comes out, but I’m back in wanting-to-write-all-the-time mode, so we’ll see if that happens. 🙂


  3. Claire B. October 12, 2015 / 5:59 pm

    I just finished A Time to Die and did enjoy it. The first part was kind of slow but it definitely picked up. I am now very interested in A Time to Speak. 🙂


    • Tricia Mingerink October 13, 2015 / 1:03 am

      A Time to Speak has more constant action than A Time to Die, which is probably one reason I love it even more than I love the first one. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  4. The Artist Librarian October 24, 2015 / 10:17 am

    Great review and observations! Parvin did come across as a bit more reckless in this one, now that I think about it.


    • Tricia Mingerink November 2, 2015 / 7:48 pm

      It was a good reckless, though. Some books, the main character is so reckless they end up sounding too stupid to live. Parvin was so determined that I was cheering for her to go for it even when what she was doing was reckless.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s