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A Time to Speak

(Out of Time #2)

4.55  ·  Rating details ·  813 ratings  ·  207 reviews
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 is using 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
Paperback, 458 pages
Published October 16th 2015 by Enclave Publishing
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Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My my my. A Time to Speak transcended its predecessor, A Time To Die, in so many ways I can hardly recount them all. If you happened to read my raving review of the last novel, you'd know how head-over-heels I am with Nadine's work, and how exceptionally hard it is to surpass A Time to Die's fabulousness. Nevertheless, Mrs. Brandes stunned us all again and left us hanging on her every word.

Spoiler Alert: If you have yet to read or finish A Time to Die, I wouldn't recommend reading the following
Nadine Brandes
Jun 18, 2015 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Here's the parent's guide for book two! Thanks to everyone helping me make these as thorough as possible. :D


I recommend this book for ages 14 and up, like the first book A Time to Die. Again, keep in mind that the maturity of the reader plays a big part.

Profanity: NONE

Intimacy: There's attraction between a boy and girl, one kiss.

Violence: Like the first book, there's certainly a lot of action and violent moments. I mean, it's a dystopian book. :P Personally, I have a
A gripping second book to the OUT OF TIME series by Nadine Brandes! I quite thoroughly enjoyed it … not left bored for a moment!

A Time to Speak starts off soon after where the first book left us hanging. Parvin Blackwater struggles to accept her brother’s death – struggles to accept the reality that the clock she always believed in was wrong. She’s still alive.
So what will she do with the life she’d thought she didn’t have? Or will the wicked Council decide that for her?

After being left slightly
Nicole Dust

Okay, before I get into the review, I need to say that I’m not even going to try and avoid spoilers. For those of you who are considering reading this book, know this: There’s really no bad content, and it’s an excellent book.

Now, on to spoilers!

- Parvin. Again. Seriously, her faith and trust in God is so inspiring and beautiful. And her relationships with every character was just so well-written, especially....
- Parvin x Solomon. Guys, I might have found a new OTP. I
R.F. Gammon
Feb 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing

That is all.
Katie Grace
Okay. Things I reallyyyy loved.

- Parvin's character development.
- The amazing amount of tension built up in this book. o.o
- The powerful but not preachy approach to God.
- Passing notes in the boxcar. *melts* So adorable. :P
- I was able to fall into the story right away despite it being a sequel.

Things I didn't love so much:

- The amazingly done but killer cliffhanger.
- This book made me feel cold. I don't like being cold. *raises fist*
Brianna Silva
Jul 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing

That ending. Um um I don't know what to say, except that I need the next book.


In other news, I liked this book a lot more than the first one, for three main reasons:

1. Parvin became about 10x more awesome. Talk about character development. She started off so wimpy in Book 1. Now she's become a hero. (There's hope for all of us!)

2. Solomon. I loved this guy. So sweet and kind and vulnerable. I shipped him and Parvin desperately.

3. The romance was SO, SO re
Have I really finished this already? *groans* Why do the best books end so quickly!? Just a warning here: If you haven't read A Time to Die, you might not want to read this one because SPOILERS.

Now, in short:

I already said I liked Parvin in the other review. And I still like her. She was determined, and brave, and she trusted God. Yes, she did have her weak moments, but overall, she was incredibly strong. The other characters ... I liked Solomon. *grins* This is a conversation I was having with
Oct 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What the book is about:

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 is using 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 Solomon team up to rescue the people. Instead, they find themselves on a cargo ship of Rad
R.M. Archer
Solomon. Parvin's relationship with Solomon. The themes. The portrayal of faith. The WRITING (so many great lines, man. I need a second copy that I can underline and mark up to my heart's content). THE ENDING. WHAT WAS THAT. I NEED BOOK THREE ASAP. I hugged this book at least once. I paused many times to squeal or let emotions settle. Have I mentioned SOLOMON??? And there were so many moments, especially toward the end, that gave little peeks at shalom and were so heartwarming and encouraging an ...more
Ashley Bogner
The second book of a trilogy almost always stinks. I don't know why, but the middle book is usually slow, overly dark, and tends to seem disconnected from the first book.

A Time to Speak , however, is one of those few instances where the second book is just as good, if not better than, the first. I think I liked this one better than A Time to Die . I was glued to the pages and never wanted to put it down. For me, I found the plot to be quicker-paced and I loved Parvin's role as a leader.

May 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
Definitely more action-packed than the first one!

Without giving spoilers, let me just say—the new (and old) characters introduced in this book were. . . hilarious. I found myself laughing more than once, which isn't usually normal. XD But in all seriousness, the depth the new characters had—and wow, that ending. . . was gorgeous.

I loved seeing Parvin grow as a character, from the selfish teen to the leader she is now. It's scary because I feel like Parvin is SO similar to me, which makes for a
Jul 18, 2022 rated it it was amazing
RTC (I'm noticing a pattern of RTCs... I will catch up, I promise! 😂) All I'll say for now is that it was my favorite out of all three books and my poor heart hasn't recovered. (IT WAS SOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) ...more
Dec 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Wow. this was amazing!! So far, it's my favorite of the series! It gave me Hunger Games vibes because they were fighting the people in the government and all that. So, Parvin reminds me of Katniss a little! And speaking of Parvin. PARVIN AND SOLOMON ARE AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol I love Solomon. XD But the cliffhanger at the end. I feel sorry for all the people who read the books as they came out! lol ...more
A Time to Speak
Parvin didn't die-- much to her disappointment. Unity village is a foreigner to her, yet she loves the people and they hate her.
Everyone hates her.
Reid is gone.
The council has the clock matching info, and they're claiming she brought it to them.

This book, the sequel to A Time to Die (which means you probably shouldn't be reading this if you haven't read a time to die...) is amazing and blew past my expectations. actually, I was quite sure what to expect. Between clocks, albino
Abigayle Claire
Now that I'm past my tear-streaked haze of awe and exhaustion ... as the 2nd book in a trilogy, this did not disappoint! Everyone knows the 2nd books is either the best or the worst. And there's no way this one is the worst ;) Any tiny things I didn't like about book 1 (very tiny), were 100x better in this sequel.

Parvin continued to grow and struggle, and doesn't always make the smartest decisions. (view spoiler)
Tricia Mingerink
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
Jun 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I'm an emotional mess right now. My body and soul ache. (THAT ENDING?!!) This book took me forever to read, but I think it was better that way. Drawn out. I took in the story piece-by-piece, slowly, and it was beautiful. This story surpasses amazing, inspiring, greatness, beauty. It's completely indescribable in its entirety. Epic, perhaps? But I think that's too small a word. Magnificent, bold, uplifting...still these words don't do this story justice. Nadine proves once again that she is a mas ...more
Kristina Hall
Jan 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
Characters: Parvin and Solomon were easy to care about. Parvin had enough flaws and problems to make her relatable.

Language: Clean.

Moral: This book had many great morals: using your time wisely, standing up for what's right, doing what God tells you. And I'm pretty sure there were several others as well. :)

Plot: This book did not drag! Plenty of action and adventure to keep things moving.

Romance: Clean.

Writing: Nadine Brandes did an excellent job of writing Parvin's first-person POV. The detail
Katrina Michelle
Aug 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a cold, gut-wrenching, powerful, incredible book. This is the book where I fell in love with the characters. I wasn't sure about them in book 1, not even Solomon and certainly not Parvin, but now I love them alllllll. Especially Parvin, and especially Solomon. XD

Everything about this story was amazing. I have zero complaints. None. Loved every single moment of it. My emotions are all over the place and I'm sad that I probably won't have access to book 3 for a while.
Sierra Faith
A Time To Speak by Nadine Brandes

Genre: Dystopian, Christian.

Favorite Quote: "We have to become uncomfortable in our lives to become comfortable in our faith."

Age Range: 15+

Stars: 5/5

Series: Second book in the Out Of Time Trilogy.

Oh my gosh, I am so happy I got the privilege to be on Nadine's launch team for this book! I missed Parvin's world so much, and A Time To Die ended at such a horrible cliffhanger!

Parvin has grown physically, mentally and spiritually since A Time to Die. In the first bo
Tracey Dyck
Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Well, there goes my heart in a hundred pieces. Nadine Brandes did it again.

I can’t tell you how much Parvin’s journey is resonating with me. I wish I’d known her five years ago, but I’m glad to have met her now. She’s grown so much since the beginning of the first book—in purpose, in courage, and in tenderness.

And that shattered heart I mentioned? Every piece of it was stolen by Solomon Hawke, and I don’t think he plans to give it back. <3 He and Parvin share one of the most solid and mature rel
Addy S.
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 stars!!!

"I loved you first, Miss Blackwater."

This book was beautiful. It was heroic. It was romantic. It was full of hope.

What more can one ask when reading a book? I absolutely loved the first in the trilogy, and I just HAD to buy the next two. And I'm glad I have the third on hand because the ending of A Time to Speak was torture.

I HIGHLY recommend that you read these over and over again. I will be doing just that. Here is the rundown:

-Language: CLEAN!! That's one of the many things I love
What I thought:

(Quick thing, though, I haven't read this for a few months, so we'll see how this goes...)

So, first thing that I'm going to say is: the first book has a waaay different feel then the first. Like, really different, but in my opinion (and I think a lot of others), it was better!

In some ways, it almost had a WWII feel to it, like how all the radicals are being boxed up and taken away, just like the Jews. (But don't worry! If you don't like that kinda stuff, you'll still like it! It's
Sep 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow. I really enjoyed this book. Way more than the first one even. Review coming soon!
Joy Woodbury
My goodness. You guys. THIS BOOK.

I'd heard a lot of raving about the Out of Time series before I decided to finally read it for myself. Y'all, let me just say... the hype is well-deserved. So completely well-deserved.

Now I shall proceed to do my best to review this masterpiece.


Once again, the characters are the best part of the book.

Parvin is just an incredible character and so relatable to me. I can't believe it took me a while to warm up to her in A Time to Die. She's awesome. When
S.G. Willoughby
May 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dystopian
Wow. Just wow. Just ask my sister who was in the next bunk bed over when I finished it... she finally asked me to stop bemoaning/relishing the ending so that she could read her own book. When I read the first book in this series, A Time to Die, I was actually slightly disappointed. Don't get me wrong, it was a good book... it just didn't live up to everything I'd heard about it. This one was just as action-packed at the previous one, though, and the author did some things that I as a writer admi ...more
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
2019 UPDATE:
THIS BOOK HIT ME THE SAME WAY THE SECOND TIME AROUND. So powerful, moving and well written. Parvin will probably forever be my favorite and most-relatable character. Her spiritual journey is so like my own; I learn so much from her in these books. ❤️
And can we just take a moment to appreciate that Nadine has DISCUSSION QUESTIONS in her books? Very cool.
Hailey Rose
Nov 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow. This was amazing. Just as good as the first one.
Dec 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book is definitely my favorite of all three. Solomon and Parvin’s relationship finally came alive and really took off here. And while Parvin did grow and learn more about herself in book one, book two is where she blossomed into the amazing leader she was destined to become. I loved seeing all she’d learned in book one come out in her actions as she sacrificed herself for her people and led them through the wilderness. There were so many parallels to the biblical story that I absolutely lov ...more
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NADINE BRANDES once spent four days as a sea cook in the name of book research. She is the award-winning author of FAWKES, ROMANOV, and the Out of Time Series. Her inner fangirl perks up at the mention of soul-talk, Quidditch, bookstagram, and Oreos. When she's not busy writing novels about bold living, she's adventuring through Middle Earth or taste-testing a new chai. Nadine, her Auror husband, ...more

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