Reviewer's Note - None of us at the Quality Reads UK Book Club has finished reading or discussing Serving Time by Nadine Ducca. We have been asked to post our reviews early. This review is based on the first 70% of the book and may change at a later date once we finish reading and discussing the book.
Did the plot pull you in or did you feel you had to force yourself to read the book? This was definitely not a forced read. I did feel that some sections were redundant or that she took you all around the world before getting to the point but overall, I like this book very much and depending on how it ends, will definitely be recommending this book to other book club members in my district.
How realistic was the characterization? The actions of each character was plausible and the reader is able to connect with how they feel, what they have done and the decisions that they are about to make. Time was probably the most emotional, Tristan the most confused (or the one with the most decisions to make) and Eneld was the one who was hardened to change.
Did you feel you were experiencing the time and place in which the book was set? Most of the time, yes. There were times when I became so immersed in the setting, the dialogue seemed to pass me by. But I think this was more of a reader issue and wasn't entirely a reflection on how the author had written the story.
Disclosure - As a Quality Reads Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book from the author via Orangeberry Book Tours in exchange for my honest review.