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 65% of the book and may change at a later date once we finish reading and discussing the book.
What were the main relationships explored in this book? This book offers a twisted answer to this question. At first glance, you think it's about two brothers. One likes things as they are and another wants to move on. But then when I thought about it, that's just one of the stories. For me, the key relationship in this book is the one we ultimately have with ourselves. The invisibility we want to feel, the race we find ourselves in sometimes not knowing what it is we're racing to and like Tristan, the conflict we feel between what we want and what is expected of us.
3 things I liked about the book … The writing definitely wins hands down. Nadine Ducca has an almost poetic style that slowly calls out to you and pulls you into the story. Second thing I liked was her use of names. Time, Lucifer, Tristan … these almost had double meanings. Lastly, I adored the cover. The way Time (I am assuming) is calling out to the reader, simply fantastic.
Favourite character(s) … Tough one. I choose Time. I looked forward to her scenes, anf the physical appearance described in the story made me think of Ariel in the Little Mermaid. She seems to have so much authority and yet her insecurities seem to overpower her at times. I connected with her the easiest of them all.
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.