Title: Under Ground
Author: Alice Rachel
Published: October 30th 2015
Format: Paperback (review copy)
Page Count: 432 pages
DISCLAIMER: EVEN THOUGH THIS BOOK WAS SENT TO ME BY THE AUTHOR FOR REVIEW, MY OPINIONS AND THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK WAS NOT IN ANY WAY BIASED OR MANIPULATED.
Love is a taboo, a mere fantasy— foreign, unreachable, and dangerous.
Raised in a society where women have no rights, seventeen-year-old Thia Clay holds little hope for a bright future. When her parents sell her into marriage to elite member William Fox, Thia slowly gives in to despair. William is nothing but a cruel, selfish young man with no other interest than to serve his own.
Born illegally and forced to hide from the authorities his entire life, nineteen-year-old Chi Richards is an active member of the Underground—a rebellious group seeking to overthrow the government.
Chi only has one goal—to rescue his parents from the work camp they were forced into.
Meeting Thia was never part of the plan, and neither was falling in love with her.
If caught in their forbidden relationship, Thia and Chi could face a death sentence, and when devastating secrets surface from Chi’s past, Thia has to rely on her instincts to make a choice that could save her or destroy her forever.
INITIAL THOUGHTS: Yes, I judged this book by its cover. The cover screamed romance and I did not expect it to have a futuristic dystopian theme. I also noticed that the first parts of the book focused more on the world-building. I was already getting a good vibe from the book minus the cover issue.
Plot – 15%
Characterization – 20%
Writing Style – 20%
Book Cover Relevance – 1%
Feels – 10%
Shareability – 10%
TOTAL – 76%