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Under Ground

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Title: Under Ground

Author: Alice Rachel

Published: October 30th 2015

Publisher: 

Format: Paperback (review copy)

Page Count: 432 pages

More info: Amazon, TBD and etc.

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.Image result for add to goodreads

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.

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THOUGHTS: The protagonist, Thia, is relatable and realistic, something you don’t find in many dystopian books. I did not enjoy the presence of William, I think he is an underdeveloped persona and he should be given more substance. Chi is probably my favorite character. (omg he cried, mah heart) The world building in this book is well developed and well thought of as well. This incredibly patriarchial society that Thia is trapped in is so frustrating to read about, and I can feel the pressure that Thia experiences as I read. Also, the feminism portrayed in the book is not harsh, it didn’t have the i-am-pushing-women-rights-down-your-throat approach. I just loved the book overall.
 FINAL THOUGHTS: Totally a decent read for all the dystopian lovers out there. I had a mini argument with myself if I was going to give 4 or 3 stars tho. The theme, plot, characters and everything was amazing but it’s not a very memorable book for me (still hating the cover omg). But still an enjoyable read.

Plot – 15%

Characterization – 20%

Writing Style – 20%

Book Cover Relevance – 1%

Feels – 10%

Shareability – 10%

TOTAL – 76%

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