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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
Chi Richards is even lower in society that Thia as the second born to a family his whole existence is illegal. When This meets Chi she is drawn to him and finds herself lying and sneaking off for this strange boy for the first ...more
This was the first book I've read by Alice and it was okay for the most part. In this world, the women have no rights and are basically only good for marriage and breeding. Men have all the power and it was really awful to witness.
I had quite a few issues with this book. I didn't connect to any of the characters and I wasn't a fan of the main character. I sympathized with her due to some of the things that happened to her but other than ...more
Thia lives in a world where women are treated as objects. After a terrible war, the women out number the men causing women to be replaceable. Thia is married to a cold boy named William. She continues with this engagement in order to better help her family. Yet her family does not care for her own well being. She hasnt really meet anyone who cared about her till she meets Chi (pronounced like Shy). Chi sees ...more
But, I really did love this book. I was hoping it was going to be good, since it's got a great rating on goodreads; I wasn't ...more
I heard so many good reviews about this one and it did not disappoint. Raised in a society where women have no rights, we follow the story of seventeen-year-old Thia Clay that is sold to marry a selfish young elite man etc etc.
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
*** 3 Cranky Stars ***
Under Ground by Alice Rachel is set in a dystopian future and in the aftermath of wars and famine. Society is highly stratified where women are second-class citizens, reduced to wives and breeding machines. A good marriage secures the social class for families, a womans reputation and her role inside society as well as maintaining the status quo of how that world operates.
We meet the main character, Thia, on the eve of her engagement to William, a boy from a prominent ...more
This is the first book by this author that I've read and let me tell you, it won't be the last.
It is not just the writing style (which is a huge deal for me) but also the pacing and the way that this author represented the characters to us.
And while this is a romance I was struck with the story behind it.
Thia is being forced to marry William and she does not want to he is not a nice person.
Chi is what you would call from the wrong side of the tracks he was born illegally and has to hide from everything, now he is set on rescuing his parents from a work camp but he runs into Thia and now all bets are off, they weren't planning on falling in love and now Thia has some major decisions on her hands.
In the ...more
Author: Alice Rachel
I'm fairly new to the dystopian genre. Besides the main popular ones that came out the past few years that became movies. Alice Racheal kept me engaged in this book. It's the first in the Under Ground series.
In a world where women outnumber men, and women have no rights, Thia Clay doesn't hold any ideas of having a bright a beautiful future. Women mostly don't have the freedom of choosing who they marry, and Thias engagement was ...more
This is the first book in the series and the first from this author I have read. It definitely made me want to read more from this author. I love how it's a contstant struggle for the couple to be together. The author portrays this beautifully. I read this in one sitting and even though I wasn't necessarily going to pick this one up but I am so glad that I did.
An absolutely captivating read that I plan ...more
Under Ground (Book #1) by Alice Rachel
Under Ground is a YA Dystopian Romance by Alice Rachel. I give it 4 stars. The story follows Thia, a young female growing up in a society where your standing is determined based on whether you are male or female and whether you are lower, middle, or upper class. The number of women far outweighs the number of men and marriage isn't for love, it's arranged almost as a financial contract, to help the womens families with their social standing. ...more
There are so many things I could say to start this review, but I will begin simply by saying I just loved this book. The premise itself sounded so interesting, but it became so much more than that the further into the book I got.
The beginning starts slower, mostly as it is focused on world-building the dystopian society our main character, Thia, lives in. Pieces of the world's background and culture are scattered throughout, so ...more
This book in undeniably a futuristic dystopian novel, but, unlike most dystopian novels that seem a bit ...more
My Review: (copy provided)
Book one of a trilogy.
Wow what a debut for this author! I was kindly given a review copy of this book from her and I'm so happy I read it. It was actually a fabulous read and it was something I may not have picked up on my own. That's why it's so important to keep open about the books you read because there can be that one that you were waiting for, that diamond in the rough that knocks your socks off and you didn't ...more
At first, I thought this was a historical romance. But as I read on I realized this was not the case.
After a cold war hits, the world is controlled by the authorities. The laws are quite simple, women have no rights and are forced to marry to survive and for our heroine Thia this is the case. She is to be married to a man William, who is ...more
Not all is what is seems, open your eyes and you will see.
When the chains break apart, the enslaved shall be free.
When the world has changed, a new dawn it will be.
Thia Clay lives in a total patriarchal society, I am not sure if live is the right word, she's just existing. Men have the right to accept and reject women, as women outnumber them. Women have no right to object, they have to go with the flow. And if they're rejected by men, ...more
Love is a taboo, a mere fantasy- foreign, unreachable, and dangerous.
Under Ground is the first book in the Under Ground series by Alice Rachel. It is a YA Dystopian Romance/ YA Forbidden Romance, with action, adventure, drama and suspense woven through the storyline.
Thia Clay lives a dreary existence, born into a society where the women outnumber the men, but where the men hold all the power- women have no rights, no voice, they are completely expendable and replaceable. So much so that ...more
Just by merely reading the tagline of this book, it had catch my attention and made me interested on whatever it is inside the book. I knew it would give me a good read and I'm going to earn something meaningful from it.
At first, I thought it was just a simple, lovey-dovey story that is very predictable and cliche, with the fixed marriage concept and stuff. But, that was just at first. Thrill and excitement have filled me as I ...more
Under Ground is the perfect haunting dystopian story. This is not a society we would ...more
1 - UNDER GROUND - BOOK 1
2 - LOSING GROUND: A Stephen Richards Novella
3- STANDING GROUND - BOOK 2
4 - HOLDING GROUND: A Stephen Richards Novella 2
5 - COMMON GROUND: Kayla and Taylor's Story
6 - SHIFTING GROUND: A Short Story Collection
7 - DANGEROUS GROUND: Tina and Chase's Story (Out in October 2018)
8- BREAKING GROUND - BOOK 3 (Out in 2019)
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