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Standing Ground

(Under Ground #2)

4.74  ·  Rating details ·  89 Ratings  ·  74 Reviews
When the authorities strike to regain control over the riots in Eboracum City, the citizens are forced to fight back to survive. A virus has spread through the Underground, taking down the refugees one by one, soon contaminating the rebels. If Thia wants to save the ones she loves, she will have to retrieve the cure, quickly. But certain decisions are costly, and not all a ...more
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Published (first published October 2016)
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Tuba Sayed
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
J. Kahele
Oct 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ooh Alice Rachel !

To leave me in the edge!!!!

Anyways. This is the story of Thia and Chi, who should be nominated best couple of 2016. What I loved about this couple is their devoted love and trust. I loved the way Chi, gave Thia the space to be her own woman, to enjoy the freedom from the laws of their land. The deep connection these two shared was amazing to read. I cannot wait till the next chapter of their story.
Chantelle Smith
With Riots in Eboracum City, authorities are still trying to regain control over the people by using drastic measures to retaliate against the civilians in the city. But in order to survive these attacks the citizens are starting to fight back. All while this is occurring in the city, a deadly virus has spread among the Underground rebel groups and taking the refuges rescued from the camps out one by one and are soon contaminating the rebels. In order for people to survive, the cure must be retr ...more
Tuba Sayed
Mar 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*review to come*
Just so you know: this is perfection.
Mar 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Stars

Standing Ground is the Second book in the Under Ground series by Alice Rachel. It is a Dystopian Romance with action, adventure, drama and suspense.
As we discovered in the first book Under Ground, Thia and Chi live in 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. Arrangements had been made for Thia to be ‘sold’ into a loveless marriage to William Fox a cruel, self-serving a
Feb 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(Special thanks to Alice Rachel for sending me a copy of this book)

Standing Ground isn't just a dystopian novel with rebels fighting for their rights, it's about being strong and having courage and about winning the battles we have inside. Standing Ground is one of the honest books that I have read.
It's a good book filled with action, romance and BEAUTIFUL lines that you won't want to forget(There are so many of them!!!).

Melissa Schaub
Mar 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Stars *****

Standing Ground is book two of Alice Rachel’s Underground series and I feel like this series is getting better and better as it goes on. This book picks up almost exactly where the first book leaves off and Chi is still dealing with the revelations that his brother Stephan gave us in the first book. Thia has her mom back but is struggling with the balance between what she wants and what her mom wants.
So several of the camps have been raided and many refugees are not free to join the
Dawn Daughenbaugh
5 star

Standing Ground  (Underground Volume 3) By Alice Rachel

Standing Ground is  Book 2 By Alice Rachel in the Underground series and should be read as a part of the series to better understand what is going on and what's happened leading to this book.

I truly enjoyed this book from the beginning to the end. It's fast paced with plenty of action to keep you on the edge of the couch.I loved this book the most out of the three.I liked that as I read I felt like I was right there fighting along wit
Amanda Williams
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Standing Ground (Under Ground) (Volume 3) by Alice Rachel for me is a five star read.

What an absolutely awesome series. This book can be enjoyed time and time again. It is amazingly intense and the author prepares you for the journey for you to take alongside the characters really well. The characters and story development were perfectly done. This book was extremely well written and has fast become of my favourite books. I will definitely want to one click future releases from this author. Thi
Sara Oxton
Mar 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Standing Ground by Alice Rachel a surprising five-Star read. Despite being Under Ground book two in the series it is in fact the third book, the reading order is Under Ground book 1, Losing Ground book 1.5 and then this book Standing ground book 2, you really should read them all I order to get the full picture and understand how the world and those in it revolve and evolve. (There are other short stories also but I haven’t read them yet, so not sure how they fit)
Once again, we see Thia and Chi
Shannen Pondoc
Feb 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Apr 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Checkout my full review + giveaway on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot....

Standing Ground isn't a regular YA Dystopian novel where the characters are trying to correct the wrongs of the government. It also deals with internal struggle and finding one's self. Book 2 is definitely better than book 1. Things pick up and action and tension builds. So much happens and there are some unforgettable quotes sprinkled throughout the novel. My emotions were all over the place, heartbroken is t
Phoebe Alexander
This fast-paced story made me cry more than once. The back and forth between the members of the Underground and the government is tense and action-packed. There's so much that happens, and I don't want to give any spoilers so I'll just say it more than held my attention! I can't wait to find out what happens next.
Kat Bee
Aug 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lucky me, I got to read an advance copy. But for everyone who hasn't hang on because you'll soon be able to have it in your hands. All I can say is lots of heart-pounding action and some big surprises. A worthy sequel to Under Ground.
Anita Glover
Mar 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Standing Ground is Book 2 of the Underground Series. In between Under Ground (Book 1) and Standing Ground (Book 2) are Losing Ground – a Stephen Richards novella - and The Short Stories. The Short Stories book contains stories for some of the main characters besides Thia, Chi and Stephen; they are told from these characters points of view. Although you do not have to read these books before reading Standing Ground you may find it gives you another perspective on events in the story.
Thia and Chi
Joefel Bolo
Jan 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
I’ve enjoy the Stephen Richards Novella Book 1 and 2 and as well Underground. And now I am jumping up to the Standing ground the Book 2 of Underground. Book 2; new lines, new views about life and new Problems. I am inlove with what Thia and Chi have done in the previous book, I laugh, I cry and I felt anger. I had a lot of emotions when I start reading Underground. And it feels like this book is really happening in real life.

The new problem here in the Book 2 is more harder because they are de
Katie Kearney
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Standing Ground by Alice Rachel is book two in the Under Ground series. In the first book we were introduced to Thia and Chi. This book is all about Thia conquering every obstacle in her way. With a virus ravaging the rebel camps both Thia and Chi know that something has to be done to save everyone that they care about. While searching for a cure they are captured and forced to endure some of the worst torture imaginable. What will become of these two young lovers? Will they recover the cure in ...more
Valkyrie Oracle
Oct 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Standing Ground is the second book in the Under Ground series by Alice Rachel. It is highly recommended that you read book one (Under Ground), the three short stories (Chi, William, and Willow), and the novella (Losing Ground) before you read this book. Standing Ground picks up where Under Ground left off. The author has given a brief summary of Under Ground at the front of the book as a refresher.

In this story Chi and Thia are discovering new depths of their relationship as they continue to de
Arnild Aldepolla
Sep 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In this world of UNDERGROUND, Trust really matters. STANDING GROUND is the second book of the series, if you liked the first book, you'll like the second book even more.

Alice has such a wild imagination. The twist and turns of the story will keep you hooked. The book is kinda slow paced for me but I was entertained by the plot, & romance, I love Our protagonists, I totally ship Chi & Thia, I love how Alice writes their romantic scenes, it's so "KILIG" (I don't know what's the English ter
Gail Guerrero
Nov 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Standing Ground by Alice Rachel

Four stars

This story centers around Chi and Thia and their fight in making a future in a place that has no rights for women and a law against giving birth. Both characters are head strong and willing to do what it takes to find peace. Chi just wants to rescue his family and Thia just wants to escape being forced to marry William. I see a lot more fight from these two characters than I did from Kayla and Taylor. While Kayla and Taylor lost a lot in their story I se
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star
Standing Ground
By Alice Rachel
5 stars
Standing Ground is the second book in the Underground series and as with the first book in this series it was really well written and very engaging. I have found myself completely captivated by Chi and Thia’s story. The world in which they live really fascinates me; I can’t imagine what it must be like for Thia living that way, especially when she has a strong personality. I really do enjoy this authors writing style, her description are brilliant and I can i
Hanna  Cristobal
May 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Three words.. I LOVE IT!

The author, Alice Rachel, really did a great job in writing the second book of the Under Ground Series. This book showed how amazing her writing skills are. She gets better and better in every book of hers that I read. She never fails to surprise me.

A fast paced, action packed book that will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat. I like how unpredictable this book was. You can’t stop guessing on what is going to ha
Oct 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Standing Ground by Alice Rachel is the second book in the Under Ground series. Read the books in order because this picks up from the first book. Again we are taken to Eboracum City with the challenges presented to Thia and Chi. In this series, we delve into a dystopian world that is full of romance, adventure, and twists and turns. Thia is still beyond great as a female lead character. She has grown a lot since we are first introduced to her. Chi is fantastic and stands by Thia but still gives ...more
Erica Fish
Oct 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am a person who loves YA Series books. Being a Mom of three girls and also a Library Science major makes me more interested YA books. I started reading Alice Rachel with Under Ground. She is a very captivating author. She paints a vivid picture of her characters and scenery. She keeps you going from the first page to the last page.
Thai is still struggling with the relationship between what Thai wants and what her Mom wants for her. People are using the Under Ground to leave, but everyone is ge
Bobbi Wagner
Mar 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Standing Ground (Under Ground) (Volume 3) by Alice Rachel is the third book in the Under Ground series. This book is a continuation of Thai story from Book 1. I would recommend reading these books in order and read the previous books before this one as it picks up right after book 1. I think this series gets better and better with everyone book I read. You will enjoy how this author has created characters that really connect with each other and you will find yourself connecting with them. This s ...more
Kaylin Beach
Mar 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"In life and death, I will cherish you for all eternity. For my heart will always find you, my sweet, wherever you might be."

Alice Rachel blew my mind. It took me so long to finally read the second book of this series and now that I have, I find myself wondering why the heck it took me so long! This series is truly something special and like I said last year, there is no other series like this one.

Thia and Chi are now a major part of the rebellion. The two of them are an amazing team! Both are s
Jazmine Cabrera
Mar 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Standing Ground by Alice Rachel is book two in her Under Ground series. It picks up where 1 and 1.5 left off. This book is a bit darker than the first one, there’s more deaths and mixed emotions from the characters. We get to read more about the Under Ground and how they work and the missions they are wanting to accomplish. The riots are growing and getting worse as the days go by. Not everyone is safe and resources are starting to run low. Chi and Thia are still a strong couple despite the unfo ...more
Misty Ziegler
Apr 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
***4 Stars***
Standing Ground (Under Ground #2) by Alice Rachel

Standing Ground by Alice Rachel is the second novel in the Dystopian romance series, Under Ground. I give this novel a 4 star rating. This book picks up where Book #1 left off and it's important that these novels be read in order. The novella Losing Ground, which gave Stephen’s backstory, is one I would recommend reading in between as well, as it does add to the reader's overall feelings about Stephen. Standing Ground follows Thia and
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
an outstanding novel about keeping going despite it all going wrong. Alice Rachel continues her mesmerising saga of short novels with this new sequel. After the events of the last book, Thia and Chi and the group of rebels continue to riot against the oppressive state. Secluded ina safe location, they attempt to bring it down with attacks on warehouses and buildings. They do this for some time until the Hudson River is poisoned, destroying their water and fish supplies. Despite this,, they conti ...more
Apr 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviews, series, ya

My Review: (Copy provided)
4.5-5 stars!

Why oh why did I wait so long to read this? It was so good! Let me say it's been awhile since I read Underground, book one in the series and I was so happy I got a recap in the beginning. I love that the author did this.

This book starts where book one left off, it starts at a fast pace and sucked me right in. Everyone knows I like my sexy romances well let me tell you this books romance does not disappoint in fact she writes Ch
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Alice Rachel comes from France.

She now lives in the USA, where she teaches French and fosters guinea pigs.

When Alice doesn't write, she draws, reads, and drinks way too much coffee. 

Her YA / NA Dystopian ROMANCE series focuses on feminism and LGBT issues.

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