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The Underground (Book One of the Derivates Rising Trilogy)

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"When freedom is a luxury, resistance is inevitable."

The Government rule the Hub with an iron fist, their strict laws enforced by Derivates, humans with psionic abilities. When one of these Derivates flees her post, they send KC-847, a powerful telekinetic, to bring her back. But KC-847 soon learns he and his team are unprepared for what they find, and their mission goes a
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Paperback, 396 pages
Published October 10th 2020 by Liv Evans
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Feb 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

I won this book a while ago and finally got around reading it. I like dystopian but normally Si-Fi is not one of the genres I read a lot.  





This book is a good mixture of both and I really liked it.  





The book is definitely more character driven than plot driven at least for now, but it made sense as far as introducing KC-847 to us and becoming more and more a part of the group. And the group itself. 





I really liked KC-847 … I liked his character, his journey to become more and more “human” and int

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Daniel Newwyn
May 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I had the pleasure of reading Liv's The Underground quite a long time before its official publication, so I'd say I'm an ARC reader, I guess? And I'm glad I had read the book. Liv managed to build a futuristic authoritarian world with delightful strokes of defiance and human tenacity. We follow the journey of KC-847 and Flit as the Derivative manages to adjust to his new life in The Underground, find his humanity, and deal with his newfound, bubbling feelings around Flit.

I appreciate the effort
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Julie - One Book More
Sep 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dystopia, sci-fi, romance
In a futuristic dystopian world where authoritative control reigns supreme, Derivates, people with special powers, exist. The world, which has been ravaged by war, includes two distinctly different places – the Hub and the Underground, and Derivates live in both. The Hub is the above-ground, government-controlled society that is strict and regimented, and the Underground is the well-hidden compound where rebel Derivates live free from the government. The lives of the Derivates are vastly differe ...more
Daniele Kasper
Feb 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is a solid dystopian book that is even appropriate for high school readers. It reminded me a lot of The Host, so fans of that book will really enjoy this one. The main character Flit is a really fun young woman who is part of the rebellion against a brutal government. There’s a twist though, Flit and the others in her rebellion have special abilities such as telepathy or telekinesis. These humans will abilities are called Derivatives and are seen as lesser beings. Derivatives born under the ...more
EerieVal
Jun 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Underground is a wonderful book. It was very easy to get immersed in this story, the plot is artfully woven into a set of varied and thrilling actions. There is never a dull moment. The characters are full-fledged, and we get to know them better and better, little by little. I have a soft spot for two protagonists whose relationship slowly evolves and strengthens. No names give, no spoiler...There is action, suspense, romance, all that interlaced with a higher range of reflexions on the deci ...more
Amber
Dec 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The moment I began The Underground, I was sucked right in.
The author's characters are so well developed, real and relatable.
I absolutely loved Flit and Scraps and cannot wait to see what the future has in store for these, and the other characters.
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Lauren Kaye
May 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed it. Looking forward to reading the sequel.
I liked the seamless blends across multiple genres.
Tianna
Jul 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I just plain loved this book! It sort of reminded me of Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me series without the angst filled heroine. Flit is totally kick butt. She isn’t worried about her hair, what boy she is with or talking all about her. She is a confident, competent member of the team and they wouldn’t survive without her. On top of this, she is a jokester but deep down we see more layers to this character that you wonder if some of it is a defense mechanism. KC-847 stole the show for me though. I jus ...more
Damir Salkovic
Jul 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dystopian, sci-fi
I received an advance reader copy of The Underground in exchange for an honest review.

Full disclosure - I don't usually read romance novels, and I suspect that I'm not the target audience for this sort of story. That said, good writing is good writing, regardless of the genre, and there was more than enough of it to keep the novel engaging. Liv Evans has populated the world with complex and believable characters. This is book one of an anticipated trilogy, and I would love to see the plotline de
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Charisse Moritz
Aug 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was intrigued by the premise of The Underground and Liv Evans more than lived up to expectation. As soon as I began reading, I was thoroughly immersed in the world, characters and their cause. The complexity of the setting was perfectly presented, creating a clear picture in my mind without bogging down the pace with heavy description. While there is an extensive cast of characters, they are individuals with distinctive personalities, abilities and motivation. I found myself as interested in s ...more
Zane Chung
Aug 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Underground is set in a semi-futuristic dystopian world. It is a well-balanced story with everything from action to mystery, romance to comedy. The author has given the two main characters very unique personalities and backgrounds allowing their stories to develop together in a very natural way. The story is well-paced, allowing a reader a chance to get to know the world one piece at a time rather than all at once.

There are no dull moments in this story, not necessarily action-packed but eac
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Annabel
Sep 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
First of all I want to thank Liv Evans for the e-copy of The Underground.

From the beginning, I was deeply immersed in the story. It was a great concept with a good plot and amazing characters with unique personalities. I especially liked Scraps's character; he was adorable with his social awkwardness and his amazing heart of gold. Also, the relationship between him and Flit was perfect. I don't easily root for characters to be together, but I had no problem 'shipping' this couple. The story its
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Melinda Heyer
Dec 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! I found both Scraps and Flit to have a wonderful straightforwardness and innocence about them, albeit in different ways. This might have been grating in another context, but in their setting it was believable and charming. The cast of other characters and the dystopian world they occupy was also well developed and believable.

The self-discovery of Scraps and the development of his relationship with Flit was beautifully and sensitively portrayed (although not without an appropr
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Frances Evelyn
Jul 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Underground is a well-written and engaging account of a society living apart. Part X-men (think prejudice against mutants), part Hunger Games (think strong female lead with realistic family, friendships and romantic relationships), the story caught my attention at once and held it throughout. Dystopias can be depressing -- and I expect the series to get darker -- but this was an uplifting and entertaining read. Highly recommended.
Jessica Campbell
Feb 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I definitely want more of this story. Lots going on down there. This book pulled me right in and wouldn't let go.

I received a complimentary copy from the author through Voracious Readers.
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Liv Evans is the pseudonym for an Australian-born author who delights in crafting stories just as much as she enjoys devouring them.

Always one to question authority, Liv prefers to write stories with fully fleshed out characters and immersive worlds. Her favourite aspect of writing is weaving a tale that makes the characters and readers question what they think they know about themselves and the
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