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- Publication Date: November 24, 2015
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B018IXBHT8
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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 women’s families with their social standing. The society places limits on the number of children each financial class can have and those that break those rules are punished by the authorities. Thia knows she is promised to William, the son of a very high class family, for marriage and due to societal pressures and the pressure from her parents, she knows she will have to endure whatever cruelty William and his family put upon her. Thia then meets Chi, an intriguing young man who as a result of nothing more than being born into the wrong family, has been on the run from the authorities his entire life. He values Thia as a person and not as a piece of property. He also is a member of the Underground, an anti-authority group that is hoping to expose the government and society for what it really is, prison camps and all.
I enjoyed this book quite a bit. I've always been intrigued by dystopian novels and movies and this is no exception. I found the content to be enjoyable and relatable in today's world. I found Thia and Chi to be likeable and the author did a good job of showing their friendship, trust, and affection for one another slowly evolving in a society where it's the complete opposite of what's expected and accepted. I would've rated the story 5 stars if not for a few things that seemed a little “off” such as reactions and behaviors completely out of character for the characters in the story. The book started a tad slow and definitely picked up as it went along. I read this book in one sitting and look forward to book #2 of the series and seeing where the author goes in the story.
Her parents are only doing what they think is best for her considering the rules of their society by marrying her off to someone with money. It is better than throwing her out on the streets with no home where she may end up having to sell her body just to eat in their opinion.
In Thia’s world it is against the law for her to be seen with a man that she is not engaged to or married to so when she meets Chi they are facing death if they are caught. But with the love blossoming between them it is a risk they are both willing to take.
Thia learns that Chi is from the underground. The Underground is a group of people that are fighting the government for the rights of women and poor people. If you think women have no right then just think about the people that are poor or the homeless; which if you think about it; most of the poor and homeless are probably women; women who were born high class and were thrown out of their homes by their family because they had no one to marry.
When I read the summary and saw the genre I knew I had to read Under Ground. After reading Under Ground I have to say that the summary does not give it justice. Under Ground is so much better than the summary can ever express. I love the world that the author has created for Under Ground. I love how the author makes it feel so real as if it is your world or at least makes you think that it could be in a few years maybe. I love how Thia and Chi’s love just jumps right off the pages at you and wraps you up in a soft warm blanket. The way Chi is with Thia it shows true love and how their souls are made for each other. They are true soulmates. It has been a week since I read the last page and laid down Under Ground and I am still thinking of and feeling the love between Thia and Chi. I can’t wait to start reading the next book Standing Ground to read more of these wonderful characters.
I would love to recommend this book Under Ground to anyone who loves dystopian or who just loves a good story. It is guaranteed to stay with you long after you have read that last word.
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