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Wednesday, 18 May 2016

BLOG TOUR & #GIVEAWAY - Under Ground by Alice Rachel

Book & Author Details:

Under Ground by Alice Rachel
(Under Ground, #1)
Publication date: October 30th 2015
Genres: Dystopia, Romance, Young Adult


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.

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4 out of 5 (very good)

The great flood has happened, followed by war, and the majority of men were killed. This means that they are in a minority but have managed to wangle it so that they have the upper hand. Women are thought of as disposable and are only seen as objects, given by how many they outnumber the men. A woman's life is not an easy one as we find out. 

This story is incredibly well thought out, with a background that is descriptive without bogging you down with detail. The relationships between the family members, depending upon their sex, are fascinating to read about. 

With a strong main female, a respectful and loving main male, and a situation that throws them both more curveballs than they know what to do with, this is a gripping and fast-moving story with will entrap you between the pages. This is the first book in a series and I can't wait to read more. Definitely recommended.

* I received this book from Xpresso Book Tours in return for a fair and honest review. *

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Tour-wide giveaway (INTL) - click HERE to enter

Paperback Copy of “Under Ground” + 1 Paperback Copy of “Losing Ground” + Cards and Bookmarks

One “Under Ground” Art Print of Your Choice

(this giveaway is set up and managed by author, not Xpresso Book Tours)


  1. Thanks for hosting today! Glad you liked it, Merissa! This sounds liek a well crafted and intriguing read!

  2. Thank you so much for being part of the tour! :-) Thank you for reading and reviewing. I'm really happy you enjoyed it and that it was worth your time.