Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Under Ground, Alice Rachel

"Being a woman in this world is anything but enjoyable. The fairness of our situation makes me mad, but I can never fully acknowledge it, even to myself. In my heart, there is this hidden place where anger is always boiling. I constantly try to quiet down the wrath raging inside me because showing anger would be dangerous, maybe even fatal."

Under Ground by Alice Rachel is AMAZING! I always say that I love books and stories that are different, and this book is definitely one of them!

This book goes back to when women had no rights and were treated like property. The city wants to get rid of poverty, so the poor can't have children and the middle class are only able to have one. We meet Thia, she comes from an upper class family, and is promised to a boy name William. William is very aggressive and a huge jerk. One day a mysterious boy starts hanging around, watching Thia. The mystery man's name is Chi and he was born illegally. He is the second child in a middle class family. He sweeps Thia off her feet and together they want to ruin the system. Thia doesn't want to belong to William. Chi doesn't want to be illegal. Can they really do this? Will Thia and Chi make a difference? Can they take down the government?

"Aren't you ever tired of following the rules and doing what they want you to do? We aren't even in control of our lives!"

Alice Rachel wrote such a unique story. I absolutely love Chi and Thia too! Her characters are amazing and she gives you extra material in the back of the book, which helps the reader understand the characters a bit more. I love Rachel's writing, words, and imagination. I couldn't stop reading this book. I picked it up and didn't put it down until I was done. When I finished this book, I felt like I had just finished watching a movie! It was that vivid in my mind! I am obsessed and I can't wait for book two!

"The war has now begun and we plan on winning it."

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