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Monday, 3 April 2017

BLOG TOUR, REVIEW, & #GIVEAWAY - Standing Ground (Under Ground #2) by Alice Rachel

Book & Author Details:

Standing Ground
by Alice Rachel
(Under Ground, #2)
Publication date: October 27th 2016
Genres: Dystopian, Romance, Young Adult


When the authorities strike to regain control over the riots in Eboracum City and use drastic measures as retaliation against the civilians, 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 actions are free of consequences.

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5 out of 5 (exceptional)

Standing Ground is the second book in the Under Ground series by Alice Rachel, and starts where book one left off. There is a 'catch up' at the start of the book, so you settle into the story very quickly. Chi and Thia are still with The Underground, only now Thia's mother is with them too. They are both suffering from PTSD following the events of the previous book, and I love how that was portrayed. Both of them are there for each other, without crowding them. 

This book is absolutely packed full of emotions - love, heartbreak, sorrow, more betrayal than you can shake a stick at, and coming from directions you weren't even aware of until the author fills you in! The secrets keep on coming to light, and all characters are shaken with their new knowledge.

Standing Ground is exceptionally well written, with no editing or grammatical errors to disrupt the reading flow. The pace is smooth, building to a dramatic climax, with cliffhanger ending. I enjoyed book 1, but I have LOVED book 2, and I can't wait to continue with this series.

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *

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Tour-wide giveaway (INTL) - ends 20th April

A Paperback copy of “Under Ground,” “Losing Ground,” and “Standing Ground” with the new covers. 

(Please, note that SG will get its new cover later in April)

$20 Amazon gift card

Alice Rachel is the author of the YA Forbidden Romance/ Dystopian Romance Series "Under Ground."

Her time is divided between teaching French, writing, reading, drawing, and spending time with her hubby and guinea pigs.

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Tour Organised by: Xpresso Book Tours

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for hosting today! This sounds like an emotional and well crafted story! :)