Monday, June 19, 2017

Review of Terrence: A Short Story + a GIVEAWAY of paperback copy of Terrence’s Story and an Amazon $25.00 gift card!

Terrence: A Short Story 
Alice Rachel

(Under Ground, #0.8)
Publication date: May 15th, 2017
Genres: Dystopian, New Adult, Romance

Bullying is nothing new to Terrence Young. The teasing and harassment are constant. His family is less than understanding as well. To them, Terrence chose to be gay and complicate their lives. Their little rejections sting and cut him deeply.
But when the Deviance Act is passed, Terrence’s life takes a turn for the worse overnight. Under the new law, a mere look, a simple touch, or a small kiss in public could mean death. Terrence attempts to hide his orientation to survive. That is until a gang attacks him in a bar and Chase Martinez interferes.
Chase is gorgeous, kind-hearted, and he’s a rebel in the Underground—all qualities that attract Terrence so much there is no stopping the fall. Loving Chase might be dangerous, but Terrence is done living in fear and letting others dictate what is right for him.
*The author pledges to donate 100% of sales revenue from “Terrence: A Short Story” to The Ally Coalition

Terrence is part of a group of a short story collection called The Under Gound Series. This story is a little over halfway through the collection. Therefore, in the beginning, the author gives you descriptions of organizations and places that are explained in previous stories and also tells who the characters are from the other books which is very helpful. This is longer than any other short stories that I have read with one hundred and fifty-four pages. Consequently, I found it strange how the main plot is constructed out of a bunch of short stories. Whereas, the book was not hard to follow it didn’t contain much depth having more of a meager intensity. Though I found the story to be mediocre it incorporated some intriguing creativity within how society works, including the abhorrent laws that the people live under. Also, I give Alice Rachel a thumbs up for how tastefully she handled the intimacy parts and did not write anything graphic. Furthermore, one of my biggest pet peeves is when the ending is left wide open and of course, that was the case. Nevertheless, if a reader starts at the beginning of The UNDERGROUND series and reads "straight" through instead of reading one out of sequence you potentially could enjoy this series.

Author Bio:
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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