Dystopia · New Adult · Romance · Young Adult

Book Review: Terrence: A Short story

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Title: Terrence: A Short Story

Author: Alice Rachel

Series: Under Ground #0.8

Genre: Young Adult, New Adult, Dystopian, Romance

ISBN: 9781544648941

Publishing Date: March 11, 2017


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.

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Disclaimer: The author provided me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinions in any way.

This book tells the story of Terrence, one of the characters in the Under Ground Series, and how he faced the struggles of life living in a place where being gay is a crime.

The author, Alice Rachel, has done it again. From the beginning of this series, up until now, I am still surprised by how diverse and unique each characters are. I love how every character has their own personalities and their own problems in life. Character development is also evident throughout the story from Terrence who hid his orientation to Chase who can’t accept that he really needs help to overcome his fear.

I enjoyed reading through Terrence perspective. Because of how beautifully this story was written, Terrence was brought to life. Terrence was given his own voice to say what he was thinking and how he felt. I can feel the connection between me, the reader, and Teerence like I was looking through his own eyes and how I can see everything that has happened to his life.

As seen throughout the series, this also tackles real issues that the world is facing like how the rich people were given priority compare to people who are less fortunate. It also shows us how some people, even today, discriminates or prejudice homosexual people. This book opens our eyes and our minds to see the wrong doings in the world we are living in.

Lastly, I enjoyed how Terrence and Chase’s relationship develop. Eventhough Chase tries to push away the people who comes close to him, there will always be a person in your life who will change how you look at life, and that is Terrence for him. But that cliffhanger at the ending though. I need a sequel!

Don’t forget to get your own copy of “Terrence: A Short Story” available in ebook and in paperback.  The author pledges to donate 100% of sales revenue from “Terrence: A Short Story” to The Ally Coalition

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My Rating: 5/5


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