Dangerous Ground is part of the Under Ground series. It is the fifth book and should be read after books one through four. This book goes a little deeper into Tina and Chase’s story. The way Alice Rachel writes reminds me of a music composer. She starts with an introduction which is the same for all the books so far. The read is slow and steady, and comforting because it is familiar to the series. The main body is an “allegro” or a brisk walk. Tina and Chase’s story is like the allegro because Tina grew up in an affluent house. There was not a need for anything. Whereas Chase did not, he grew up in the poor community. When Tina and Chase get together they are going at the “allegro” pace. This means that the story is moving at a good pace and I could not wait to turn the page. All of the nitty gritty takes place here. This where the trigger points may happen: depression, suicidal thoughts, and alcoholism are talk about so if you are sensitive to these triggers you are aware that it is here where those take place. Then the “andante” or slow walking pace movement takes us to the end of the story. This is where the action slows down but still at a nice pace and you can see where Alice Rachel is going with this installment of the Under Ground Series.
Dangerous Ground: Tina And Chase’s Story by Alice Rachel, Underground Series
This was a tragic, romantic, realistic novel. I could not put this book down. I do recommend that the reader read the other books in the series since it can be confusing at times. So much happened in this novel with both Chase and Tina. At times I was cringing while reading because of the violence taking place but I could not put it down. The scenarios in this novel seem so realistic and I could see things like this possibly trying to happen. I loved both the main characters personalities. I found both to be strong and courageous in their own ways. Chase’s character was my favorite. I couldn’t believe how much heartache he went through at the start of the book. It would have broken me but somehow, he managed to just barely hang on. I look forward to reading more from this author.
Dangerous Ground: Tina and Chase’s Story by Alice Rachel
5 out of 5 stars
Dangerous ground is Tina and Chase’s story written by Alice Rachel and I really enjoyed this story even if it was a little long. I simple love her work. We have read about Chase in a few other stories in this series and It was great to see him as a child and grow up to the man he is. She has this unique way of telling her story that has you stepping into her world and the characters are well developed.
Chase Martinez has a lot to fear with the Sterilization Law threatening the entire lower class. Those around him are rising and rioting for their rights, but protecting his girlfriend is Chase’s only goal.
But what can one man do against an entire government seeking to crush everyone he has ever cared about?
Tina Davie is the daughter of a state officer that comes with many advantages for. But when she crosses the path of Chase Martinez, Tina realizes how unfair the world can be. And when Chase’s life is shattered beyond repair, Tina decides to take matters into her own hands. She will infiltrate the system and tear it apart if it’s the last thing she does.
I highly recommend this story/series and you need to read them in-order to get the full effect of the series… I just simply love these characters and story line.. I can’t get enough of this series
This is by far my favourite story from this series! I have enjoyed the other ones but I was completely absorbed and captivated by Chase and Tina’s story. I think it is really important that you take the authors advice because this book definitely is not a standalone so much has gone on in this series that builds up to this book and I think it is needed to fully understand what is going on. There is so much going on in this story that is very frightening feeling like reality. The author has done an amazing job with this story. She created a storyline I was consumed by and characters I absolutely adored! If you have read any of the books in this series previously then you will not be disappointed in this one. Dangerous Ground is a fantastic story that I HIGHLY recommend!
Dangerous Ground :Tina and Chase’s Story ( Under Ground Book 5) By Alice Rachel is the fifth in the Under Ground Series,let me just say I highly recommend reading this entire series!This author has done an amazing job drawing you in from the beginning and she keeps you on your toes till the end. I had to know what happens next, I had a hard time putting it down. This is Chase and Tina’s story.Chase is a part of the lower class and because of this it comes with difficulties in his life.When the sterilization Law goes into effect he’s not just concerned about himself but also his girlfriend Mariana. Chase had my emotions all over the place and at times I just felt bad for him..I truly enjoyed reading about both of these characters as well as the others. I highly recommend reading this book especially if you want to know what happens next? I can’t wait to read more from this Author.
Dangerous Ground: Tina and Chase’s story by Alice Rachel is the fifth book in the Under Ground series. This series really must be in read in order to understand the story line.
As I have come to expect from this author this book hooked me in right from the start. I always live delving back into this world as the characters as interesting, the story line is interesting and each book just seems to get better and better. With each book I feel even more as if I am part of the world. The writing style just makes you feel like you are there with the characters experiencing that they do.
The story was just as good riveting as the rest of the series. I cannot wait to read the next book.
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Dangerous Ground: Tina and Chase’s Story by Alice Rachel is the seventh instalment in her Under Ground series ( know it is a bit difficult to get it straight what story comes when and you really should check out the Recommended Reading Order to get it right). It is NOT a standalone and the author states it as well so be warned, you will be so incredible lost if you do try to start with this one … I feel for you …
This story AND the whole series, it is scary how much our reality reflects the fiction or is it actually vice versa? “Numbers clearly show that the lower class as a whole consumes fewer resources in year than the upper class in five months.” Doesn’t is sound familiar? And there is so much more in this story where you suddenly find yourself thinking, what is reality and what is fiction …
This story has so many layers, it tells as the story of many, it gives us context to many events in the lives of the characters we have met before … I have always struggled really hard when reading this series … especially now when seeing how the world around us is growing darker and darker … at times I think that I cannot continue reading, it is too much but … I go back, again and again, every time a new instalment comes out … Thank you Alice Rachel for putting our anguish into words and giving us an illusion of that it is only fiction, giving us hope that if there are the ones fighting for others in her stories that there are also the ones out here … I am a bit apprehensive while waiting for Breaking Ground … what does the writer have in store for us?
“When Chase was done drowning himself in flesh and numbing his pain with fleeting pleasure, agony came right back to slap him in the face. The reprieve was always temporary and shallow, forcing him to seek more relief as soon as it was over, knowing quite well the respite would never last.”
Dangerous Ground is the latest instalment in the Under Ground series by Alice Rachel. It is a Dystopian story where social classes and draconian laws are in force and where food shortages, sickness, and danger are an ever-growing problem. This is Chase and Tina’s story- and it shook me and left me reeling. The story is absolutely heartbreaking in places- this book is so much heavier and more intense than the other books in the series and I was left feeling wrung out afterwards. It’s so full of emotion- with loss, grief, substance abuse, survival, and depression playing a large part of the story. But there’s also action, drama and suspense woven through the storyline. Because of the content of the storyline, I wouldn’t recommend this to younger readers, it’s definitely one for 17/18 years and older.
This is a full length novel with lots of interconnected details, characters and information. It is definitely NOT a standalone and should be read as part of the series. Once again Alice Rachel has produced a wonderfully described and vividly detailed story that takes us on a raw, gritty and riveting ride. This book is a little different from the others- having already mentioned the more mature content and the ‘heavier’ storyline, but this story has so many chapters, a lot of which are very quick- but there are so many short scenes, much like flashes of information that we get along the way in this story, which builds a much bigger picture than what I had been expecting.
I am still thinking about the story, about what happened and how it made me feel, long after finishing reading it!
That ending made me sit up and take notice, that’s for sure! I am both excited to see what the next instalment has in store for us (and the Character), and also a little sad- because it will be the conclusion to this fantastic series!
Another great addition to the series, thank you Alice Rachel!
Reviewed by @angelahayes
As the author advises in the blurb… This is not a stand-alone. Do not read this before reading the series in the suggested order. Seriously, don’t do it. Even with the glossary at the beginning of the book it took me a few pages to settle in for the ride that is DANGEROUS GROUND.
What a ride this series is.
Holy moly, Dangerous Ground was a powerful story. I really had to sit with this story before writing this review because my emotions where a bit all over the place.
“Numbers clearly show that the lower class as a whole consumes fewer resources in year than the upper class in five months.”
“… I believe the law should forbid them from tying the knot as well. Without children, there is no point in matrimony anyway.”
Chilling words that are set in a fictional time and yet it appears not so fictional when set on the backdrop of November 2018 America.
There are many layers to this epic story. Reading this story as each character goes through changes and growth is breath taking and heart breaking and an emotional rollercoaster.
The characters and layers to the story are so written visually that I didn’t want to put the story down because it is like a movie playing in my mind.
I’m truly not sure if I could sit here and say this is my favorite of the series but I will say that is was the most… It was the most… It just WAS. I really can’t put in to words what it is about this story that just grabbed me, shook me up and put me back down. I feel like I left a teeny piece of me back on the pages. Perhaps I will get it back as the series concludes .
I would recommend it my niece when she is old enough to read the series as a whole.
Review by @mauraharper
I love this book! This is part of the Under Ground series. One of my favorite things about this series is how all the characters are connected one way or the other. We get to see them again in their own separate books. My other favorite thing is the characters. They really do make this series flow and there is such a mixture of personalities. This story takes place during a time when status or class is the way of things are. I highly recommend checking out this book!