Terrence: A Short Story
(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 a short story with a unique plot. I liked the dystopian setting of the book that the author created. This book talks about the time when people don’t have freedom to be who they are. How painful it can be is really well shown through this story.
This book is not only dealing with a world where being gay is crime but also where people are divided into classes. Though it is not major part of this story but still it’s worth mentioning.
Now coming to the romance part of the story. I found the romance between Terrence and Chase to be heartwarming and beautiful.
Terrence has a big cliffhanger at the end but the author had already said that their would be unanswered questions after the readers would finish reading this story as the story is a part of a series, so I am not judging the book by this. I just need to mention, I think to get a better idea about the dystopian future that this short story is set in, I would suggest you to read the books of this series before this short story.
Finally I would say in spite of the unanswered questions I had after finishing this book, I found this book to be really enjoyable and interesting.
LIFE AT 17 RATING
(4 out of 5 stars)
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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