Underland

Underland

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by Chanda Hahn
     
 

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Long ago monsters and immortals retreated below ground to seek shelter and survive before they were forgotten for eternity. But what do the gods do when they're bored? They bring back the Olympic games, but these games are different. They're bigger and deadlier and the newest contender is a young human girl stolen from the streets above. It's kill or be killed as Kira

Overview

Long ago monsters and immortals retreated below ground to seek shelter and survive before they were forgotten for eternity. But what do the gods do when they're bored? They bring back the Olympic games, but these games are different. They're bigger and deadlier and the newest contender is a young human girl stolen from the streets above. It's kill or be killed as Kira Lier races against beasts she thought were just myths, to cross the finish line and get a chance to earn her freedom.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781522715665
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
03/30/2016
Pages:
268
Sales rank:
164,135
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Chanda Hahn is a New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling author. She uses her experience as a children's pastor, children's librarian and bookseller to write compelling and popular fiction for teens. She was born in Seattle, WA, grew up in Nebraska and currently resides in Portland, Oregon with her husband and their twins.

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Underland 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've been a fan of Chanda since UnEnchanted/Iron Butterfly were new. I'm amazed how the quality of her writing has improved. The story was not something I'd read before, so I give her kudos for that. Looked forward to reading it when I got home. I enjoyed Kira and laughed at a lot of things she thought and said. I appreciate a funny and fierce heroine! Chanda has a tradition of interesting love triangles, so I look forward to seeing how the budding romance progresses.
Anonymous 3 days ago
This book is like hunger games mixed with fear of the walking dead mixed with twilight love it!!!!
Anonymous 20 days ago
This book was exactly what you'd expect for chanda hahn. It was a bit confusing at first but things were cleared up towards the end. And some new questions where brought forth. So until the next book..
BellesBeastlyBookBlog 3 months ago
Kira Lier left her family home after lots of abuse from her stepdad. Living on the streets of Portland, she learns that the sewers of Portland aren't what they seem. After being dragged down to the sewers by some strange monster-like men, she finds that she was living under a city full of monsters. She was told that she would die and it seems that way after getting sold a slave to a man only using her as food to his warrior. Once she finds out her natural gift to lead and compassion, she is used in the games and she catches the eyes of the Underlords. And she might just be falling for a cute zeke(zombie) that wants to be at her side at all times. Will Kira survive the battles? Does the zeke want her too? Is her death inevitable? This book was GREAT!! The title definitely makes sense. This is a twisted Alice in Wonderland. It doesn't have any sexual content or cussing. I can't wait to read Underlords when it comes out in 2017. Great job, Chanda Hahn!! Definitely recommend this to teens/tweens and YA. There is violence, but it could be categorized as about as violent as Divergent.
Anonymous 5 months ago
I had a hard time at first connecting to Kiera. I think it's because the book kept jumping from one person to another. It definitely got better as it went on! I will be reading the next one.
Anonymous 7 months ago
I cannot open in my nook, which makes me very sad. I'd like to read it, as I've liked her other books... but could use help of why it was not allowed on nooks.
Anonymous 8 months ago
I bought the Nook version so that might be why, but there was a lot of spelling errors. I'm dylexic myself and was able to pick up a lot of issues. It was hard to read without stoping and having to reread something. The transition between chracters wasn't great. There needed to be a bigger space or different font or something. I like the plot of the story and the idea was new and exciting, but again was hard to read with the other issues.
Anonymous 8 months ago
It's not like anything I've ever read before and I find that refreshing!
Anonymous 8 months ago
I love all of Chandra's book, the only bad part is waiting for another one to come out.
Anonymous 11 months ago
once again Chanda Hahn has made an awesome book. I loved this book from the first chapter. Sad that I have to wait a year for the next one but its worth it! Defiantly recommend this book to everyone!!
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by K.J. Simmill for Readers' Favorite Underland by Chanda Hahn is a young adult paranormal novel with urban fantasy elements. Kira hadn’t always been lost; once she’d had a family, a father who loved her and shared with her the experience of his Navy SEAL training. When she had awoken with night terrors, he had chased them away, but when he died the nightmares became flesh. She fled the streets to escape the wrath of her violent step-father, and for two years she had survived. Then one night the monsters returned, plunging her into a world of slavery where she was sold to the highest bidder. Humans are the lowest of the low, the bottom of the food chain, so what chance does she really have in this mythical world beneath the streets? As if things weren’t bad enough, she is selected to participate in the games. Her new prison is already filled with enemies, creatures thought only to be myth, who would prefer to kill her rather than look at her, especially given the entrance she made into their territory. Can she form the alliances needed to survive in this terrifying world, and how can she, a lowly human, hope to compete in a game in which even those with a lifetime of training struggle to survive? For me, Underland had a very Neverwhere (Neil Gaiman) feel to it. Not in the sense of a mirrored storyline, but in the creation of a vast world below ours, where creatures once feared, and those forgotten, now live. Combine this with the more well-known Hunger Games series, a fight to the death for the pleasure of those watching, add a chance of earning freedom and creatures of legend, and you have the fantastic story woven by Chanda Hahn. The author’s style of writing is suited to the new adult, young adult age group, which is the chosen target audience, and it reminded me in places of the horror genre. The only thing which would have enhanced the reading experience for me would be a little more description in some places. There is this vast land, filled with more creatures and monsters than you can imagine and, whilst scope is implied, a few more details would have expanded the greatness and magnitude of this world, seeing it reach its full potential. I would recommend this book - by a quarter of the way through I didn’t want to put it down and I had become invested in Kira and her struggle, wanting to know what happened next. The gripping tale of an underdog trying to survive alone against all odds is enough to grab any reader’s attention, but throw in mythical creatures and ancient gods and you have a combination bound to inspire.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all of her books!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't wait for the next book!
gary reed More than 1 year ago
I just got done reading this book and I must say it was one of the best books I have read in a long time. I love any type of book that involves anything supernatural and this book does not disappoint, Chanda Hahn did a brilliant job on this book and has opened the doors for a fresh new twist into the supernatural world, I could not put this book down and loved the twist and turns of who to trust... I can not wait till the next installment, I highly recommend this book :)