Review: Underlife by Marissa Farrar

UnderlifeThomas Young has no idea where he comes from. Found living on the streets as a child and put into foster care, he always dreamed of having a family of his own. Now a grown man, he has his much longed for family, but his life is tinged with sadness. His son, David, has leukemia.

One night, as he's driving home from the hospital, he hits a homeless man, Mack, with his car. Mack knows Tom from his childhood and tells Tom he was once part of London's underground homeless and his son's leukemia is not all it seems.

In a desperate bid to save his son's life, Tom heads down into the miles of abandoned tubes lines and stations. But he quickly discovers something far more sinister waits for him than the giant rats, drug addicts and fast trains. There is also something dark and shadowy, and it wants out...




I received this book from the author to give an honest review.

This book amazed me! Especially after I read the prequel "Go Back" I wanted more of Thomas and his family.

Underlife gives you a taste of what life underground is like and what a parent will do for his child. Would you being a parent do anything to save your sick child? Even by going and facing the dark and possibly death?
Thomas and Abi's son has leukemia and is on his death bed. One day Thomas meets a homeless man named Mack, who tells him about the shadows that live underground. He is the only one that can not only save the world but also his son David. Thomas doesn't believe him, but realizes that he will  do anything he can to save him. Even by facing what is hidden below.

While following Mack underground he meets other homeless people and they help him on his journey to get rid of the shadows. During this journey Thomas learns some important things about his life, and what happened to him when he was seven.

I really felt for Thomas and Abi because of their son. I have two children and it would kill me if they were sick like David and it seemed as all hope was lost. Marissa did a really great job writing this book and making you feel what David felt and his parents. I wanted to hug David and tell him it would be okay, and hug his mother and tell her to have faith. It's been a while since I had a book make me feel like that.

In Underlife there is paranormal, love, sadness, adventure. It all combines perfectly with a wonderful plot and makes an AMAZING read. I truly recommend you read this book. I do not think you will be disappointed.

My Rating: 5 wine glasses

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