Review: Welcome to the Underworld (Welcome to the Underworld #1) by Con Template

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Summary:

There is a secret society that presides over every world. This society is so powerful that it can control a nation, strike fear into the bravest of men and bring turmoil onto the most unsuspecting of victims…

There is a dangerous society in Seoul that is plaguing Choi Yoori.

Her world is turned upside down when she is told that she bears a strong resemblance to the “Queen of the Underworld,” a notorious Underworld crime lord who died 3 years prior—the exact same time Yoori woke up with amnesia. The dangers of this new world is crashing in on her and Yoori’s only grip on stability lies with the guidance from her crime lord boss and the secrets the Queen of the Underworld hid from her powerful society.

Welcome to a world where “Gods” walk amongst humans. Where the heartless and vengeful are revered like Kings and Queens—and the weak, the distracted are punished without mercy.

It is a cruel world and once you’re in, the only exit is death.

Review:

Such a refreshing story! Korean crime lords fighting each other to become the leader of the underworld; definitely a must read.

Although she didn’t approve of gangs, she would be a liar if she said she wasn’t fascinated by the mystery cloacking this secretive society. It intrigued her endlessly. Their acts of violence were so public to the rest of the world, yet no one from the outside was privy to the inner workings of their world. It was as if they were ghosts in her world, appearing in and out, yet never leaving any trace of their identities behind.

Choi Yoori was just a waitress until she spilled coffee on a customer who promptly blackmailed her to become his personal assistant. This customer was none other than one of the kings of the Underworld, Kwon Tea Hyun, the King of Serpents. There are different gangs in the Underworld but the main three are Serpents, Scorpions and Skulls. When Yoori starts finding out what Tea Hyun really does she tries to run, but once a crime lord sets his eyes on you there’s little you can do.

“You are pure evil.” He hid a crooked smile. “I prefer to see myself as strict.”

Yoori soon finds herself thrown in a dark world ruled by violence; and Tea Hyun is no exception. He’s no saint, to become the king of Serpents he had to kill one of the other kings, and to maintain his place he’s had to kill again. Tea Hyun doesn’t turn into a good guy for Yoori, nope he’s always set on what he wants and how to get it. Although he does show more vulnerability and playfulness to her, and it’s beautiful.

“You owe me.” He smirked, studying her like she was the most entertaining thing he had ever laid eyes on. “What do I owe you, my disrespectful assistant?”

Yoori is spicy and feisty, and doesn’t know how you should act in front of a crime lord (it’s hilarious how outraged he is at first from her lack of respect). She’s innocent and naive in so many ways, it’s even ridiculous most of the time, but in a funny way.

Didn’t he realize that she hated him more than anything right now? She hated him for the simple fact that he was a monster and for the simple fact that he made it so much harder for her to hate him, especially when he exerted so much kindness to her.

Everything becomes even more dangerous, and interesting, because Yoori is the look-alike of An Soo Jin, the Queen of the Underworld, the Scorpion Girl. She was one of the most feared and merciless people of the Underwolrd, but she died under mysterious circumstances three years before.

Her blood would definitely be spilled tonight.

I loved this story, even if the main plot twist was predictable from the very first page, but the details and the characters will completely drag you into this world. This is only the beginning, I can’t wait to find out what this story has in store for me.

manuela calloway sisters

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