☆ Read á Paradigm by Ceri A. Lowe î Dystopian and YA are two of my favourite genres so I was excited to get suck in to the first book of this trilogy I loved how the story was told over two timelines Alice at the point of the world s collapse and Carter in the future that has adapted to the new way of living and is oblivious to how the world was before the creation of the Paradigm society.
In all honesty I preferred Alice s narrative witnessing the devastating effects of the vicious storms that rip London apart and how ten year old Alice survived and eventually thrived horrific scenes to eventually lend a hand in the creation of a new society was gripping Her policies are rightfully questioned by Carter years after the event but at the time she believed what she was doing was for the I had been dying to read this book as soon as I heard about it from Bookouture, and it s safe to say it was worth the wait Once I picked it up, I couldn t stop reading it.
I m a sucker for all things YA dystopian lately, so The Rising Storm was right up my alley It s a cracking opening to a series, setting up the characters nicely, and with some really interesting story arcs.
I really enjoyed the pace of The Rising Storm Nothing is out of sync in terms of how the narrative jumps between characters and their experiences in the past and present I liked how the author was able to weave it all together, and although I was left with some questions, I m glad to know that there isto come with this series.
Clever, engaging and with excellent character development, I raced through The Rising Storm Bring on the next one Highly recommended I got sent this book in exchange for a honest review, all my opinions are my own and thank you so much to the publishers for sending me this book The world in this book was so beautifully crafted and the setting was so intriguing and I wanted to learnabout this place.
The book was such a good read and was a very plot driven book and that s why I think I couldn t really connect with any of the charcaters which was a real shame because I would have loved to give this a higher rating I got this novel through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review My copy being an ARC, some things in it may be different than they are in the published book I m not sure what to make of Paradigm On the one hand, while its cover is terribly reminiscent of Divergent, and while it also deals with a dystopian world, it does so in a different way than what is usually seen in similar novels the reader is actually given to see both the dystopian society and its origins, through the eyes of Carter present time and Alice past time On the other hand, I did find the story confusing in several places, and its good ideas not exploited enough.
What I liked Two timelines with their own characters I m fond of books that make use of different timelines, because I always hope this will give me a deeper insight on what s happening to whom, and where and when it s happ I requested through NetGalley to receive this book for free in exchange for an honest review This is my first disclosure My second disclosure is that I am a thirty something reading a YA book so I am not it s intended audienceYou have five minutes of this life leftThe first line of the book is a great opener and really draws you in But then just a few sentences later it mentions something about the over thirties which gets my back upIf he could keep himself together, then surely the old timers should be able to manage it It just confirmed everything he knew about anyone over thirtyDespite the inference that I m an old timer, I carried on with the story I really like how the story was told It is written in third person from two different POVs and two different time frames Confused Well there s no need to be as it s really well done Car
Every expedition of any kinds requires sacrifices and sometimes they are one too many But survival calls for it everytime This is the experience of Alice who has seen the world getting destroyed by the Storms till Paradigm Industry rescues her and trains her to build their own community of survivors for the next generation, but a functional community with no creativity, no music no books horrors Till 90 years later, Carter is awakened from a cryogenic sleep, when the Industry decides it is time for him to become the Controller General of their Model establishment But where there are rules, there is always rebellion against them And then it is Carter s journey till he is betrayed Ceri A Lowe has created a unique world where we get to see how it all started via Alice s eyes and where it is leading to via Carter s journey I liked the way she has kept this impendi What would you create after the end of the world Cleverly winding together two compelling characters story lines as they approach this question from very different view points, Paradigm is an exciting and wonderfully written debut novel For fans of dystopian fiction who are looking for something much less formulaic and a littlegrown up than a lot of its competition The world of the Industry is an eerily plausible and seductively logical background to a great story, beautiful details and big questions read it The ReviewThis book is proof that you shouldn t judge things just by what they re billed as What could have been a cheap ripoff and cash in attempt on the popularity of The Hunger Games and Divergent instead is something that shines, and is full of its own originality The Dystopian Young Adult genre may be overcrowded right now but Paradigm is something that s worth checking outBane of Kings, The Founding Fields What if the end of the world was just the beginning Alice Davenport awakens from a fever to find her mother gone and the city she lives in ravaged by storms with few survivors.
When Alice is finally rescued, she is taken to a huge underground bunker owned by the mysterious Paradigm Industries As the storms worsen, t
What If The End Of The World Was Just The Beginning Alice Davenport Awakens From A Fever To Find Her Mother Gone And The City She Lives In Ravaged By Storms With Few SurvivorsWhen Alice Is Finally Rescued, She Is Taken To A Huge Underground Bunker Owned By The Mysterious Paradigm Industries As The Storms Worsen, The Hatches Close Years Later, Amidst The Ruins Of London, The Survivors Of The Storms Have Reinvented Society The Model Maintains A Perfect Balance With Inhabitants Routinely Frozen Until They Are Needed By The IndustryFifteen Year Old Carter Warren Knows His Time Has Come Awoken From The Catacombs As A Contender For The Role Of Controller General, It Is His Destiny To Succeed Where His Parents FailedBut Carter Soon Discovers That The World Has Changed, In Ways That Make Him Begin To Question Everything That He Believes In As Carter Is Forced To Fight For Those He Loves And Even For His Life, It Seems That The Key To The Future Lies In The Secrets Of The Past