Monday, June 23, 2014

Paradigm by Ceri A. Lowe

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, the hatches close.

87 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 Industry.

Fifteen-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 failed.

But 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...

My review:


I was sooooooooo super excited to start this book! But sadly, I had to stop reading it at 15%. I know it is too soon to stop, but I also know that when I am going to like a book it will engage me from the beginning, and that did not happen.

It is told in alternating POV. One from Alice, which is in the past right when the Storms started. And the other is from Carter in the present (or future, depends how you see it :P). His chapters were very boring. 

Still,  you should give it a try, you might like it. I see it has a lot of good reviews. This just wasn't for me.
Enjoy your reading!

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