Book Review: Paradigm by Ceri A. Lowe

Posted September 28, 2014 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

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Book Review: Paradigm by Ceri A. LoweParadigm by Ceri a. Lowe
Published by Bookouture on 2014-06-13
Genres: Dystopian, Fiction
Pages: 378
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher on NetGallery
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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... Paradigm is the first book in the Paradigm series - a must for fans of YA dystopian fiction - and anyone who loved Divergent or The Hunger Games.

This was a book I was originally drawn into by both the cover and the synopsis but as I read “Paradigm” by Ceri A. Lowe, I found that I really just couldn’t get into this book. The society in this story is fairly new. It is only about 20 years old. The background is that some storms hit earth and completely destroyed it. The people are now living underground.

The main character Carter was put to sleep to be woken up later in life. I felt like this book was way too similar to Across the Universe by Beth Revis. Have the time I seemed to didn’t know what the purpose of the characters were for. The major survivors of these storms were children because children found creative ways to survive. The entire book kept going back and forth between the past and present.

I honestly didn’t like this story at all. I couldn’t get into it. I felt really bored and unimpressed. I wish I could say something else but I just didn’t enjoyed this book.


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Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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