Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Review - Paradigm by Ceri A. Lowe

Title: Paradigm (Paradigm, #1)
Author: Ceri A. Lowe
Pages: 382
Publisher: Bookouture
Release date: 13th June 2014

Blurb from Goodreads:

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 received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley*

 2/5 stars

After waking from a fever, Alice Davenport finds the city destroyed and contaminated after violent storms. Alice is rescued and taken to an underground facility built by Paradigm Industries.
87 years later Carter Warren, who has been frozen for 15 years, is woken up. He is a candidate for the role of Controller General and he is determined to succeed. But the world has changed and Carter will find himself questioning his beliefs.

Paradigm switched back and forth between Alice and Carter's point of views and I found Alice's chapters more enjoyable. It took me a while to get into this but I did . . . until around halfway through when I found my attention drifting. I just wasn't interested in what was happening and skim-read the rest of the book.
The characters were okay and the post-apocalyptic world was unique.

Overall this was a unique read but I lost interest.