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Paradigm By Ceri A. Lowe Paradigm 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 re
  • Title: Paradigm
  • Author: Ceri A. Lowe
  • ISBN: 9781909490406
  • Page: 141
  • Format: ebook
  • 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 LonWhat 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
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    1. Ceri A. Lowe

      When Ceri isn t writing, she s a self employed project management consultant specialising in financial services She lives in Bristol, England and has various obsessions including all things Spanish, renovating houses, travelling and her dog, Pablo.In the last few years she s won the Global Short Stories annual prize, the Flash 500 Award, the Story Star Publishing Prize, the Exeter Short Story Prize and the Writers Forum Short Story competition She s also been placed and published in the Word Hut Short Story Competition Henshaw Prize In 2013, she was also long listed in the Bristol Prize and Lightship Publishing Awards.She has just completed The Paradigm Trilogy, the first book of which is titled The Storm Rising, a dystopian YA series set in a post apocalyptic world

    215 thoughts on “Paradigm”

    1. I thought I was going to hate this book I thought it was going to be a rehash of the same book I ve been reading over and over for the past three years Consider me surprised Dystopian series usually focus on the end of the dystopian society This one focuses on the formation of one Teenaged Alice is put in charge of building a new world after freak storms ruined the current one And then there s Carter groomed to one day be the leader But while he s been frozen the political climate has changed an [...]


    2. 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 learn about 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


    3. The Rising Storm is an amazing read Action filled to the core It was so engaging right from the beginning The writing was intense, and the characters were well developed Hands down, I would recommend this book I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book All thoughts and opinions are my own.


    4. 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 [...]


    5. 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 audience You have five minutes of this life left The 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 up If he could keep himself together, then surely the old timer [...]


    6. 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 little grown 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 qu [...]


    7. This is the complete review as it appears at my blog dedicated to reading, writing no rithmatic , movies, TV Blog reviews often contain links which are not reproduced here, nor will updates or modifications to the blog review be replicated here Graphic and children s novels reviewed on the blog will generally have some images from the book s interior, which are not reproduced here.Note that I don t really do stars To me a novel is either worth reading or it isn t I can t rate a novel three fifth [...]


    8. The Review thefoundingfields 2014 07 This 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 out Bane of Kings, The Founding FieldsWhat if the end of the world was just the beginning Alice [...]



    9. You can also read this review on my blog, Caught Read Handed, HERE.Actual rating 7What I thought I ll admit I was first drawn to this title on NetGalley by its cover s similarity to that of the Divergent series though it is kind of a rip off, isn t it Then I read the summary It sounded fascinating, like a unique and interesting take on dystopian fiction I was really excited when I was granted access to the e ARC.I wasn t disappointed in the book, but I think my hopes were a little too high for i [...]


    10. Another year, another dystopian Ceri A Lowe s Paradigm, however, is something to look out for Paradigm is able to do what many other dystopias in the genre fail credible world building Being a debut I went into the book without expectations I had nothing to compare it to however, I was pleasantly surprised by the descriptive and flavoursome writing This book manages to differentiate itself from all the other fish in the sea Initially, the blurb alone managed to pique my interest Whilst I don t l [...]


    11. Copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Summary 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 [...]


    12. Ceri A Lowe s PARADIGM is a post apocalyptic thriller told from two alternating viewpoints Alice Davenport, who witnessed the end of the world when she was eleven, and Carter Warren, who has always wanted to be part of rebuilding it But Alice and Carter are telling stories separated by eighty years, and their very different ways of looking at the world both the world before the so called Storms destroyed life as we know it, and the world after Paradigm Industries recreated it are distinctly diff [...]


    13. I received an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review What a fantastic book We begin right in the middle of the action, thrust into the world of the novel, and Lowe sets an excellent pace for revealing the rules of her society The novel is told from the perspective of Alice, an eleven year old girl who survives the storms of 2015 that effectively destroyed life on Earth as we know it, and Carter, a fifteen year old boy 87 years after the storms who has been brought up in the new socie [...]


    14. I was really let down with this one, I had really been hoping for something spectacular to come of the ever popular Dystopian worlds craze, and that this one would really stand out as incredible It didn t, it was so boring for the most part, yawnWhat 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 [...]


    15. This book is pretty amazing An apocalyptic story about the beginning of the end and the end of the beginning There is so much about Paradigm that made this enjoyable The story was really original and the characters had such different viewpoints and strengths This story shifts from one timeline to another, both riveting in their delivery.This story covers the end of the world as we know it through a girl named Alice A storm brings floods so bad civilization is forced underground The survivors are [...]


    16. I will have to admit that the only reason why I picked up this book was because of the cover and how much it reminded me of Divergent cover But even though they are both Dystopian novels, there is zero comparison From the very start, Paradigm introduces us to Carter, teenager who is getting down at the Catacombs to be frozen until the Community will need him again The way it was described was really interesting because right off the bat you re not really sure what s going on and it catches your [...]


    17. I got this from NetGalley It s a YA dystopian novel about a future where everyone that s important to society is less than 20 years old Some crazy storms hit Earth and destroy society People have to go underground A major corporation has prepared for this sort of catastrophe and a small society is re built underground where intelligent and promising teenagers and some adults are put to sleep in a stasis to be revived at a future time to help rebuild and guide the future population In this scenar [...]


    18. First off, the cover is a blatant rip of Divergent That needs to go if the powers that be expect anyone to take this seriously.We ve all read the YA books about the dystopian societies that focus on some rebel teenager that decides it time to put an end to things Paradigm is a dual timeline, following Alice tasked with leading the first team above ground in five years after a superstorm wipes out most of the planet and makes it uninhabitable and Carter, 87 years later, waking up from a fifteen y [...]


    19. Alice Davenport wakes up from her fever alone Her mother is gone and a storm has ruined her city There are only a few survivors 87 years later, the storm still controls the city Carter Warren knows that it s his time Time to awake up from the catacombs He never died, he just went into hibernation with everyone else who was ready Now, in the present, Carter wants to become the Controller General But he isn t the only one who wants to be it He is a contender in the competition for it.Rating 3 5 st [...]


    20. I received this book through Net Galley in turn for an honest review.I really, really enjoyed Paradigm I initially thought it would be just like every other dystopian fiction out there right now, but I feel like Ceri Lowe raised the bar with this one I normally despise books that come from two different perspectives but this one was different It s smart It s well written It s an easy read that doesn t feel like cotton candy It was interesting to see a dystopian from not only the rebel side but a [...]


    21. Love this amazingly well written, lucid book about what is to come for all of us if we are not careful It deals with the end of the world as it is now, and it sounds all too real The two main protagonists, Alice and Carter are beautifully realized Carter s determination is admirable, he believes in the Industry, he trusts that he is meant to be Controller General and he never loses sight of that vision Alice s bravery, her toughness and her vulnerability, her fierce loyalty to Jonah and her inne [...]


    22. Although there are a lot of dystopian novels for young adults on the market at the moment, Paradigm offered a unique spin on the genre by showing the formation of the society as well as its impact decades down the line It was fascinating to see how a society, created with only the best intentions in mind eventually evolves into a terrifying oppressive regime.Although the story did contain some flowery prose and weak plot elements, particularly in Carter s chapters, it than redeemed itself with [...]


    23. I couldn t put this down I became totally involved in their lives of Alice and Carter and am on their edge of my chair waiting for the next book I love how this book is so close to a reality we could all be facing, even though that reality is terrifying I needed to know and really fell in love with them characters.



    24. I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley for an honest review The Rising Storm by Ceri A Lowe WARNING THIS CONTAINS SPOILERS AND MY HONEST OPINION I absolutely loved this book and hated having to put it down to continue on with normal life This story begins somewhere in the middle of everything going on, from two points of view Carter the 15 year old boy who thinks he knows everything and has his eyes on a prize, volunteers himself to go to the catacombs until the next vote takes place [...]


    25. I received a free review copy in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley Book review The Rising Storm Paradigm Trilogy 1 by Ceri A Lowe Did not finish And with that there was darkness, and he could feel and hear nothing Title The Rising Strorm Paradigm Trilogy 1 Authors Ceri A LoweFormat Kindle eARC Genre YA, Science fictionRating Did not finish Synopsis Taken from What if the end of the world was just the beginning 15 year old Alice Davenport was a loner and an outcast before the Storms s [...]


    26. Paradigm is a dystopian novel for YA audiences that takes a somewhat different approach to the large majority of the field Here, we get to see not only the already established dystopian society to which, in most cases, we re only introduced in its last months or years before a revolution of some sort or another upsets the status quo , but also the very beginnings of its formation In two parallel timelines, we follow the stories of Alice, who survives the terrible storms that ravage the world as [...]


    27. The writing style put me in mind of The Passage which is one of my favorite series You get to meet characters from different time lines that are all connected to another The story goes back and forth from past and present pretty easily Alice and Carter are the two main ones we follow You get a real feel for the hopelessness of the situations Makes you think of how you would act if you just got rid of all your possessions and were just down to the necessities The book could have been a bit shorte [...]


    28. I loved this post apocalyptic novel On the cover we see the beautiful Alice who fled from a city devastated by rubble She is 15 years old as well as the character of Carter The chapters will be based only on his two characters The storms ravaged everything she had home, family, she finds herself alone and is saved by the industries Paradigm She will have to fight to save her skin As for Carter, decades later, he is awakened from his cryonic sleep He will learn some things about his family and wi [...]


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