Release date - 4th April 2018
Book length - 376 pages
Publisher - Bookouture
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ABOUT THE BOOK
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 swept away everything she knew. Saved from the ravaged remains of London by the mysterious and all-powerful Paradigm Industries, her fierce independence and unique skills soon gain her recognition from the highest levels of command. But their plans to rebuild civilisation from scratch mean destroying all remnants of the past – no matter what, or who, gets left behind.
Alice must decide if she will fight for the old world, or the new…
Decades later, 15-year-old Carter Warren is woken from the Catacombs after years of cryonic sleep. He’s determined to do whatever it takes to climb the ranks to Controller General - until he realises the Industry’s control methods have become harsher than ever. The Barricades make sure nothing from the Deadlands can get in to the Community – and no one can get out. And a shocking discovery about his own family causes Carter to question everything he’s ever known…
As Alice becomes entangled in the Industry’s plan for the future, and Carter delves into the secrets of his past, they must make sacrifices which threaten to tear them apart. And both of them are forced to confront an impossible question…
Would you dare to risk it all for the perfect world?
An addictive and gripping dystopian series, perfect for fans of The Girl Who Dared to Think, The Hunger Games and The Gender Game.
This book was previously titled Paradigm.
Opening with a bang, THE RISING STORM by Ceri A. Lowe keeps up the energetic pace with this compelling dystopian novel.
After abnormal storms change the world as we know it, Alice is needed to rebuild civilisation but things are not always as they seem and soon Alice is not sure which world she wants to inhabit - the old or the new. While at the same time Carter is being trained to be a future leader and he is determined to be the best that this world has ever seen but when he witnesses how harsh and secretive the Industry truly is, he begins to question everything that he has been taught, and when secrets from the past come to the surface, it will begin a new journey for everyone ...
I'm always a little weary when books are compared to The Hunger Games as I feel they are being set up to fail by comparison but THE RISING STORM really doesn't disappoint. Gripping, well-paced, with plenty of grit, strength, and danger throughout, this novel is unique and fresh and I became fully immersed in the drama. And that ending will leave you wanting the next instalment!!
THE RISING STORM by Ceri A. Lowe is a cracking story and perfect for dystopian fiction fans.
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.
For more information:
Website - www.cerialowe.com
Twitter - twitter.com/cerilowepetrask
Facebook - www.facebook.com/cerialowe/
Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger, wife & mother who loves all things books!
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