I'm thrilled to be taking part in the blog blitz for The Girl in the Storm by Ceri A. Lowe and sharing my review. First of all though let's take a look at the description for the book...
Author: Ceri Lowe
Book: The Girl In The Storm
A gripping and heart-pounding story filled with mystery, suspense and danger, about one girl who braves her life to discover the truth. Fans of Bella Forrest, Divergent and The Hunger Games will be enthralled by this explosive and addictive dystopian novel.
The silhouettes of the watchers stood stark against the glinting metal fence. No one could get in. And no one could get out.
As the storms rage around her, 15-year-old Alice Davenport is trained by the rulers of the new world, Paradigm Industries, to reach the highest levels of command. Life within the Community is supposed to be perfect, with the Barricades keeping the population safe from the toxic wasteland and savage people outside.
Rebellious Alice has never felt easy with Paradigm Industries’ plans for the future. Determined to investigate their secrets, she makes a shocking discovery: disturbing experiments on how to create life itself are taking place in underground laboratories, establishing a new order for society that will impact generations to come…
The First Generation Scouts will rule.
The Second Gen will obey.
And the Lab Made will serve.
Knowing she can’t live in this brutal regime, Alice has nowhere to turn. Until she encounters a boy from beyond the Barricades, who seems to have the answers for a better life. If what he says about the outside world is true, Alice realises it’s up to her to take on the power of Paradigm Industries alone…
In her journey to find freedom, Alice’s courage will be tested to the limit, but she’ll stop at nothing to do what’s right.
I enjoyed book one in the Paradigm Trilogy but I thought this book had so many more layers! The pages are filled with secrets, surprises, danger and intrigue that made it so addictive. I want to talk about so many things but I would hate to ruin anything so I'm going to be as vague as possible surrounding the plot. There were quite a few times where I was sat bolt upright reading as Ceri A. Lowe weaved so many tense moments that at times I felt as if I was holding my breath!
The story is told from both Alice and Carter's perspective it made everything even more intriguing wondering what would happen next to each character. Both of their stories completely pulled me in and I was desperate to see the characters reactions to certain situations. They are strong personalities and equally bring something very special to the story. The characters go on quite a journey and with this being book two I felt that their personalities really shine through.
I will say that I think it would be beneficial to read book one just so that you can fully understand the characters backgrounds. However if you do start with this book certain things are explained so you won't be completely in the dark.
I absolutely raced through this story, it grabbed hold of me and wouldn't let go. I'm sat here waiting as patiently as I can for the next book, I really need to know what happens next!
A compelling and powerful story!
Five stars from me!
With thanks to Noelle at Bookouture for my copy via Netgalley.
When Ceri isn’t writing, she’s a self-employed project management consultant specialising in financial services. She lives with her partner in Bristol, England and has various obsessions including all things Spanish, travelling and, of course, writing.
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