2018 · ARC · Review

Review – The Storm Girl’s Secret by Ceri A Lowe

This is the last book in the trilogy and finally some answers. If you haven’t read book 1 yet, here is a link to my review of it, if not there will be

SPOILERS!!!

Review of book 2 can be found here.

This book comes out on the 17th December but is already available to pre-order on Amazon if you are interested.

I received this ARC from NetGalley and Bookoutur in return for an honest review. Thank you!


The Storm Girl’s Secret

by Ceri A Lowe

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Synopsis by NetGalley

An addictive and jaw-dropping dystopian story, perfect for fans of Bella Forrest, The Hunger Games and Divergent. Discover a world torn apart by storms under the grip of an evil organisation, and one girl who discovers a secret that will change everything… The existence of 15-year-old Alice Davenport is Paradigm Industries’ biggest secret. Decades ago, after fierce storms ravaged the earth, Alice was one of the first to help establish Paradigm Industries’ new world order: in which no one can leave the Barricades, and every trace of the past was destroyed. The whole Community believes she died an Industry hero. But Alice refused to live under Paradigm’s cruel laws. Alice was punished. And Alice is alive. Sentenced to permanent cryonic sleep in the Catacombs, Alice has been frozen for years… until now. With the Industry wanting her dead, Alice is on the run – helped by Carter Warren, Industry loyalist turned secret rebel. But as they make their escape, they uncover a shocking secret. Paradigm Industries have devastating plans for the future, which threaten to tear the world apart. Those living outside the Barricades will be permanently destroyed. With Alice and Carter the only hope for humanity, can they find the strength to finally defeat the Industry? The Storm Girl’s Secret is the thrilling conclusion to the Paradigm trilogy. Discover Alice’s heart-pounding story today. 


My Opinion

4 stars

Highlights

Great conclusion to a trilogy

The pacing


Overall

Overall, I enjoyed the book and the story as a final instalment. It was a quick read and a read filled with a lot of action.

A worthy ending to an action packed trilogy.


Story

The story follows the same characters and is again dual perspective. The story is also set in the same place as the two previous books. The main characters take up their issues and problems with the industry in this final chapter. Things come together. The past and present merge. Questions are answered.

I have to say the author has done the merging very well and things feel seamless.


World Building

There is not much world building going on as its the third in the series. Having said that there is some as several questions get answered and knots gets untied.


Characters

Carter is the recent character from the industry. He has been completely converted to rebel in the previous book and follows the path he is on. I did feel he forgives people too quickly, but that might have been just me. I like Carter as a character. He is easy to get to know. I somehow enjoyed Carter less in this book than the previous two, and I don’t know why. It might have something to do with the amount of stuff going on, there wasn’t enough “me and Carter” time…

Alice is one of the original scouts and has finally joined the present time. Her struggle to get with the times are short but covers a lot of aspects. Her beliefs from 80 years ago are now confirmed and she continues her fight for freedom and the truth. I also like Alice. I liked Alice a lot more in this book than the previous books which may be due to her experiences at the end of book 2 and her change of hearts towards the industry. Somehow she got a bigger heart than I was expecting.

There were several other characters and of all of them, I think maybe Lucy was my favourite. I think it’s because she reminded me of someone I know but I don’t know who yet.

LGBT+?

Some but not the main focus. They do often refer to a world they would like to live in which shouldn’t be determined by who you are, who you love, or what you look like.


Writing

I enjoyed the writing.

I read an ARC (Advance Readers Copy) and there will always be some minor issues with them. I found a couple of spelling mistakes etc. There were a few discrepancies for example when Samuel refers to Lucy when it should have been Angel considering Samuel doesn’t know that they meet with Lucy yet. But that’s to be expected in an ARC and I hope they are corrected in the final version.

Apart from that I really enjoyed it.


Summary

All in all, this has bee a very interesting and enjoyable trilogy which I highly recommend

I’m interested to see what the author does in the future and will pay attention to her writing.


Have you read this? What did you think?

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