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 kws 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... Paradigm is the first book in the Paradigm series - a must for fans of YA dystopian fiction - and anyone who loved Divergent or The Hunger Games.