Guest review: Paradox
When I discovered that Ryan, the grandson of one of my mother-in-law’s closest friends, is an avid reader, I asked if he’d be interested in reviewing a few books, and he readily agreed. I sent a couple books his way, and he dug right in. I’m proud to welcome Ryan here today with his review of Paradox by A. J. Paquette.
Ana wakes up alone and confused. All she finds is a blank mind and a note. After reading it she knows what she must do, Experience, Discover, and Survive. Ana does not know where she is or how she got there, but she knows for sure it’s not Earth. The book takes place on Paradox, a planet that was assumed to be hospitable but is not. Making her way across the planet she finds friends who help her make it to the destination. Ana may even find love along the way. For this group of friends, saving themselves would mean saving Earth. In the race against time one enemy may ruin it all.
The author, A. J. Paquette, did a great job of making it seem like you are in the book describing the planet very well. Although at times it was difficult to know I was not getting all the information from Ana’s past, it made the book hard to put down. I thought it was very suspenseful and kept me guessing. I believe boys and girls from 10 years and older would enjoy reading this book. I would caution for younger readers that the descriptions can bring to life some gruesome scenes that Ana encounters. Overall, I really enjoyed the book and would suggest this book to anyone who enjoys futuristic action packed novels.
Here’s a little bit about Ryan in his own words:
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