Series: Archetype #2
Published by: Dutton Adult on July 24, 2014
Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction
Length: 384 pages, in ARC format
Source: From the Publisher
The stunning debut that began with Archetype— and has readers buzzing—concludes inPrototype, when a woman’s dual pasts lock onto a collision course, threatening her present and future.
Emma looks forward to the day when she can let go of her past—both of them. After more than a year on the run, with clues to her parents’ whereabouts within her grasp, she may finally find a place to settle down. Start a new life. Maybe even create new memories with a new family.
But the past rises to haunt her and to make sure there’s nowhere on the planet she can hide. Declan Burke wants his wife back, and with a little manipulation and a lot of reward money, he’s got the entire world on his side. Except for the one man she dreads confronting the most: Noah Tucker.
Emma returns to face what she’s done but finds that the past isn’t the problem. It’s the present—and the future it represents. Noah has moved on and another woman is raising their daughter.
In the shocking conclusion to M.D. Waters’s spectacular debut, Emma battles for her life and her freedom, tearing down walls and ripping off masks to reveal the truth. She’s decided to play their game and prove she isn’t the woman they thought she was. Even if it means she winds up dead. Or worse, reborn.
Um, wow! Can I leave it at that? No? Well I will try to tell you why Prototype by M.D. Waters is making my list of one of the best books I have read in 2014…and it’s not even July yet!
Just like book # 1 in this two-part series, Archetype, I would classify Prototype as a New Adult book but is a New Adult book with teeth; lots of them. I mean M.D. Waters sure knows how to write a book. From thrilling action sequences, intriguing plot twists, and stunning character development, Prototype is one book that you won’t be able to put down once you start reading it.
A huge part of what I enjoyed so much about Prototype was Emma and her journey. It was absolutely amazing to watch her find her place in the world; reconciling other’s views on who she is and was and really coming into her own and of who she is now. You are really able to identify with Emma as a character. You as the reader become so invested in Emma; so much so that her pain is your pain, and her wins are your wins. Emma is equal parts vulnerable and resilient in Prototype and that is a huge part of what makes and moves this story so well.
All in all, I can’t really tell you much more about the awesome that is Prototype by M.D. Waters without just revealing it all. What I can say is that if you are looking for a book that just goes from strength to strength and just gets better with every page you read, then Protoype is what you are looking for. Prototype is equal parts complex and simple, and for me, that is a large part of it’s appeal. Just like with Archetype, M.D. Waters has made it’s follow-up Prototype so stunningly captivating that her readers will be clamouring for more books from her, and I for one can’t wait.
Oh yeah, don’t forget that the paperback version of Archetype is being released today. It even has a snazzy new cover to go with it. You know you want to pick up a copy!