I received this book for free from blog tours, requested from publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Series: Archetype #2
Published by Dutton Adult, Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated on July 24th, 2014
Genres: Action & Adventure, Adult, Dystopian, Love & Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller
Source: blog tours, requested from publisher
The stunning debut that began with Archetype— and has readers buzzing—concludes in Prototype, 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.
After that crazy ending in Archetype, I knew I had to read this as soon as I can. It was too much of a cliffhanger and lucky for us Penguin had the ARCs all ready for another blog tour.
I love how different Emma is in this one. She was always so vulnerable in Archetype and became super submissive. As most authors do, they go through huge character arcs, and Emma was no exception. She became stronger, more resilient, assertive and trained like she hadn’t trained before. I love when Waters still kept how insecure she was, especially with Sonya. That character was an automatic dislike for me, and I wasn’t so surprised she did what she did. I just loved Miles so much. He brought a humourous take to the entire book, and the way he annoyed Emma was just so cute. I also love the cute romance that was brought into this one, even though I found it to be more of the focus than bringing down Declan. I also didn’t enjoy the fact that the women in this book were all gunning to bring each other down. What happened to being a good person and just letting things go? Even Emma was in on it at one point, and it made me sad.
What I love the most about Waters’ writing is how fast-paced it is. You keep turning the pages in a frenzy so you can finally find out what happens. By the end, you’re finally rooting and cheering and you can’t help but smile at how the characters came to be. Great for fans of New Adult who are looking for something with a little bit of action, dystopia and science fiction.