Thursday, February 6, 2014

Archetype by M.D. Waters

Publication: February 6, 2014
Publisher: Penguin/Dutton Adult

Introducing a breathtakingly inventive futuristic suspense novel about one woman who rebels against everything she is told to believe.

Emma wakes in a hospital, with no memory of what came before. Her husband, Declan, a powerful, seductive man, provides her with new memories, but her dreams contradict his stories, showing her a past life she can’t believe possible: memories of war, of a camp where girls are trained to be wives, of love for another man. Something inside her tells her not to speak of this, but she does not know why. She only knows she is at war with herself.

Suppressing those dreams during daylight hours, Emma lets Declan mold her into a happily married woman and begins to fall in love with him. But the day Noah stands before her, the line between her reality and dreams shatters.

In a future where women are a rare commodity, Emma fights for freedom but is held captive by the love of two men—one her husband, the other her worst enemy. If only she could remember which is which. . . .

The first novel in a two-part series, 
Archetype heralds the arrival of a truly memorable character—and the talented author who created her.

What can I say about Archetype? The premise sounded interesting when I first read it. I mean I thought that I would like it, but I was unprepared for how much I ended up enjoying it. Even when I put the book down to go about my day, I was still thinking about the story and its characters. I loved it.

Emma is a 26 year old woman who lives in a world were roughly a hundred years ago a war erupted. Women in the west are free to live their life whereas women who live in the east like Emma are few and far between. Women are only considered worth marrying if they are fertile and men are desperate to claim and manipulate them.

Emma is such a fighter. I loved that about her. She goes along with some things, but she does ask questions and she is relentless when it comes to finding out about her past and who she is.

Just when I thought I knew what was going on or what was about to happen, turned out I was wrong. I think that is the re-occurring theme in this book. Expect the unexpected. There were plenty of twists and turns to keep me on my toes. I don’t want to reveal too much, because this is a book where you will want to discover things for yourself.

Archetype is the very first futuristic science fiction suspense/thriller story-line that I have ever read. I am glad I decided to try something a little new and different. Everything flowed at a great pace. The flashbacks of Emma’s past and the goings-on of her present didn’t confuse me even a little bit and I enjoyed getting to know Emma’s life. Pieces were sprinkled in, little by little until I began to see the bigger picture.  And that ending? Left me wanting more…like now. Thankfully the second and last book in this series, Prototype releases July 24, 2014. Not too long of a wait.

Readers who enjoy Futuristic Sci-Fi Thrillers will like this one.

RATING: 5 out of 5.

**I received this book on behalf of the Publisher in exchange for nothing but my honest opinion. Thank you**


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  1. Love this cover and premise! So happy you enjoyed it. Archetype sounds amazing <3
    I love the twists and turns you discovered while reading it.

  2. Yeah! This one sounds really promising! I'm so glad you enjoyed it as much as you hoped to...that's always a great feeling! I'm loving the sound of the characterization and the writing, so I'll definitely be sure to check this out at one point! Thanks for putting this under my radar Cristal, and, as always, fabulous review! :D

    1. I'm glad you liked my review Zone :) I hope you get a chance to read this one.

  3. I just saw another rave review from another blog and your review made me want to read this more!

    1. Aww thanks so much! I hope you do read it and enjoy it :)