Thursday, 10 July 2014

Review: Prototype by M.D. Waters

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.

Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Expected publication: July 24th 2014 by Dutton Adult 
Genre: Science Fiction/ Dystopia

Kristine's Thoughts:

I received an advanced readers copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

Prototype is the sequel and conclusion to the story that begins in Archetype. I was fortunate enough to read and review Archetype earlier this year and was very pleasantly surprised by it. I loved it and was glued to the pages. It left off with many loose ends and things unresolved so I was more than anxious to read Prototype to find out what happened next. Check out my review for Archetype.

This book did not disappoint. Once again I found myself flying through the pages. There is a bit of a different feel to this book and a lot more action. You get a better understanding of the outside world and the Resistance. Also, quite a few new characters are introduced that I enjoyed getting to know.

Emma really comes into her own in this book which was nice to read. She is a much stronger character. Her relationship with Noah also takes a turn in the direction that I was hoping it would. There is no more love triangle to complicate things.

The story flowed well and kept me engaged. I was constantly trying to figure out who was good and who was bad. This I do believe was intentional on the authors part. There was only one thing stopping me from giving it 5 stars and it was the lack of contractions whenever Emma would speak. I mentioned this in my review for the first book as well. It made her sentences feel unnatural and it had me stumbling to the point that I had to re-read some of those parts.

I can't say much else without giving away spoilers. What I will say is that this series is well worth the read. Make sure to read them in order because Prototype will not make sense without reading Archetype first. You won't regret it!

About the Author

M.D. Waters lives in Maryland with her husband and two boys. She is a closet Housewives watcher, a wannabe goth-surfer with a side of nunchuck skills, and writes in her pj's.

Oh, and she tweets too much.

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