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.
PARTICULARS OF THE BOOK :
Published by: Penguin
Series: Book 1
Author: M.D. Waters
ABOUT THE AUTHOR :
M.D. WATERS lives with her family in Maryland. Archetype is her first novel. Its sequel, Prototype, will be published in July 2014.
THE BOOKISH DAME REVIEWS :
Wow! This book is a sleeper if ever there was one! I wasn't expecting to like it as much as I did. What a great first novel it is for M. D. Waters. I can't wait to get my hands on the sequel, "Prototype" which comes out this summer. I highly recommend you read this one soon.
A sort of combination Stepford Wives and Frankenstein's daughter, this is a thriller that kept me guessing until the last chapters. It's a powerfully imagined story with a brilliant love triangle mingled in. The book is fast-paced and catches us up with a couple of viewpoints that are haunting and heart-breaking.
Ms Waters's use of characterization is strong. It is easy to identify with the main female character, Emma, as she works to sort out her strange existence. And, I felt a great deal of sympathy for her husband, Declan, although it may have been misplaced! Such was the golden touch of this writer.
Haunting and eerie, this is a book that will keep your interest for hours. I found it very difficult to put down. Its futuristic theme makes one think...feminist issues are at the core of the book.
There's a twist that's killer at the end making me die to read the sequel! A great weekend read.
4 stars Deborah/TheBookishDame