Sunday, February 16, 2014

Archetype by M.D. Waters

This was a novel that combined science, romance, future dystopian issues, and a kick of action all into one compelling read.  I was pleasantly surprised and can't wait to read the sequel, Prototype this summer.

So, in a nutshell:  Emma wakes up in a hospital, not remembering anything.  A handsome man, Declan Burke claims to be her husband.  He says she's been in an accident and is slowly recovering.  

But Emma is having dreams, where she's a resistance fighter, a kick-ass woman, and madly in love with a man who isn't Declan.  Hmmm....

Here's what I liked about this novel:  you only know what Emma knows.  You're just as clueless as she is, and you also have that feeling in the pit of your stomach that a whole lot of things are being kept from you and you become desperate to find out.  And how can Emma feel such passion and love for Declan when she's having dreams about another man that she deeply loves too?  

Oh, it's good.  A whole lot of questions about medicine, what makes a person a person, and ethical choices in the face of staving off extinction.  And Declan and the mystery man are both hotter than hot.  Poor Emma.  She's in a pickle.  And if you read this book, you'll know why!  M.D. Waters crafts an excellent suspense-filled novel that will satisfy romance readers, action addicts, and those who like a futuristic side to their stories.  Emma begins as a weak and helpless woman, but finds her way so that at the end you can't help but cheer her on.

Rating:  8/10 for an original idea that keeps you turning the pages.  I think this would make an excellent book club choice!  Lots to talk about.

Available in hardcover and ebook.  Thanks to Dutton/Penguin for sending me a copy to review.  


  1. Sounds really good!
    I love those books where we have no better clue to what's going on than the protagonist does.
    And if there's a bit of dystopia and swoon-worthy gentlemen thrown, then all the better, I say! :)

  2. This book sounds really interesting. I will have to order my copy soon. I would have never picked it up myself, but your review kind of makes me want to read it like right now. :)

    On another note, I really love your blog. Your reviews are top notch, you have a beautiful design going and your taste in books is so similar to mine I could cry!

    Maybe you would like to collaborate on something at some point :) If so, feel free to contact me.


  3. Wow, this books sound really good, i have to read it, thanks for sharing the info :)