[Blog Tour] Archetype by M.D Waters

Monday, February 17, 2014

Title: Archetype
Author: M.D Waters
Series: Archetype #1
Genre: Adult, Science Fiction Mystery
Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Release Date: February 6th 2014
Publisher: Penguin
Source: ARC received by Publisher for Blog Tour n exchange for honest review

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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.

When I heard the hype behind this book I knew it was going to be different. Never have I heard a book get such good press since I heard about The 5th Wave last year. Archetype follows the story of a girl who wakes up not remembering anything about her life, and there is a man in front of her telling her she is his wife. She decides of believe him and then everything changes. She begins to have flashbacks, and they do not include so so-called husband but another man entirely. She much find out which reality is in fact and when she does everything she thought she knew falls to pieces.

This book was a slow start, and honestly I find that most great books are. You need a little set up before you as a reader must dive in and care about a character enough to feel what they are feeling and anticipate their future. The authors writing in this novel far surpassed any and all expectations I had going in. It was simplistic yet extremely descriptive and engaging. I felt that through M.D Waters writing that I felt as though I was a part of the story, waiting to find out what the future held for me. To me that is a sign of a great writer, someone who can make you care so deaply about a character that your heart starts racing when you know things are about to go down. That is exactly what happens in Archetype.

The flashbacks were essential to my adoration of this novel because it was what drew in. It was a mystery I wanted to crack, and I knew that I would have to wait to find out, but those flashback gave me glimpses and a chance to find out on my own. And I tried so hard to figure out what was happening and what the reveal would be, but I could not have picked this ending out of a lineup. It came out of nowhere for me, even though when I read the title it makes complete sense. But that is the beauty of this book, you forget everything you think you know and dive head first into this world that makes little sense.

The one thing I hate to read are books that have cliffhanger endings because I know I will have to wait until the next book to figure out what happens and I hate to say that this one had one hell of a cliffhanger. But to be fair, it makes sense for the progression of the novel, and it is not your ordinary cliffhanger, but none the less I did not like it! All I have to say is that I am glad that the second book is not too far away and I only have to wait until July to read the next one!

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