[Blog Tour: Review] Prototype by M.D. WatersTuesday, July 01, 2014
Author: M.D. Waters
Series: Archetype #2
Genre: Adult Science Fiction
Format: Hardcover, 372 pages
Release Date: July 24th 2014
Publisher: Dutton Adult
Source: ARC provided by publisher for Blog Tour in exchange for honest review
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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.
Reading a second book in a series can be a hard thing because sometimes you forget what happened in the first book and that takes away from sequel. What I think made Prototype so successful was the fact that it was released soon after the first book and also that the author helped us readers get back into the swing of things with helpful hints throughout the beginning of the book. Prototype was a very well done sequel and end to this innovative and amazing series that started with Archetype.
When I finished Archetype I fell in love with Emma's character, she was so independent and yet seriously flawed. And considering she is a clone, she had to deal with some aspects of life that none of the other characters had to deal with. And I was worried that when I started Prototype that I would not like her as much the second time around. But I am so happy to say that Emma is still a bad ass, and honestly she might be even more amazing in this second installment than the first book. She has so much more character development in this book, and part of that is the fact that Emma now knows exactly what she is, and what that means for her. And the Emma from the first book is very different from the Emma we see at the end of the book, and I loved reading her journey to acceptance of not only who she is, but who she is in terms of her new found family.
All the same characters from the first book appear in this book as well, Declan and Noah in particular. Since Emma ran away from Declan he is eager to get her back he will do anything in his power to get her back. I was a little disappointed at Declans character and the lack of change in his world view, but really what do you expect from a villian right? haha. Noah on the other hand has always been my favorite because of his myserious-ness and the fact that in my mind is he gorgeous. What I think I liked the most about Noah in this book was the fact that he grew a pair. He stood up for what he thought was right and he finally told us how he felt not only about Emma, but his past with the real Emma. The family aspect of this book was great to read as well. I loved reading Emma and her daughter throughout the book, it was not a perfect relationship, it never will be but it great to read none the less.
The conflict in Prototype was very different from the first book, and I thought it was really refreshing. Declan was still there wanting to get Emma back but there was also a lot of tension between Emma and another women who turns out to be with Noah and is raising her child. I loved this tension because it felt real and something we as readers could relate to, especially when we are surrounded by a world that is so unlike our own. Prototype was an amazing sequel and had a great ending that was not tied in a pretty bow but something real and something that worked for the characters. I recommend this series to anyone who loved science fiction and adventure. A must read for sure!