Archetype by M.D. Waters
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Description: Introducing a
breathtakingly inventive futuristic suspense novel about one woman who
rebels against everything she is told to believe.
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
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.
My thoughts: Okay. So I really didn't know anything about this book but it was certainly interesting in the beginning. Emma is easing into life after an accident yet having vivid dreams of another life. It does not take long for the reader to figure out that something is amiss.
Then I started to get frustrated. I read without getting answers and then it picked up again when Noah shows up. But I still want to figure out what's really going on. I won't lie. I'm a peeker. So I peeked ahead so I'd stop being frustrated. I found the one sentence I needed to explain enough but realized it didn't explain everything. The last 100 pages or so held me hostage.
Not what I expected AND unexpected twists. Loved the ending. Can't wait for the next book.
This is not a teen book. This also not a Young Adult genre where the storyline is weak and is barely concealed erotica. However, there is one scene that... yeah. That's all I'm going to say. BUT - it is between a married couple and I don't recall kinky stuff. That's my parental disclaimer.
The storyline is enjoyable because of the point of view. When you read it and get the aha moment, you'll understand why it is unique.
I really, really liked it.