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Archetype

by Md Waters

DUTTON ADULT | June 30, 2015 | Hardcover

Archetype is rated 4 out of 5 by 2.
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.   Look for Prototype, the second novel from M.D. Waters, coming July 2014.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 384 pages, 9.5 × 6.35 × 1.25 in

Published: June 30, 2015

Publisher: DUTTON ADULT

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0525954236

ISBN - 13: 9780525954231

Found in: Science Fiction and Fantasy

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great sci-fi read! White light blinds you as your eyes open. As they adjust, you see strangers surrounding you. They take care of you, keeping you in a white room like a safe cocoon. Though when you sleep, dreams that feel so real haunt you, sharing a past that might have been yours and urging you to remember it?a truth you must unravel. During your first evaluation session, the doctor asks you how you are feeling and what you saw in your nightmares. You open your mouth to answer, but then a voice in your head, much like a conscience, urges you to lie. What would you do? This is Emma?s reality and she has a choice to make?trust a past life she doesn?t remember or give in to the tempting lifestyle she has now. In Archetype, the novel is in first-person narrative, a story told through our protagonist Emma?s eyes. When readers first meet Emma, she is a weak and na?ve character. She herself even realizes it, but I believe she is a reflection of her circumstances. Now, comparing her to the voice in her head, which early on I assumed was the essence of the woman she was before the ?accident,? I enjoyed this stronger and quirky personality much more. I couldn?t get enough of her. She had quick wit and hilarious sarcasm that eased some of the tension in the story. The voice, or as Emma calls it ?Her?, even protects Emma, guiding and helping her through her journey of difficult situations and getting her closer to seeing the bigger picture. Complete Review: http://feistylittlewoman.wordpress.com/2014/02/12/review-archetype/
Date published: 2014-07-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So great! A copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Warning: Has sexual explicit scenes. Love the world that Waters has set up. The infertility, the division, the dystopian-like society. It’s a mystery thriller that will have you wanting more. This is A Handmaid’s Tale and I, Robot all rolled into one. The varying degrees of social caste and even the simple way people teleported had me squealing with glee. I loved the futuristic technology, especially the holograms making it feel as you were there. The first 150 pages were a bit hard to get through because there wasn’t much to get excited about. Since it was the slow build-up of Emma’s character I plowed through and was finally rewarded with some action scenes. A tad predictable, but that ending was not. I can’t wait for the second one to come out so I can get my hands on it. It’s a little twist that will either get you angry or get you excited. I felt a bit of both. I didn’t understand the love triangle nor did I like any of her suitors. I felt that Emma could have done better and in the end she does just that. Emma is so very robotic and I can understand why Waters wrote her this way. Also she never used contractions which was also an indicator that there was something more about her. Little clues here and there about her lack of emotion was why I realized that I was right later on. Being a science fiction fan, I had several theories, and one of them turned out to be correct. It’s still fun to be surprised and that ending definitely surprised me. Pacing was slow in the beginning and I had to stop reading for a bit to only pick it back up again. The second part of the book is where the story really starts to take shape and I found myself reading all the way to the end. Overall, a wonderful new adult, sci-fi mystery that will have any fan raging for the next book! That cliffhanger ending.. AHHH!
Date published: 2014-02-14

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Archetype

Archetype

by Md Waters

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 384 pages, 9.5 × 6.35 × 1.25 in

Published: June 30, 2015

Publisher: DUTTON ADULT

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0525954236

ISBN - 13: 9780525954231

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***This excerpt is from an advance uncorrected proof.***Copyright © 2014  by M.D. WatersC H A P T E R  1 My mind wakes, but the words essential to describe the stirring of my consciousness escape me.I blink.White light fills my vision, blindingly bright, darkening my peripheral to pitch. I have no words for variations, either, because while I understand shifts of color and luminescence in my surroundings, I cannot hold knowledge in my mind.Voices articulate words—No, we don’t need her anymore; put her with the others—and I struggle to make sense of them to no avail. I know what they say is important. So important. Vital. Yet all meaning flashes through the vast darkness of my mind, fleeting streaks of lightning. Alluring, coaxing, but gone before I can decipher patterns in the chaos.I blink.Dust particles float in the air, a fluid, graceful contrast to the vibrating hum of the light hanging above me. The motes dance around my slim, pale fingers, escaping my grasp, frustratingly transitory, like everything else I experience.A hand pushes aside the sterile aluminum lamp seconds before a face appears. Cold fingers pry up the lid of one of my eyes. Gray eyes stare, unblinking, between a green cap and surgical mask. A pinprick of light forces tears. I squint and jerk my head, but the strong hand catches me around the forehead, fingers snagging on attached wires, and repeats the process on my other eye. I feebly bat his hand away.The man leans straight-armed onto the table and star
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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.   Look for Prototype, the second novel from M.D. Waters, coming July 2014.

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.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for M.D. Waters and Archetype:"Archetype is the literary equivalent of a big-screen blockbuster with its beautiful but deadly heroine, tragic love triangle and grim futuristic setting. The closest thing in print may by Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, but Emma is Offred with mixed martial arts training...Archetype finished with a cliffhanger made even more tantalizing by Dutton's promise to publish the sequel, Prototype, in six months. The prospect has me more excited than the next "Hunger Games" movie." - Associated Press "Emotional involvement powers this absorbing gothic thriller in science fiction trappings." - Publishers Weekly"Readers looking for a great thriller with a strong female protagonist mixed with a hint of science fiction should pick this up immediately." - Library Journal (starred review)"Waters has created a fascinating world in this well-plotted tale. A sequel, Prototype, is set to follow in less than a year. Definitely a writer to watch." - Booklist"A twisty, thought-provoking futuristic tale that unnerves and enthralls." - Family Circle"Clear your calendar, turn off your phone, and inform your loved ones that you'll be taking a few hours to yourself. Once you get started, you will not want to put this book down." - HeroesandHeartbreakers.com"I love reading debut novels because I want to find the next awesome author that's going to shake up the reading world. And that's what is going to happen with M.D. Waters's first book Archetype, coming ou
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