Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Review: Prototype by M.D. Waters

Goodreads Summary:

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.

Publication Date: July 24, 2014

Hmm, this is definitely one of those cases when I wish I read two books back to back. I liked Prototype, but I remember LOVING Archetype. I reread my review and I was in awe over how awesome the story was. I did enjoy the sequel, but I found a few parts frustrating. I’d still recommend the series, but I just wasn’t the feel the romance as much in this one.

I was still a huge fan of Emma’s character in Prototype. She’s smart, strong, and I could empathize with her mixed up emotions over the relationships she has with Declan, Adrienne and Noah. The beginning of the book really helped me jump right back into the story. Prototype had a lot more action than the predecessor and I felt the suspense scenes were very well done.

I think my main issue with the novel was the romance. Noah seemed way too wishy-washy for me. I wanted to scream at him about a million times, “Man up already!” I mean I just didn’t get his character in the way I felt I had with Declan. I understood Declan wasn’t a good love match after his atrocious behavior, but there was still a hope either he would change or a third option would pop up. There were also a few major things that happened in the plot that had me saying, “Well, isn’t that convenient?”

These problems are minor though and I think most fans of Archetype will really love Prototype. I’m also glad the story was concluded in two books and not drawn out in a long series.

Rating: 3.5/5 Stars

Thanks to the publisher for a copy of the book for review!

1 comment:

  1. Super awesome review, Heather. Very well written and concise. I was curious about this series from the first review, but I don't like when I'm let down by a sequel or series ender. :( Thanks for sharing! WRITE ON!