Prototype

Prototype

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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."show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 35.56mm | 589.67g
  • Dutton Books
  • United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0525954244
  • 9780525954248
  • 2,124,749

About M D Waters

M.D. WATERS is the author of "Archetype." She lives in Maryland.show more

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PRAISE FOR M.D. WATERS AND "ARCHETYPE" ["Archetype"] is a high-concept, high-adventure, steamy love story with plenty of action and violence. I am still dreaming about the characters, which makes me very happy to have learned that the author s second book will be coming out in July 2014. I will absolutely be the first person in line for it. Jackie Blem, Tattered Cover Book Store, Denver, Colorado This is one of those unforgettable, breathless books you want all your friends to read. Kym Havens, Wellesley Books, Wellesley, Massachusetts M.D. Waters has given us that rare and wonderful action heroine who possesses both nerve and emotional depth. That rich characterization combined with an intricately crafted sci-fi mystery made "Archetype" an enthralling debut that I couldn t put down. Richelle Mead, #1 "New York Times" bestselling author [A] dazzling debut. . . .This is one of those books that seeps into your consciousness. It forces one to ponder the possible what if? Krys Tourtois, Schuler Books & Music, Lansing, Michigan A mystifying tale that tiptoes up and grabs you by the throat. . . .With writing that is supremely confident, Waters builds the tension slowly, and Emma s doubts and secrets multiply until the haunting explosion of the truth. Susan Wasson, Bookworks, Albuquerque, New Mexico PRAISE FOR"Prototype" Waters follows her stunning debut Archetype with this concluding thriller Readers who adored the first book will definitely want to see how the story plays out. -"Library Journal" Praise for "Archetype" "M.D. Waters has given us that rare and wonderful action heroine who possesses both nerve and emotional depth. That rich characterization combined with an intricately crafted sci-fi mystery made ARCHETYPE an enthralling debut that I couldn't put down." "#1 New York Times" Bestselling Author Richelle Mead "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. Water's first book Archetype, coming out in Feb 2014. Twenty pages into the book I knew I wouldn't be getting much sleep until I finished every last page and re-read a few more. It will probably be categorized as sci-fi, and it is, but it's not too far off from the reality we all can understand. Oh, there are some changes, and you learn more about them as you go, but really, you will just fall into the complex storyline and puzzle along with the heroine as she tries to figure out what exactly has happened to her life. This is a high concept, high adventure, steamy love story with plenty of action and violence. I am still dreaming about the characters, which makes me very happy to have learned that Water's second book will be coming out in July 2014. I will absolutely be the first person in line for it." Jackie Blem, Tattered Cover Bookstore, Denver, CO "This is one of those unforgettable, breathless books you want all your friends to read." Kym Havens, Wellesley Books, Wellesley, Massachusetts "Archetype"is outstanding! While reminding me of Marge Piercy, George Orwell, and Margaret Atwood, this book takes off on its own from the very beginning . . . . The holographic texture of this story is absorbing and peels away at dystopia creating something else entirely. M.D. Waters is her own cup of tea that I can t see anyone putting down. Emily, City Lights Bookstore, Sylva, North Carolina "[A] dazzling debut....This is one of those books that seeps into your consciousness. It breeds discontent. It forces one to ponder the possible 'what if?' " Krys Tourtois, Schuler Books and Music, Lansing, Michigan "A mystifying tale that tiptoes up and grabs you by the throat....With writing that is supremely confident, Waters builds the tension slowly and Emma's doubts and secrets multiply until the haunting explosion of the truth." Susan Wasson, Bookworks, Albuquerque, New Mexico ""Archetype"is can't-put-it-down, up-all-night-reading fantastic. Emma is an endlessly fascinating, deeply compelling narrator, and I loved every moment I spent in her head." Sarah Holt, Left Bank Books, St Louis, Missouri "A chilling, action-packed futuristic thriller....Like the works of Margaret Atwood, "Archetype"has kept me thinking about it and the questions it raises long after having turned the last page." Billie Bloebaum, Powell s Books, Portland International Airport, Portland, Oregon ""Archetype"is a thrilling and engaging story, with lots of plot twists and mysteries to keep readers excited and entertained. I would definitely recommend this book to other readers who enjoy anything from science fiction to romance... this book has it all." Katherine Konishesky, RJ Julia Booksellers, Madison, Connecticut "A"rchetype"is a thought-provoking novel that will appeal to science fiction lovers and romance readers, alike." Ellen Klein, Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, Virginia "show more

Review Text

PRAISE FOR Prototype "Waters follows her stunning debut Archetype with this concluding thriller... Readers who adored the first book will definitely want to see how the story plays out." - Library Journalshow more

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1,414 ratings
3.76 out of 5 stars
5 26% (370)
4 36% (514)
3 28% (394)
2 7% (105)
1 2% (31)

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An ARC was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. After that crazy ending in Archetype, I knew I had to read this as soon as I can. It was too much of a cliffhanger and lucky for us Penguin had the ARCs all ready for another blog tour. I love how different Emma is in this one. She was always so vulnerable in Archetype and became super submissive. As most authors do, they go through huge character arcs, and Emma was no exception. She became stronger, more resilient, assertive and trained like she hadn’t trained before. I love when Waters still kept how insecure she was, especially with Sonya. That character was an automatic dislike for me, and I wasn’t so surprised she did what she did. I just loved Miles so much. He brought a humourous take to the entire book, and the way he annoyed Emma was just so cute. I also love the cute romance that was brought into this one, even though I found it to be more of the focus than bringing down Declan. I also didn’t enjoy the fact that the women in this book were all gunning to bring each other down. What happened to being a good person and just letting things go? Even Emma was in on it at one point, and it made me sad. What I love the most about Waters’ writing is how fast-paced it is. You keep turning the pages in a frenzy so you can finally find out what happens. By the end, you’re finally rooting and cheering and you can’t help but smile at how the characters came to be. Great for fans of New Adult who are looking for something with a little bit of action, dystopia and science fiction.show more
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