Author: MD Waters
Publication Date: July 24th, 2014
Synopsis: 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.
Review: This was an amazing follow-up to Archetype. I loved every (ok one part I did not) minute of reading this book. Waters pretty much gave me everything I wanted in this book, and a few things I did not know I wanted (Leigh and Miles) until she gave them to me.
I just love Emma. There is not a single thing about her that I dislike. She is an imperfect character struggling to find her place in a world where she is not even considered human. She makes mistakes, some of them are big ones, but she for the most part learns from them and attempts not to repeat them. She is kind, caring, even when people treat her like crap, but she is not a pushover. She is definitely one of my favorite female characters.
I pretty much fell in love with Noah in Archetype, despite me not liking him sometimes. Noah was just a million times better in this book and I loved that we got to see him a whole lot more than we did in Archetype.
I was glad we got more of Foster, I hope we get to see him even more in Leigh’s book. Which brings me to two new characters, Leigh and MIles. They were really the first two people in the book to accept Emma, outside of Foster, and to spend time with her and that alone put them on my goods list. Leigh is getting her own book and I cannot wait for it, I do hope we see some of the characters from this book, or at least get news of them.
I even enjoyed the bad guys. Even though I did not like them or their actions they were well written, well done characters, and it was hard not to like them at least a little. Waters has done an amazing job writing characters that feel real, like they could walk off the page and start chatting with you.
I am sad this duology is over but I am looking forward to continuing in the world as Waters writes more.
Recommendation: Buy it
I received an ARC of this book from Dutton Books (Penguin). This in no way affected my review.