SciFi Book Review: Archetype

Archetype by MD Waters

Synopsis:
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.

Review:
Emma trusts Declan immediately when he says that he’s her husband. He’s a mysterious man – kind but distant. Though, Emma is suspicious of almost everyone else she meets. Her nightmares lead her to believe not everything she’s been told has been the truth, so she hides what she remembers. Especially the memory of loving someone else.

Archetype is the first in a two-part science fiction story. This surprising debut is full of mystery, drama, and romance. Since the novel is from Emma’s point of view, the readers are kept in the dark about her past and learn along with her about the truth. Well-paced with plenty of twists, I enjoyed every bit of this unpredictable story. Thankfully, we only have to wait until this summer to read the exciting conclusion.

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