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. . . .
Archetype is not the kind of book I would usually go for. I only gave it a try because Joy from Joyous Read wrote an amazing review and I just HAD to read it. The beginning was a little slow and I was a little bit lost. I say lost in the sense that I didn’t know if I was reading a book that took place in our time or in the future. The information that we got, we only got through Emma’s eyes which means we had limited access to where and when this story took place. I was a little bit disoriented, but that didn’t get in the way of me appreciating the writing. The writing and the story were the two things that kept me reading. When I book drags, I just put it aside and forget about it, but with Archetype I just couldn’t let go. I had to know what happened to Emma and why she couldn't remember her past.
I have to say that M.D Waters definitely knew what she was doing when she wrote this book. These types of books can be so cliché and predictable. But Archetype wasn’t. This book had me guessing what the hell was happening until the very last page. There was a moment or two when my jaw just dropped to the floor (I probably looked ridiculous) because I didn’t see most of the twists coming. There were a few things here and there that I guessed from the beginning. Like which guy I was rooting for and which guy gave me the creeps. I have to be very vague about Archetype because I will definitely ruin it for you. Just know that you need this book in your life, because holy sh!t it was great.
Slow beginning but it gets better by the middle of the book, beautiful writing, amazing MC and hot guys (even though I didn’t like one of them he was still very readable ;) ) Archetype is a must read.