Summary (from Goodreads):
“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.”
I can’t even adequately express how much I loved this book and its predecessor, Archetype. And I am very, very sad that the series is only two books, because I will miss Emma and Noah very, very much.
I read these two books almost back to back (thank you, Penguin!) and I recommend that very highly. It was so fantastic to see and be able to really appreciate the growth of Emma’s character.
She went from a timid person to an actual warrior. (The timidity is understandable, because she had no memories—can you imagine having to figure out everything about yourself? Let alone learning that the person you were trusting to help you navigate everything was a liar and creep?)
And oh, Noah. I loved Noah. I pictured him as kind of a Michael Biehn-type, circa original Terminator. And I love his relationship with Emma. Those two are absolutely perfect together, and the love they have for each other is completely swoon-worthy.
I hope M.D. Waters continues to be this prolific, because I already need many more books from her. Preferably within a month or two. That’s doable, right?