ARCHETYPE

Introducing a breathtakingly inventive futuristic suspense novel about one
woman who rebels against everything she is told to believe.

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 her 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...
"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

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Editorial Reviews

Review

Praise for M.D. Waters and Archetype:

"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 hainting 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

"Archetype is a thought-provoking novel that will appeal to science fiction lovers and romance readers, alike."
—Ellen Klein, Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, Virginia
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