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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....
The first novel in a two-part series, Archetype heralds the arrival of a truly memorable character - and the talented author who created her.
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By AudioAddict on 12-28-15
Sci-fi, mystery, romance, dystopia...all in one!
STORY - I loved this book and found it hard to put down, but to say anything more than is in the publisher's summary would give things away. If you're a listener who insists on everything being plausible and making perfect sense, this may not be the book for you. You've got to enjoy a futuristic make-believe world and then adapt as everything turns upside down. And you must enjoy romance. That's not to say this is only a romance novel...far from it! But I will add that the steamy scenes are awesome! They're just the way I like them as a listener. Not too often, not too explicit, but very slow, sensual and romantic.
I do have one complaint about the book, however. There is a lot of switching from past to present, which in an actual book would probably be delineated by double spacing or even a new page. I don't know if the reader could have helped the situation or not, but sometimes one timeline would fade into another, which sometimes made things a little hard to follow.
PERFORMANCE - Khristine Hvan does a great job. I especially liked the way she read the intimate scenes, making them even more romantic.
OVERALL - Archetype has sex, cursing, mild violence, and subject matter that is probably not appropriate for young teens. I would mainly recommend this book for women because of the romantic aspect. This is the first book in a series of two books (at present.) This story ended wonderfully and can stand alone, but the ending will definitely leave you anxious to hear Prototype, Book 2.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
By Katheryne on 02-11-14
Stunning Debut Novel
Hands down my favorite book so far of 2014. I loved this one, but it’s so hard to describe what type of book it actually is…Sci-Fi? Romance? Mystery? Dystopian Fiction? This book had everything including jaw-dropping plot twists and turns.
I’m deliberately going to be very vague with this review so I don’t spoil any of the brilliant details of this book. The overall plot was not exactly new but it was presented with a fresh and unique perspective. From the very first chapter to the last I was hooked on this one and could not stop listening. Some might consider the middle of this book a little slow but it was essential to the build-up of the mystery. I thought I had this one all figured out but I couldn’t have been more wrong. I love it when a book surprises me.
I can’t wait until Prototype is release this summer. Thankfully this is not a trilogy and I won’t have to wait a whole year to get the conclusion to this stunning and sensational story!
5 HUGE stars!
34 of 36 people found this review helpful