Author: M.D. Waters
Release Date: July 24, 2014
Rating: 4 out of 5
In this follow-up to Archetype, Emma is on the run now that she’s learned the truth about herself, Declan, and the world she lives in. She’s on the hunt for her parents, trying to create a new life for herself, but Declan isn’t finished with her. His actions put Emma in danger once again, and she’s forced to seek protection from the last person in the world she wants to see—Noah. As Emma tries to make amends for who she is and what she’s done, she must also confront the difficult realities of her situation and find a way to be at peace, once and for all.
Emma’s back in Prototype, and she’s a very different person than she was at the beginning of Archetype. She’s learned a lot of difficult things about herself and those around her, and dealt with a lot of pain. It’s interesting to see how these experiences have shaped Emma and made her a stronger, wiser person. She still sets herself apart with her awkward speech, but in other areas she seems more natural and at ease, even if she feels more insecure than ever on the inside. The balance between romance, character development, and action is done very well in this exciting novel; readers will root for Emma to find happiness as much as they want to understand the truth about what’s happening. Waters has crafted an excellent followup to Archetype; it provides closure for Emma, while still keeping options open for a sequel. Readers who enjoy gripping dystopian stories should absolutely pick this series up.
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