Praise for Archetype

Editorial Reviews

“Archetype is the literary equivalent of a big-screen blockbuster with its beautiful but deadly heroine, tragic love triangle and grim futuristic setting. The closest thing in print may by Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, but Emma is Offred with mixed martial arts training…Archetype finished with a cliffhanger made even more tantalizing by Dutton’s promise to publish the sequel, Prototype, in six months. The prospect has me more excited than the next “Hunger Games” movie.” – Associated Press”Emotional involvement powers this absorbing gothic thriller in science fiction trappings.” – Publishers Weekly”Readers looking for a great thriller with a strong female protagonist mixed with a hint of science fiction should pick this up immediately.” – Library Journal (starred review)”Waters has created a fascinating world in this well-plotted tale. A sequel, Prototype, is set to follow in less than a year. Definitely a writer to watch.” – Booklist

“A twisty, thought-provoking futuristic tale that unnerves and enthralls.” – Family Circle

What People Are Saying

“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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