Quick review for a quick, enthralling read. I thought this was just as strong as “Archetype”. If there’s something to say in writing a satisfying conclusion to a duology, I thought this book did a fine job. I couldn’t help but feel like once I put the book down, it seemed as if all the threads that were established in the first book were tied nicely by the conclusion of this tale. It throws quite a few curveballs and heart-pounding events into the mix as well.
“Prototype” picks up around the time the previous book left off, having Emma traversing in Mexico in searching for her parents, while at the same time battling her inner demons for leaving Noah and her daughter Adrienne behind. But the moment I realized Declan was back in the picture, I knew so much in the way of events and relationships would go down. And it certainly didn’t disappoint in that regard. Once again, I identified much with Emma’s experiences and the revelations that she comes across, between reuniting with the Resistance, meeting new companions (friends and foes), trying to come to grips with the life she leads and how it makes her different from the others around her, being a mother, and also trying to take down Declan and his enterprises. I definitely found many of the twists and turns to be refreshing, surprising, and keeping me on the seat of reading. In the end, I definitely see myself coming back to enjoy this series again, and I definitely look forward to reading more from M.D. Waters in the future.
Overall score: 4.5/5 stars.