Antitype by M.D. Waters – 5 Stars

Antitype (Archetype, #1.5)Cover art thanks to Goodreads, click on it to visit book’s page there.

Archetype 1.5, but really a prequel to the first story.

I own this title on my Nook.

Book Synopsis:

Before Emma appears in their lives, two men face four months that will change their lives forever. One has dreams outside Richmond and away from his family business. The other wants to make the business his only focus. In one summer, outside forces drive them both to make brash and irrevocable decisions that will render them at once supremely powerful yet emotionally vulnerable. How can these peers with identical pasts, as well as seemingly identical futures, reach a threshold where only one escapes with his integrity intact? 

My Review:

This is a MUST read for fans of the Archtype and Prototype!  This is a short story set in the months prior to the raid that freed Emma and is told from the perspective of Noah and Declan.  My only complaint is that it is so short.  I loved being in each of these men’s head and feel that we get a better understanding of how these men became who they are.  We also get a better idea of what all is wrong with this world and society.  Short answer: Men with unparalleled and unchecked power run amok.  This story answered a lot of questions I had after reading Prototype, but also left me wanting even more.  I SO want to see this society changed!

I’m still a fan of Declan, and am heartbroken to learn of how he became the bad guy for this series.  I am almost as outraged for what happen to him as to what it is like for females living in this world.  He was controlled and manipulated as much as they were.  Then there is Noah.  I like him even more now that I’ve learned so much about him.  It was also interesting to meet so many other members of his family.  It would be interesting to follow their lives for a while as well.  I think good things could be seen from them too.

This book sparks a lot of outrage in me for the way some of the characters are treated, hell how one half of the human species is treated.  I hope Ms. Waters continues and finds a way to liberate the female population in the world she created.  I so want to be there when the men that created these rules for face justice for what they have created.

Great read!  Answers many questions and gives us a perspective of what life is like that we don’t get from the other two books.

 

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