Every now and then a book comes along that is truly unique, unforgettable and genre-bending. Debut author Waters bursts onto the scene with the stunning first book of a duology — a compelling blend of futuristic dystopia, chilling thriller and romantic drama. From the opening sentence, readers are thrust into a complex world, where they, along with the heroine, must assemble the conflicting pieces in order to uncover the truth. Thankfully for all, the sequel, Prototype, will be released in six months. Do not miss out!
When she awakens in a hospital room, Emma can’t remember anything. Over time some memories re-emerge, but they are strange and somewhat contradictory. According to Emma’s husband, Declan Burke, she was in a terrible accident and is only now recovering. The world Emma lives in treats women as commodities since fertility rates have plummeted. Although Declan is supportive and gentle, some of Emma’s memories feature resistance fighting and, more critically, a man named Noah. What is the truth about Emma’s past, and could remembering it place her in danger? (DUTTON, Feb., 384 pp., $26.95)