Published by Dutton on Jul 24, 2014
Genres: Adult, Science Fiction
Format: eARC from Netgalley
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Emma looks forward to the day when she can let go of her past—both of them. After more than a year on the run, with clues to her parents’ whereabouts within her grasp, she may finally find a place to settle down. Start a new life. Maybe even create new memories with a new family.
But the past rises to haunt her and to make sure there’s nowhere on the planet she can hide. Declan Burke wants his wife back, and with a little manipulation and a lot of reward money, he’s got the entire world on his side. Except for the one man she dreads confronting the most: Noah Tucker.
Emma returns to face what she’s done but finds that the past isn’t the problem. It’s the present—and the future it represents. Noah has moved on and another woman is raising their daughter.
In the shocking conclusion to M.D. Waters’s spectacular debut, Emma battles for her life and her freedom, tearing down walls and ripping off masks to reveal the truth. She’s decided to play their game and prove she isn’t the woman they thought she was. Even if it means she winds up dead. Or worse, reborn.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
A very exciting and thrilling conclusion to the duology, this book was quite different from the first. While the first book focused mostly on Emma and her amnesia, this book focused more on Emma’s relationship with Noah, and her fight against Declan.
Picking up shortly after the first book ended, this one started with a heart-pounding action scene. The story continued with almost nonstop action until the very end. It made for a very quick and adrenaline filled read. While the story was exciting, I did find it less original than the first book. This one followed a more standard and expected plotline, that while entertaining, was slightly predictable.
I did enjoy the characters, especially the secondary resistance fighters like Foster, Leigh and Miles. They added some much needed humour and friendship to the story. I enjoyed the fact that Emma was making an effort to be her own person and form her own memories as it lent more depth to her character.
Overall, while this half of the duology felt less original, it was still very exciting and entertaining. The world and its issues are less present in this book, but it was still a great read with a strong character focus. This is definitely a series that you can read in a weekend and feel like you had an exciting time.