Sins of Our Mothers by Nicole Souza

I received a copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are, of course, my own.
I’d like to thank 
WOW! Women on Writing for including me on this tour.


Sins of Our Mothers

Book Details

Genre: Dystopian Fiction
Publication Date: August 25, 2020
Length: 280 pages
Publisher: E.L. Marker
ISBN: 9781947966390

Book Description

It has been fifteen hundred years since the solar flare devastation of the Global Catastrophe. Due to the radioactivity in the harvesting fields, society dismisses its defective children as nothing more than flawed products of the malfunctioned seeds in the field.

But Lyratelle, a hyper-observant musical prodigy, believes these “defects” are intelligent, particularly her own sibling, the youngest child of her impervious mother. Abandoning her dream career, Lyratelle climbs the bureaucratic ladder to run the Defect Research Center, where she can safeguard the child.

With an underground team of women who share her uncertainties, Lyratelle unearths the Old History truth that womankind’s survival actually hinges on the existence of these defects.

When General Sarah Love, the city’s most powerful advocate against the defects, detects Lyratelle’s sympathy toward the creatures, she threatens the life of Lyratelle’s sibling.

Now Lyratelle’s desperate attempt to save this child endangers everyone she loves—her team, her family, even the existence of the defects themselves.


Nicole’s fuel is conversation. She loves hearing people’s stories and glimpsing the experiences that make them who they are. With a particular interest in women’s history and their individual stories, she has birthed a story that provides all the ingredients for a thought-provoking read.

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You can discover more about Nicole’s work on her website, Instagram, and Facebook.

My Thoughts & Takeaways

I love dystopian fiction and I love strong female characters which Sins of Our Mothers have both.

Dystopian stories are generally unique anyway, but this one felt very different from anything I’ve read before. The world-building, the society, and the characters were captivating and unique.

Definitely recommend to anyone who loves dystopian fiction and/or strong female characters.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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