Book Review: Hamartia by Raquel Rich

  • Author: Raquel Rich 
  • Publisher: Words Matter Publishing 
  • Series or Standalone: Standalone 
  • Genre: Science Fiction 
  • Source: Provided free of charge by the author in exchange for an honest review  
  • Goodreads Rating: 4.44 

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“I’ll know when i know”


“Grace’s nine-year-old son, Jordan, is dying. First, the Metagenesis disease will tear his soul from his body, and then it will kill him. Desperate for a cure, Grace agrees to take part in an illegal clinical trial cloning souls. Supported by her best friend Kay, the two embark on the ultimate “Vegas Vacation” to the past in search of the right soul to clone, racing against time to save Jordan’s life. But someone is trying to stop them and when they discover why Grace must make a choice: let her son die or kill her husband. If she kills her husband, she triggers widespread Metagenesis, sealing the fate of the human race with a new plague. 
Humanity is counting on Grace choosing to let her son die.” 

My Review:

I haven’t read all that many Sci-Fi novels in my time but I might have been converted by this book! The best thing about this book is the originality, the author has created a world where souls that have been reincarnated too many times start to die of old age. Leading to a mother’s journey to save her son. The story itself is good and I enjoyed the use of foreshadowing. I loved the concept but I feel the book was sometimes a little drawn out and could have been condensed.  

The characters are well developed and completely believable. The book is centered around Grace, the protagonist having a fatal flaw, I personally found Grace really unlikable but I can only assume her selfishness is intentional. Thankfully all the other characters especially Kay and Leo were extremely lovable.  

There are lots of twists and turns in this rollercoaster of a book which definitely kept me interested. The only twist I didn’t like was the very last one (I won’t spoil it) but the parallel felt a bit cheesy. 

Overall, I think the book is remarkable in its originality and storytelling and I would love to see how the author develops her writing in the future. This is worth reading if you want to dip your toes into Sci-fi or just want to try something a little bit different. Happy Reading!  

My Rating: 3.75/5

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4 thoughts on “Book Review: Hamartia by Raquel Rich

  1. I’m not that big into sci-fi but after reading your review it felt like the plot of a movie. I guess I can give it a go. Great review by the way.

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