Sins of Our Mothers Reader Review (and Giveaway)

Monday, April 05, 2021

We are excited to announce another reader review event featuring the dystopian fiction book Sins of Our Mothers by Nicole Souza. Join us as we share reviews of this thought-provoking book and interview the author. Don't miss this giveaway where you can also win a copy of this book for yourself!

First, here is a little bit about Sins of Our Mothers:

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.

What WOW readers said:

"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."

--- Ashley Hubbard

"This book was really interesting. I loved the dystopian feel of this book. I would have loved to see more character development, but overall it was amazing. It had such a great message about family."

--- Giverny Reads

"I loved this book. I haven’t read anything quite like it before. It was absolutely captivating. There was something about Souza’s style that just drew me in. The way things are run, a society of only women where things aren’t quite as they seem...it’s absolutely brilliant. You have a strong heroine and a powerful antagonist, and at times you’re holding your breath to see what will happen to the heroine. A unique twist on the dystopian genre, this book will capture you and pull you into a unique world. I became so invested in Lyratelle and her quest that I lost track of time. Cannot recommend enough!"

--- Liliyana Shadowlyn

"Wow! What a great book. It was so difficult to put down once I started it. I love that there is a strong female character in this story. If you enjoy dystopian fiction, this book is an absolute must-read. I received a copy of this book for my honest review."

--- Ellen Christian

"I am absolutely loving this book! I can definitely recommend it for all lovers of dystopian fiction. Through the character of Lyratelle, we learn the importance of family and for fighting for what is right. There’s really nothing like a good dystopian read!"

--- Polly

"This book was definitely a page turner. Coming into it I chose not to read the blurb and decided to pick it up primarily because it was billed as dystopian fiction, but I could tell within the first few pages that I was going to love it. I really enjoyed the strong female friendships in this story as well as the bonds depicted between the men. The leadership and guidance shown to younger ones by the men was also quite inspirational. The book’s underlying message about family being the most important thing was what really resonated with me and compelled me to keep reading right up to the end."

--- Brooke Michie

"I really enjoyed this book! It's dystopian fiction and unlike anything I have read before. Once I was sucked into the story, I needed to know more about this world and what was going to happen to everyone! It was an addictive and fascinating read!"

--- Natalie Gold

Sins of Our Mothers is available to purchase on AmazonBarnes and Noble, and Bookshop.org. You can also add this to your GoodReads reading list.

About the Author, Nicole Souza


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. 

You can discover more about Nicole’s work on her website: https://nicolesouzabooks.com. You can also follow her on Instagram and Facebook.




***** BOOK GIVEAWAY *****

Enter to win a copy of Sins of Our Mothers by filling out the Rafflecopter form below. The giveaway ends on April 18th at 11:59pm CT. We will announce the winner the next day in the Rafflecopter widget. Good luck!


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15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like an intriguing read! I’ll have to add this to my short list...

Anonymous said...

Sounds like an intriguing read! I’ll have to add it to my short list...

Morgan said...

This book depicts feminism in the most powerful way! I read it in one sitting... I couldn’t put it down! Is there going to be a sequel?

NisaG said...

I really really love reading this book. It’s hard to put it down once you start reading. I 100% recommend it to anyone looking for a captivating story.

Nicole Souza said...

Morgan, yes! I'm working on book 2 now. I anticipate it actually being a trilogy. Thank you so much for your comment; it means a lot! If there's anything you'd like to discuss from the book, I'm happy to chat here.

Nicole Souza said...

NisaG, thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I'll do my best to get book 2 done as quickly as possible!

Nicole Souza said...

I so hope you enjoy it! I'd love to hear what you thought of it.💜

Palangi Loi said...

11 out of 10 stars. Absolutely great story telling. Important topics told from a futuristic, dystopian point of view but that relate to us here and now in a powerful way.

Rachzegarra said...

Such a great book! 10/10 would recommend! So glad I found this right off the bat. I’m excited to see where this goes!

Nicole Souza said...

Palangi Loi, thank you!! I'm so glad you found the message relevant. I can't thank you enough for your comment.

Nicole Souza said...

Rachzegarra, that means so much. Thank you! There's a book 2 in the works and a plan for book 3. Hopefully they live up to the first one.🤞

Roberta said...

This looks like an interesting book. I'm looking forward to reading it.

Nicole Souza said...

Roberta, thank you! I'd love to know what you thought of it.

MelB said...

Wow a book 2!! Can't wait!!! When will it be out?

Nicole Souza said...

At the rate I'm going probably early next year. I'm working my hardest on it! I can't wait for readers to know what happens next!💜

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