Fiction - Time Travel
301 Pages
Reviewed on 04/23/2019
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Author Biography

Raquel Rich loves to travel, walk her dog, and is obsessed with all things Beauty & the Beast. She despises cold weather, balloons, and writing about herself in the third person but noticed all the real authors do that. Born and raised in Canada to Brazilian parents, she lives in the Toronto area with her family. She's married to the guy she’s been with since she was fifteen (her baby daddy), and her superpowers include being a mom to their two awesome grown-ass boys and two fur babies.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite

Hamartia by Raquel Rich is a science fiction story with strong plot points, a powerful conflict, and characters that readers will love. Grace's son Jordan is dying from a terrible disease, one that tears the soul from the body before killing the person. It is called Metagenesis. Grace can't sit by and watch her nine-year-old son die like that. She undertakes a very dangerous journey, agreeing to participate in illegal clinical cloning of souls to save her son. With her friend Kay, she travels into the past, looking for the right soul to clone. But someone is out to stop her and for reasons that are equally shocking. Grace has to chosen to kill her husband to save her son, but if she kills him, she endangers humanity with a dangerous plague. Can she sacrifice her son for the whole of humanity?

A brilliantly plotted novel that puts the protagonist in a difficult dilemma. I loved Grace and felt a lot of sympathy for her. She is a good mother who will do anything to save her son. But saving her child comes at a high cost. The reader watches the drama, breathlessly wondering what choice Grace will make. The suspense is strong and this makes it hard to put the book down. Raquel Rich knows how to write strong emotions into the characters, and the sense of urgency when it comes to conflict also enriches the reading experience. Hamartia is a huge success on all levels, including the unpredictable plot, the strong characters, and skillful handling of the themes of life and death and an imminent plague.