Thursday, September 17, 2015

Book Review: Malia's Miracles (Devya's Children Book 3) By Julia Gilbert

Malia's Miracles (Devya's Children Book 3)
By Julia Gilbert
Publisher: Julia Gilbert
Published: Nov. 2, 2014
ASIN: B00P715520

Amazon Synopsis:

How much is one life worth? 

Danielle Matheson faces a difficult decision: helplessly watch Christy's mother die of cancer or ask Jillian and her genetically Gifted siblings to risk their freedom to save her. 

Once committed to the cause, Jillian, Malia, and Michio turn their full attention to fighting the cancer, but more danger awaits them. Defeating the disease and dodging government agents soon become the least of their worries when measured against the race against time to rescue one girl from certain death.

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My Thoughts:

Danielle Matheson’s good friend’s mother Susan Kilpatrick has taken a turn for the worse in her fight against cancer and is now dying in the hospital. Her friend Christy had met Jillian and her genetically gifted siblings in Nadia’s Tears (Book 2) when they had gotten into some trouble. Danielle, feeling conflicted because she knew that Malia and her siblings had the gifts which could potentially heal Christy’s mom, didn’t know whether it would be right or wrong to ask for help from them or to just watch her die. Her dear friends however, sensed her quandary and offered to help as long as it was kept secret since the world really wasn’t ready for people with their abilities.

If the government found out about them, they would love to get their hands on the children to study them. But that’s not the only danger. There are those who are out to harm Christy’s younger sister Dominique and another organization that wants to get their hands on Malia and the gang.

The twists and turns in this story are wild as Jillian, Malia and Michio work on fighting the cancer and Varick and Danielle do their best to keep everyone away from the room and keep Christy and Dominique distracted. Danger is around every corner and it takes all of them working together to stay a step ahead.

One of the lessons that can be learned from Malia’s Miracle is what can happen when we allow bitterness to seep into our lives. For most of us it doesn’t go to the extent it did to the individuals in this story, but the lesson is still there – it damages relationships. I also liked the other themes of the importance of family and the need to work together. They too are important.

Malia’s Miracles, was written in the same format as the first two books as journal entries from different persons. This worked quite nicely for this novel as there were two groups of individuals often doing two different tasks and so we could get first-hand information from each group this way.

I found this book a refreshing teen/young adult book to read and I love the new cover the author has given it. I gave Malia’s Miracles 4 stars out of 5.

Thank you to the author for providing a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. A positive opinion was not required. All thoughts are my own.

About the Author:

Julie writes, reads, reviews, plays video games, and teaches chemistry. She’s mildly disturbed by the fact that 10 words can sum up her life. Her stories have fallen into many categories, including Christian, science fiction, YA, and fantasy (not all at the same time!). She enjoys detailed letters, snail mail style, as well as emails but cannot quite grasp this texting thing.

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