Malia’s Miracles (Devya’s Children: Volume 3) by Julie C. Gilbert

Malia's Miracles (Devya’s Children: Volume 3) by Julie C. GilbertBlurb

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.

My Perspective

This is the third book in the Devya’s Children series, Ashlynn’s Dreams being the first and Nadia’s Tears being the second.

Having escaped Dr Devya’s compound, Malia is now being adopted into the Davidson family. However only a day after the adoption, Danielle’s friend Christy calls from the hospital because her mother is dying. Jillian, Danielle, Malia and Michio make their way to be with Christy and her sister. However not prepared to just watch and wait while cancer claims its next victim, Danielle asks Malia whether Devya’s children can save her.

Malia’s Miracles pretty much follows on from Nadia’s Tears.

The concepts in this book were quite thought provoking. Having the gifts and abilities to possibly cure someone of disease, do you choose to save them even though you are meddling with the “Space-time Continuum”? I think it dealt with it really well, allowing the reader to explore and decide for themselves.

Both Jillian and Danielle continue to grow more and more and I’m finding that my favourite character is probably Danielle. She’s really relateable (is that a word?) and down to earth. I like Jillian however i think because of her gifts, it is harder to connect with her. It’s hard to not to both like and be baffled by Malia and the others.

Again, as in the previous two books, the story was written as many letters and journal entries compiled together as case evidence to the Devya’s Children project. I have become completely accustomed to the style now having read the previous two books.

In this story, i found it to be even more of a stretch in its believability however again, as it comes under Sci Fi, really anything is possible. There also wasn’t as much explanation of some occurrences as there were in the previous two books, it was more of a “it happened because it could” so i don’t know if I’m just missing something or what.

Overall the story was enjoyable, interesting and thought provoking. I’m really curious to next see where Devya’s children are headed, especially as Danielle is starting college.

I would definitely recommend this book if you like YA and/or YA Sci Fi however it’s probably best for you to read Volume 1 first (Ashylnn’s Dreams).

This review is based on a digital copy provided by the author.

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