God's Gift

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Pub Date 15 Oct 2021 | Archive Date 14 Nov 2021

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The world is messed up. Bad people are everywhere, and some make selfish laws so they can take everything for themselves. Devon wants to make it better, but she doesn’t know how, until a big, silver humanoid with lethal powers appears before her. Devon figures it’s a gift from God, sent to help her make everyone be nice to each other.

They set out together to confront the president. Along the way, they meet many people, some friendly, some not. Devon must work out who is good and who is bad. Who wants to help her, and who wants only to use her?

The world is messed up. Bad people are everywhere, and some make selfish laws so they can take everything for themselves. Devon wants to make it better, but she doesn’t know how, until a big, silver...


Advance Praise

“A child’s unremarkable act of rebellion launches an extraordinary series of events in a story that incorporates elements of science fiction, horror and political commentary in a brisk package. … DeWitt’s skill in capturing the perspective of his protagonist makes the journey consummately entertaining. As Devon and Auntie reach the highest halls of American power, the story reads like a horror allegory, delivering plenty of deliciously unsettling moments and eerie sequences along the way.” Blue Ink Reviews.

“A child’s unremarkable act of rebellion launches an extraordinary series of events in a story that incorporates elements of science fiction, horror and political commentary in a brisk package. …...


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Thank you to netgally and the publisher for sending me this book as I am very grateful as this was such a great book I have heard a lot about. The weighting style in this book was superb and I will be reading from this author again she is now on my instant purchase list. I liked the characters and the progression the rythen wasn't too slow or fast and I think overall it was great.

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This story about a young child who finds a powerful robot of unknown origin is a compulsive read. I found it impossible to put it down and was up through the entire night finishing it. This story posits some intriguing themes and seeks to answer the following questions. What happens when a young child without the reasoning and impulse control of an adult receives the most powerful weapon in the world? And how do the people around her react? What happens when people try to manipulate the child with the most powerful weapon in the world? The story begins when the seven year old finds the robot and determines God gave her the robot in order to make everyone in the world "be good". It is quite the ride and just keeps getting more intriguing as it goes. The ending felt abrupt to me and left me with a lot of questions, but I believe this was also intentional on the part of the author. This is not the book for those that want tidy endings. God's Gift is a worthwhile read that will leave you pondering well after you put it down. There is violence but it is fairly sanitized (not a lot of gore). Five stars. #GodsGift #NetGalley

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