Death Wish

Death Wish❰Download❯ ✤ Death Wish Author Lindsey Menges – The world of the future is very different from the world we live in now With the astonishing progress of medical and technological science, people can now live as long as they wish Death due to diseas The world of the future is very different from the world we live in now With the astonishing progress of medical and technological science, people can now live as long as they wish Death due to disease, accident, murder, or natural causes is a longforgotten thing of the past But despite their basic immortality, some people in this world still want to die And when that time comes, all they have to do is submit a Death Wish to the government’s Fairy Godparent OrganizationEliza Hayworth, a young woman who works for this mysterious branch of the government, has always felt a deep sense of purpose in her work as a Godmother But when people begin mysteriously dying without submitting Death Wishes, her world is turned completely upside down With the help of her partner Harrison and her new trainee Robin, Eliza works to uncover the causes of these unplanned deaths that threaten to destroy everything in their world But as they delve deeper into the investigation, Eliza begins to question everything she has ever known And, in the process, she realizes that eternal life may not be a good thing after all.

Lindsey Menges is a software engineer who loves to write sci fi and fantasy stories on the side Originally from Colorado, she now lives in the California Bay Area with her amazing husband and her perfect puppy In her spare time she loves to read, write, travel, lift heavy things at Crossfit, and do nail artTo learn about Lindsey and her projects, visit lindseymenges.

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  • Paperback
  • 272 pages
  • Death Wish
  • Lindsey Menges
  • English
  • 22 December 2018

10 thoughts on “Death Wish

  1. N. says:


    Full disclosure: Death Wish is my niece's self-published first novel. I didn't know what to expect but I was immediately swept into the story of a 24-year-old woman working as a Fairy Godmother fulfilling individual wishes for death in a world where imbedded chips have made humans immortal unless the chip is removed. When Eliza is told she must train new recruit Robin, she's disappointed that she must be separated from her partner in work and love, Harrison. Eliza is dedicated to the job, though, and does as she is told without question, feeling that it's a kindness to fulfill the last wishes of her clients.

    ****WARNING! This paragraph may contain a spoilers! Skip to the final paragraph if you want the entire story to be a surprise!!!!*****

    But, Robin is no ordinary recruit. Because fulfilling death wishes is a permanent job, Robin knows she must do her job or face being forced to file her own death wish. But, she's not handling the job as well as you'd expect of a person who has committed herself for life. When Eliza finds out Robin has been planted in the organization to find out how the LIfe Chips work, she must decide whether to join the Revolutionaries who want to return citizens to living lives with natural death or turn Robin in to Security, sealing her fate.

    *****END WARNING!!!******

    I had a terrible time putting this book down. Last night, when my eyes grew heavy I put the book aside with regret and after I finished my own writing for the day, I was excited to pick it back up to finish. It's the first in a series. Argh! I want the second book now! Wonderful, action-packed storytelling with a nice blend of characters, excellent pacing and a killer ending. I took off half a point due to the need for a bit of editing (pendant misspelled throughout the book, some misuse of pronouns and occasional tense confusion but nothing that made the read uncomfortable enough to irritate me).

  2. Cait S says:

    In the far distant future, humans create technology that allows them to have immortal life...if they want it. Eliza Hayworth is one of the specially trained agents called in to do the job when those people decide they don't want it any more. When I read the summary for this book, all I could hope was that the author would do justice to her own very unique idea.

    She definitely does. The groundwork of the world created and especially the mapping out of how the Fairy Godparent Organization works is simple but very effectively done. Poor world building is one of the things that will forever throw me off of a dystopian book but it was never an issue here.

    My main complaint is characterization and this is actually the only reason this book doesn't get five stars. We are told that Eliza is almost twenty five years old, and that her partner, Harrison, is twenty two to twenty three years old. But they speak as though they can't be older than sixteen, as though the author is used to writing YA novels and couldn't quite figure out how to turn that dialogue off. On top of this, the relationship between these two, while repeatedly explained to be romantic, couldn't feel less so. It's more like an older girl taking a younger boy under her wing and trying to show him around. Eliza is always kissing the top of his head or touching him in ways that are almost maternal. When she refers to him by pet names, it's always very condescending, the way a teacher might call a student honey. The whole dynamic between the two of them was really off-putting, which was sad because on their own they were both quite enjoyable characters.

    That being said, I will absolutely be reading the second book and I look forward to seeing how this all plays out.

  3. Melonie says:

    I won this book from Goodreads Giveaways!

    I was trying to think on how I wanted to write my review for Death Wish...I gave myself a few days to gather my wits because this book completely threw me off balance (you'll read why)...and THAT WAS AWESOME!!!

    The first few wishes, I had a hard time staying with the book. To me, it felt a bit slow. The details to every wish and the emotions behind the Godparents before, during, and after were outstanding. I kept reading on because the whole death wish was intriguing..and all of a's 4am and I was going to have a book hangover!

    I could not put the book down until I found out who did what and why (sorry, I'm not giving anything away about the book) a little piece I will give is..there is a situation that I.DID.NOT.SEE.COMING. and how Eliza's emotions were so raw, it brought me to tears! I rarely, and I mean rarely cry while imagining what is happening to the character. After the situation, and tears, and frustration as to why, turned into anger with tears, but in the end, I felt compassion for Eliza and battle that is now laid before her.

    I now, can not wait for book two so I can find out what happens with Eliza!

  4. Kathryn says:

    I won this book in a goodreads giveaway.
    Enjoyable read.
    The characters felt very real and the premise is a new one. I love the title and the cover art. After the first few chapters or wishes I was really getting engrossed in the story. The descriptions of the scenery details were very well-written. I tend to get bored reading overly lengthy descriptions of places or objects in books but these were descriptive without being overly wordy; they were effective. The internal struggle of the main character is painted well, I felt torn right along with her.
    I did notice several grammatical errors, and being the grammar Nazi that I am, they made me cringe a little. If you can look past these, however, the story is fresh--it reminded me of some elements from 1984. I was also left wondering why the chapters were called wishes as some of them did not contain fulfillment of wishes. This could just be my inability to find a deeper connection that I haven't thought of.
    The ending was great; it really leaves the reader yearning for a taste of revenge with Eliza. The last quarter of the book just flew by for me. I want to know what happens next!

  5. Annee says:

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveway. I did not expect it to be perfect being as it's the author's first book and all but I thought perhaps it would be decent. It was not so. The characters....Eliza is...boring. She tries to be all tough and invincible and pretty much is, but why have an unflawed character? It's boring. On the other hand, Harrison was a wimp. The storyline was predictable --obviously the new person is the culprit and it was dumb of the supposedly best Godmother on the team to think her innocent and always throw away signs. I felt like there was a LOT introduced too late in the story than it should have been. Such as no one knowing about the life chips. That seems like something that should have an explanation and be relevant and introduced early in the story. There was just so much that bothered me--from a collection--much too large for ANY book--of grammar and spelling errors as well as sentences that just didn't make sense. Took me forever to get through this book and if it hadn't been for me winning it in a Goodreads giveaway, I would have never finished it.

  6. Alison says:

    I found this book rather interesting because I, myself, have questioned people's obsession with living forever. People are so afraid of death but they don't seem to realize the consequences of conquering death. I'm also not a religious person but Death Wish has exemplified how people crave to be like God in deciding the length if their lives. This novel really pertained my interest in the scientific aspect and it is also entertaining at the same time. It's rather realistic because for all I know, this could be our future in some x-amount of years. I'm very excited for the next book to see how the story unravels.

    *won the book off of First Reads*

  7. Kathy says:

    I received this book as part of a GoodReads giveaway.

    I am not a big science fiction or fantasy reader, so it took me a little while to get into this book. However, after a little while I became intrigued with the ideas put forth. Unfortunately, I did find the book a bit predictable and there were several grammatical errors throughout the text (which I tried to overlook, but at times drove me crazy).

    Overall, an interesting story. It is my hope that the author puts more twists and turns into the sequel.

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