Desi Pere (Swirling Secrets Book 1) by Roze Wallin

Magnhild, is a freak. From her name, right down to her naturally bizarre visage – she’s an odd duck.

Her life has taken a swirling plunge into the drain the past few months, but it’s nothing compared to what’s coming. All she wants is to finish school, and start over somewhere fun.

Fate, has other plans.

Enter the Desi Pere underground organization, and three of it’s loyal members. They’ve enlisted Magnhild’s cooperation, whether she likes it or not. They mean to exploit her superhuman gifts – secrets she didn’t think anyone knew about. The bait: reuniting her with her mother…who’s supposed to be dead.

Overnight, she’s dragged into a hidden world – and a war – the normal world knows nothing about.

Danger, confusion, deception, and self-loathing fog each decision Magnhild faces.

She desperately hopes to find her mother, and bring meaning to her past of abuse and isolation. Will she see through the web society has spun around her, or fall captive to century-old lies? In her search for the truth, she discovers she cannot find what she seeks, without first accepting herself, finding her inner strength, and embracing her bizarre life…

I enjoyed reading this book. The storyline was great and the plot developed well.

I liked the idea behind the story and how the organisations are described. Magnhild’s gifts are interesting to read, although I don’t think we saw enough of them.

Magnhild was an interesting main character, although she was annoyingly stupid at times. I caught on to the truth way before she did. As much as I enjoyed the story, it took her way too long to realise what was going on. While I don’t mind naive characters, she was a little bit too naive. In general, she was a likable character though.

I liked all the other characters as well. They were all interesting and had their own parts to play.

Overall, I enjoyed reading this book. The storyline was great. I would definitely recommend it.

My rating: 4/5*

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