Maggie Shaunessy is used to keeping secrets. She's a fabulous teacher but she's also gadda, part of a hidden, powerful race - and she had a habit of annoying the wrong people...
Until Lucas Valeroso met Maggie, he had no idea what awaited him: super-human powers, a smart and beautiful woman interested in more than unlocking his new abilities and, above all, a sense of belonging.
But dark ambition and dangerous bigotry are emerging in the gadda ranks. Lucas' new family might cast him out before he's even truly found his place. And Maggie must work with new allies to find and retrieve a missing artefact before the entire world is changed for all time.
I felt that I should put my review up of Nicole Murphy's first book, Secret Ones as the third - Rogue Gadda, is about to be released in July. Here it is!
This book drew me right in and didn't let me go till the end. I really loved the character of the trouble making Maggie. She had life and substance to her. The way the author describes Australia, shows that she loves the country. The whole premise of the Gadda is a good one as there are many myth structures that tell of a secret race of people living besides us. There was sex which is unusual in a fantasy book, it is usually alluded to. I really liked that because that is more realistic and that's what people want. The enemy is sly and works behind the scenes so nobody knows who she is. She corrupts by her influence and I would like to see more of her. The interactions of the family are nice and easy flowing. You can tell that they all love each other like a family should.
All in all the ending left me hanging for the next book!!!
If you haven't read Nicole Murphy, then you should. Go to your nearest bookshop and buy a copy! You won't regret it :D