I absolutely loved Orphan Monster Spy so I was incredibly excited about Devil Darling Spy & after a quick recap from Matt Killeen (thank you Matt!) I was so ready to dive into this book but, oh damn, it was so much darker than book one!! I did learn a lot from this read though & I still love the series a hell of a lot; bring on book three!!
⚠️ This book is set during World War Two so is full of war themes including racism, anti-Semitism, violence, murder, references to rape & sexual assault, mass murder by arson, testing medicine & poisons on animals & humans, discussions of colonisation, slavery, mass drownings & drug addiction ⚠️
In July I had a university deadline so I didn’t read quite as much as I did in June; the books I did get through though, were all brilliant & I managed to read a variety of stories as well. July was also the month my blog came back to life & I think it’s done quite well considering it was dormant for almost six months (even if I’ve not stuck to my schedule quite as well as I wanted to, oops). Whether you’re someone who has been following me for a while, or you’re new here, thank you for taking the time to support my writing.
I’ve been putting off writing this review for a while now as I just don’t know what to say; Orphan Monster Spy was so captivating that I never wanted to put it down & was so heart-wrenching that I was left short of breath & desperate for more. Orphan Monster Spy will definitely be one of the best books of 2018, not just for me, but for the whole YA historical fiction community.
I was sent a copy of this book by Usborne Publishing in return for an honest review.
This book contains anti-Semitic slurs, ableist slurs, extreme violence & war-related themes.