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Devil Darling Spy

(Orphan Monster Spy #2)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  49 ratings  ·  17 reviews
In this utterly gripping thriller, Sarah, the fearless heroine of Orphan Monster Spy, hunts a rogue German doctor in West Africa who might be a serial murderer.

Still hiding in plain sight as "Ursula Haller," the Shirley Temple of Nazi high society, Sarah Goldstein gathers information for Captain Floyd at parties, and when he learns of a German doctor who went rogue in West
Hardcover, 470 pages
Published January 21st 2020 by Viking Books for Young Readers
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was anybody going to tell me there's gonna be a sequel to orphan monster spy or was i just supposed to check goodreads by myself!!!!
This was a densely packed beast. I thoroughly enjoyed following Sarah through Orphan Monster Spy as she developed into the title titles... but this one was so involved that it needs to be at least two books!

While the ending of the first book was a bit implausible, I was entertained and riveted by the moves they were both making to take down a criminal yet this pulled in so many darker elements in both Africa and Japan that I felt really lost. With the amount of information, it was like The
Jan 29, 2020 rated it liked it
After reading and loving Orphan Monster Spy, I anxiously awaited the sequel.

This was a tough read for me. I appreciate that the author likes to base the plotlines on true events ("Lies will tie you up"), but this one felt muddled.

Sarah loses herself for most of this novel, and with it my attention was lost as well. She isn't smart, capable, or really remotely interesting for the majority of the book.

In the last few chapters the book (and Sarah) regain a sense of purpose and direction. After
Jan 09, 2020 rated it liked it
A DRC was provided by Edelweiss in exchange for a fair and honest review.

This is the sequel I didn't know I needed, as Killeen did such a great and grimy job with Sarah Goldstein's WWII adventures in his first novel, Orphan Monster Spy. But you can't keep a good spy away from fighting the Nazis when it's only 1940 and Sarah is still stuck posing as Ursula Haller, German film star and Lolitaesque society minx. Sarah, Jewish, damaged and a genius, is also angry, ready for adventure and all too
Feb 01, 2020 rated it liked it
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Devil Darling Spy is an intense tale of espionage, death, and destruction. Set in Central Africa during World War II, the novel follows Sarah, a troubled young woman with a mission to stop the Nazis. It is highly recommended to read the series' first novel -- Orphan Monster Spy -- before starting this one. A good portion of the characters from the first story are referenced in this second book. Author Matt Killeen explores heavy themes of racism, colonialism, and good vs. evil
Rutuja Ramteke
Feb 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Devil Darling Spy
The deadliest weapon is a girl with nothing to lose...

Sarah is used to spying in the champagne-fuelled parties of Nazi Berlin. But her new mission is infinitely more deadly – tracking a lethal disease across bullet-torn Africa, to uncover the monster who would use it to create fifty million corpses. Her enemies think she is a terrified little girl. But she is a warrior set to burn them all.
I loved Sarah, so naiive she is. The book was full of ups and downs. Well, basically this
Mary Varney
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I needed to Re-read the end of ORPHAN MONSTER SPY in order to pick up Sarah’s story where the book begins. There’s a lot going on in the story: exploration of racism, conversations with an absent character, drug addiction, colonialism, trauma. Sometimes it felt like there was too much going on and each issue was diluted somewhat by the inclusion of all the others. But Killeen knows how to write action and the end of the book made up for the disjointed start. The end makes me think a 3rd book is ...more
Lauren Nicole
Feb 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Wow! Please tell me this is going to be a trilogy! The beginning of the book was definitely a little droning and slow, but once it picked up, I blinked and it was over.
This is a great read, jam packed with horrible truths, exciting excursions, and one very determined little monster. Fingers crossed for a third book!
Paula Hess
Feb 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
YA hard packed suspense read. You really should read the 1st in the series, Orphan Monster Spy before tackling Devil Darling Spy. This is a gritty telling of a young jewish girl who gives her all to try and help the resistance against Hitler. This time she is hunting a rogue German doctor in Africa who just may be a serial killer and who has created a weapon of germ warfare and must be stopped.
Feb 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Gorgeous. Action packed, never let up on the tension until the very, very end
Just couldn't get into it so finally gave up.
I LOVED this!!! Book three can't come fast enough.
kim baccellia
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Gripping, engaging espionage novel where a young spy finds herself fighting against time to stop a scientist from unleashing a horrific germ warfare against enemies of the Nazi regime.
Rachael  Telford
Feb 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 lived up to the first book.
Jan 27, 2020 marked it as to-read
and I didn’t find out about this sequel sooner why????
Dec 29, 2019 marked it as to-read
I can’t wait to read this book.
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MATT KILLEEN was born in Birmingham, in the UK, back when trousers were wide and everything was brown. Early instruction in his craft included being told that a drawing of a Cylon exploding isn't writing and copying out your mother's payslip isn't an essay "about my family". Several alternative careers beckoned, some involving laser guns and guitars, before he finally returned to words and ...more

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