Foul Lady Fortune
Books | Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Historical
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights and Our Violent Ends comes the “equal parts intoxicating and dazzling” (Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author of The Gilded Wolves) first book in a captivating new duology following an ill-matched pair of spies posing as a married couple to investigate a series of brutal murders in 1930s Shanghai.It’s 1931 in Shanghai, and the stage is set for a new decade of intrigue. Four years ago, Rosalind Lang was brought back from the brink of death, but the strange experiment that saved her also stopped her from sleeping and aging—and allows her to heal from any wound. In short, Rosalind cannot die. Now, desperate for redemption for her traitorous past, she uses her abilities as an assassin for her country. Code name: Fortune. But when the Japanese Imperial Army begins its invasion march, Rosalind’s mission pivots. A series of murders is causing unrest in Shanghai, and the Japanese are under suspicion. Rosalind’s new orders are to infiltrate foreign society and identify the culprits behind the terror plot before more of her people are killed. To reduce suspicion, however, she must pose as the wife of another Nationalist spy, Orion Hong, and though Rosalind finds Orion’s cavalier attitude and playboy demeanor infuriating, she is willing to work with him for the greater good. But Orion has an agenda of his own, and Rosalind has secrets that she wants to keep buried. As they both attempt to unravel the conspiracy, the two spies soon find that there are deeper and more horrifying layers to this mystery than they ever imagined.
Simon and Schuster
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"I liked this book better than These Violent Delights mainly because I liked the main protagonists, Rosalyn and Orion better than Roman and Juliette. Also, liked that Aliza was still around and liked Phoebe a new character. Finally, I liked the pretend marriage between Rosalyn and Orion especially since Rosalyn vehemently disliked Orion when they first started working together. Also no chasing of monsters. If you read both books, which did you like better. "
"⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️THIS BOOK DESERVES SO MUCH MORE HYPE!!!! The plot, superior characters, superior Romance and angst, superior ORION MY LEO KING <3 Every single character is breathe taking. This one takes the cake over her other books. I can’t wait for the sequel. I am absolutely in live with this book and the representation and the plot and literally every single character in it. PHOEBE IS WOW some of my fav quotes: “We have never been real.” “We were to me, you accused me of being a philanderer and suddenly I wanted to prove you wrong. You wanted daffodils at your wedding, and suddenly I wanted to be the one besides you at the late watching you joke them. I wanted it to be real.” ‘he would promise to wander the ends of the earth and find where the sky began if it meant she would keep her hand there, if it meant he could drown out the rest of his frantic fears by focusing on the sound of her voice. She was his guiding saint, the Polaris of his heart. “You can’t ask me not to love you by keeping me at arms length. I’ll love you anyways” 😭 I hope to see more of Oliver and Celia in the next book, but since JulietteRoma and BenMarshall will be back for book 2. I doubt it. I would love it regardless😭"
"3.25 stars —<br/><br/>Cons: Toooo long! + The high stakes and adrenaline moments just felt like any other moment.<br/><br/>Pros: Really loved the convos about imperialism and the complexity of all the different political players active at that time and just the variety of people in Shanghai. + Liked the realistic depiction of being a spy being a lot of slow and small actions vs all chases and attacks etc."