Orphan Monster Spy

Orphan Monster Spy

A Jewish girl-turned-spy must infiltrate an elite Nazi boarding school in this highly commercial, relentlessly nail-biting World War II drama! After her mother is shot at a checkpoint, fifteen-year-old Sarah--blonde, blue-eyed, and Jewish--finds herself on the run from a government that wants to see every person like her dead. Then Sarah meets a mysterious man with an ambig A Jewish girl-turned-spy must infiltrate an elite Nazi boarding school in this highly commercial, relentlessly nail-b...

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Title:Orphan Monster Spy
Author:Matt Killeen
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:0451478738
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:423 pages pages

Orphan Monster Spy Reviews

  • Melissa
    Jun 12, 2018

    This is an emotional and heart-pounding story! ...

    I was completely immersed in this story of a 15 year old Jewish girl who agrees to become a spy in the battle to defeat Hitler. I may be suffering burn out from reading too many books set in this time period, but this was a new World War II plot for me. The book begins with the murder ...

    My casting: Sarah and the Captain: (the girl on the cover reminded me of her right away) Nothing negative to say about this one :) Suspenseful,creepy, sometimes disturbing... loved it! :) Impulse buy from Books-a-Million. The cover drew me in and after reading the fir...

    This was intense and I loved every section of it. You thought the girls in your high school were mean? Think again. This was an interesting fictional perspective on the horrors of Nazism from a Jewish girl who "passes" and infiltrates a community of Nazi elites. Disclaimer: A few s...

    While the style of writing and the narration isn't typically my jam, I am thoroughly impressed with the depth of research, worldbuilding, and sensitivity toward the portrayal of a Jewish girl in Nazi Germany. This is the opposite of The Girl Who Wouldn't Die, which I found to be an ant...

    Update: 6/19/18 I'm giving this a full 5 stars because I loved the book so much that I don't even remember nor care about what I took a 0.5 off. I still keep thinking about it and I want to read it again, and so you see, I'm still in a book hangover a full month later. That's how powe...

    I really enjoyed this book. It's out of my comfort zone of fantasy and science fiction being a historical fiction but it's bloody good. Some parts were hard to read (subject matter not anything bad on the writers part) but it was compelling. I loved Sarah so much and am actually really...

    There were moments while reading this book that I hated it but I couldn?t stop listening to it (read it on audiobook). As any narrative relating to the holocaust and being a Jewish family during the eve of WW2 there are moments that are very descriptive and sad . The story centers on...

    5 Words: War, power, monster, school, violence. Sarah is FIERCE. Review to come! ...

    Fifteen-year old Sarah becomes an orphan when her mother is shot to death at a checkpoint, trying to escape Germany. While Jewish by birth, Sarah is blonde and can pass as Aryan. She is brave and quite an actress, saving the life of an English spy. To exact revenge, Sarah agrees to be ...

    "Would the future Germany have any evidence of its crimes? Would it smell bad and would people even know why?" This book is a World War II novel. The main protagonist is Sarah, who is a Jew with an Aryan appearance. After her mother get killed abandoned and alone she meets a man ...

    This book is very interesting. the story is absolutly engaging. ...

    *3.75 This was a really good wwii historical fiction! It wasn?t my all time favorite historical fiction but I did relate to Sarah in some ways such as being the same age as her. I do hope that there is another book so fingers crossed ? ...

    ????????????? ?? ???????? ???? ? ? ????? ?????? ????. ????? ??????? ????????, ???? ???????? ???????, ??-?? ????????? ??????????? ??????? ???????? ???? ????...

    I absolutely loved this book. It's fierce, spirited and exciting - and it combines two of my favourite things, early 20th century history and boarding school books. Sarah is a brilliant main character, and the situation the book puts her in (infiltrating a Nazi boarding school as a Jew...

    Another version of this review can be found @ The Regal Critiques. Received in exchange for an honest review from Usborne Publishing UK. Set during the outbreak of the World War Two, Orphan Monster Spy follows the story of Sarah, a German Jewish orphan who loses everything one fa...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy of this book at Holly Bourne?s book premiere and for Matt Killeen?s first novel, I thought it was amazing! If I was to see this in a book shop, it definitely wouldn?t be something I would?ve even picked up, let alone considered reading, so I...

    Exciting , thrilling, funny, sad a little predictable but what a strong and fierce character Sarah is. Full review to follow ...

    3.5/5 I liked the clever and badass main character, Sarah, and I typically love reading WWII historical fiction. However, while this book did have some exciting moments, I mostly found myself slogging through it and putting it down for long periods of time. It was not a bad book by a...

    I loved this! Flew through it, haven?t been that engrossed in a book for a long time. Definitely recommend, a fabulous way to start off my YALC 2018 challenge! ...

    I love the tagline 'A teenage spy. A Nazi boarding school. The performance of a lifetime.' and was gripped by Orphan Monster Spy from the start. Orphan Monster Spy begins with 15-year-old Sarah on the run from the government following her mother's death. She meets a mysterious spy...

    I love a well written heart pounding WW2 story anyway, but throw in a spy - and not just any spy but a Jewish teenage girl thrown deep undercover into a Nazi school - and how could I rate this anything but highly. Although the main character is Jewish it's not a story about hiding ...

    4.25/5 I really thoroughly enjoyed this book. The main character Sarah was really well fleshed out. Everything she did was so understandable in the circumstances she was in. She was such an incredibly strong female character for the time and I loved her. She did a lot of things that...

    Happy book birthday, "Orphan Monster Spy"! Thank you to Penguin Random House LLC for an advanced copy of this book! Sarah, abandoned at a checkpoint in Nazi Germany because her mother was shot and killed (a really thrilling first chapter, I must say), finds refuge with a man she ...

    (3.5) I was quite confused for a bit in the beginning, as were thrown into the story with no real explanation of what?s going on. However, once I got into it, I flew through it. This book is terrifying and gripping and horrifying. I liked the main character - she was so fierce an...

    Disclaimer: I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 4.5 stars. (I can't decide between a 4 or 5 stars so it's going in the middle). When Sarah?s mother is killed at a checkpoint trying to get out of Nazi Germany, Sarah -a blue-eyed blond...

    I have received a copy of this book from the publisher. This has not affected my rating in any way. so penguin just randomly sent me a hardback copy of this?? like i wasn't notified beforehand or anything... thanks, penguin! ...

    Really interesting and different book. Loved it. Triggers: Sexual assault, child abuse RTC ...

    Intense, violent, disturbing, gripping, and all too real. ...

  • Skip
    Apr 17, 2018

    This is an emotional and heart-pounding story! ...

    I was completely immersed in this story of a 15 year old Jewish girl who agrees to become a spy in the battle to defeat Hitler. I may be suffering burn out from reading too many books set in this time period, but this was a new World War II plot for me. The book begins with the murder ...

    My casting: Sarah and the Captain: (the girl on the cover reminded me of her right away) Nothing negative to say about this one :) Suspenseful,creepy, sometimes disturbing... loved it! :) Impulse buy from Books-a-Million. The cover drew me in and after reading the fir...

    This was intense and I loved every section of it. You thought the girls in your high school were mean? Think again. This was an interesting fictional perspective on the horrors of Nazism from a Jewish girl who "passes" and infiltrates a community of Nazi elites. Disclaimer: A few s...

    While the style of writing and the narration isn't typically my jam, I am thoroughly impressed with the depth of research, worldbuilding, and sensitivity toward the portrayal of a Jewish girl in Nazi Germany. This is the opposite of The Girl Who Wouldn't Die, which I found to be an ant...

    Update: 6/19/18 I'm giving this a full 5 stars because I loved the book so much that I don't even remember nor care about what I took a 0.5 off. I still keep thinking about it and I want to read it again, and so you see, I'm still in a book hangover a full month later. That's how powe...

    I really enjoyed this book. It's out of my comfort zone of fantasy and science fiction being a historical fiction but it's bloody good. Some parts were hard to read (subject matter not anything bad on the writers part) but it was compelling. I loved Sarah so much and am actually really...

    There were moments while reading this book that I hated it but I couldn?t stop listening to it (read it on audiobook). As any narrative relating to the holocaust and being a Jewish family during the eve of WW2 there are moments that are very descriptive and sad . The story centers on...

    5 Words: War, power, monster, school, violence. Sarah is FIERCE. Review to come! ...

    Fifteen-year old Sarah becomes an orphan when her mother is shot to death at a checkpoint, trying to escape Germany. While Jewish by birth, Sarah is blonde and can pass as Aryan. She is brave and quite an actress, saving the life of an English spy. To exact revenge, Sarah agrees to be ...

  • Carlos
    Apr 18, 2018

    This is an emotional and heart-pounding story! ...

    I was completely immersed in this story of a 15 year old Jewish girl who agrees to become a spy in the battle to defeat Hitler. I may be suffering burn out from reading too many books set in this time period, but this was a new World War II plot for me. The book begins with the murder ...

    My casting: Sarah and the Captain: (the girl on the cover reminded me of her right away) Nothing negative to say about this one :) Suspenseful,creepy, sometimes disturbing... loved it! :) Impulse buy from Books-a-Million. The cover drew me in and after reading the fir...

    This was intense and I loved every section of it. You thought the girls in your high school were mean? Think again. This was an interesting fictional perspective on the horrors of Nazism from a Jewish girl who "passes" and infiltrates a community of Nazi elites. Disclaimer: A few s...

    While the style of writing and the narration isn't typically my jam, I am thoroughly impressed with the depth of research, worldbuilding, and sensitivity toward the portrayal of a Jewish girl in Nazi Germany. This is the opposite of The Girl Who Wouldn't Die, which I found to be an ant...

    Update: 6/19/18 I'm giving this a full 5 stars because I loved the book so much that I don't even remember nor care about what I took a 0.5 off. I still keep thinking about it and I want to read it again, and so you see, I'm still in a book hangover a full month later. That's how powe...

    I really enjoyed this book. It's out of my comfort zone of fantasy and science fiction being a historical fiction but it's bloody good. Some parts were hard to read (subject matter not anything bad on the writers part) but it was compelling. I loved Sarah so much and am actually really...

    There were moments while reading this book that I hated it but I couldn?t stop listening to it (read it on audiobook). As any narrative relating to the holocaust and being a Jewish family during the eve of WW2 there are moments that are very descriptive and sad . The story centers on...

  • Dreximgirl
    Jul 04, 2018

    This is an emotional and heart-pounding story! ...

    I was completely immersed in this story of a 15 year old Jewish girl who agrees to become a spy in the battle to defeat Hitler. I may be suffering burn out from reading too many books set in this time period, but this was a new World War II plot for me. The book begins with the murder ...

    My casting: Sarah and the Captain: (the girl on the cover reminded me of her right away) Nothing negative to say about this one :) Suspenseful,creepy, sometimes disturbing... loved it! :) Impulse buy from Books-a-Million. The cover drew me in and after reading the fir...

    This was intense and I loved every section of it. You thought the girls in your high school were mean? Think again. This was an interesting fictional perspective on the horrors of Nazism from a Jewish girl who "passes" and infiltrates a community of Nazi elites. Disclaimer: A few s...

    While the style of writing and the narration isn't typically my jam, I am thoroughly impressed with the depth of research, worldbuilding, and sensitivity toward the portrayal of a Jewish girl in Nazi Germany. This is the opposite of The Girl Who Wouldn't Die, which I found to be an ant...

    Update: 6/19/18 I'm giving this a full 5 stars because I loved the book so much that I don't even remember nor care about what I took a 0.5 off. I still keep thinking about it and I want to read it again, and so you see, I'm still in a book hangover a full month later. That's how powe...

    I really enjoyed this book. It's out of my comfort zone of fantasy and science fiction being a historical fiction but it's bloody good. Some parts were hard to read (subject matter not anything bad on the writers part) but it was compelling. I loved Sarah so much and am actually really...

  • Veronica
    Mar 29, 2018

    This is an emotional and heart-pounding story! ...

    I was completely immersed in this story of a 15 year old Jewish girl who agrees to become a spy in the battle to defeat Hitler. I may be suffering burn out from reading too many books set in this time period, but this was a new World War II plot for me. The book begins with the murder ...

    My casting: Sarah and the Captain: (the girl on the cover reminded me of her right away) Nothing negative to say about this one :) Suspenseful,creepy, sometimes disturbing... loved it! :) Impulse buy from Books-a-Million. The cover drew me in and after reading the fir...

    This was intense and I loved every section of it. You thought the girls in your high school were mean? Think again. This was an interesting fictional perspective on the horrors of Nazism from a Jewish girl who "passes" and infiltrates a community of Nazi elites. Disclaimer: A few s...

    While the style of writing and the narration isn't typically my jam, I am thoroughly impressed with the depth of research, worldbuilding, and sensitivity toward the portrayal of a Jewish girl in Nazi Germany. This is the opposite of The Girl Who Wouldn't Die, which I found to be an ant...

    Update: 6/19/18 I'm giving this a full 5 stars because I loved the book so much that I don't even remember nor care about what I took a 0.5 off. I still keep thinking about it and I want to read it again, and so you see, I'm still in a book hangover a full month later. That's how powe...

    I really enjoyed this book. It's out of my comfort zone of fantasy and science fiction being a historical fiction but it's bloody good. Some parts were hard to read (subject matter not anything bad on the writers part) but it was compelling. I loved Sarah so much and am actually really...

    There were moments while reading this book that I hated it but I couldn?t stop listening to it (read it on audiobook). As any narrative relating to the holocaust and being a Jewish family during the eve of WW2 there are moments that are very descriptive and sad . The story centers on...

    5 Words: War, power, monster, school, violence. Sarah is FIERCE. Review to come! ...

    Fifteen-year old Sarah becomes an orphan when her mother is shot to death at a checkpoint, trying to escape Germany. While Jewish by birth, Sarah is blonde and can pass as Aryan. She is brave and quite an actress, saving the life of an English spy. To exact revenge, Sarah agrees to be ...

    "Would the future Germany have any evidence of its crimes? Would it smell bad and would people even know why?" This book is a World War II novel. The main protagonist is Sarah, who is a Jew with an Aryan appearance. After her mother get killed abandoned and alone she meets a man ...

    This book is very interesting. the story is absolutly engaging. ...

    *3.75 This was a really good wwii historical fiction! It wasn?t my all time favorite historical fiction but I did relate to Sarah in some ways such as being the same age as her. I do hope that there is another book so fingers crossed ? ...

    ????????????? ?? ???????? ???? ? ? ????? ?????? ????. ????? ??????? ????????, ???? ???????? ???????, ??-?? ????????? ??????????? ??????? ???????? ???? ????...

    I absolutely loved this book. It's fierce, spirited and exciting - and it combines two of my favourite things, early 20th century history and boarding school books. Sarah is a brilliant main character, and the situation the book puts her in (infiltrating a Nazi boarding school as a Jew...

    Another version of this review can be found @ The Regal Critiques. Received in exchange for an honest review from Usborne Publishing UK. Set during the outbreak of the World War Two, Orphan Monster Spy follows the story of Sarah, a German Jewish orphan who loses everything one fa...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy of this book at Holly Bourne?s book premiere and for Matt Killeen?s first novel, I thought it was amazing! If I was to see this in a book shop, it definitely wouldn?t be something I would?ve even picked up, let alone considered reading, so I...

    Exciting , thrilling, funny, sad a little predictable but what a strong and fierce character Sarah is. Full review to follow ...

    3.5/5 I liked the clever and badass main character, Sarah, and I typically love reading WWII historical fiction. However, while this book did have some exciting moments, I mostly found myself slogging through it and putting it down for long periods of time. It was not a bad book by a...

    I loved this! Flew through it, haven?t been that engrossed in a book for a long time. Definitely recommend, a fabulous way to start off my YALC 2018 challenge! ...

    I love the tagline 'A teenage spy. A Nazi boarding school. The performance of a lifetime.' and was gripped by Orphan Monster Spy from the start. Orphan Monster Spy begins with 15-year-old Sarah on the run from the government following her mother's death. She meets a mysterious spy...

    I love a well written heart pounding WW2 story anyway, but throw in a spy - and not just any spy but a Jewish teenage girl thrown deep undercover into a Nazi school - and how could I rate this anything but highly. Although the main character is Jewish it's not a story about hiding ...

    4.25/5 I really thoroughly enjoyed this book. The main character Sarah was really well fleshed out. Everything she did was so understandable in the circumstances she was in. She was such an incredibly strong female character for the time and I loved her. She did a lot of things that...

    Happy book birthday, "Orphan Monster Spy"! Thank you to Penguin Random House LLC for an advanced copy of this book! Sarah, abandoned at a checkpoint in Nazi Germany because her mother was shot and killed (a really thrilling first chapter, I must say), finds refuge with a man she ...

    (3.5) I was quite confused for a bit in the beginning, as were thrown into the story with no real explanation of what?s going on. However, once I got into it, I flew through it. This book is terrifying and gripping and horrifying. I liked the main character - she was so fierce an...

    Disclaimer: I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 4.5 stars. (I can't decide between a 4 or 5 stars so it's going in the middle). When Sarah?s mother is killed at a checkpoint trying to get out of Nazi Germany, Sarah -a blue-eyed blond...

    I have received a copy of this book from the publisher. This has not affected my rating in any way. so penguin just randomly sent me a hardback copy of this?? like i wasn't notified beforehand or anything... thanks, penguin! ...

    Really interesting and different book. Loved it. Triggers: Sexual assault, child abuse RTC ...

    Intense, violent, disturbing, gripping, and all too real. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this riveting story of a 15 year old blond haired, blue eyed Jewish girl during Nazi Germany. In this story she sees her mother shot at a nazi checkpoint, meets a mysterious man who helps her turn spy to infiltrate a nazi school for girls and to collect information...

  • Stacey (prettybooks)
    Mar 09, 2018

    This is an emotional and heart-pounding story! ...

    I was completely immersed in this story of a 15 year old Jewish girl who agrees to become a spy in the battle to defeat Hitler. I may be suffering burn out from reading too many books set in this time period, but this was a new World War II plot for me. The book begins with the murder ...

    My casting: Sarah and the Captain: (the girl on the cover reminded me of her right away) Nothing negative to say about this one :) Suspenseful,creepy, sometimes disturbing... loved it! :) Impulse buy from Books-a-Million. The cover drew me in and after reading the fir...

    This was intense and I loved every section of it. You thought the girls in your high school were mean? Think again. This was an interesting fictional perspective on the horrors of Nazism from a Jewish girl who "passes" and infiltrates a community of Nazi elites. Disclaimer: A few s...

    While the style of writing and the narration isn't typically my jam, I am thoroughly impressed with the depth of research, worldbuilding, and sensitivity toward the portrayal of a Jewish girl in Nazi Germany. This is the opposite of The Girl Who Wouldn't Die, which I found to be an ant...

    Update: 6/19/18 I'm giving this a full 5 stars because I loved the book so much that I don't even remember nor care about what I took a 0.5 off. I still keep thinking about it and I want to read it again, and so you see, I'm still in a book hangover a full month later. That's how powe...

    I really enjoyed this book. It's out of my comfort zone of fantasy and science fiction being a historical fiction but it's bloody good. Some parts were hard to read (subject matter not anything bad on the writers part) but it was compelling. I loved Sarah so much and am actually really...

    There were moments while reading this book that I hated it but I couldn?t stop listening to it (read it on audiobook). As any narrative relating to the holocaust and being a Jewish family during the eve of WW2 there are moments that are very descriptive and sad . The story centers on...

    5 Words: War, power, monster, school, violence. Sarah is FIERCE. Review to come! ...

    Fifteen-year old Sarah becomes an orphan when her mother is shot to death at a checkpoint, trying to escape Germany. While Jewish by birth, Sarah is blonde and can pass as Aryan. She is brave and quite an actress, saving the life of an English spy. To exact revenge, Sarah agrees to be ...

    "Would the future Germany have any evidence of its crimes? Would it smell bad and would people even know why?" This book is a World War II novel. The main protagonist is Sarah, who is a Jew with an Aryan appearance. After her mother get killed abandoned and alone she meets a man ...

    This book is very interesting. the story is absolutly engaging. ...

    *3.75 This was a really good wwii historical fiction! It wasn?t my all time favorite historical fiction but I did relate to Sarah in some ways such as being the same age as her. I do hope that there is another book so fingers crossed ? ...

    ????????????? ?? ???????? ???? ? ? ????? ?????? ????. ????? ??????? ????????, ???? ???????? ???????, ??-?? ????????? ??????????? ??????? ???????? ???? ????...

    I absolutely loved this book. It's fierce, spirited and exciting - and it combines two of my favourite things, early 20th century history and boarding school books. Sarah is a brilliant main character, and the situation the book puts her in (infiltrating a Nazi boarding school as a Jew...

    Another version of this review can be found @ The Regal Critiques. Received in exchange for an honest review from Usborne Publishing UK. Set during the outbreak of the World War Two, Orphan Monster Spy follows the story of Sarah, a German Jewish orphan who loses everything one fa...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy of this book at Holly Bourne?s book premiere and for Matt Killeen?s first novel, I thought it was amazing! If I was to see this in a book shop, it definitely wouldn?t be something I would?ve even picked up, let alone considered reading, so I...

    Exciting , thrilling, funny, sad a little predictable but what a strong and fierce character Sarah is. Full review to follow ...

    3.5/5 I liked the clever and badass main character, Sarah, and I typically love reading WWII historical fiction. However, while this book did have some exciting moments, I mostly found myself slogging through it and putting it down for long periods of time. It was not a bad book by a...

    I loved this! Flew through it, haven?t been that engrossed in a book for a long time. Definitely recommend, a fabulous way to start off my YALC 2018 challenge! ...

    I love the tagline 'A teenage spy. A Nazi boarding school. The performance of a lifetime.' and was gripped by Orphan Monster Spy from the start. Orphan Monster Spy begins with 15-year-old Sarah on the run from the government following her mother's death. She meets a mysterious spy...

  • Bella (Cheezyfeet Books)
    Jun 23, 2018

    This is an emotional and heart-pounding story! ...

    I was completely immersed in this story of a 15 year old Jewish girl who agrees to become a spy in the battle to defeat Hitler. I may be suffering burn out from reading too many books set in this time period, but this was a new World War II plot for me. The book begins with the murder ...

    My casting: Sarah and the Captain: (the girl on the cover reminded me of her right away) Nothing negative to say about this one :) Suspenseful,creepy, sometimes disturbing... loved it! :) Impulse buy from Books-a-Million. The cover drew me in and after reading the fir...

    This was intense and I loved every section of it. You thought the girls in your high school were mean? Think again. This was an interesting fictional perspective on the horrors of Nazism from a Jewish girl who "passes" and infiltrates a community of Nazi elites. Disclaimer: A few s...

    While the style of writing and the narration isn't typically my jam, I am thoroughly impressed with the depth of research, worldbuilding, and sensitivity toward the portrayal of a Jewish girl in Nazi Germany. This is the opposite of The Girl Who Wouldn't Die, which I found to be an ant...

    Update: 6/19/18 I'm giving this a full 5 stars because I loved the book so much that I don't even remember nor care about what I took a 0.5 off. I still keep thinking about it and I want to read it again, and so you see, I'm still in a book hangover a full month later. That's how powe...

    I really enjoyed this book. It's out of my comfort zone of fantasy and science fiction being a historical fiction but it's bloody good. Some parts were hard to read (subject matter not anything bad on the writers part) but it was compelling. I loved Sarah so much and am actually really...

    There were moments while reading this book that I hated it but I couldn?t stop listening to it (read it on audiobook). As any narrative relating to the holocaust and being a Jewish family during the eve of WW2 there are moments that are very descriptive and sad . The story centers on...

    5 Words: War, power, monster, school, violence. Sarah is FIERCE. Review to come! ...

    Fifteen-year old Sarah becomes an orphan when her mother is shot to death at a checkpoint, trying to escape Germany. While Jewish by birth, Sarah is blonde and can pass as Aryan. She is brave and quite an actress, saving the life of an English spy. To exact revenge, Sarah agrees to be ...

    "Would the future Germany have any evidence of its crimes? Would it smell bad and would people even know why?" This book is a World War II novel. The main protagonist is Sarah, who is a Jew with an Aryan appearance. After her mother get killed abandoned and alone she meets a man ...

    This book is very interesting. the story is absolutly engaging. ...

    *3.75 This was a really good wwii historical fiction! It wasn?t my all time favorite historical fiction but I did relate to Sarah in some ways such as being the same age as her. I do hope that there is another book so fingers crossed ? ...

    ????????????? ?? ???????? ???? ? ? ????? ?????? ????. ????? ??????? ????????, ???? ???????? ???????, ??-?? ????????? ??????????? ??????? ???????? ???? ????...

    I absolutely loved this book. It's fierce, spirited and exciting - and it combines two of my favourite things, early 20th century history and boarding school books. Sarah is a brilliant main character, and the situation the book puts her in (infiltrating a Nazi boarding school as a Jew...

    Another version of this review can be found @ The Regal Critiques. Received in exchange for an honest review from Usborne Publishing UK. Set during the outbreak of the World War Two, Orphan Monster Spy follows the story of Sarah, a German Jewish orphan who loses everything one fa...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy of this book at Holly Bourne?s book premiere and for Matt Killeen?s first novel, I thought it was amazing! If I was to see this in a book shop, it definitely wouldn?t be something I would?ve even picked up, let alone considered reading, so I...

    Exciting , thrilling, funny, sad a little predictable but what a strong and fierce character Sarah is. Full review to follow ...

    3.5/5 I liked the clever and badass main character, Sarah, and I typically love reading WWII historical fiction. However, while this book did have some exciting moments, I mostly found myself slogging through it and putting it down for long periods of time. It was not a bad book by a...

    I loved this! Flew through it, haven?t been that engrossed in a book for a long time. Definitely recommend, a fabulous way to start off my YALC 2018 challenge! ...

  • Elizabeth La Lettrice
    Jun 15, 2017

    This is an emotional and heart-pounding story! ...

    I was completely immersed in this story of a 15 year old Jewish girl who agrees to become a spy in the battle to defeat Hitler. I may be suffering burn out from reading too many books set in this time period, but this was a new World War II plot for me. The book begins with the murder ...

    My casting: Sarah and the Captain: (the girl on the cover reminded me of her right away) Nothing negative to say about this one :) Suspenseful,creepy, sometimes disturbing... loved it! :) Impulse buy from Books-a-Million. The cover drew me in and after reading the fir...

    This was intense and I loved every section of it. You thought the girls in your high school were mean? Think again. This was an interesting fictional perspective on the horrors of Nazism from a Jewish girl who "passes" and infiltrates a community of Nazi elites. Disclaimer: A few s...

  • Cora ☕ Tea Party Princess
    Feb 19, 2018

    This is an emotional and heart-pounding story! ...

    I was completely immersed in this story of a 15 year old Jewish girl who agrees to become a spy in the battle to defeat Hitler. I may be suffering burn out from reading too many books set in this time period, but this was a new World War II plot for me. The book begins with the murder ...

    My casting: Sarah and the Captain: (the girl on the cover reminded me of her right away) Nothing negative to say about this one :) Suspenseful,creepy, sometimes disturbing... loved it! :) Impulse buy from Books-a-Million. The cover drew me in and after reading the fir...

    This was intense and I loved every section of it. You thought the girls in your high school were mean? Think again. This was an interesting fictional perspective on the horrors of Nazism from a Jewish girl who "passes" and infiltrates a community of Nazi elites. Disclaimer: A few s...

    While the style of writing and the narration isn't typically my jam, I am thoroughly impressed with the depth of research, worldbuilding, and sensitivity toward the portrayal of a Jewish girl in Nazi Germany. This is the opposite of The Girl Who Wouldn't Die, which I found to be an ant...

    Update: 6/19/18 I'm giving this a full 5 stars because I loved the book so much that I don't even remember nor care about what I took a 0.5 off. I still keep thinking about it and I want to read it again, and so you see, I'm still in a book hangover a full month later. That's how powe...

    I really enjoyed this book. It's out of my comfort zone of fantasy and science fiction being a historical fiction but it's bloody good. Some parts were hard to read (subject matter not anything bad on the writers part) but it was compelling. I loved Sarah so much and am actually really...

    There were moments while reading this book that I hated it but I couldn?t stop listening to it (read it on audiobook). As any narrative relating to the holocaust and being a Jewish family during the eve of WW2 there are moments that are very descriptive and sad . The story centers on...

    5 Words: War, power, monster, school, violence. Sarah is FIERCE. Review to come! ...

  • TL
    Apr 30, 2018

    This is an emotional and heart-pounding story! ...

    I was completely immersed in this story of a 15 year old Jewish girl who agrees to become a spy in the battle to defeat Hitler. I may be suffering burn out from reading too many books set in this time period, but this was a new World War II plot for me. The book begins with the murder ...

    My casting: Sarah and the Captain: (the girl on the cover reminded me of her right away) Nothing negative to say about this one :) Suspenseful,creepy, sometimes disturbing... loved it! :) Impulse buy from Books-a-Million. The cover drew me in and after reading the fir...

  • Marochka
    Apr 10, 2018

    This is an emotional and heart-pounding story! ...

    I was completely immersed in this story of a 15 year old Jewish girl who agrees to become a spy in the battle to defeat Hitler. I may be suffering burn out from reading too many books set in this time period, but this was a new World War II plot for me. The book begins with the murder ...

    My casting: Sarah and the Captain: (the girl on the cover reminded me of her right away) Nothing negative to say about this one :) Suspenseful,creepy, sometimes disturbing... loved it! :) Impulse buy from Books-a-Million. The cover drew me in and after reading the fir...

    This was intense and I loved every section of it. You thought the girls in your high school were mean? Think again. This was an interesting fictional perspective on the horrors of Nazism from a Jewish girl who "passes" and infiltrates a community of Nazi elites. Disclaimer: A few s...

    While the style of writing and the narration isn't typically my jam, I am thoroughly impressed with the depth of research, worldbuilding, and sensitivity toward the portrayal of a Jewish girl in Nazi Germany. This is the opposite of The Girl Who Wouldn't Die, which I found to be an ant...

    Update: 6/19/18 I'm giving this a full 5 stars because I loved the book so much that I don't even remember nor care about what I took a 0.5 off. I still keep thinking about it and I want to read it again, and so you see, I'm still in a book hangover a full month later. That's how powe...

    I really enjoyed this book. It's out of my comfort zone of fantasy and science fiction being a historical fiction but it's bloody good. Some parts were hard to read (subject matter not anything bad on the writers part) but it was compelling. I loved Sarah so much and am actually really...

    There were moments while reading this book that I hated it but I couldn?t stop listening to it (read it on audiobook). As any narrative relating to the holocaust and being a Jewish family during the eve of WW2 there are moments that are very descriptive and sad . The story centers on...

    5 Words: War, power, monster, school, violence. Sarah is FIERCE. Review to come! ...

    Fifteen-year old Sarah becomes an orphan when her mother is shot to death at a checkpoint, trying to escape Germany. While Jewish by birth, Sarah is blonde and can pass as Aryan. She is brave and quite an actress, saving the life of an English spy. To exact revenge, Sarah agrees to be ...

    "Would the future Germany have any evidence of its crimes? Would it smell bad and would people even know why?" This book is a World War II novel. The main protagonist is Sarah, who is a Jew with an Aryan appearance. After her mother get killed abandoned and alone she meets a man ...

    This book is very interesting. the story is absolutly engaging. ...

    *3.75 This was a really good wwii historical fiction! It wasn?t my all time favorite historical fiction but I did relate to Sarah in some ways such as being the same age as her. I do hope that there is another book so fingers crossed ? ...

    ????????????? ?? ???????? ???? ? ? ????? ?????? ????. ????? ??????? ????????, ???? ???????? ???????, ??-?? ????????? ??????????? ??????? ???????? ???? ????...

  • Stephanie ((Strazzybooks))
    May 28, 2018

    This is an emotional and heart-pounding story! ...

    I was completely immersed in this story of a 15 year old Jewish girl who agrees to become a spy in the battle to defeat Hitler. I may be suffering burn out from reading too many books set in this time period, but this was a new World War II plot for me. The book begins with the murder ...

    My casting: Sarah and the Captain: (the girl on the cover reminded me of her right away) Nothing negative to say about this one :) Suspenseful,creepy, sometimes disturbing... loved it! :) Impulse buy from Books-a-Million. The cover drew me in and after reading the fir...

    This was intense and I loved every section of it. You thought the girls in your high school were mean? Think again. This was an interesting fictional perspective on the horrors of Nazism from a Jewish girl who "passes" and infiltrates a community of Nazi elites. Disclaimer: A few s...

    While the style of writing and the narration isn't typically my jam, I am thoroughly impressed with the depth of research, worldbuilding, and sensitivity toward the portrayal of a Jewish girl in Nazi Germany. This is the opposite of The Girl Who Wouldn't Die, which I found to be an ant...

    Update: 6/19/18 I'm giving this a full 5 stars because I loved the book so much that I don't even remember nor care about what I took a 0.5 off. I still keep thinking about it and I want to read it again, and so you see, I'm still in a book hangover a full month later. That's how powe...

    I really enjoyed this book. It's out of my comfort zone of fantasy and science fiction being a historical fiction but it's bloody good. Some parts were hard to read (subject matter not anything bad on the writers part) but it was compelling. I loved Sarah so much and am actually really...

    There were moments while reading this book that I hated it but I couldn?t stop listening to it (read it on audiobook). As any narrative relating to the holocaust and being a Jewish family during the eve of WW2 there are moments that are very descriptive and sad . The story centers on...

    5 Words: War, power, monster, school, violence. Sarah is FIERCE. Review to come! ...

    Fifteen-year old Sarah becomes an orphan when her mother is shot to death at a checkpoint, trying to escape Germany. While Jewish by birth, Sarah is blonde and can pass as Aryan. She is brave and quite an actress, saving the life of an English spy. To exact revenge, Sarah agrees to be ...

    "Would the future Germany have any evidence of its crimes? Would it smell bad and would people even know why?" This book is a World War II novel. The main protagonist is Sarah, who is a Jew with an Aryan appearance. After her mother get killed abandoned and alone she meets a man ...

    This book is very interesting. the story is absolutly engaging. ...

    *3.75 This was a really good wwii historical fiction! It wasn?t my all time favorite historical fiction but I did relate to Sarah in some ways such as being the same age as her. I do hope that there is another book so fingers crossed ? ...

    ????????????? ?? ???????? ???? ? ? ????? ?????? ????. ????? ??????? ????????, ???? ???????? ???????, ??-?? ????????? ??????????? ??????? ???????? ???? ????...

    I absolutely loved this book. It's fierce, spirited and exciting - and it combines two of my favourite things, early 20th century history and boarding school books. Sarah is a brilliant main character, and the situation the book puts her in (infiltrating a Nazi boarding school as a Jew...

    Another version of this review can be found @ The Regal Critiques. Received in exchange for an honest review from Usborne Publishing UK. Set during the outbreak of the World War Two, Orphan Monster Spy follows the story of Sarah, a German Jewish orphan who loses everything one fa...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy of this book at Holly Bourne?s book premiere and for Matt Killeen?s first novel, I thought it was amazing! If I was to see this in a book shop, it definitely wouldn?t be something I would?ve even picked up, let alone considered reading, so I...

    Exciting , thrilling, funny, sad a little predictable but what a strong and fierce character Sarah is. Full review to follow ...

    3.5/5 I liked the clever and badass main character, Sarah, and I typically love reading WWII historical fiction. However, while this book did have some exciting moments, I mostly found myself slogging through it and putting it down for long periods of time. It was not a bad book by a...

  • Kyra (Blog of a Bookaholic)
    Jul 22, 2018

    This is an emotional and heart-pounding story! ...

    I was completely immersed in this story of a 15 year old Jewish girl who agrees to become a spy in the battle to defeat Hitler. I may be suffering burn out from reading too many books set in this time period, but this was a new World War II plot for me. The book begins with the murder ...

    My casting: Sarah and the Captain: (the girl on the cover reminded me of her right away) Nothing negative to say about this one :) Suspenseful,creepy, sometimes disturbing... loved it! :) Impulse buy from Books-a-Million. The cover drew me in and after reading the fir...

    This was intense and I loved every section of it. You thought the girls in your high school were mean? Think again. This was an interesting fictional perspective on the horrors of Nazism from a Jewish girl who "passes" and infiltrates a community of Nazi elites. Disclaimer: A few s...

    While the style of writing and the narration isn't typically my jam, I am thoroughly impressed with the depth of research, worldbuilding, and sensitivity toward the portrayal of a Jewish girl in Nazi Germany. This is the opposite of The Girl Who Wouldn't Die, which I found to be an ant...

    Update: 6/19/18 I'm giving this a full 5 stars because I loved the book so much that I don't even remember nor care about what I took a 0.5 off. I still keep thinking about it and I want to read it again, and so you see, I'm still in a book hangover a full month later. That's how powe...

    I really enjoyed this book. It's out of my comfort zone of fantasy and science fiction being a historical fiction but it's bloody good. Some parts were hard to read (subject matter not anything bad on the writers part) but it was compelling. I loved Sarah so much and am actually really...

    There were moments while reading this book that I hated it but I couldn?t stop listening to it (read it on audiobook). As any narrative relating to the holocaust and being a Jewish family during the eve of WW2 there are moments that are very descriptive and sad . The story centers on...

    5 Words: War, power, monster, school, violence. Sarah is FIERCE. Review to come! ...

    Fifteen-year old Sarah becomes an orphan when her mother is shot to death at a checkpoint, trying to escape Germany. While Jewish by birth, Sarah is blonde and can pass as Aryan. She is brave and quite an actress, saving the life of an English spy. To exact revenge, Sarah agrees to be ...

    "Would the future Germany have any evidence of its crimes? Would it smell bad and would people even know why?" This book is a World War II novel. The main protagonist is Sarah, who is a Jew with an Aryan appearance. After her mother get killed abandoned and alone she meets a man ...

    This book is very interesting. the story is absolutly engaging. ...

    *3.75 This was a really good wwii historical fiction! It wasn?t my all time favorite historical fiction but I did relate to Sarah in some ways such as being the same age as her. I do hope that there is another book so fingers crossed ? ...

    ????????????? ?? ???????? ???? ? ? ????? ?????? ????. ????? ??????? ????????, ???? ???????? ???????, ??-?? ????????? ??????????? ??????? ???????? ???? ????...

    I absolutely loved this book. It's fierce, spirited and exciting - and it combines two of my favourite things, early 20th century history and boarding school books. Sarah is a brilliant main character, and the situation the book puts her in (infiltrating a Nazi boarding school as a Jew...

    Another version of this review can be found @ The Regal Critiques. Received in exchange for an honest review from Usborne Publishing UK. Set during the outbreak of the World War Two, Orphan Monster Spy follows the story of Sarah, a German Jewish orphan who loses everything one fa...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy of this book at Holly Bourne?s book premiere and for Matt Killeen?s first novel, I thought it was amazing! If I was to see this in a book shop, it definitely wouldn?t be something I would?ve even picked up, let alone considered reading, so I...

    Exciting , thrilling, funny, sad a little predictable but what a strong and fierce character Sarah is. Full review to follow ...

    3.5/5 I liked the clever and badass main character, Sarah, and I typically love reading WWII historical fiction. However, while this book did have some exciting moments, I mostly found myself slogging through it and putting it down for long periods of time. It was not a bad book by a...

    I loved this! Flew through it, haven?t been that engrossed in a book for a long time. Definitely recommend, a fabulous way to start off my YALC 2018 challenge! ...

    I love the tagline 'A teenage spy. A Nazi boarding school. The performance of a lifetime.' and was gripped by Orphan Monster Spy from the start. Orphan Monster Spy begins with 15-year-old Sarah on the run from the government following her mother's death. She meets a mysterious spy...

    I love a well written heart pounding WW2 story anyway, but throw in a spy - and not just any spy but a Jewish teenage girl thrown deep undercover into a Nazi school - and how could I rate this anything but highly. Although the main character is Jewish it's not a story about hiding ...

    4.25/5 I really thoroughly enjoyed this book. The main character Sarah was really well fleshed out. Everything she did was so understandable in the circumstances she was in. She was such an incredibly strong female character for the time and I loved her. She did a lot of things that...

    Happy book birthday, "Orphan Monster Spy"! Thank you to Penguin Random House LLC for an advanced copy of this book! Sarah, abandoned at a checkpoint in Nazi Germany because her mother was shot and killed (a really thrilling first chapter, I must say), finds refuge with a man she ...

    (3.5) I was quite confused for a bit in the beginning, as were thrown into the story with no real explanation of what?s going on. However, once I got into it, I flew through it. This book is terrifying and gripping and horrifying. I liked the main character - she was so fierce an...

  • Kassidy
    Apr 02, 2018

    This is an emotional and heart-pounding story! ...

  • Megan  (YABookers)
    Feb 18, 2018

    This is an emotional and heart-pounding story! ...

    I was completely immersed in this story of a 15 year old Jewish girl who agrees to become a spy in the battle to defeat Hitler. I may be suffering burn out from reading too many books set in this time period, but this was a new World War II plot for me. The book begins with the murder ...

    My casting: Sarah and the Captain: (the girl on the cover reminded me of her right away) Nothing negative to say about this one :) Suspenseful,creepy, sometimes disturbing... loved it! :) Impulse buy from Books-a-Million. The cover drew me in and after reading the fir...

    This was intense and I loved every section of it. You thought the girls in your high school were mean? Think again. This was an interesting fictional perspective on the horrors of Nazism from a Jewish girl who "passes" and infiltrates a community of Nazi elites. Disclaimer: A few s...

    While the style of writing and the narration isn't typically my jam, I am thoroughly impressed with the depth of research, worldbuilding, and sensitivity toward the portrayal of a Jewish girl in Nazi Germany. This is the opposite of The Girl Who Wouldn't Die, which I found to be an ant...

    Update: 6/19/18 I'm giving this a full 5 stars because I loved the book so much that I don't even remember nor care about what I took a 0.5 off. I still keep thinking about it and I want to read it again, and so you see, I'm still in a book hangover a full month later. That's how powe...

    I really enjoyed this book. It's out of my comfort zone of fantasy and science fiction being a historical fiction but it's bloody good. Some parts were hard to read (subject matter not anything bad on the writers part) but it was compelling. I loved Sarah so much and am actually really...

    There were moments while reading this book that I hated it but I couldn?t stop listening to it (read it on audiobook). As any narrative relating to the holocaust and being a Jewish family during the eve of WW2 there are moments that are very descriptive and sad . The story centers on...

    5 Words: War, power, monster, school, violence. Sarah is FIERCE. Review to come! ...

    Fifteen-year old Sarah becomes an orphan when her mother is shot to death at a checkpoint, trying to escape Germany. While Jewish by birth, Sarah is blonde and can pass as Aryan. She is brave and quite an actress, saving the life of an English spy. To exact revenge, Sarah agrees to be ...

    "Would the future Germany have any evidence of its crimes? Would it smell bad and would people even know why?" This book is a World War II novel. The main protagonist is Sarah, who is a Jew with an Aryan appearance. After her mother get killed abandoned and alone she meets a man ...

    This book is very interesting. the story is absolutly engaging. ...

    *3.75 This was a really good wwii historical fiction! It wasn?t my all time favorite historical fiction but I did relate to Sarah in some ways such as being the same age as her. I do hope that there is another book so fingers crossed ? ...

    ????????????? ?? ???????? ???? ? ? ????? ?????? ????. ????? ??????? ????????, ???? ???????? ???????, ??-?? ????????? ??????????? ??????? ???????? ???? ????...

    I absolutely loved this book. It's fierce, spirited and exciting - and it combines two of my favourite things, early 20th century history and boarding school books. Sarah is a brilliant main character, and the situation the book puts her in (infiltrating a Nazi boarding school as a Jew...

    Another version of this review can be found @ The Regal Critiques. Received in exchange for an honest review from Usborne Publishing UK. Set during the outbreak of the World War Two, Orphan Monster Spy follows the story of Sarah, a German Jewish orphan who loses everything one fa...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy of this book at Holly Bourne?s book premiere and for Matt Killeen?s first novel, I thought it was amazing! If I was to see this in a book shop, it definitely wouldn?t be something I would?ve even picked up, let alone considered reading, so I...

    Exciting , thrilling, funny, sad a little predictable but what a strong and fierce character Sarah is. Full review to follow ...

    3.5/5 I liked the clever and badass main character, Sarah, and I typically love reading WWII historical fiction. However, while this book did have some exciting moments, I mostly found myself slogging through it and putting it down for long periods of time. It was not a bad book by a...

    I loved this! Flew through it, haven?t been that engrossed in a book for a long time. Definitely recommend, a fabulous way to start off my YALC 2018 challenge! ...

    I love the tagline 'A teenage spy. A Nazi boarding school. The performance of a lifetime.' and was gripped by Orphan Monster Spy from the start. Orphan Monster Spy begins with 15-year-old Sarah on the run from the government following her mother's death. She meets a mysterious spy...

    I love a well written heart pounding WW2 story anyway, but throw in a spy - and not just any spy but a Jewish teenage girl thrown deep undercover into a Nazi school - and how could I rate this anything but highly. Although the main character is Jewish it's not a story about hiding ...

    4.25/5 I really thoroughly enjoyed this book. The main character Sarah was really well fleshed out. Everything she did was so understandable in the circumstances she was in. She was such an incredibly strong female character for the time and I loved her. She did a lot of things that...

    Happy book birthday, "Orphan Monster Spy"! Thank you to Penguin Random House LLC for an advanced copy of this book! Sarah, abandoned at a checkpoint in Nazi Germany because her mother was shot and killed (a really thrilling first chapter, I must say), finds refuge with a man she ...

    (3.5) I was quite confused for a bit in the beginning, as were thrown into the story with no real explanation of what?s going on. However, once I got into it, I flew through it. This book is terrifying and gripping and horrifying. I liked the main character - she was so fierce an...

    Disclaimer: I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 4.5 stars. (I can't decide between a 4 or 5 stars so it's going in the middle). When Sarah?s mother is killed at a checkpoint trying to get out of Nazi Germany, Sarah -a blue-eyed blond...

  • Lauren Murray
    Mar 21, 2018

    This is an emotional and heart-pounding story! ...

    I was completely immersed in this story of a 15 year old Jewish girl who agrees to become a spy in the battle to defeat Hitler. I may be suffering burn out from reading too many books set in this time period, but this was a new World War II plot for me. The book begins with the murder ...

    My casting: Sarah and the Captain: (the girl on the cover reminded me of her right away) Nothing negative to say about this one :) Suspenseful,creepy, sometimes disturbing... loved it! :) Impulse buy from Books-a-Million. The cover drew me in and after reading the fir...

    This was intense and I loved every section of it. You thought the girls in your high school were mean? Think again. This was an interesting fictional perspective on the horrors of Nazism from a Jewish girl who "passes" and infiltrates a community of Nazi elites. Disclaimer: A few s...

    While the style of writing and the narration isn't typically my jam, I am thoroughly impressed with the depth of research, worldbuilding, and sensitivity toward the portrayal of a Jewish girl in Nazi Germany. This is the opposite of The Girl Who Wouldn't Die, which I found to be an ant...

    Update: 6/19/18 I'm giving this a full 5 stars because I loved the book so much that I don't even remember nor care about what I took a 0.5 off. I still keep thinking about it and I want to read it again, and so you see, I'm still in a book hangover a full month later. That's how powe...

    I really enjoyed this book. It's out of my comfort zone of fantasy and science fiction being a historical fiction but it's bloody good. Some parts were hard to read (subject matter not anything bad on the writers part) but it was compelling. I loved Sarah so much and am actually really...

    There were moments while reading this book that I hated it but I couldn?t stop listening to it (read it on audiobook). As any narrative relating to the holocaust and being a Jewish family during the eve of WW2 there are moments that are very descriptive and sad . The story centers on...

    5 Words: War, power, monster, school, violence. Sarah is FIERCE. Review to come! ...

    Fifteen-year old Sarah becomes an orphan when her mother is shot to death at a checkpoint, trying to escape Germany. While Jewish by birth, Sarah is blonde and can pass as Aryan. She is brave and quite an actress, saving the life of an English spy. To exact revenge, Sarah agrees to be ...

    "Would the future Germany have any evidence of its crimes? Would it smell bad and would people even know why?" This book is a World War II novel. The main protagonist is Sarah, who is a Jew with an Aryan appearance. After her mother get killed abandoned and alone she meets a man ...

    This book is very interesting. the story is absolutly engaging. ...

    *3.75 This was a really good wwii historical fiction! It wasn?t my all time favorite historical fiction but I did relate to Sarah in some ways such as being the same age as her. I do hope that there is another book so fingers crossed ? ...

    ????????????? ?? ???????? ???? ? ? ????? ?????? ????. ????? ??????? ????????, ???? ???????? ???????, ??-?? ????????? ??????????? ??????? ???????? ???? ????...

    I absolutely loved this book. It's fierce, spirited and exciting - and it combines two of my favourite things, early 20th century history and boarding school books. Sarah is a brilliant main character, and the situation the book puts her in (infiltrating a Nazi boarding school as a Jew...

    Another version of this review can be found @ The Regal Critiques. Received in exchange for an honest review from Usborne Publishing UK. Set during the outbreak of the World War Two, Orphan Monster Spy follows the story of Sarah, a German Jewish orphan who loses everything one fa...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy of this book at Holly Bourne?s book premiere and for Matt Killeen?s first novel, I thought it was amazing! If I was to see this in a book shop, it definitely wouldn?t be something I would?ve even picked up, let alone considered reading, so I...

    Exciting , thrilling, funny, sad a little predictable but what a strong and fierce character Sarah is. Full review to follow ...

    3.5/5 I liked the clever and badass main character, Sarah, and I typically love reading WWII historical fiction. However, while this book did have some exciting moments, I mostly found myself slogging through it and putting it down for long periods of time. It was not a bad book by a...

    I loved this! Flew through it, haven?t been that engrossed in a book for a long time. Definitely recommend, a fabulous way to start off my YALC 2018 challenge! ...

    I love the tagline 'A teenage spy. A Nazi boarding school. The performance of a lifetime.' and was gripped by Orphan Monster Spy from the start. Orphan Monster Spy begins with 15-year-old Sarah on the run from the government following her mother's death. She meets a mysterious spy...

    I love a well written heart pounding WW2 story anyway, but throw in a spy - and not just any spy but a Jewish teenage girl thrown deep undercover into a Nazi school - and how could I rate this anything but highly. Although the main character is Jewish it's not a story about hiding ...

    4.25/5 I really thoroughly enjoyed this book. The main character Sarah was really well fleshed out. Everything she did was so understandable in the circumstances she was in. She was such an incredibly strong female character for the time and I loved her. She did a lot of things that...

    Happy book birthday, "Orphan Monster Spy"! Thank you to Penguin Random House LLC for an advanced copy of this book! Sarah, abandoned at a checkpoint in Nazi Germany because her mother was shot and killed (a really thrilling first chapter, I must say), finds refuge with a man she ...

  • Faith
    Mar 20, 2018

    This is an emotional and heart-pounding story! ...

    I was completely immersed in this story of a 15 year old Jewish girl who agrees to become a spy in the battle to defeat Hitler. I may be suffering burn out from reading too many books set in this time period, but this was a new World War II plot for me. The book begins with the murder ...

  • Katherine Locke
    May 14, 2017

    This is an emotional and heart-pounding story! ...

    I was completely immersed in this story of a 15 year old Jewish girl who agrees to become a spy in the battle to defeat Hitler. I may be suffering burn out from reading too many books set in this time period, but this was a new World War II plot for me. The book begins with the murder ...

    My casting: Sarah and the Captain: (the girl on the cover reminded me of her right away) Nothing negative to say about this one :) Suspenseful,creepy, sometimes disturbing... loved it! :) Impulse buy from Books-a-Million. The cover drew me in and after reading the fir...

    This was intense and I loved every section of it. You thought the girls in your high school were mean? Think again. This was an interesting fictional perspective on the horrors of Nazism from a Jewish girl who "passes" and infiltrates a community of Nazi elites. Disclaimer: A few s...

    While the style of writing and the narration isn't typically my jam, I am thoroughly impressed with the depth of research, worldbuilding, and sensitivity toward the portrayal of a Jewish girl in Nazi Germany. This is the opposite of The Girl Who Wouldn't Die, which I found to be an ant...

  • Karen Wellsbury
    Mar 22, 2018

    This is an emotional and heart-pounding story! ...

    I was completely immersed in this story of a 15 year old Jewish girl who agrees to become a spy in the battle to defeat Hitler. I may be suffering burn out from reading too many books set in this time period, but this was a new World War II plot for me. The book begins with the murder ...

    My casting: Sarah and the Captain: (the girl on the cover reminded me of her right away) Nothing negative to say about this one :) Suspenseful,creepy, sometimes disturbing... loved it! :) Impulse buy from Books-a-Million. The cover drew me in and after reading the fir...

    This was intense and I loved every section of it. You thought the girls in your high school were mean? Think again. This was an interesting fictional perspective on the horrors of Nazism from a Jewish girl who "passes" and infiltrates a community of Nazi elites. Disclaimer: A few s...

    While the style of writing and the narration isn't typically my jam, I am thoroughly impressed with the depth of research, worldbuilding, and sensitivity toward the portrayal of a Jewish girl in Nazi Germany. This is the opposite of The Girl Who Wouldn't Die, which I found to be an ant...

    Update: 6/19/18 I'm giving this a full 5 stars because I loved the book so much that I don't even remember nor care about what I took a 0.5 off. I still keep thinking about it and I want to read it again, and so you see, I'm still in a book hangover a full month later. That's how powe...

    I really enjoyed this book. It's out of my comfort zone of fantasy and science fiction being a historical fiction but it's bloody good. Some parts were hard to read (subject matter not anything bad on the writers part) but it was compelling. I loved Sarah so much and am actually really...

    There were moments while reading this book that I hated it but I couldn?t stop listening to it (read it on audiobook). As any narrative relating to the holocaust and being a Jewish family during the eve of WW2 there are moments that are very descriptive and sad . The story centers on...

    5 Words: War, power, monster, school, violence. Sarah is FIERCE. Review to come! ...

    Fifteen-year old Sarah becomes an orphan when her mother is shot to death at a checkpoint, trying to escape Germany. While Jewish by birth, Sarah is blonde and can pass as Aryan. She is brave and quite an actress, saving the life of an English spy. To exact revenge, Sarah agrees to be ...

    "Would the future Germany have any evidence of its crimes? Would it smell bad and would people even know why?" This book is a World War II novel. The main protagonist is Sarah, who is a Jew with an Aryan appearance. After her mother get killed abandoned and alone she meets a man ...

    This book is very interesting. the story is absolutly engaging. ...

    *3.75 This was a really good wwii historical fiction! It wasn?t my all time favorite historical fiction but I did relate to Sarah in some ways such as being the same age as her. I do hope that there is another book so fingers crossed ? ...

    ????????????? ?? ???????? ???? ? ? ????? ?????? ????. ????? ??????? ????????, ???? ???????? ???????, ??-?? ????????? ??????????? ??????? ???????? ???? ????...

    I absolutely loved this book. It's fierce, spirited and exciting - and it combines two of my favourite things, early 20th century history and boarding school books. Sarah is a brilliant main character, and the situation the book puts her in (infiltrating a Nazi boarding school as a Jew...

    Another version of this review can be found @ The Regal Critiques. Received in exchange for an honest review from Usborne Publishing UK. Set during the outbreak of the World War Two, Orphan Monster Spy follows the story of Sarah, a German Jewish orphan who loses everything one fa...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy of this book at Holly Bourne?s book premiere and for Matt Killeen?s first novel, I thought it was amazing! If I was to see this in a book shop, it definitely wouldn?t be something I would?ve even picked up, let alone considered reading, so I...

    Exciting , thrilling, funny, sad a little predictable but what a strong and fierce character Sarah is. Full review to follow ...

  • Robin Stevens
    Apr 12, 2018

    This is an emotional and heart-pounding story! ...

    I was completely immersed in this story of a 15 year old Jewish girl who agrees to become a spy in the battle to defeat Hitler. I may be suffering burn out from reading too many books set in this time period, but this was a new World War II plot for me. The book begins with the murder ...

    My casting: Sarah and the Captain: (the girl on the cover reminded me of her right away) Nothing negative to say about this one :) Suspenseful,creepy, sometimes disturbing... loved it! :) Impulse buy from Books-a-Million. The cover drew me in and after reading the fir...

    This was intense and I loved every section of it. You thought the girls in your high school were mean? Think again. This was an interesting fictional perspective on the horrors of Nazism from a Jewish girl who "passes" and infiltrates a community of Nazi elites. Disclaimer: A few s...

    While the style of writing and the narration isn't typically my jam, I am thoroughly impressed with the depth of research, worldbuilding, and sensitivity toward the portrayal of a Jewish girl in Nazi Germany. This is the opposite of The Girl Who Wouldn't Die, which I found to be an ant...

    Update: 6/19/18 I'm giving this a full 5 stars because I loved the book so much that I don't even remember nor care about what I took a 0.5 off. I still keep thinking about it and I want to read it again, and so you see, I'm still in a book hangover a full month later. That's how powe...

    I really enjoyed this book. It's out of my comfort zone of fantasy and science fiction being a historical fiction but it's bloody good. Some parts were hard to read (subject matter not anything bad on the writers part) but it was compelling. I loved Sarah so much and am actually really...

    There were moments while reading this book that I hated it but I couldn?t stop listening to it (read it on audiobook). As any narrative relating to the holocaust and being a Jewish family during the eve of WW2 there are moments that are very descriptive and sad . The story centers on...

    5 Words: War, power, monster, school, violence. Sarah is FIERCE. Review to come! ...

    Fifteen-year old Sarah becomes an orphan when her mother is shot to death at a checkpoint, trying to escape Germany. While Jewish by birth, Sarah is blonde and can pass as Aryan. She is brave and quite an actress, saving the life of an English spy. To exact revenge, Sarah agrees to be ...

    "Would the future Germany have any evidence of its crimes? Would it smell bad and would people even know why?" This book is a World War II novel. The main protagonist is Sarah, who is a Jew with an Aryan appearance. After her mother get killed abandoned and alone she meets a man ...

    This book is very interesting. the story is absolutly engaging. ...

    *3.75 This was a really good wwii historical fiction! It wasn?t my all time favorite historical fiction but I did relate to Sarah in some ways such as being the same age as her. I do hope that there is another book so fingers crossed ? ...

    ????????????? ?? ???????? ???? ? ? ????? ?????? ????. ????? ??????? ????????, ???? ???????? ???????, ??-?? ????????? ??????????? ??????? ???????? ???? ????...

    I absolutely loved this book. It's fierce, spirited and exciting - and it combines two of my favourite things, early 20th century history and boarding school books. Sarah is a brilliant main character, and the situation the book puts her in (infiltrating a Nazi boarding school as a Jew...

  • Lucy
    Jul 14, 2018

    This is an emotional and heart-pounding story! ...

    I was completely immersed in this story of a 15 year old Jewish girl who agrees to become a spy in the battle to defeat Hitler. I may be suffering burn out from reading too many books set in this time period, but this was a new World War II plot for me. The book begins with the murder ...

    My casting: Sarah and the Captain: (the girl on the cover reminded me of her right away) Nothing negative to say about this one :) Suspenseful,creepy, sometimes disturbing... loved it! :) Impulse buy from Books-a-Million. The cover drew me in and after reading the fir...

    This was intense and I loved every section of it. You thought the girls in your high school were mean? Think again. This was an interesting fictional perspective on the horrors of Nazism from a Jewish girl who "passes" and infiltrates a community of Nazi elites. Disclaimer: A few s...

    While the style of writing and the narration isn't typically my jam, I am thoroughly impressed with the depth of research, worldbuilding, and sensitivity toward the portrayal of a Jewish girl in Nazi Germany. This is the opposite of The Girl Who Wouldn't Die, which I found to be an ant...

    Update: 6/19/18 I'm giving this a full 5 stars because I loved the book so much that I don't even remember nor care about what I took a 0.5 off. I still keep thinking about it and I want to read it again, and so you see, I'm still in a book hangover a full month later. That's how powe...

    I really enjoyed this book. It's out of my comfort zone of fantasy and science fiction being a historical fiction but it's bloody good. Some parts were hard to read (subject matter not anything bad on the writers part) but it was compelling. I loved Sarah so much and am actually really...

    There were moments while reading this book that I hated it but I couldn?t stop listening to it (read it on audiobook). As any narrative relating to the holocaust and being a Jewish family during the eve of WW2 there are moments that are very descriptive and sad . The story centers on...

    5 Words: War, power, monster, school, violence. Sarah is FIERCE. Review to come! ...

    Fifteen-year old Sarah becomes an orphan when her mother is shot to death at a checkpoint, trying to escape Germany. While Jewish by birth, Sarah is blonde and can pass as Aryan. She is brave and quite an actress, saving the life of an English spy. To exact revenge, Sarah agrees to be ...

    "Would the future Germany have any evidence of its crimes? Would it smell bad and would people even know why?" This book is a World War II novel. The main protagonist is Sarah, who is a Jew with an Aryan appearance. After her mother get killed abandoned and alone she meets a man ...

    This book is very interesting. the story is absolutly engaging. ...

    *3.75 This was a really good wwii historical fiction! It wasn?t my all time favorite historical fiction but I did relate to Sarah in some ways such as being the same age as her. I do hope that there is another book so fingers crossed ? ...

    ????????????? ?? ???????? ???? ? ? ????? ?????? ????. ????? ??????? ????????, ???? ???????? ???????, ??-?? ????????? ??????????? ??????? ???????? ???? ????...

    I absolutely loved this book. It's fierce, spirited and exciting - and it combines two of my favourite things, early 20th century history and boarding school books. Sarah is a brilliant main character, and the situation the book puts her in (infiltrating a Nazi boarding school as a Jew...

    Another version of this review can be found @ The Regal Critiques. Received in exchange for an honest review from Usborne Publishing UK. Set during the outbreak of the World War Two, Orphan Monster Spy follows the story of Sarah, a German Jewish orphan who loses everything one fa...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy of this book at Holly Bourne?s book premiere and for Matt Killeen?s first novel, I thought it was amazing! If I was to see this in a book shop, it definitely wouldn?t be something I would?ve even picked up, let alone considered reading, so I...

    Exciting , thrilling, funny, sad a little predictable but what a strong and fierce character Sarah is. Full review to follow ...

    3.5/5 I liked the clever and badass main character, Sarah, and I typically love reading WWII historical fiction. However, while this book did have some exciting moments, I mostly found myself slogging through it and putting it down for long periods of time. It was not a bad book by a...

    I loved this! Flew through it, haven?t been that engrossed in a book for a long time. Definitely recommend, a fabulous way to start off my YALC 2018 challenge! ...

    I love the tagline 'A teenage spy. A Nazi boarding school. The performance of a lifetime.' and was gripped by Orphan Monster Spy from the start. Orphan Monster Spy begins with 15-year-old Sarah on the run from the government following her mother's death. She meets a mysterious spy...

    I love a well written heart pounding WW2 story anyway, but throw in a spy - and not just any spy but a Jewish teenage girl thrown deep undercover into a Nazi school - and how could I rate this anything but highly. Although the main character is Jewish it's not a story about hiding ...

  • Farhina ↯↯ The Wanderer Of Inked Adventures
    Feb 11, 2018

    This is an emotional and heart-pounding story! ...

    I was completely immersed in this story of a 15 year old Jewish girl who agrees to become a spy in the battle to defeat Hitler. I may be suffering burn out from reading too many books set in this time period, but this was a new World War II plot for me. The book begins with the murder ...

    My casting: Sarah and the Captain: (the girl on the cover reminded me of her right away) Nothing negative to say about this one :) Suspenseful,creepy, sometimes disturbing... loved it! :) Impulse buy from Books-a-Million. The cover drew me in and after reading the fir...

    This was intense and I loved every section of it. You thought the girls in your high school were mean? Think again. This was an interesting fictional perspective on the horrors of Nazism from a Jewish girl who "passes" and infiltrates a community of Nazi elites. Disclaimer: A few s...

    While the style of writing and the narration isn't typically my jam, I am thoroughly impressed with the depth of research, worldbuilding, and sensitivity toward the portrayal of a Jewish girl in Nazi Germany. This is the opposite of The Girl Who Wouldn't Die, which I found to be an ant...

    Update: 6/19/18 I'm giving this a full 5 stars because I loved the book so much that I don't even remember nor care about what I took a 0.5 off. I still keep thinking about it and I want to read it again, and so you see, I'm still in a book hangover a full month later. That's how powe...

    I really enjoyed this book. It's out of my comfort zone of fantasy and science fiction being a historical fiction but it's bloody good. Some parts were hard to read (subject matter not anything bad on the writers part) but it was compelling. I loved Sarah so much and am actually really...

    There were moments while reading this book that I hated it but I couldn?t stop listening to it (read it on audiobook). As any narrative relating to the holocaust and being a Jewish family during the eve of WW2 there are moments that are very descriptive and sad . The story centers on...

    5 Words: War, power, monster, school, violence. Sarah is FIERCE. Review to come! ...

    Fifteen-year old Sarah becomes an orphan when her mother is shot to death at a checkpoint, trying to escape Germany. While Jewish by birth, Sarah is blonde and can pass as Aryan. She is brave and quite an actress, saving the life of an English spy. To exact revenge, Sarah agrees to be ...

    "Would the future Germany have any evidence of its crimes? Would it smell bad and would people even know why?" This book is a World War II novel. The main protagonist is Sarah, who is a Jew with an Aryan appearance. After her mother get killed abandoned and alone she meets a man ...

  • Ruzaika
    Mar 28, 2018

    This is an emotional and heart-pounding story! ...

    I was completely immersed in this story of a 15 year old Jewish girl who agrees to become a spy in the battle to defeat Hitler. I may be suffering burn out from reading too many books set in this time period, but this was a new World War II plot for me. The book begins with the murder ...

    My casting: Sarah and the Captain: (the girl on the cover reminded me of her right away) Nothing negative to say about this one :) Suspenseful,creepy, sometimes disturbing... loved it! :) Impulse buy from Books-a-Million. The cover drew me in and after reading the fir...

    This was intense and I loved every section of it. You thought the girls in your high school were mean? Think again. This was an interesting fictional perspective on the horrors of Nazism from a Jewish girl who "passes" and infiltrates a community of Nazi elites. Disclaimer: A few s...

    While the style of writing and the narration isn't typically my jam, I am thoroughly impressed with the depth of research, worldbuilding, and sensitivity toward the portrayal of a Jewish girl in Nazi Germany. This is the opposite of The Girl Who Wouldn't Die, which I found to be an ant...

    Update: 6/19/18 I'm giving this a full 5 stars because I loved the book so much that I don't even remember nor care about what I took a 0.5 off. I still keep thinking about it and I want to read it again, and so you see, I'm still in a book hangover a full month later. That's how powe...

    I really enjoyed this book. It's out of my comfort zone of fantasy and science fiction being a historical fiction but it's bloody good. Some parts were hard to read (subject matter not anything bad on the writers part) but it was compelling. I loved Sarah so much and am actually really...

    There were moments while reading this book that I hated it but I couldn?t stop listening to it (read it on audiobook). As any narrative relating to the holocaust and being a Jewish family during the eve of WW2 there are moments that are very descriptive and sad . The story centers on...

    5 Words: War, power, monster, school, violence. Sarah is FIERCE. Review to come! ...

    Fifteen-year old Sarah becomes an orphan when her mother is shot to death at a checkpoint, trying to escape Germany. While Jewish by birth, Sarah is blonde and can pass as Aryan. She is brave and quite an actress, saving the life of an English spy. To exact revenge, Sarah agrees to be ...

    "Would the future Germany have any evidence of its crimes? Would it smell bad and would people even know why?" This book is a World War II novel. The main protagonist is Sarah, who is a Jew with an Aryan appearance. After her mother get killed abandoned and alone she meets a man ...

    This book is very interesting. the story is absolutly engaging. ...

    *3.75 This was a really good wwii historical fiction! It wasn?t my all time favorite historical fiction but I did relate to Sarah in some ways such as being the same age as her. I do hope that there is another book so fingers crossed ? ...

    ????????????? ?? ???????? ???? ? ? ????? ?????? ????. ????? ??????? ????????, ???? ???????? ???????, ??-?? ????????? ??????????? ??????? ???????? ???? ????...

    I absolutely loved this book. It's fierce, spirited and exciting - and it combines two of my favourite things, early 20th century history and boarding school books. Sarah is a brilliant main character, and the situation the book puts her in (infiltrating a Nazi boarding school as a Jew...

    Another version of this review can be found @ The Regal Critiques. Received in exchange for an honest review from Usborne Publishing UK. Set during the outbreak of the World War Two, Orphan Monster Spy follows the story of Sarah, a German Jewish orphan who loses everything one fa...

  • Guiana
    May 18, 2018

    This is an emotional and heart-pounding story! ...

    I was completely immersed in this story of a 15 year old Jewish girl who agrees to become a spy in the battle to defeat Hitler. I may be suffering burn out from reading too many books set in this time period, but this was a new World War II plot for me. The book begins with the murder ...

    My casting: Sarah and the Captain: (the girl on the cover reminded me of her right away) Nothing negative to say about this one :) Suspenseful,creepy, sometimes disturbing... loved it! :) Impulse buy from Books-a-Million. The cover drew me in and after reading the fir...

    This was intense and I loved every section of it. You thought the girls in your high school were mean? Think again. This was an interesting fictional perspective on the horrors of Nazism from a Jewish girl who "passes" and infiltrates a community of Nazi elites. Disclaimer: A few s...

    While the style of writing and the narration isn't typically my jam, I am thoroughly impressed with the depth of research, worldbuilding, and sensitivity toward the portrayal of a Jewish girl in Nazi Germany. This is the opposite of The Girl Who Wouldn't Die, which I found to be an ant...

    Update: 6/19/18 I'm giving this a full 5 stars because I loved the book so much that I don't even remember nor care about what I took a 0.5 off. I still keep thinking about it and I want to read it again, and so you see, I'm still in a book hangover a full month later. That's how powe...

  • Stephanie Roxane
    Apr 15, 2018

    This is an emotional and heart-pounding story! ...

    I was completely immersed in this story of a 15 year old Jewish girl who agrees to become a spy in the battle to defeat Hitler. I may be suffering burn out from reading too many books set in this time period, but this was a new World War II plot for me. The book begins with the murder ...

    My casting: Sarah and the Captain: (the girl on the cover reminded me of her right away) Nothing negative to say about this one :) Suspenseful,creepy, sometimes disturbing... loved it! :) Impulse buy from Books-a-Million. The cover drew me in and after reading the fir...

    This was intense and I loved every section of it. You thought the girls in your high school were mean? Think again. This was an interesting fictional perspective on the horrors of Nazism from a Jewish girl who "passes" and infiltrates a community of Nazi elites. Disclaimer: A few s...

    While the style of writing and the narration isn't typically my jam, I am thoroughly impressed with the depth of research, worldbuilding, and sensitivity toward the portrayal of a Jewish girl in Nazi Germany. This is the opposite of The Girl Who Wouldn't Die, which I found to be an ant...

    Update: 6/19/18 I'm giving this a full 5 stars because I loved the book so much that I don't even remember nor care about what I took a 0.5 off. I still keep thinking about it and I want to read it again, and so you see, I'm still in a book hangover a full month later. That's how powe...

    I really enjoyed this book. It's out of my comfort zone of fantasy and science fiction being a historical fiction but it's bloody good. Some parts were hard to read (subject matter not anything bad on the writers part) but it was compelling. I loved Sarah so much and am actually really...

    There were moments while reading this book that I hated it but I couldn?t stop listening to it (read it on audiobook). As any narrative relating to the holocaust and being a Jewish family during the eve of WW2 there are moments that are very descriptive and sad . The story centers on...

    5 Words: War, power, monster, school, violence. Sarah is FIERCE. Review to come! ...

    Fifteen-year old Sarah becomes an orphan when her mother is shot to death at a checkpoint, trying to escape Germany. While Jewish by birth, Sarah is blonde and can pass as Aryan. She is brave and quite an actress, saving the life of an English spy. To exact revenge, Sarah agrees to be ...

    "Would the future Germany have any evidence of its crimes? Would it smell bad and would people even know why?" This book is a World War II novel. The main protagonist is Sarah, who is a Jew with an Aryan appearance. After her mother get killed abandoned and alone she meets a man ...

    This book is very interesting. the story is absolutly engaging. ...

    *3.75 This was a really good wwii historical fiction! It wasn?t my all time favorite historical fiction but I did relate to Sarah in some ways such as being the same age as her. I do hope that there is another book so fingers crossed ? ...

    ????????????? ?? ???????? ???? ? ? ????? ?????? ????. ????? ??????? ????????, ???? ???????? ???????, ??-?? ????????? ??????????? ??????? ???????? ???? ????...

    I absolutely loved this book. It's fierce, spirited and exciting - and it combines two of my favourite things, early 20th century history and boarding school books. Sarah is a brilliant main character, and the situation the book puts her in (infiltrating a Nazi boarding school as a Jew...

    Another version of this review can be found @ The Regal Critiques. Received in exchange for an honest review from Usborne Publishing UK. Set during the outbreak of the World War Two, Orphan Monster Spy follows the story of Sarah, a German Jewish orphan who loses everything one fa...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy of this book at Holly Bourne?s book premiere and for Matt Killeen?s first novel, I thought it was amazing! If I was to see this in a book shop, it definitely wouldn?t be something I would?ve even picked up, let alone considered reading, so I...

    Exciting , thrilling, funny, sad a little predictable but what a strong and fierce character Sarah is. Full review to follow ...

    3.5/5 I liked the clever and badass main character, Sarah, and I typically love reading WWII historical fiction. However, while this book did have some exciting moments, I mostly found myself slogging through it and putting it down for long periods of time. It was not a bad book by a...

    I loved this! Flew through it, haven?t been that engrossed in a book for a long time. Definitely recommend, a fabulous way to start off my YALC 2018 challenge! ...

    I love the tagline 'A teenage spy. A Nazi boarding school. The performance of a lifetime.' and was gripped by Orphan Monster Spy from the start. Orphan Monster Spy begins with 15-year-old Sarah on the run from the government following her mother's death. She meets a mysterious spy...

    I love a well written heart pounding WW2 story anyway, but throw in a spy - and not just any spy but a Jewish teenage girl thrown deep undercover into a Nazi school - and how could I rate this anything but highly. Although the main character is Jewish it's not a story about hiding ...

    4.25/5 I really thoroughly enjoyed this book. The main character Sarah was really well fleshed out. Everything she did was so understandable in the circumstances she was in. She was such an incredibly strong female character for the time and I loved her. She did a lot of things that...

  • Melanie (TBR and Beyond)
    May 09, 2018

    This is an emotional and heart-pounding story! ...

    I was completely immersed in this story of a 15 year old Jewish girl who agrees to become a spy in the battle to defeat Hitler. I may be suffering burn out from reading too many books set in this time period, but this was a new World War II plot for me. The book begins with the murder ...

    My casting: Sarah and the Captain: (the girl on the cover reminded me of her right away) Nothing negative to say about this one :) Suspenseful,creepy, sometimes disturbing... loved it! :) Impulse buy from Books-a-Million. The cover drew me in and after reading the fir...

    This was intense and I loved every section of it. You thought the girls in your high school were mean? Think again. This was an interesting fictional perspective on the horrors of Nazism from a Jewish girl who "passes" and infiltrates a community of Nazi elites. Disclaimer: A few s...

    While the style of writing and the narration isn't typically my jam, I am thoroughly impressed with the depth of research, worldbuilding, and sensitivity toward the portrayal of a Jewish girl in Nazi Germany. This is the opposite of The Girl Who Wouldn't Die, which I found to be an ant...

    Update: 6/19/18 I'm giving this a full 5 stars because I loved the book so much that I don't even remember nor care about what I took a 0.5 off. I still keep thinking about it and I want to read it again, and so you see, I'm still in a book hangover a full month later. That's how powe...

    I really enjoyed this book. It's out of my comfort zone of fantasy and science fiction being a historical fiction but it's bloody good. Some parts were hard to read (subject matter not anything bad on the writers part) but it was compelling. I loved Sarah so much and am actually really...

    There were moments while reading this book that I hated it but I couldn?t stop listening to it (read it on audiobook). As any narrative relating to the holocaust and being a Jewish family during the eve of WW2 there are moments that are very descriptive and sad . The story centers on...

    5 Words: War, power, monster, school, violence. Sarah is FIERCE. Review to come! ...

    Fifteen-year old Sarah becomes an orphan when her mother is shot to death at a checkpoint, trying to escape Germany. While Jewish by birth, Sarah is blonde and can pass as Aryan. She is brave and quite an actress, saving the life of an English spy. To exact revenge, Sarah agrees to be ...

    "Would the future Germany have any evidence of its crimes? Would it smell bad and would people even know why?" This book is a World War II novel. The main protagonist is Sarah, who is a Jew with an Aryan appearance. After her mother get killed abandoned and alone she meets a man ...

    This book is very interesting. the story is absolutly engaging. ...

    *3.75 This was a really good wwii historical fiction! It wasn?t my all time favorite historical fiction but I did relate to Sarah in some ways such as being the same age as her. I do hope that there is another book so fingers crossed ? ...

    ????????????? ?? ???????? ???? ? ? ????? ?????? ????. ????? ??????? ????????, ???? ???????? ???????, ??-?? ????????? ??????????? ??????? ???????? ???? ????...

    I absolutely loved this book. It's fierce, spirited and exciting - and it combines two of my favourite things, early 20th century history and boarding school books. Sarah is a brilliant main character, and the situation the book puts her in (infiltrating a Nazi boarding school as a Jew...

    Another version of this review can be found @ The Regal Critiques. Received in exchange for an honest review from Usborne Publishing UK. Set during the outbreak of the World War Two, Orphan Monster Spy follows the story of Sarah, a German Jewish orphan who loses everything one fa...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy of this book at Holly Bourne?s book premiere and for Matt Killeen?s first novel, I thought it was amazing! If I was to see this in a book shop, it definitely wouldn?t be something I would?ve even picked up, let alone considered reading, so I...

    Exciting , thrilling, funny, sad a little predictable but what a strong and fierce character Sarah is. Full review to follow ...

    3.5/5 I liked the clever and badass main character, Sarah, and I typically love reading WWII historical fiction. However, while this book did have some exciting moments, I mostly found myself slogging through it and putting it down for long periods of time. It was not a bad book by a...

    I loved this! Flew through it, haven?t been that engrossed in a book for a long time. Definitely recommend, a fabulous way to start off my YALC 2018 challenge! ...

    I love the tagline 'A teenage spy. A Nazi boarding school. The performance of a lifetime.' and was gripped by Orphan Monster Spy from the start. Orphan Monster Spy begins with 15-year-old Sarah on the run from the government following her mother's death. She meets a mysterious spy...

    I love a well written heart pounding WW2 story anyway, but throw in a spy - and not just any spy but a Jewish teenage girl thrown deep undercover into a Nazi school - and how could I rate this anything but highly. Although the main character is Jewish it's not a story about hiding ...

    4.25/5 I really thoroughly enjoyed this book. The main character Sarah was really well fleshed out. Everything she did was so understandable in the circumstances she was in. She was such an incredibly strong female character for the time and I loved her. She did a lot of things that...

    Happy book birthday, "Orphan Monster Spy"! Thank you to Penguin Random House LLC for an advanced copy of this book! Sarah, abandoned at a checkpoint in Nazi Germany because her mother was shot and killed (a really thrilling first chapter, I must say), finds refuge with a man she ...

    (3.5) I was quite confused for a bit in the beginning, as were thrown into the story with no real explanation of what?s going on. However, once I got into it, I flew through it. This book is terrifying and gripping and horrifying. I liked the main character - she was so fierce an...

    Disclaimer: I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 4.5 stars. (I can't decide between a 4 or 5 stars so it's going in the middle). When Sarah?s mother is killed at a checkpoint trying to get out of Nazi Germany, Sarah -a blue-eyed blond...

    I have received a copy of this book from the publisher. This has not affected my rating in any way. so penguin just randomly sent me a hardback copy of this?? like i wasn't notified beforehand or anything... thanks, penguin! ...

    Really interesting and different book. Loved it. Triggers: Sexual assault, child abuse RTC ...

  • Lauren Elise
    Apr 10, 2018

    This is an emotional and heart-pounding story! ...

    I was completely immersed in this story of a 15 year old Jewish girl who agrees to become a spy in the battle to defeat Hitler. I may be suffering burn out from reading too many books set in this time period, but this was a new World War II plot for me. The book begins with the murder ...

    My casting: Sarah and the Captain: (the girl on the cover reminded me of her right away) Nothing negative to say about this one :) Suspenseful,creepy, sometimes disturbing... loved it! :) Impulse buy from Books-a-Million. The cover drew me in and after reading the fir...

    This was intense and I loved every section of it. You thought the girls in your high school were mean? Think again. This was an interesting fictional perspective on the horrors of Nazism from a Jewish girl who "passes" and infiltrates a community of Nazi elites. Disclaimer: A few s...

    While the style of writing and the narration isn't typically my jam, I am thoroughly impressed with the depth of research, worldbuilding, and sensitivity toward the portrayal of a Jewish girl in Nazi Germany. This is the opposite of The Girl Who Wouldn't Die, which I found to be an ant...

    Update: 6/19/18 I'm giving this a full 5 stars because I loved the book so much that I don't even remember nor care about what I took a 0.5 off. I still keep thinking about it and I want to read it again, and so you see, I'm still in a book hangover a full month later. That's how powe...

    I really enjoyed this book. It's out of my comfort zone of fantasy and science fiction being a historical fiction but it's bloody good. Some parts were hard to read (subject matter not anything bad on the writers part) but it was compelling. I loved Sarah so much and am actually really...

    There were moments while reading this book that I hated it but I couldn?t stop listening to it (read it on audiobook). As any narrative relating to the holocaust and being a Jewish family during the eve of WW2 there are moments that are very descriptive and sad . The story centers on...

    5 Words: War, power, monster, school, violence. Sarah is FIERCE. Review to come! ...

    Fifteen-year old Sarah becomes an orphan when her mother is shot to death at a checkpoint, trying to escape Germany. While Jewish by birth, Sarah is blonde and can pass as Aryan. She is brave and quite an actress, saving the life of an English spy. To exact revenge, Sarah agrees to be ...

    "Would the future Germany have any evidence of its crimes? Would it smell bad and would people even know why?" This book is a World War II novel. The main protagonist is Sarah, who is a Jew with an Aryan appearance. After her mother get killed abandoned and alone she meets a man ...

    This book is very interesting. the story is absolutly engaging. ...

    *3.75 This was a really good wwii historical fiction! It wasn?t my all time favorite historical fiction but I did relate to Sarah in some ways such as being the same age as her. I do hope that there is another book so fingers crossed ? ...

    ????????????? ?? ???????? ???? ? ? ????? ?????? ????. ????? ??????? ????????, ???? ???????? ???????, ??-?? ????????? ??????????? ??????? ???????? ???? ????...

    I absolutely loved this book. It's fierce, spirited and exciting - and it combines two of my favourite things, early 20th century history and boarding school books. Sarah is a brilliant main character, and the situation the book puts her in (infiltrating a Nazi boarding school as a Jew...

    Another version of this review can be found @ The Regal Critiques. Received in exchange for an honest review from Usborne Publishing UK. Set during the outbreak of the World War Two, Orphan Monster Spy follows the story of Sarah, a German Jewish orphan who loses everything one fa...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy of this book at Holly Bourne?s book premiere and for Matt Killeen?s first novel, I thought it was amazing! If I was to see this in a book shop, it definitely wouldn?t be something I would?ve even picked up, let alone considered reading, so I...

    Exciting , thrilling, funny, sad a little predictable but what a strong and fierce character Sarah is. Full review to follow ...

    3.5/5 I liked the clever and badass main character, Sarah, and I typically love reading WWII historical fiction. However, while this book did have some exciting moments, I mostly found myself slogging through it and putting it down for long periods of time. It was not a bad book by a...

    I loved this! Flew through it, haven?t been that engrossed in a book for a long time. Definitely recommend, a fabulous way to start off my YALC 2018 challenge! ...

    I love the tagline 'A teenage spy. A Nazi boarding school. The performance of a lifetime.' and was gripped by Orphan Monster Spy from the start. Orphan Monster Spy begins with 15-year-old Sarah on the run from the government following her mother's death. She meets a mysterious spy...

    I love a well written heart pounding WW2 story anyway, but throw in a spy - and not just any spy but a Jewish teenage girl thrown deep undercover into a Nazi school - and how could I rate this anything but highly. Although the main character is Jewish it's not a story about hiding ...

    4.25/5 I really thoroughly enjoyed this book. The main character Sarah was really well fleshed out. Everything she did was so understandable in the circumstances she was in. She was such an incredibly strong female character for the time and I loved her. She did a lot of things that...

    Happy book birthday, "Orphan Monster Spy"! Thank you to Penguin Random House LLC for an advanced copy of this book! Sarah, abandoned at a checkpoint in Nazi Germany because her mother was shot and killed (a really thrilling first chapter, I must say), finds refuge with a man she ...

    (3.5) I was quite confused for a bit in the beginning, as were thrown into the story with no real explanation of what?s going on. However, once I got into it, I flew through it. This book is terrifying and gripping and horrifying. I liked the main character - she was so fierce an...

    Disclaimer: I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 4.5 stars. (I can't decide between a 4 or 5 stars so it's going in the middle). When Sarah?s mother is killed at a checkpoint trying to get out of Nazi Germany, Sarah -a blue-eyed blond...

    I have received a copy of this book from the publisher. This has not affected my rating in any way. so penguin just randomly sent me a hardback copy of this?? like i wasn't notified beforehand or anything... thanks, penguin! ...

  • Ellesha
    Feb 07, 2018

    This is an emotional and heart-pounding story! ...

    I was completely immersed in this story of a 15 year old Jewish girl who agrees to become a spy in the battle to defeat Hitler. I may be suffering burn out from reading too many books set in this time period, but this was a new World War II plot for me. The book begins with the murder ...

    My casting: Sarah and the Captain: (the girl on the cover reminded me of her right away) Nothing negative to say about this one :) Suspenseful,creepy, sometimes disturbing... loved it! :) Impulse buy from Books-a-Million. The cover drew me in and after reading the fir...

    This was intense and I loved every section of it. You thought the girls in your high school were mean? Think again. This was an interesting fictional perspective on the horrors of Nazism from a Jewish girl who "passes" and infiltrates a community of Nazi elites. Disclaimer: A few s...

    While the style of writing and the narration isn't typically my jam, I am thoroughly impressed with the depth of research, worldbuilding, and sensitivity toward the portrayal of a Jewish girl in Nazi Germany. This is the opposite of The Girl Who Wouldn't Die, which I found to be an ant...

    Update: 6/19/18 I'm giving this a full 5 stars because I loved the book so much that I don't even remember nor care about what I took a 0.5 off. I still keep thinking about it and I want to read it again, and so you see, I'm still in a book hangover a full month later. That's how powe...

    I really enjoyed this book. It's out of my comfort zone of fantasy and science fiction being a historical fiction but it's bloody good. Some parts were hard to read (subject matter not anything bad on the writers part) but it was compelling. I loved Sarah so much and am actually really...

    There were moments while reading this book that I hated it but I couldn?t stop listening to it (read it on audiobook). As any narrative relating to the holocaust and being a Jewish family during the eve of WW2 there are moments that are very descriptive and sad . The story centers on...

    5 Words: War, power, monster, school, violence. Sarah is FIERCE. Review to come! ...

    Fifteen-year old Sarah becomes an orphan when her mother is shot to death at a checkpoint, trying to escape Germany. While Jewish by birth, Sarah is blonde and can pass as Aryan. She is brave and quite an actress, saving the life of an English spy. To exact revenge, Sarah agrees to be ...

    "Would the future Germany have any evidence of its crimes? Would it smell bad and would people even know why?" This book is a World War II novel. The main protagonist is Sarah, who is a Jew with an Aryan appearance. After her mother get killed abandoned and alone she meets a man ...

    This book is very interesting. the story is absolutly engaging. ...

    *3.75 This was a really good wwii historical fiction! It wasn?t my all time favorite historical fiction but I did relate to Sarah in some ways such as being the same age as her. I do hope that there is another book so fingers crossed ? ...

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    I absolutely loved this book. It's fierce, spirited and exciting - and it combines two of my favourite things, early 20th century history and boarding school books. Sarah is a brilliant main character, and the situation the book puts her in (infiltrating a Nazi boarding school as a Jew...

    Another version of this review can be found @ The Regal Critiques. Received in exchange for an honest review from Usborne Publishing UK. Set during the outbreak of the World War Two, Orphan Monster Spy follows the story of Sarah, a German Jewish orphan who loses everything one fa...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy of this book at Holly Bourne?s book premiere and for Matt Killeen?s first novel, I thought it was amazing! If I was to see this in a book shop, it definitely wouldn?t be something I would?ve even picked up, let alone considered reading, so I...

  • Sara
    Apr 28, 2018

    This is an emotional and heart-pounding story! ...

    I was completely immersed in this story of a 15 year old Jewish girl who agrees to become a spy in the battle to defeat Hitler. I may be suffering burn out from reading too many books set in this time period, but this was a new World War II plot for me. The book begins with the murder ...

    My casting: Sarah and the Captain: (the girl on the cover reminded me of her right away) Nothing negative to say about this one :) Suspenseful,creepy, sometimes disturbing... loved it! :) Impulse buy from Books-a-Million. The cover drew me in and after reading the fir...

    This was intense and I loved every section of it. You thought the girls in your high school were mean? Think again. This was an interesting fictional perspective on the horrors of Nazism from a Jewish girl who "passes" and infiltrates a community of Nazi elites. Disclaimer: A few s...

    While the style of writing and the narration isn't typically my jam, I am thoroughly impressed with the depth of research, worldbuilding, and sensitivity toward the portrayal of a Jewish girl in Nazi Germany. This is the opposite of The Girl Who Wouldn't Die, which I found to be an ant...

    Update: 6/19/18 I'm giving this a full 5 stars because I loved the book so much that I don't even remember nor care about what I took a 0.5 off. I still keep thinking about it and I want to read it again, and so you see, I'm still in a book hangover a full month later. That's how powe...

    I really enjoyed this book. It's out of my comfort zone of fantasy and science fiction being a historical fiction but it's bloody good. Some parts were hard to read (subject matter not anything bad on the writers part) but it was compelling. I loved Sarah so much and am actually really...

    There were moments while reading this book that I hated it but I couldn?t stop listening to it (read it on audiobook). As any narrative relating to the holocaust and being a Jewish family during the eve of WW2 there are moments that are very descriptive and sad . The story centers on...

    5 Words: War, power, monster, school, violence. Sarah is FIERCE. Review to come! ...

    Fifteen-year old Sarah becomes an orphan when her mother is shot to death at a checkpoint, trying to escape Germany. While Jewish by birth, Sarah is blonde and can pass as Aryan. She is brave and quite an actress, saving the life of an English spy. To exact revenge, Sarah agrees to be ...

    "Would the future Germany have any evidence of its crimes? Would it smell bad and would people even know why?" This book is a World War II novel. The main protagonist is Sarah, who is a Jew with an Aryan appearance. After her mother get killed abandoned and alone she meets a man ...

    This book is very interesting. the story is absolutly engaging. ...

    *3.75 This was a really good wwii historical fiction! It wasn?t my all time favorite historical fiction but I did relate to Sarah in some ways such as being the same age as her. I do hope that there is another book so fingers crossed ? ...

  • Cynthia Cat  Garnder
    Jun 20, 2018

    This is an emotional and heart-pounding story! ...

    I was completely immersed in this story of a 15 year old Jewish girl who agrees to become a spy in the battle to defeat Hitler. I may be suffering burn out from reading too many books set in this time period, but this was a new World War II plot for me. The book begins with the murder ...

    My casting: Sarah and the Captain: (the girl on the cover reminded me of her right away) Nothing negative to say about this one :) Suspenseful,creepy, sometimes disturbing... loved it! :) Impulse buy from Books-a-Million. The cover drew me in and after reading the fir...

    This was intense and I loved every section of it. You thought the girls in your high school were mean? Think again. This was an interesting fictional perspective on the horrors of Nazism from a Jewish girl who "passes" and infiltrates a community of Nazi elites. Disclaimer: A few s...

    While the style of writing and the narration isn't typically my jam, I am thoroughly impressed with the depth of research, worldbuilding, and sensitivity toward the portrayal of a Jewish girl in Nazi Germany. This is the opposite of The Girl Who Wouldn't Die, which I found to be an ant...

    Update: 6/19/18 I'm giving this a full 5 stars because I loved the book so much that I don't even remember nor care about what I took a 0.5 off. I still keep thinking about it and I want to read it again, and so you see, I'm still in a book hangover a full month later. That's how powe...

    I really enjoyed this book. It's out of my comfort zone of fantasy and science fiction being a historical fiction but it's bloody good. Some parts were hard to read (subject matter not anything bad on the writers part) but it was compelling. I loved Sarah so much and am actually really...

    There were moments while reading this book that I hated it but I couldn?t stop listening to it (read it on audiobook). As any narrative relating to the holocaust and being a Jewish family during the eve of WW2 there are moments that are very descriptive and sad . The story centers on...

    5 Words: War, power, monster, school, violence. Sarah is FIERCE. Review to come! ...

    Fifteen-year old Sarah becomes an orphan when her mother is shot to death at a checkpoint, trying to escape Germany. While Jewish by birth, Sarah is blonde and can pass as Aryan. She is brave and quite an actress, saving the life of an English spy. To exact revenge, Sarah agrees to be ...

    "Would the future Germany have any evidence of its crimes? Would it smell bad and would people even know why?" This book is a World War II novel. The main protagonist is Sarah, who is a Jew with an Aryan appearance. After her mother get killed abandoned and alone she meets a man ...

    This book is very interesting. the story is absolutly engaging. ...