Review: Foul Lady Fortune by Chloe Gong

Series: Foul Lady Fortune #1, These Violent Delights #3
Author: Chloe Gong
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Released: September 27, 2022
Received: Own

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Book Summary:

It’s been five years since that fateful night when everything went to hell. Many people would say that Rosalind Lang was among the casualties, but they don’t know better, now, do they? Having gone through a procedure that saved her life, Rosalind no longer needs to worry about sleeping or aging—or taking on mortal wounds, for that matter.

Due to her unique…circumstances, Rosalind has the potential to change the world, as far as her superiors are concerned. Normally used as an assassin, she’ll soon be expected to go undercover to ensure the success of the most important of missions. This is not what Rosalind signed up for!

“She only wanted to be a girl who was deserving of the world.”

My Review:

Ahh! I can’t believe we’re getting a sequel (sort of). Foul Lady Fortune is set in the same world as These Violet Delights, and I am here for it! Though don’t expect to see too many characters in common, as Rosalind is very much her own person here.

I may have kept a little secret out of my summary – Foul Lady Fortune has two perspectives, Rosalind’s (duh) and Orion’s. They are night and day, and I can absolutely see fans going nuts over these two. I have certainly been swept away!

There’s a lot to love about this book, and since I don’t want to keep readers here for ages, I’ll just sum it up by saying this book is worth the read! Though if you haven’t read the original duology, I would check that out first. The context will be crucial.


  • Historical Fiction/Fantasy
  • Forced Proximity
  • Larger world setting
  • LGBTQ Rep (demi, bi, trans, aro, ace)

Trigger Warnings:

  • Racism
  • Needles
  • Medical experimentation

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About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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