Books On Our Radar: These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong
These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong is an epic debut retelling of Romeo & Juliet set in 1920s Shanghai! Where exes from rival gangs must work together to defeat a mysterious death that threatens them all. I mean this historical fantasy with an enemies to lovers plot just screams read me to all the YA fantasy fans and fans of retellings! I can’t wait for a chilly weekend to devour this book so please add to your winter TBR for the November 17th release!
These Violent Delights (These Violent Delights, #1)by Chloe Gong
Published by: Margaret K. McElderry Books
on November 17, 2020
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Retellings
Perfect for fans of The Last Magician and Descendant of the Crane, this heart-stopping debut is an imaginative Romeo and Juliet retelling set in 1920s Shanghai, with rival gangs and a monster in the depths of the Huangpu River.
The year is 1926, and Shanghai hums to the tune of debauchery.
A blood feud between two gangs runs the streets red, leaving the city helpless in the grip of chaos. At the heart of it all is eighteen-year-old Juliette Cai, a former flapper who has returned to assume her role as the proud heir of the Scarlet Gang—a network of criminals far above the law. Their only rivals in power are the White Flowers, who have fought the Scarlets for generations. And behind every move is their heir, Roma Montagov, Juliette’s first love…and first betrayal.
But when gangsters on both sides show signs of instability culminating in clawing their own throats out, the people start to whisper. Of a contagion, a madness. Of a monster in the shadows. As the deaths stack up, Juliette and Roma must set their guns—and grudges—aside and work together, for if they can’t stop this mayhem, then there will be no city left for either to rule.
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