Our Violent Ends - These Violent Delights (Hardback)Chloe Gong (author)
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Seductively dark and heart-breakingly beautiful, this stunning sequel to These Violent Delights restages an immortal tale of star-crossed lovers Roma and Juliette in the political powder keg of 1920s Shanghai.
The year is 1927, and Shanghai teeters on the edge of revolution.
The heartstopping follow up to These Violent Delights, an imaginative, alluring retelling of Romeo and Juliet set in 1920s Shanghai.
After sacrificing her relationship with Roma to protect him from the blood feud, Juliette has been a girl on the warpath. One wrong move, and her cousin will step into usurp her place as the Scarlet Gang's heir. The only way to save the boy she loves from the wrath of the Scarlets is to have him want her dead for murdering his best friend in cold blood. If Juliette were actually guilty of the crime Roma believes she committed, his rejection might sting less.
Roma is still reeling from Marshall's death, and his cousin Benedikt will barely speak to him. Roma knows it's his fault for letting the ruthless Juliette back into his life, and he's determined to set things right - even if that means killing the girl he hates and loves with equal measure.
Then a new monstrous danger emerges in the city, and though secrets keep them apart, Juliette must secure Roma's cooperation if they are to end this threat once and for all. Shanghai is already at a boiling point: The Nationalists are marching in, whispers of civil war brew louder every day, and gangster rule faces complete annihilation. Roma and Juliette must put aside their differences to combat monsters and politics, but they aren't prepared for the biggest threat of all: protecting their hearts from each other.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 760 g
Dimensions: 238 x 162 x 50 mm
Praise for Chloe Gong:
'Chloe Gong's These Violent Delights plants a Shakespearean classic in the rich soil of 1920s Shanghai, allowing her characters to grow, flourish, and steal your heart while warring against their own.' - Joan He, author of Descendant of the Crane
'Gong ensnares readers with a delicious tale of family rivalries and forbidden love all set against the glittering backdrop of 1920s Shanghai. Don't miss this dark and beautiful retelling of Romeo and Juliet!' - Emiko Jean, author of Empress of All Seasons
'A deliciously dark twist on Romeo and Juliet that feels vibrant, modern, and wholly exciting. Gong's writing brims with energy. I was swept away to her dark Shanghai from the first page and never wanted to leave! - Natasha Ngan, New York Times bestselling author of Girls of Paper and Fire'Heady, smart, and vicious, These Violent Delights strikes every note with precision, layering romance and politics into a roaring 20s Shanghai of both monsters and monstrous imperialism.' - Tessa Gratton, author of The Queens of Innis Lear
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“A must read!”
I was incredibly fortunate to receive this book in return for a honest review.
Our Violent Ends really set itself apart from other Romeo and Juliet retellings and hooked me from the first page. Gong included... More
“Solid conclusion to the duology”
I was both expecting this to be better than the first book, and also not. Luckily, it was a little better.
In this book Chloe's writing did improve, and since all of the character and world introductions were... More
“Another OK Read”
These Violent Delights was an OK read last year, gripping me enough that I was intrigued about what came next. I love the push and pull between Juliet and Roma, and the creepy vibe that I enjoyed from the previous... More
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