An instant #1 New York Times bestseller!
Shanghai is under siege in this captivating and searingly romantic sequel to These Violent Delights, which New York Times bestselling author Natasha Ngan calls “deliciously dark.”
The year is 1927, and Shanghai teeters on the edge of revolution.
After sacrificing her relationship with Roma to protect him from the blood feud, Juliette has been a girl on a mission. One wrong move, and her cousin will step in to 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.
** 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
Format Paperback | 512 pages
Dimensions 154 x 231 x 36mm | 540g
Publication date 16 Nov 2021
Publisher Simon & Schuster US Export
Publisher : Margaret K. McElderry Books (November 16, 2021)
Language : English
Hardcover : 512 pages
ISBN-10 : 1534457720
ISBN-13 : 978-1534457720
Reading age : 14 years and up
Grade level : 9 - 12
Item Weight : 1.55 pounds
Dimensions : 6 x 1.5 x 9 inches
Publisher : Hodder Paperbacks; Heruitgave edition (10 Nov. 2022)
Language : English
Paperback : 512 pages
ISBN-10 : 1529344581
ISBN-13 : 978-1529344585
Dimensions : 12.8 x 3.8 x 19.6 cm
Customer reviews: 4.5 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,359 ratings
About the Author
Chloe Gong is the New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights and its sequel Our Violent Ends. She is a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where she double-majored in English and International Relations. Born in Shanghai and raised in Auckland, New Zealand, Chloe is now located in New York pretending to be a real adult.