This is hands on the best book I’ve ever read. Chloe Gong has outdone herself once again!! Read the review to find out more.
Genres: young adult, historical fiction, fantasy
Page count: 494
Tropes: enemies to lovers, found family (kinda)
Synopsis (from publisher):
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 the warpath. 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.
I can’t say much without giving the book away, but I loved the developments in each of the characters and how their relationships with one another grew.
The plot, the setting, the time period was *chef’s kiss*
If you’ve read these violent delights, many of you may have thought that the beginning of that book was kind of slow and hard to get into, but this book was an emotional roller-coaster, you guys are not ready for this!!
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If you were intrigued by this review please go read the first book in this duo-logy: These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong. Unfortunately this book is not out for sale yet, but do pre-order it!! I hope you liked the review!!
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Update: Chloe Gong read my review and I am currently screaming!!