These Violent Delights

These Violent Delights

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 The year is 1926, and Shanghai hums to the tune of debauchery. A blood feud between two gangs runs the streets r...

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Title:These Violent Delights
Author:Chloe Gong
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:1534457690
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:449 pages pages

These Violent Delights Reviews

  • Nenia ✨️ I yeet my books back and forth ✨️ Campbell
    Feb 10, 2020
    I want to make out with this cover. Also, this sounds AMAZING. ...
  • Melanie
    Jun 22, 2020
    OwlCrate's December 2020 Box : My Rep Code: MEL10 ?? Fairyloot's November 2020 Box: My Rep Code: MELANIE5 ?? ? Reviews you should check out: Xiran's, Lili's, CW's "Anyone can be the master to a monster should...
  • lily ☁️
    Aug 20, 2020
    This book was sitting in my mailbox for almost two months, before I finally read it ? I was still not ready to have my feelings end up this way?lying dead in a ditch somewhere in Shanghai, having clawed their throats out with their bare hands after a softly whispered t? m? d, c...
  • jessica
    Dec 02, 2020
    if i could sum up the story of roma and juliette, it would be this quote by toni morrison: ?we mistook violence for passion? and thought recklessness was freedom.? the ruthless gangs, the rekindling of a first love after betrayal, the haunting of a monster and madness, and the...
  • Angelica
    May 06, 2020
    This author is still an undergrad in college... what have I been doing with my life?????? ...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Dec 05, 2020
    Got the same book in our December Owlcrate. I love the FairyLoot edition more but I do love the art under dust jacket and the embossing on cover. Click link under pic to see the goodies. FYI: We are getting the same books from both again in January and it?s a book I want! GOOD...
  • CW (The Quiet Pond) ✨
    Jul 17, 2020
    Full review now on my book blog, The Quiet Pond. - oh................... OH SHIT if this isn't the next big YA, then i WILL riot. this book was PHENOMENAL. i was provided an ARC by the author. this does not affect my opinion in any way. Full review now on my book bl...
  • Cait (Caitsbooks)
    Nov 17, 2020
    Thank you so much to the publisher for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review! Check out this review (and more) over on my blog! Quick Stats: Overall: 5/5 Stars Characters: 5/5 Setting: 5/5 Writing: 5/5 Plot and Themes: 5/5 Awesomeness Factor: 5/5 Review in a N...
  • Emma
    Oct 11, 2020
    The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Full review HERE This book is a very solid debut novel and I'm so glad I got the chance to read it! It's a Romeo and Juliet retelling set in Shanghai in the 1920s and gu...
  • Phuong ✯
    Nov 10, 2020
    ? 2.5 stars First of all I want to say that I think it's unfair that this book is in the GCA Semifinals in Young Adult Fantasy when it hasn't even released yet. GR messing up these awards every year is nothing new, but it still bugs me. A book that has been released for ...
  • emma
    Jun 28, 2020
    so this author is a junior in college...this is blatantly against one of my major life policies (pretending that anyone younger than me is not cooler than me) but this book sounds so good i might have to break the rules ? ...
  • Marzuqa
    Dec 11, 2020
    Here it is, my love of 2020! I wasn?t just immersed in this book, I was drowned in it. It?s the kind of book you wish you could read for the first time, again and again. This was such a captivating mix of fantasy, romance, horror and mystery (basically all the things I love) packa...
  • chai ♡
    Aug 11, 2020
    me: now that I am done with finals, I just want to relax and nestle into the soothing embrace of a good book also me: *picks up this Romeo and Juliet retelling set in 1920s gangster-run Shanghai about star-crossed exes putting aside the blood feud between them to prevent a monster f...
  • Fadwa (Word Wonders)
    Jul 21, 2020
    i refuse to form a single coherent thought about this book in present moment. Please respect my privacy in my time of healing. ...
  • Joel Rochester
    Dec 01, 2020
    THAT ENDING THOUGH!!!! One of the best YA books of this year. Completely amazing, I love it sm. ...
  • Xiran Zhao
    Jul 11, 2020
    Personal Rating: Juliette Cai could backhand me right into the Huangpu River, and I?d thank her Reasons to Read: The richly realized world of 1920s Shanghai, the poetry-like prose, the tense mystery, the meticulously developed characters, the delicious and scathing discourse a...
  • Althea | themoonwholistens ☾
    Sep 09, 2020
    Additional note: I forgot to highlight this because I only realized it, the reason I love (and perhaps for a lot of other people too) Juliette and Roma so much is because it never felt like Roma was Juliette's knight in shining armor. The romance felt like they were reliant on eac...
  • Ellie (faerieontheshelf)
    Oct 15, 2019
    Roaring 20s but forget New York and make it Shanghai ? I see what?s going on here and I approve ...
  • Kimberly (Deity of Books)
    Sep 29, 2020
    ? Review is also posted on my blog ? As someone who is not a fan of the original Romeo and Juliet (sorry), I really enjoyed this. This book is one of the best books I?ve read in 2020. It definitely could be one of the best books I?ve read in my entire life. We are introd...
  • may ➹
    Jun 21, 2020
    ? find this review and others on my blog! Backdropped by 1926 Shanghai humming with life and debauchery, These Violent Delights follows Juliette Cai, heir to the Scarlet Gang, who watches angrily as her city falls further into the clutches of white foreigners. Equally as worrying as...
  • Sara
    Aug 22, 2020
    These Violent Delights is the perfect title for this book, it is very violent at times, but what a delight it is to read! Shakespeare re-tellings have, in my experience, gone one of two ways and i'm always wary when i start a new one. I needn't have worried with TVD as it...
  • Miranda Reads
    Dec 09, 2020
    Just posted my Dec 2020 OwCrate Unboxing and Review Video !! YouTube | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Snapchat @miranda_reads Just posted my Dec 2020 OwCrate Unboxing and Review Video !! YouTube | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | S...
  • krista ☽✧
    Jan 19, 2021
    ?Memories were beastly little creatures, after all?they rose with the faintest whiff of nourishment.? unpopular opinion alert , dont kill me people. i expected this too blow my mind away but it didnt. iIt was just a like. which is not bad but not super good like i thought i...
  • Umairah | Sereadipity
    Aug 15, 2020
    BREAKING NEWS! Recently, sobs of anguish have been issuing from Shakespeare's grave at random hours of the day. There is much speculation over the cause but I'll let you in on a secret: Shakespeare's ghost is weeping on the other side because finally, after all these yea...
  • Lia Carstairs
    Oct 20, 2020
    Eternally grateful to Simon & Schuster Canada for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review!!! <3 What. Was. That?!?! Seriously. What the hell was that cliffhanger?!?!? All that work and then that happens??? omgomgomg? Chloe Gong really knows...
  • Chloe Gong
    Mar 20, 2020
    I wanted to begin this note with a quip about giving the book 5 stars, but the truth is, if I hadn?t poured all my heart and blood into it, then I wouldn?t have put it forward for publication. And since I have put it forward, then that means I believe in this book with everything I...
  • Tessa  Herondale~Carstairs
    Jan 09, 2021
    4.5 stars This book made it possible for my heart to stop. The review I wrote got deleted. Whyyyyyy???? A paper I wrote for school got deleted too. I have to rewrite it now. Why is this happening to me. This is gonna be a watered-down version of what I'd written. I ...
  • Robin
    Nov 25, 2020
    ? 5 stars You had me at Romeo and Juliet retelling set in 1920's Shanghai. In this wondrous debut from author Chloe Gong, Shakespeare meets a new decade, one with rivaling gangs and a river monster tormenting the citizens. The blood feud between the White Flowers and the Scar...
  • She-who-must-not-be-named
    Dec 01, 2020
    A Romeo and Juliet retelling coupled with a historical screenplay of Shanghai torn by two rival Gangs (Scarlet gang and the White Flower gang) the Communists, and other foreigners fighting for power, These Violent Delights is, without an ounce of doubt, a debut of immense talent. ...
  • adela
    Dec 27, 2020
    woah, that was mind-blowing. i came in with high expectations and i was not disappointed. why did i like this so much? well, chloe gong was able to craft a story with an amazing plot, villains, romance, great side-characters, and awesome protagonists. that's a lot of work for o...