These Violent Delights

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Publisher Description

An Instant New York Times Bestseller!
A BuzzFeed Best Young Adult Book of 2020

Perfect for fans of The Last Magician and Serpent & Dove, 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.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2020
November 17
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
Margaret K. McElderry Books
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
11.6
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades 9 and Above

Customer Reviews

dd.aade ,

Jaw Dropping

I kept seeing it on TikTok and believe me when I say it lives up to the hype. It covers mature topics and the characters are easy to fall in love with and not to mention that the two main characters went from strangers to lovers then enemies then back to lovers 💖💕.

snoopyfan09 ,

amazing

it was a little slow paced in the beginning but then it was amazing and i totally ship roma and juliette!

Rymaiv ,

Heartfelt

this is the best book ever. I like it better that shakspere!!!!! I just wish that these violent delights was combined with our violent ends.

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