The following is a spoiler free book review and suggested age rating of These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong.
My Synopsis of These Violent Delights:
In 1926 Shanghai there are two gangs who run the streets: the Scarlet Gang and the White Flowers. Eighteen year old Juliette Cai is a former flapper and heir to the Scarlet Gang. Roma Montagov is the heir to the White Flowers and Juliette’s first love…. as well as first betrayal. However, when people begin to die and rumors of monsters spread, the two must set aside their love and hate to save their home.
My Review of These Violent Delights:
I loved this book! I thought it may have been a bit overhyped but once I read it I believed otherwise. Juliette and Roma quickly became some of my favorite characters… ever. Their dynamic was so interesting to read as well as their personal growth individually. I loved that this book was equally character and plot driven. I was intrigued and invested in the plot, rivalry, and charcters all the way through. Chloe Gong did an amazing job with the descriptive writing especially about Shanghai and the monster. You could really imagine what it could look like. I am highly anticipating the release of the sequel Our Violent Ends which I believe comes out later this year.
Overall, I would rate These Violent Delights 5/5 stars. If you are looking for a mafia and historical fiction feel of a book with some romance definitely check this one out!
My Age Rating of These Violent Delights:
This book contains violence, mild language, and graphic details. I would give this book an age rating of 13+.
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