These Violent Delights by Gong, Chloe
Chloe Gong

These Violent Delights -- Chloe Gong, Hardcover

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.

Author: Chloe Gong
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Published: 11/17/2020
Pages: 464
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.38lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.20w x 1.60d
ISBN: 9781534457690
Age Range: 14-17

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 6.4
Point Value: 21
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 510794 / These Violent Delights

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 08/15/2020
Booklist 09/01/2020 pg. 122
School Library Journal 10/01/2020 pg. 81
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 11/01/2020
Publishers Weekly 11/02/2020
Shelf Awareness 12/18/2020

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. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok under @TheChloeGong or check out her website at