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SCHEDULE & GIVEAWAY: These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

Genre: young adult, historical fiction, science fiction

Diversity tags: own-voices, poc representation (chinese), lgbtqiap+ representation (trans, gays, m/m side romance)

Publication date: 17 November 2020

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Cover artist: Billelis

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Perfect for fans of The Last Magician and Descendant of the Crane, 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.

About the Author

Chloe Gong is a student at the University of Pennsylvania, studying English and international relations. During her breaks, she’s either at home in New Zealand or visiting her many relatives in Shanghai. Chloe has been known to mysteriously appear when “Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare’s best plays and doesn’t deserve its slander in pop culture” is chanted into a mirror three times.


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For this tour, we are giving away five (5) hardback copies of These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong!

This giveaway is open internationally. It will be accepting entries until 25 November 2020 (12:00 AM, Philippine time).

Published by Shealea

Shealea likes sunflowers, research, and inclusive literature. In 2020, she graduated from the University of the Philippines Diliman with a bachelor's degree in Communication Research.

24 thoughts on “SCHEDULE & GIVEAWAY: These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

  1. Ahhh!! This is so much fun!! Can’t wait to read all the reviews ❤️ And thank you so much for doing the giveaway 🙏✨


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