Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme that was started by Lauren’s Page Turners. The meme is pretty easy to follow, to participate simply choose a random book from your TBR and explain why you want to read it!
This week’s book:
These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong
BLURB FROM GOODREADS:
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.
Why I Want to Read This
This is inspired by Romeo and Juliet. All I needed to hear to add it to my TBR! Plus I am OBSESSED with the cover.
And omg there was SUCH a frenzy on Twitter on Friday when this was added to NetGalley UK.
So, like many others, I requested it…
GOT APPROVED WITHIN TEN MINUTES!!!
Shooketh I am! Cannot wait to get stuck into this one.
Is it on your TBR? Have you got an ARC too?
Let’s chat in the comments below!