- Published Date: November 17, 2020
- Author: Chloe Gong
- Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult
- Format: Hardcover
- Length: 449 pages
Ok, so I’m not a huge fantasy book reader, but I told myself in 2022, I would branch out and try to read other genres. This series happens to be a part of that branching out.
This book was compared to Romeo & Juliet. I personally feel like whenever people try to do retellings of this story it is usually either really good or just not it. So in this book you basically have a rivalry of two families, Scarlet Gang and White Flowers. Juliette had a forbidden relationship with the White Flowers heir, Roma. Of course that ended quickly when Juliette was sent to the United States for 4 years, but now she’s back. When she gets back, she finds herself forced to work with her former lover/enemy, Roma.
If you are a Shakespeare fan, I think you will absolutely love this version of Romeo & Juliet. I thought it was a good retelling and with the cliffhanger, it lets you know that there is a part two to this book. I already have the second book, so at some point I do plan on reading the second book to this duology.
Have you read These Violent Delights? What were your thoughts?