The Missy Book Club is back! The October 2023 book club pick is ‘These Violent Delights’ by Chloe Gong.
We’ll be chatting about the book at the end of the month on our dedicated Instagram.
About The Book
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.
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.
How To Join The Missy Book Club
Want to join in our book club? Just get reading! Oh and join our Instagram page! Throughout the month we will be sharing our thoughts on ‘These Violent Delights” as well as extra content related to the book. You’ll also get to share your thoughts and opinions too. We’ll then have a vote on next month’s book.
Buy The Book
We would encourage you to support local as much as you can and buy your book in a local book store or even check out your library, but we will leave some links below as well.
Also check out BorrowBox as they do have free copies of books available depending on the waitlist in your local library.
Will you be reading the October 2023 book club pick?