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512 pages | first published 2021

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Shanghai is under siege in this captivating and searingly romantic sequel to These Violent Delights, which New York Times bestselling author Natasha Ngan calls “deliciously dark.” The year is 1927, and Shanghai teeters on the edge of revolution...
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Summary of 5445 reviews

Moods

emotional 80%
adventurous 76%
dark 63%
tense 61%
mysterious 44%
sad 42%
challenging 21%
hopeful 19%
funny 10%
inspiring 8%
reflective 7%
informative 3%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

medium 59%
fast 33%
slow 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 72% | Plot: 17% | Character: 9%

Strong character development?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 4%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 91% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 97% | It's complicated: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 59% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 14% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.53

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