These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

These Violent Delights

These Violent Delights #1

Chloe Gong

fiction fantasy historical young adult adventurous dark mysterious medium-paced

449 pages | first published 2020

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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, a...
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Moods

mysterious 80%
dark 75%
adventurous 74%
tense 53%
emotional 34%
challenging 9%
funny 7%
sad 7%
informative 3%
reflective 3%
hopeful 2%
inspiring 1%
lighthearted 1%
relaxing 0%

Pace

medium 66%
slow 16%
fast 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 62% | Plot: 31% | Character: 5% | N/A: 0%

Strong character development?

Yes: 53% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 19% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 9% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 97% | It's complicated: 1% | No: 1% | N/A: 0%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 73% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 8% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.06