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Our Violent Ends
Our Violent Ends | Chloe Gong
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. After sacrificing her relationship with Roma to protect him from the blood feud, Juliette has been a girl on the warpath. One wrong move, and her cousin will step in to usurp her place as the Scarlet Gangs heir. The only way to save the boy she loves from the wrath of the Scarlets is to have him want her dead for murdering his best friend in cold blood. If Juliette were actually guilty of the crime Roma believes she committed, his rejection might sting less. Roma is still reeling from Marshalls death, and his cousin Benedikt will barely speak to him. Roma knows its his fault for letting the ruthless Juliette back into his life, and hes determined to set things righteven if that means killing the girl he hates and loves with equal measure. Then a new monstrous danger emerges in the city, and though secrets keep them apart, Juliette must secure Romas cooperation if they are to end this threat once and for all. Shanghai is already at a boiling point: The Nationalists are marching in, whispers of civil war brew louder every day, and gangster rule faces complete annihilation. Roma and Juliette must put aside their differences to combat monsters and politics, but they arent prepared for the biggest threat of all: protecting their hearts from each other.
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DimeryRene
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Really liked the second book. I think I agree with most folks who love the side characters maybe more than the main ones. ☺️

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PageShifter
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Mehso-so

I don't know why it was so hard to be invested in characters but it was. Characters felt too two-dimensional.

I loved the setting, era and politics. Story was interesting but because I didn't care about characters this felt too long. Or maybe pacing was a bit off. This just didn't feel thrilling to read and it is a shame because there were nice twists and I would have loved to be thrilled.

#Pantone2022 #SeriesRead2022 #aestheticallymatched

TheSpineView Sounds Disappointing 😒 2mo
PageShifter @TheSpineView Yeah, it had some amazing things but then something was missing 2mo
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Sargar114
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Bailedbailed

Tried picking this one back up to finish it…found myself bored and just didn‘t care what happened. Oh well onto the next 🤷🏼‍♀️

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kaarnalaiva
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Mehso-so

Well that sure was an ending. I‘m still trying to process most of it tbh😂 I liked some parts of this better than the first book but overall this was mostly an okay read for me. With both books I found myself liking the side characters a lot more than the mains which I wasn‘t too surprised about considering I‘m not the hugest fan of Romeo and Juliet in the first place. Overall an okay read!

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Meshell1313
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#ReadingBracket2022 My May pick is no surprise the next book after April‘s pick! Our Violent Ends wins in May! Can‘t wait to see what June brings! And thanks again @chasjjlee for the perfect bracket graphic!

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VioletMoonBooks
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KristiAhlers Same! I‘m not interested that you want dinner and laundry done 🤣. The struggle is real. 4mo
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Meshell1313
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Perfect ending. I loved how Gong weaves in little hints and nods to Shakespeare; “a rose by any other name….” As well as true historical aspects from the time period. It‘s a perfect blend of history, truth and fantasy. I am excited to hear she is writing more books that take place in this world!

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Meshell1313
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#RecipeSwap opening was like Christmas! @Gissy I can‘t thank you enough. A whole fantastic book of amazing Puerto Rican recipes that I cannot wait to make. The amazing sweets are so thoughtful which I will be eating as I immediately dive into Our Violent Ends. You spoiled me! Expect a real Thank You soon! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Avanders 😍😍😍 5mo
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VioletMoonBooks
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Saknicole
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62% done & the narrative is running now! It is 🔥 🔥 🔥 Even though Roma & Juliet are older (19 or so) there are only stolen kisses which is fine because the tension and straight out violence of knives, fists, & guns provides excellent physicality. Their angry kisses in the heat of blood feud confusion are pretty compelling. Enemies to lovers, but sadly there are always two beds (& excitingly a million weapons) 🔪💣🏹 #starcrosslovers #Shanghai

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WriterAtHeart
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Wow! I enjoyed the first book, but the second book of the duology was fantastic. Gong does a great job keeping true to the essence of Romeo and Juliet while creating a whole new feel. This duology has definitely become a favorite and I cannot wait to share with my students.

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DebinHawaii
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Despite having never been a fan of Romeo & Juliet, I very much liked the first book & I liked this sequel even better. Shakespeare, 1920‘s Shanghai, gangs & monsters came together. I firmly attached to the main characters & even more to some of the supporting ones. Can‘t wait to read the third! Thanks to @TheBookHippie for selecting Book 1 for #SundayBuddyRead as this isn‘t a title I‘d have picked & for doing a little “side hosting” for this one!

TheBookHippie It was so much fun! 6mo
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katy4peas
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I‘m so glad this one wasn‘t ruined and was just as good as the first. The characters were still likable and some secondary ones had more book time and development. I really enjoyed it and am glad that I stuck with the first one despite the gory details at first. I also love the audio with the Chinese and Russian expressions. Can‘t wait for discussion. And books 3 & 4! #sundaybuddyread #ourviolentdelightsbuddyread 🤐🤫📚

DimeryRene I am so excited to read this! 6mo
TheBookHippie I'm so glad we get to keep going! 6mo
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vlwelser
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❤❤❤❤❤

🤐🤐🤐🤐🤐

@TheBookHippie

TheBookHippie All I can say is I‘m so glad for book three on the horizon. 🤐🤫😅😂🤣 6mo
vlwelser @TheBookHippie and that's a duology, so book 4 also is going to be a thing 6mo
TheBookHippie @vlwelser We are set for awhile 👏🏼 6mo
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Catsandbooks
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5/5 ⭐️ This was even better than the first book!! I don't want to spoil it for the others but 😱😭🤯
#ourviolentendsbuddyread

vlwelser Same. 💯 6mo
TheBookHippie 🤫🤐💯💯💯 6mo
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Catsandbooks
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Made good progress on my reading goals during the #MarvellousMarch readathon!

🌷Finished #FoodandLit My Family and other animals
🌿Only an hour left of #OurViolentEndsBuddyRead
🌿Read a chapter of #1619GroupRead
🌱Read a little of #LMPBC The Bad Muslim Discount

Andrew65 Well done, thanks for playing along. 👏👏👏🙌🥳 🍾 🥂😍 7mo
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lumbricuslibri
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Mehso-so

What a chore to read; I skimmed the last few pages.

It has its moments but overall a really boring read. Might have liked it if it were just 1 book.

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lumbricuslibri
Our Violent Ends | Chloe Gong

Ah, yes. One thing I forgot to include in my review of book 1: I wish Roma and Juliette were older.
Their past would have been more significant, I think.
And I know they're only 19 - children really - but my gods, they're so immature!

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lumbricuslibri
Our Violent Ends | Chloe Gong

3 chapters in and it's already proving to be better than the first book.

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LitsyEvents
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#OURVIOLENTENDSBUDDYREAD

Discussion questions for Chapters 18 - 33 to be posted March 17. Answer as you are able.

Feel free to go back and answer questions for Chapters 1-17 (as many of you have).

It‘s quite the read! ♥️🗡🤫🤐

Feel free to join in with us! No spoilers please!

Visit @TheBookHippie to join in

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