These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong is an own-voices Chinese young adult historical fiction story that is an imaginative re-telling of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. This breath-taking debut novel takes place in 1920s Shanghai where a blood feud between the Scarlet Gang and the White Flowers runs the streets, leaving the city in the grips of chaos. At the heart of it all is eighteen-year-old Juliette Cai, a former flapper that has assumed the role of proud heir to the Scarlet Gang, and Roma Montagov, who happens to be the White Flowers heir apparent, as well as Juliette’s first love… and first betrayal.
Today I wanted to share with you the seven book serials that I had hoped to read in 2020, yet couldn’t. Next year, I’m going to make it my goal to read at least half the stuff on this list. All of them are adult SFF picks, which happens to be one of my favourite genres in existence, so naturally, that brings me a great sense of enthusiasm and joy already.