Review: Our Violent Ends by Chloe Gong

TitleOur Violent Ends (#2)
AuthorChloe Gong
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Page Count: 512
Published: 16th November 2021
GenreFictionFantasyYoung Adult

The ‘I didn’t pay for this’ warning

I got this as a preview copy from the nice people at Netgalley BUT I will always be honest about a book no matter if I paid for it or not. There are also affiliate links in here, too 💜

TL;DR:

An emotion-wrenching rollercoaster that I wasn’t ready to get off of. Dark, compelling & unputdownable. You’re going to love it.

Chloe. Pal. Buddy. We need to chat when I’ve recovered emotionally from what you just put me through.

BEFORE YOU GO ANY FURTHER, I need to check that you’ve read These Violent Delights because if you ain’t then GTFO outta here and absorb that gem of a book.

If you’ve got this far, then this is what you’re in for:

✨ Still the roaring 20s but make it Shanghai
✨ A monster plague thingy that’s being controlled by some mysterious blackmailer
✨ Lovers turned to haters
✨ A whole bundle of destroyed emotions

So who’ve you got? Well, the main gang is back – Juliette Cai is still a badass babe slapping down the patriarchy one idiot at a time and Roma (love you) is still in love with his mortal enemy. She’s moved up on the Roma Hates You scale after she ‘kills’ his bestie.

Whilst they’re off doing gang things, two major risks are wafting about in the background threatening to cause absolute chaos. On one hand, you got the Nationalists uprising with a threat of civil war and on the other, you’ve got some walloper unleashing The Madness at every opportune whim. Imagine what would happen if the two came to fruition at once? Hmmm, imagine indeed.

This book is up there with my favourite 2021 reads. It had everything I could possibly want in a sequel – characters that actually seem like genuine people, a non-conventional love story, a plot to die for and a setting that I could see in my own noggin.

*chef’s kiss*

And you know what? I’m glad it ended when it did. A sucker-punch straight to the gut. Perfection.

I am a Chloe Gong convert. Hook any future book straight into my veins, please.

Our Violent Ends is on bookshelves right now so you best hop to it, you slacker.

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