Though the monster that once ravaged Shanghai is gone, so is Juliette’s romantic relationship with blood-feud rival Roma. Roma hates her for murdering his best friend in cold blood—but Juliette’s the only one who knows the truth: that Roma’s friend never actually died. She can’t tell him because her murderous cousin would kill her on the spot if he knew she lied about it. And until Roma sees otherwise, he won’t hesitate to kill Juliette on the spot.
And as if the blood feud between their families wasn’t bad enough, the stage is set for revolution in Shanghai as tensions rise between Communist and Nationalist sympathizers—just as rumors of a new monstrous threat begin to circulate. In light of those rumors, the White Flowers and the Scarlet Gang force Juliette and Roma to work together to prevent the threat from becoming reality.