Hey guys! This week I will be reviewing the Gentlemen's Guide to Vices and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee!
Release date: June 27, 2017
Hardcover page count: 528
My rating: 5/5
The Gentlemen’s Guide to Vices and Virtues is the newest book by Mackenzi Lee and follows the story of Monty, Percy, and Felicity. Monty lives in sixteenth century England, and is now getting ready for his tour of the Continent with his best friend Percy and his sister Felicity. Monty is a young bisexual lord, and while he hopes to spend his tour flirting with Percy, his father hopes that the tour will set him on the right path. But, what should have been a regular tour of France turns deadly, when they are attacked by highwaymen. So begins their adventure through many of the great European cities to escape the highwaymen and figure out why exactly they are being chased.
One of my favorite parts about this book was how diverse it was. The characters all had something unique about them, from having a disability, to being and amazing feminist voice from the time. The author is also able to really show us the various struggles that these characters would have faced during this time. We are able to experience the poor treatment of women and Africans from a point of view not from now, but from the sixteenth century. Felicity is also such a kickass feminist who is super funny sometimes.
Another part of this book that I enjoyed was the main character. Monty is not your typical lord with charming manners and swoon-worthy philosophical quotes. He is a bit of an alcoholic with a serious attitude problem. But that is was makes it more real. Instead we get to see the character development grow as he learns and matures throughout the book.
Another part of the book that I enjoyed was the setting. Throughout the whole book we are traveling the world, and experiencing new places. We get to see how various cities really were during this time.
One part of this book that I really liked was the super cute unrequited love story between Monty and Percy. You are really rooting for Monty and hoping that he ends up with Percy, even if he is a bit of an ass sometimes.
If you are looking for a book that will take you across Europe that has adventure, romance, and a bit of magic, you should definitely check this out!
I hope that you guys enjoyed my review! If there are any books that you would like me to review, please leave a comment below!
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