Posted on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Review: The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee


The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Series: - | Published: February 7th 2017 by Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 528 | Format: E-book
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Historical Fiction, LGBT
Status: read from July 22 to July 23, 2017
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Rating: 5/5 stars



First sentence: “On the morning we are to leave for our Grand Tour of the Continent, I wake in bed beside Percy.”

ALL THE STARS. 

Guys! Hoooly mooooly!! The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue was such an amazing read. Incredible. I wouldn't at all be surprised if it turns out to be a new favorite of mine. It was witty, hilarious, adventurous, adorable, fast-paced – It had everything I could've wished for. Even more than that. I will try to list the things I loved about the book, but it will for sure be a struggle to summarize all the goodness.

The trio!! It's the best of the best. The three of them together: Monty, Percy and Felicity. I just love them. They complement each other perfectly. They are just so great I want to cry.

I also loved the diversity. Because let me tell you, Mackenzi Lee had thought of it all. I loved it.

Something was happening all the time. Mackenzi Lee leads us onto track after track in the story without it being overwhelming – She did an excellent job carrying the characters into new situations without it being too much going on. And I cannot understand how so many things could be packed in a 500 page book. Just WOW.

A tour in Europe, the 18th century, sister/brother relationship, pirates, a tiny bit of magic, a to-die-for M/M romance, good representation, a super intelligent female character, three teen "fugitives" on their own in Europe – It's so much fun. You need to read this book. 

Finally, this would be perfect as a movie, I'm just saying.

What is it about?

17927395An unforgettable tale of two friends on their Grand Tour of 18th-century Europe who stumble upon a magical artifact that leads them from Paris to Venice in a dangerous manhunt, fighting pirates, highwaymen, and their feelings for each other along the way.

Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.

But as Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

Still it isn’t in Monty’s nature to give up. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt that spans across Europe, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.

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