By: Cait Marie
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee is absolutely brilliant. I adored this book! I actually listened to the audiobook, which is something I’ve never had the patience or attention span for. But this book was so exciting and funny that I loved listening to it. It was narrated by Christian Coulson, who did a fantastic job at bringing the book to life. For those who don’t know, because I didn’t figure it out until almost halfway through the book, Coulson played Tom Riddle in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. If there’s anything you should know about me, it’s that I’m obsessed with Harry Potter, so I thought it was awesome once I made the connection.
This book is set in 1700s Europe, where Monty goes on a tour with his sister, Felicity, and best friend, Percy. Monty is somewhat of a troublemaker (to put it lightly) and is seen as an embarrassment to his father. This tour is kind of like his last hoorah before he is to work the family estate with his father, so he is determined to have the best time imaginable with his best friend. His best friend who he happens to be in love with.
Things do not go as planned though, obviously. It turns into an all-out adventure complete with chase scenes, alchemy, and pirates. This book is fast-paced, amusing, and heart-warming. I loved every second of it. If you like YA, historical fiction, LGBT romance, comedy, kick-butt characters, or all of the above, definitely check it out!
This review is shorter than normal because I just don’t want to ruin anything! Go read it and then we can chat about how amazing it is! Or comment below what you thought of the book!