Kat's Books

Photographer, book reviewer, mama, cat-lover in Seattle. Originally from England.

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The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue - Mackenzi Lee, Christian Coulson I think this may have been the first book I have ever pre-ordered online...I'm so glad I did! After reading rave reviews about its upcoming release and looking for a book while enjoying 'My Lady Jane' (which I loved too), I came across this. It didn't disappoint! Mackenzi has written a wonderful adventure with these three fabulous characters, with Monty as our protagonist, and you can't help but fall in love with him, even with all his boyish flaws and devilish charms. The 'tour' they take through Europe is much more interesting than the one I took in my year off I had between HS in England, and Uni in London, but I loved being taken through the rich tapestry of the cities of Paris, Venice, Barcelona, etc. It was luscious and vivid. You can feel how complicated it is for these characters to navigate their feelings for each other, and it's constantly complicated by this journey as well as the time that they are in. There's so much going on in this tale, and as a reader, I felt connected to this trio, hoping that things would work out, but also constantly was enjoying each mishap and crazy juncture they came across.
This was one enjoyable romp and fun read and now I really want to know if Monty and Percy 'make it after all'!