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so many times I lost count I adored the relationship between Monty and Percy SO MUCH So much many times I lost count I adored the relationship between Monty and Percy SO MUCH So much have a hangover and wish I could see what happened to them next Their characters were well developed and I thought the arcs were well executed and I felt for all the characters The sister was brilliant as a secondary character tooThe reason this is 4 stars instead of 5 is for a couple of reasons I think it was a little slow in places I also thought the ending was rushed and would have liked a bit of an epilogue The climax of the main relationship while resolved doesn t feel 100% satisfactory because it s resolved and then the book ends abruptly There s not enough closure for meI love the world building and historical setting I thought some of the political and racial issues in the book were well done though they made me slightly ncomfortable because of how they played out Though these would be true to that eraI thought the exploration of the character s sexuality was brilliant Particularly brilliant given the era and setting of the novelThis book is so close to 5 stars I adored it and would highly recommend this to anyone after a good ality story This book was everything that I hoped it would be and I read it alongside listening to the audiobook and let me tell you Christian Coulson can talk to me with that gorgeous voice of his all day and I will never grow tired of itThe story itself was amazing An adventure A romance It had pirates It made me so happy to see such a Wonderful Bi Character In bi character in There was also gay rep and I m certain there was a sexual rep which I hope will be made clear in The Lady s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy There was a strong female a character with epilepsy one of the main trio was a POC and I don t think this book took a single wrong step It s tied with Strange The Dreamer as my favourite book of 2017I ve got so much praise for this book I might even read it again soon I cannot wait for the next adventure Well written adventure story with some captivating themes Monty was possibly a bit too flawed for too long for my personal taste His only draw card was that I was supposed to feel sorry for him and I did but I wanted from him I guess Felicity was awesome though Looking forward to reading about her A beautiful romp through 18th century Europe Simultaneously hilarious heartbreaking it thankfully all comes together happily by the end The moral notes do come across a little strong at times a black man a gay man a woman walk into a bar it sounds like the beginning of a horrible non joke but I d rather have an author who includes these characters than be stuck reading yet another story about perfect privileged white peopleOnly complaint is around the main character s lack of agency There were a bunch of times when I really wanted Monty to sit p and act But I can nderstand how that didn t really fit into his characterAll p a solid 4 stars solid recommendation No Major Plot Spoilers But I Do Discuss So Character Traits That Are Not Included In The Blurb Read On At Own PerilWhat do
want me to Yes I m ill I m an epileptic that s my lotIt isn t easy and it isn t very enjoyable but this is what I ve got to live with This is who I am and I don t think I m insane I don t think I should be locked Asylum and Other Stories up and I don t think I need to be cured of it for my life to be good Percy NewtonFirst off I need to say I am epileptic and what convinced me to add this to my theoretical I must read this asap like yesterday list was one of the characters epileptic status I have never read a book with epilepsy featuring as anything other than a throwaway thi. Rous Thingauthor Mackenzi LeeSimon vs the Homo Sapiens Agendameets the 1700sHenry Monty Montague doesnt care that his roguish passions are far from suitable for the gentleman he was born to be But as Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe hisests for pleasure and vice are in danger of coming to an end Not only does his father expect him to take over the familys estate pon his return but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion PercySo Monty vows to make this yearlong escapade.You Want Me To
review The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Montague Siblings, 1)By Jove this book was goodI had no idea what to expect from The Gentleman s Guide to Vice and Virtue except that I d seen so many people raving about how great it wasThis book ite literally has everything in it I could ask for grand adventure love friendship sibling rivalries sass wit mystery deception intrigue slow burn romance beautiful British humour character development a treasure hunt pirates gay and bi characters diverse characters and a strong willed hellcat of a womanThe entire novel is a and a strong willed hellcat of a womanThe entire novel is a rogue that seduces you from the moment you begin readingI adore the history in this book that sets the scene without being at all stilted or boring I love particularly that we get to see what is probably an extremely realistic account of hormonal ass drunk teens during the period and all the amazingly fun and misadventures that followThe characters are wonderful Monty is an arrogant privileged rogue but it s all part of his lovable charm He has trials and torments that he needs to face he misses the signs that are right in front of him and in his own innocent ignorance his mouth gets him into all sorts of trouble But it s Monty s witty rambling very heartfelt and at times naive narrative that really won me overLucky for me as well or else we might never have met and then what would have been the point of my lifeI love that Monty isn t ashamed of who he is or who he fancies but that it s others who have the problem He isn t actually afraid to express himself and I love that about himI ve always been of the mind that subtlety is a waste of time Fortune favors the flirtatious And by now if Percy doesn t know how I feel it s his own damn fault for being thickIn case you hadn t guessed by now this is a story with many themes It s a love story a coming of age story a story of friendship of loyalty of overcoming fears and oppressionRather it is simply the tale of how two people can be important to each other their whole lives and then one morning Cirsova (Issue uite without meaning to one of them wakes to find that importance has been magnified into a sudden and intense desire to put his tongue in the other s mouthI can t stopoting this bookPercy is Monty s best friend and he s the epitome of sweetness He s loyal steadfast and I want him to be my best friendPercy had avenged me when no one else would look me in the eyesThen there s Felicity An amazing heroine who I was so excited to find out has a book of her very own coming out later this year YAY Felicity is sassy intelligent sharp and Nuestra propuesta inconclusa. Ecuador-Perú unafraid to be herself She also incidentally delivers one of my favourite lines in this entire book Ladies haven t the luxury of being sueamish about blood she replies and Percy and I go fantastically red innisonNo they do notThe
adventure that these three The Volleyball Coaching Bible - Volume II (The Volleyball Coaching Bible, unlikely heroesndertake is packed full ofthat these three Diccionario trilingüe Miskitu - Sumu-Mayangna - Español unlikely heroesndertake is packed full of moments like this Which is how I come to be running through the gardens of the Palace of Versailles dressed only as Nature intendedI really need help I told you I couldn t stop The Very First Christmas Stocking the Gifts of the 7 Coins uoting this bookAlongside fight scenes lots of almosts lingering touches longing glances near misses and near kisses and through it all Monty s beautiful touching narrative that takes this story to new heights and depthsWe are not broken things neither ofs We are cracked pottery mended with lacuer and flakes of gold whole as we are complete Twisted (LOST, unto each other Complete and worthy and so very lovedIf you haven t read this book yet do itIn the meanwhile I ll still be over hereoting every single line and counting down the days ntil The Ladies Guide to Petticoats and Piracy is ReleasedA resounding 45 stars from me I loved this book so much First p th. A Kirkus Prizenominee and Stonewall Honor winner with 5 starred reviewsA New York Times bestseller Named one of the best books of 2017 by NPR and the New York Public LibraryThe Pirate Barbarian ueer teen historical you didnt know was missing from your lifeTeen VogueA stunning powerhouse of a storySchool Library JournalA gleeful romp through historyALA BooklistA young bisexual British lord embarks on annforgettable Grand Tour of Europe with his best friendsecret crush An 18th century romantic adventure for the modern age written byThis Monst. Ng or a strict hurdle to be overcome never read it as a key plot point This is an accurate representation of life with epilepsy the feelings the emotions the hiding in my reading because lord knows not much has changed since the 1700s no cure and we can still be social pariahs It is so important for all people to have some sort of mirror a way to see themselves in fiction when needed While The Gentleman s Guide to Vice and Virtue isn t perfect as a representation of how an epileptic feels even now it is a For that alone it deserves and gets 5 starsMoving on to brilliance m all for bisexuality in fiction and the problematic protagonist and narrator is bisexual with his main interest being male The whole story is his redemptive arc But his starting point the insulting sexist rake is a bit much Though very much of the time I guess His shining lights are his devotion to his loved ones his humour the goblin and honestly his abused past His past is a huge part of who he is why he is the way he is and sadly something that people might relate to and see another way Percy is also relatable a half caste what is the correct term for that epileptic orphan though to an entirely different set of people and he serves as a reminder to be yourself than be better Monty and Percy are two sides of the same coin or tarot card as is the case During the course of the book there is a tarot reading in which Monty gets the King of Cups reversed The reader gives both the straight interpretation and the reversed interpretation the former describes Percy the later Monty The primary female character is the intelligent independent feminist Felicity The Lady s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy the next book in the series is hers and looks just as intriguing Together the three characters work spectacularly well they are diverse and will all appeal to different peopleAs for the story well the idea of a grand tour appeals to me I m going to be honest I didn t see the ending coming I guess the signs were there but they aren t screaming at you It is a tremendous amount of fun conveying all the enjoyment that could be had by a young adult on their grand tour The writing is witty and paced well never falling into a rut It is also otable because t "is so funny and relatable Monty and Percy have a conversation fairly early "so funny and relatable Monty and Percy have a conversation fairly early that deals with Monty s abuse his father and the impact it is having on him that 3 page conversation is possibly one of my favourite passages in the book It is honest and brutal and the core of their whole deal It is fantastic writing The sectioning by location was a very clever way to break the book p at over 500 pages it isn t small but the sections make targeted reading easy The inclusion of brief notes on the grand tour politics epilepsy race relations in eighteenth century Europe and Soap Making Bible ueer culture was intelligent helpfulI m going to refer to this in public as my purple pride or team purple book from now on Purple is the colour of epilepsy awareness and has extremely strong meaning in the bisexual community Gentleman s Guide flies the flag for both camps without fear and tells a young audience it is okay you aren t broken there are othersIt is so easy to see why The Gentleman s Guide to Vice and Virtue has had so much praise it is well written historical fiction for young adults dealing with a medical condition and diverse sexuality This is one for the epileptics to read and enjoy you will see something of yourself and for anyone who wants to try tonderstand There is definitely something here for historical fiction fans too Ms Lee has done a wonderful job with her research while making it so readable. One last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome But when one of Montys reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt it calls into Tewasnya Dewa Iblis Awan Api (Long Hu Men The Next Level 01) uestion everything he knows including his relationship with the boy he adoresWitty dazzling and intriguing at every turn The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue is an irresistible romp that explores thendeniably fine lines between friendship and loveDon't miss Felicity's adventures in The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy the highly anticipated seuel. .