All about Books
This is the page where I will be discussing what I'm reading, reviewing those books and be open to suggestions to keep adding to my To Be Read pile. Honestly, I'm never going to get through that thing anyway, so the more the merrier.
Hi. I'm now getting back on track with my book reviews. This was the first book I read this year- and I've wanted to read it ever since it came out and everyone seemed to be reading it on Goodreads all at the same time. I mentioned on a previous post that my mum told me it might not come in time for Christmas- well it did! Yay. :)
So let's get started. Oh, and I tried to not give spoilers, but some minor ones may be in.
Title: The Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
Author: Mackenzie Lee
Part of a trilogy: No, it’s a standalone
Original publication date: 27th June 2017
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars (Read January 2018)
I feel like I'm the last person on Earth to read this book- ok, that's a ridiculous exaggeration but oh well. What did I just finish reading?? That was beautiful and wacky and made me smile and panic and want to travel even more. I haven't gone into full fangirl mode over a book in a while.
But you want coherent thoughts, right? Ok, let me try.
Let me start with Felicity, since she's getting her own book this year and I'm so thrilled for it! Half the time I forgot she's so young because she just rocks. I immediately (of course) warmed to her for doing so much reading. Then I found out why- She wants to learn abut medicine and other subjects young ladies at the time weren't allowed to know about/study in but she reads up on these in secret anyway. She keeps a clear head and calm in so many crazy situations the three main characters find themselves in and I have no idea how. I admire her a lot! :) Also the banter between her and Monty is really fun.
Ah, Monty. As a main character, he is great, though naturally has his faults and doesn't see them (I suppose it's because he only has eyes for Percy). Despite his crazy and sometimes scandalous deeds, he does a lot of growing up towards the end of the book but I'm not going to be naïve enough to think he'd just change all of who he is at all. I do love him though.
And Percy I just want to give a hug or several. At times I couldn't decide between the three who my favourite is, but Percy is definitely not third. I related to him more that he's often the voice of reason and caution and love that he's stuck by Monty for so long- and always will. Ah, these two melted by heart. I hope their relationship would manage to succeed.
There were other great secondary characters even the villains. I respect Monty's decision at the end about his father and protecting his family, because his father is one of the most horrible people I've read about in a while.
But overall, the long wait I had to get my hands on this book was worth every moment. It was hilarious and thrilling and I loved it. This will definitely be a re-read somewhere down the line. Many times, I'm guessing now. :D
What do you think of this book- and did you enjoy it as much as me? I'm eagerly awaiting the spin-off/companion novel with Felicity!
All the best and happy reading.
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