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The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee

The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (Montague Siblings, #2) by Mackenzi Lee

If you loved Monty’s story, you can rest assured that this companion features both him and Percy in equal measure. That said, there are great passages of time where they’re locked out of the story in favour of Felicity, Sim, the Muslim-woman who agrees to pay Felicity’s way to Germany, and Johanna, Felicity’s childhood friend from whom she’d distanced herself for the past few years after a difference of opinion. This novel is primarily an exploration about the different places available for women at the time. Just like Felicity, both Johanna and Sim find themselves unable to pursue the roles that they wanted for themselves just because of the gender they were assigned at birth. Read more →

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The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue (Montague Siblings, #1) by Mackenzi Lee

Now that I have read The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, I can say without a doubt that it was so well done; it’s a story that is funny and heartbreaking, an amazing adventure and about letting go of the residual shame of who are to live the life you want. In other words, it’s a very important book to pick up with a range of diverse representation set in an 18th century world, which rarely, if ever, gets a chance to show characters like these ones in exactly this way. If you are queer, asexual, biracial, have chronic illness, or have pursued a career for which you wouldn’t be allowed in the 18th century, then trust me, you’ll get a lot out of this novel. Read more →