The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and VirtueBook - 2017
A Kirkus Prize nominee and Stonewall Honor winner with 5 starred reviews! A New York Times bestseller!
Named one of the best books of 2017 by NPR and the New York Public Library!
"The queer teen historical you didn't know was missing from your life."--Teen Vogue
"A stunning powerhouse of a story."--School Library Journal
"A gleeful romp through history."--ALA Booklist
A young bisexual British lord embarks on an unforgettable Grand Tour of Europe with his best friend/secret crush. An 18th-century romantic adventure for the modern age written by This Monstrous Thing author Mackenzi Lee--Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda meets the 1700s.
Henry "Monty" Montague doesn't 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, his quests for pleasure and vice are in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family's estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.
So Monty vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty's reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.
Witty, dazzling, and intriguing at every turn, The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue is an irresistible romp that explores the undeniably fine lines between friendship and love.
Don't miss Felicity's adventures in The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy, the highly anticipated sequel!
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Sail the high seas with a disgraced aristocrat, evade the capture of nefarious individuals, and walk through the halls of opulent French palaces with this hilarious historical fiction.
LPL_WillG Feb 29, 2020
Henry "Monty" Montague doesn't 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, his quests for pleasure and vice are in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over... Read More »
Monty is, honestly, SUCH A JERK, but throughout the narrative he learns how to be less of a jerk and I adore stories like that. Percy, however, is sheer perfection. What an adventurous, romantic, fun novel this is.
LPL_KimberlyL Jun 27, 2018
This book is combines everything I love in a book - queer romance, adventure, snarky girls, and a true coming-of-age tale. LOVE IT.
LPL_MeredithW Mar 25, 2017
If Mackenzi Lee tapped a direct line into my id and wrote a book based on what she found there, she couldn’t have done much better than this fantastically charming, extremely well-written queer historical YA romance. Henry Montague is set to inherit his father’s estate, but only after he spends a... Read More »
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