The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

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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!

Publisher: New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062382801
Branch Call Number: YA FIC Lee
Characteristics: 513 pages : map ; 22 cm

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VaughanPLAlyssia Sep 11, 2017

There’s only one word to describe this book: A-DOR-A-BLE. The concept is great; I think everyone who learns about the European Grand Tour tradition falls in love with it, and it’s a concept RIPE for hijinks (why don’t more people write about it??). At heart this is an adventure story, and there’s... Read More »


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VaughanPLAlyssia Sep 11, 2017

There’s only one word to describe this book: A-DOR-A-BLE. The concept is great; I think everyone who learns about the European Grand Tour tradition falls in love with it, and it’s a concept RIPE for hijinks (why don’t more people write about it??). At heart this is an adventure story, and there’s never a dull moment. The writing is clever and vibrant, and Monty has one of the most fun voices I’ve read in YA. He’s a jerk with terrible impulse control, but he’s somehow still so lovable, which is a credit to the author. The characters are all well-drawn and believable, and their chemistry with each other is perfect, especially Monty and Felicity’s sibling relationship. Also kudos for the representation of mixed-race people in high society at the time! This is a subject that few people know about or write about, so I hope it sparks some curiosity in readers. There’s also a little more smuttiness than I anticipated (not a complaint!), so if that’s your thing, you’re in luck.

I deducted half a star because I think Percy was a little too obviously in love with Monty—it strained credulity that Monty wouldn’t pick up on it. Their romantic tension dragged on a liiitttllee too long, but it did pay off.

Fans of this book should read up on Lord Byron, a real-life 19th century poet/scoundrel who could give Monty a run for his money!

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