The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy
In this highly anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, Felicity Montague must use all her womanly wits and wiles to achieve her dreams of becoming a doctor—even if she has to scheme her way across Europe to do it. A must-have for fans of Mackenzi Lee’s extraordinary and Stonewall Honor-winning n...more
So, what's this book about?
Felicity Montague would offer up everything on the altar of sacrifice, so long as she gets to fulfill her dream of studying me ...more
“I don’t know what you’re referencing, madam,” the chairman says, his voice raised over mine.
“I’m talking about menstruation, sir!” I shout in return.
It’s like I set the hall on fire, manifested a venomous snake from thin air, also set that snake on fire, and then threw it at the board. The men all erupt into protestations and a fair number of horrified gasps. I swear one of them actually swoons at the mention of womanly bleeding.
Lee has done it again! I must confess that I wasn't looking forw ...more
Her dark eyes meet mine and I look between her and Johanna. In the company of women like this—sharp-edged as raw diamonds but with soft hands and hearts, not strong in spite of anything but powerful because of everything—I feel invincible. Every chink and rut and battering wind has made us tough and brave and impossible to strike down. We are made of mountains—or perhaps temples, with foundations that could outlast time itself.
4 1/2 stars. This was lovely. And I want to reread the whole du ...more
“You’re trying to play a game designed by men. You’ll never win, because the deck is stacked and marked, and also you’ve been blindfolded and set on fire. You can work hard and believe in yourself and be the smartest person in the room and you’ll still get beat by the boys who haven’t two cents to rub together.”
This is a story about what it was like to be a woman in the 18th century. What it was like to be someone who was constantly told she did not deserve to take up space in the world, bec ...more
But there were some things that kind didn't sit right I will go into when I write my full review.
I'm tossing up between a 3 and 4 sta ...more
mackenzie lee is truly doing the lords work. this the feminist story that we may not deserve, but one that we definitely all need. praise be!
although i wasnt as in love with the plot of this book as i was with ‘gentlemans guide,’ this had to be one the best messages i have ever read in a YA story. its so empowering! and the writing was absolutely outstanding. the pacing, the depth, the subtle nuan ...more
I woke up this morning to an email approving me for this ARC and I had to blink at least ten times before I realized I wasn’t dreaming
so ready for Felicity to fuck shit up and become a doctor and be the historical aroace icon we deserve!!!!!
"It would be so much easier if I did not want to know everything so badly. If I did not want so badly to be reliant upon no soul but m ...more
Everyone has heard stories of women like us, and now we will make more of them."
The amount of research and dedication that it must have taken Mackenzi Lee to make this book so historically accurate is honestly astounding. There are so many conversations on medicine and just general life ...more
Well, this... didn't quite live up to my astronomical expectations. I mean, I wrote a parody song expressing my excitement towards its very existence. I never do anything like that. Ever. But damn did I enjoy 'The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy'. After waiting ridiculously for over a year, I get wonderful female characters and relationships as a reward, as well as adventure and intrigue.
Felicity Montague is sure to become an icon, if I have my way. Not just for strong women, or his ...more
There's a lot to love here, with a strong focus on female friendship, fun adventure, two awesome new side characters and asexual representation. But the pacing was off? Like you kind of know where the whole thing is headed from the first page but it takes 400+ to get there and a ton of travelling and side quests I couldn't seem to care about.
It was like as much fun as the characters and ideas where, the plot just wasn't there?
I will confess that I liked “The Gentleman’s Guide…” a teensy bit more sim ...more
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