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...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 medicine. Her ambition had a stronger pull than all the administrators who talked about h ...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 fo ...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 th ...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, b ...more
Well, that sentence certainly got my attention and my first reaction was: RUN, FELICITY, RUN!!! *lol* Because let’s face it, if that’s the only thing that’s attractive about your partner you better leg it and don’t look back. XD Which is exactly what Felicity did and I was so proud of her. XD
I’m getting ahead of myself here though so let’s start with my thoughts after reading this book: Zounds, this was ...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 nu ...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!!!!!
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
"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 ...more
*.) The Gentlemen's Guide To Getting Lucky ★★★★
2.) The Lady's Guide To Petticoats and Piracy ★★★★★
"Everyone has heard stories of women like us- cautionary tales, morality plays, warnings of what will befall you if you are a girl too wild for the world, a girl who asks too many questions or wants too much. If you set off into the world alone.
Everyone has heard stories of women like us, and now we will ...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?
HOLY COVER! 😍
I NEED TOMORROW TO BE OCTOBER! 😭
Please let Monty and Percy make an appearance. I AM FLAILING JUST THINKING ABOUT THEM! 😩😍😍
This is an ARC of the book! Any quotes that I use are subject to change by publication!
TW: sexism, aphobia, racism, character injury
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue – 3/5.
So, this book wasn’t gotten through “normal” channels. A wonderful, wonderful blogger on here named Em friended me on Goodreads and when I said how much I’ve been looking forward to this book, she helped me get one. So, fucking thank you, Em! My heart is full and her rev ...more
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