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The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy

(Montague Siblings #2)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  28,488 ratings  ·  5,100 reviews
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 novel.

A year after an acc
Hardcover, 450 pages
Published October 2nd 2018 by Katherine Tegen Books
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Mackenzi They definitely have more than just cameos, but they're secondary characters--Felicity's got a new trio she's traveling the Continent with! (But there…moreThey definitely have more than just cameos, but they're secondary characters--Felicity's got a new trio she's traveling the Continent with! (But there is also going to be a novella that is *just* Monty and Percy released before Lady's Guide comes out!) (less)
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chai ♡
You know..... If there are infinite universes with infinite possibilities, then there exists a version of me that’s a part of a science girl gang on a pirate expedition to save sea monsters, and I'm mad because I definitely got the short end of the stick. 

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
Emily May
Feb 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
“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
Aug 04, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)
Release date is officially October 2, 2018!
Elle (ellexamines)
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
prag ♻
“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
Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
”With a chunk of his finger missing, Callum is the most interesting he has ever been to me.”

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
Jul 01, 2017 marked it as to-read
me: this is going to be the best book of 2018

a party pooper: how do you know it's not even out

me, feeling so attacked right now:

✨    jami   ✨
okay - I had heard some mixed reviews on this but I ended up quite liking it! The adventure was so engrossing and I loved the presence of DRAGONS. I also really liked the new characters and Felicity's character growth was good. I definitely found this super addictive and I kept reaching for it all the time which is great. AND PERCY AND MONTY ARE SO FCKIN SWEET !!!

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
Oct 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
‘you deserve to be here. you deserve to exist. you deserve to take up space in this world of men.’

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
C.G. Drews
This contains such a delightful mixture of feminist rage and pastry appreciation that I am LIVING. It had a lot to live up to with The Gentleman's Guide To Vice And Virtue being like one of my all time favourite books...and ok, sure, it didn't quite live up to it (for reasons I'll mention later) but I still had a marvellous good time reading this. The 3 featured women were the actual best ever. And the ending just was !!! I am so warm and fuzzy right now !!! Also there were dragons and what can ...more
Feb 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
this was everything my ace heart wanted it to be and I swear I’m actually gonna write a review sometime soon


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!!!!!

Dianna ♡ the belle and the book ♡
*you're doing amazing, sweetie*

Last year I had the pleasure to read the first book in this series, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue. And you know what? It made it to my list of best books I read in 2017. And now, here we are, getting Felicity's side of the story and it was both wonderful and slightly disappointing.

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
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
I thought it was pretty good. I will probably have to do a re read because it might just be the mood I'm in. 😕

Happy Reading!

Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾
Larry H
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It was so good to get back into this series! I loved The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (see my review), Mackenzi Lee's first book in this series, and I hadn't realized how much I missed these characters until I began her new book. Once again, I am so taken by the originality of her ideas, and the way she makes books set in the 18th century feel so modern.

"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
Nov 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
Update: I was trying to be nice with my original rating (2.5 stars), but no. This is a 2 stars from me😓

2.5 stars*
April (Aprilius Maximus)
1.) The Gentlemen's Guide To Vice and Virtue ★★★★★
*.) 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
A lot to love here: a strong focus on female friendship, asexual representation, and several feminist one-liners and passages that made my fanboy heart happy. I so appreciated how Felicity stood by her values of wanting her autonomy, to make a mark in the world, and to help others, without budging on how little she cared about things like romance. Mackenzi Lee did a good job of portraying her emotions throughout the book, like her disillusionment and disappointment in male authority figures as w ...more
may ➹
I think..... there MIGHT be an issue when certain character cameos that make up approximately 5% of the book make me more excited than....... the rest of the book
amy ☂︎
May 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, lgbtq-rep
protect the montagays at all cost

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
Oct 29, 2017 marked it as to-read
tbh i would probably sell my right arm for this book

EDIT 2-16-18
Gemma ♕ Bookish Gems
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)
3 Stars

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?
The Girl Murdered by Her TBR
AAAAND WE HAVE A COVER PEOPLE!!! It’s super gorgeous!!! Felicity gon’ be badass in this one. That’s for sure

I can’t wait!!!
Feb 14, 2018 marked it as to-read
*taps mic*

*nervously shuffles cue cards*

ahem ladies and gentlemen

felicity montague is not straight

thank you for coming to my ted talk
Sep 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
i absolutely loved this
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Oct 16, 2017 marked it as to-read
Correction: it is actually coming out February 2019. *screams into the void*


Please let Monty and Percy make an appearance. I AM FLAILING JUST THINKING ABOUT THEM! 😩😍😍
Caidyn (he/him/his)
This review can also be found her!

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.
Chantel’s review

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
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Mackenzi Lee holds a BA in history and an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Simmons College. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the historical fantasy novels THIS MONSTROUS THING, THE GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE, which won a 2018 Stonewall Honor Award and the New England Book Award, and its sequel, THE LADY'S GUIDE TO PETTICOATS AND PIRACY, which debuted at #3 ...more

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Montague Siblings (3 books)
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