The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Montague Siblings #1) by Mackenzi Lee

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Montague Siblings #1)

Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.But as Monty embarks on his Grand Tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is...

Details The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Montague Siblings #1)

TitleThe Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Montague Siblings #1)
Release DateJun 27th, 2017
PublisherKatherine Tegen Books
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Young Adult, LGBT, Romance

Reviews The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Montague Siblings #1)

  • Chaima ✨ شيماء
    “I don’t think it’s a good idea to go courting trouble, is all.”“We’re not courting trouble,” I say. “Flirting with it, at most.” I honest to god wish this book would take human form and come fall in love with me.I love this book with all my usually empty 7 hearts that just inflated 6 sizes and I think my ribs might actually crack. This book was so pure it wasn’t made for earth. This was the best thing that’s happened to hum...
  • Rick Riordan
    The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and VirtueYA adventure, own voices queer rep.I loved this novel, and not even just because one of the main characters is named Percy!Set in the 1700s, it’s the story of Henry “Monty” Montague, who is embarking on his Grand Tour of Europe -- one last teenage year of wildness and oat-sewing before he is supposed to take over as his father’s heir and get down to the deadly boring business of being an adult.If ...
  • Emily May
    As we sail across the Channel toward Calais, this is what I’m thinking of—Percy and me and England sinking into the sea behind us, and also French lads and their tight breeches and, zounds, I can’t wait to get to Paris. I am also maybe a tiny bit drunk. This book is wonderful! Just so so much fun. It's light, it's silly, and I just couldn't stop giggling to myself from start to finish. It reminds me of My Lady Jane, but with lots of gay lov...
  • C.G. Drews
    I haven't even the words to summarise how much I ABSOLUTELY FREAKING ADORE THIS BOOK. I can't even stop gushing about it!! Everything was beyond perfect and I. am. in. love. It was sassy and hilarious and fast moving (like how did I read 500+ pages in a day?!) and so adorable I cannot even. I just cannot. Honestly as soon as this is out I'm BUYING IT AND THEN HUGGING IT and then putting it on my Favourite Books Of Ever Shelf.Unfortunately it does...
  • Emma Giordano
    Y'ALLTHISDANGBOOKCW: child abuse, alcoholism, abelism, racismI absolutely loved The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue. It blew away all of my expectations. I went in expecting a cutesy YA m/m romance novel set in the 1700s, but it was so much more! This novel is full of action, adventure, feminism, a sassy narrator, high stakes, (AND a cutest m/m romance).I loved all the main characters - they are a terrific trio. Monty is particularly intere...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    “Are you going to give me the fornication without the intention of procreation is of the devil and a crime lecture? I believe I could recite it from memory by now.”“Monty-”“Perhaps I am trying to procreate with all these lads and I’m just very misinformed about the whole process. If only Eton hadn’t thrown me out.” Wow, so I expected cute and amusing, but I did not expect to find both the funniest thing I've ever read, and also o...
  • Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
    4.5*This was so fun and cute! So much love!!!
  • Maria
    4.6/5 Stars ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐“We are not broken things, neither of us. We are cracked pottery mended with laquer and flakes of gold, whole as we are, complete unto each other. Complete and worthy and so very loved.”I underestimated this book immensely. I thought it would be a light-hearted, fluffy, cute, funny and romantic gay love story set in the 18th century England but it was so much more than that. It was deep, it was heart wrenching, ...
  • Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
    ”Love may be a grand thing, but goddamn if it doesn’t take up more than its fair share of space inside a man.”This was a buddy read with my one and only precious Gem!!!
  • Claudia Ramírez
    Monty, Percy and Felicity are my new golden trio.PS. Also, Felicity is GOALS. I love her and I want to be like her when I grow up. Seriously, one of my favorite female characters ever.
  • ☆High Lady of The Night Court☆
    MYHEARTMYHEARTMYHEARTMYHEARTI absolutely LOVED this book and everything it stand for. I love the way the author created these characters and articulated their thoughts in such a marvelous way. I was in love with Felicity, Monty, and Percy before the second chapter even ended and only grew to like them more as the story progressed. I’m not sure what I was expecting from this book but it definitely was not this. I knew I was going to love this bo...
  • emi
    2.75/5 stars “God bless the book people for their boundless knowledge absorbed from having words instead of friends.” I thought I was the biggest disappointment in life, but I guess I’ve been proven wrong with my reading choices lately. If it wasn’t for my sister sending me videos of her hedgehog right now, I think I’d be lying in a puddle of my own tears questioning every decision I have ever made in the past two months. I’ll still...
  • Wendy Darling
    4.5 stars Boys fighting pirates and their feelings for each other in 18th century Paris and Venice! *swoon*We hosted the official cover reveal this morning, accompanied by an early ARC giveaway and the MOST ADORABLE video by the author talking about why she wrote the book. She touches on wanting to address frustrating historical tropes and the lack of queer representation, as well as how "strong" femininity is defined. Oh, and there are pirates a...
  • ✨ jamieson ✨
    “If you go behind my back, I swear to God, I’ll skin you alive—”“I won’t—”“—murder you, then alchemically raise you from the dead so I can murder you again—” TRIGGER WARNINGS FOR: homophobia, epilepsy, racism and racial slurs, ableism, PTSD, alcoholism, parental abuse, BUT SPEAKING OF 2017 LIFESAVERS This book is a strong contender because it was really, really good and bought up so many important themes and issues and was...
  • Kai
    "The world could have been a blank canvas and I still would have been exactly this livid with happiness, just to be with him."The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue is a wild and vivid tale of treachery, love and friendship set against the backdrop of Europe in the 18 hundreds.Plot:Henry Montague loves alcohol, romantic adventures and long, sleepless nights out. His father, however, despises exactly that, and everything Henry stands for. He sen...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    This is not a book I was interested in reading, but since it came in my Owlcrate box I will give it a try. I hope I like it! The Owlcrate stuff was awesome though ♥I was right. It wasn't for me. There are some parts that I enjoyed but for the most part, it wasn't for me. But, I didn't pick this book to read, Owlcrate did it for me 😄I did like Felicity's character because she fought against being the woman they were supposed to be back then. ...
  • rachel
    me, sobbing in a public bathroom: you bastards told me this book was funny➸ Trigger warnings for (view spoiler)[homomisia, queermisia, racism, misogyny, ableism & ableist language, slut shaming, child abuse, anxiety attacks, ptsd, suicide ideation, blood/physical injuries, needles, medical procedures, grief depiction, death of a mother & wife, gun violence, physical assault, torture mentioned, murder, kidnapping, hostage situation, and imprison...
  • Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)
    4.5 StarsRe-read:Bumping my rating up because I forgot how great the discussion of chronic illness is here. Honestly some of the best representation I've seen. "It isn’t easy and it isn’t very enjoyable but this is what I’ve got to live with. This is who I am, and I don’t think I’m insane. I don’t think I should be locked up and I don’t think I need to be cured of it for my life to be good." Otherwise I pretty much stand by my orig...
  • jessica
    goodness me, that was quite the ride! i had no idea this was historical fiction, so i went into this totally expecting ‘lads on tour’ but instead got ‘the journey of the century.’ and i completely underestimated how great this book would be - while it gave me fun summer road trip among friends vibes, it was so much more than that. i actually felt like i learnt a lot whilst reading this, and it also had some really deep and touching moment...
  • ❄️Nani❄️
    4.5 ⭐ The more times you read it the better it gets. Yet another FANTASTIC re read. Monty, my roguish booze-hound seductive charmer, oh, how I love thee!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ORIGINAL REVIEWI think I ended this book with a migraine because I was grinning and laughing like an idiot the whole way through that it slowly took its toll on my brain. ABSOLUTELY WORTH IT!WONDERFUL. Just wonderful! So delightfully heartwarming and hilario...
  • Warda
    [EDIT: Despite the flaws this book had, when a book - or the characters in this case - pop into your head quite frequently, a book deserves 5 stars.]--------------------------THIS BOOK! THESE CHARACTERS! IT WAS SO DELICIOUSLY GAY, PEOPLE! *heart eyes**chants* MERCY! MERCY! I promised myself that I'd review this properly, but what the hell, fuck it. My heart is a wreck and so full of love! So full of Monty and Percy! I need more of them two SO DAM...
  • Larry H
    Just when you think that no one is writing anything original, along comes a book that is so different in many ways that you wonder how the author came up with the idea in the first place, and how they were able to sell it to a publisher. Mackenzi Lee's The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue is one of those books. What a sensational story, with characters I won't soon forget!In 18th century England, Henry "Monty" Montague has grown up a son of...
  • 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 ★★★★★-----------------------------------------------Update: still a delight.Well, that was a fucking delight and a half.
  • Lily ☁️
    ➳ 3 1/2 stars✨ You can find my review on my blog! ✨I already spent over half an hour marveling at artwork of Monty & Percy, so this book had better live up to all the praises and accolades it has received. (*)“We’re not courting trouble,” I say. “Flirting with it, at most.” Blog | Bloglovin’ | Instagram | Tumblr | Twitter
  • Lola
    Percy should have been the narrator of this book.What does Henry have to give? Silliness and cluelessness. He eventually does gain *some* maturity, but never enough to deserve a newfound respect and admiration from me.The key to loving this book is loving its humour. If that element works for you, and you don’t mind that Henry would rather drink all day and frolic all night, you’re the right reader for this story.I did not love the romance ei...
  • amy ☂︎
    there's nothing like your most anticipated read of the year actually coming up to your expectationsThis book singlehandedly saved 2017 pass it on “The stars dust gold leafing on his skin. And we are looking at each other, just looking, and I swear there are whole lifetimes lived in those small, shared moments.” I'm declaring Monty and Percy's official ship name to be #mercy because lord have mERCY ON MY SOULwhere to begin.............where t...
  • megs_bookrack
    **4.5-stars**A wickedly witty romp through 18th-Century Europe!Henry 'Monty' Montague has a bit of a reputation among high society Britain, a constant source of contention with his father. Recently graduated, Monty is due to set off on his Grand Tour of Europe, with his best friend, Percy, and little sister, Felicity, in tow. He cannot wait to be out from under his father's constant disapproval and supervision for an entire year.Once on the road,...