AUTHOR: MACKENZIE LEE • GENRE: YA HISTORICAL FICTION • PAGES: 544 • RRP: $19.99 • RELEASE DATE: June 2017 • PUBLISHER: HARPER COLLINS
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.
This is my first time reading a book with a male LGBTQ protagonist and I fecking loved it! I think that Monty and Percy might just be one of my favourite couples of all time. They are so adorable and the love between them is simply perfect.
Another first for me was YA historical fiction. I like historical fiction and YA, and found this combination fantastic. It almost didn’t seem like historical fiction having younger main characters who have more open-minded views.
This story is intriguing and fun to read. The characters are superbly crafted by the author. I imagine that A Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy will be just as spectacular.
Overall Rating:￼￼￼￼ ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼☕☕☕￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼☕￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼☕￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼ 5/5 teacups
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Happy reading x