The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Hardcover)
"Mackenzi Lee’s new book for has everything you could possibly want: intrigue, adventure, pirates, highwaymen, scandal, love, all on an European Tour.
Follow Monty, his best friend, and his sister as they have what is possibly the worst vacation ever, starting with nudity in Paris and robbery on the way to nishing school. The story is alternately fun, heartbreaking, and breathless. You will fall in love with all three of this perfectly crafted characters and maybe even learn what a panacea is. But only maybe. (Teens ages 13-17)"--Reviewed by Francesgrace
A Kirkus Prize nominee with five starred reviews A New York Times bestseller
Named one of the best books of 2017 by NPR and the New York Public Library
"The queer teen historical you didn't know was missing from your life."--Teen Vogue
"A stunning powerhouse of a story."--School Library Journal
"A gleeful romp through history."--ALA Booklist
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.
Witty, dazzling, and intriguing at every turn, The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue is an irresistible romp that explores the undeniably fine lines between friendship and love.