If you like fiction, good storytelling, adventure, humor, and really, truly, outstanding, narration, you will like this book. I like books with quick pace that don't let me get bored by them and leave them down for another time. In the end, I wasn't convinced that Henry actually learned from his mistakes and really outgrew his foolishness and arrogance. It was a much happier time. Fortune has well and truly vomited down my front in the form of Mr.
I loved his character and the nuances embedded within his characterisation. His father, after beating Monty severely, has warned him that he will come back from his Grand Tour ready to be a proper young gentleman or he will be disinherited and left penniless. I run my tongue down his jawline, so enthusiastic that my teeth scrape him, at the same time working my fingers against the buttons of his breeches until the essential one pops. But oh, how Mackenzi Lee tortured me!!! Father sits down at his desk and shuffles through the papers stacked there. Candles on the tables—sheathed in red glass—rouge the light. Perhaps ask him to tell you something long and loud about Gothic architecture.
But as Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe, his quests for pleasure and vice are in danger of coming to an end. It is also not an epic monolith that has plagued me since boyhood, as might be expected. Author: Mackenzi Lee Publisher: Publication date: June 27th 2017 Source: Format: My rating: Buy It: A hilarious and swashbuckling stand-alone teen historical fiction novel, named one of summer's 20 must-read books by Entertainment Weekly! They are complex people, both in themselves and their relationships with eachother, but also in the ways they interact and exist within their society and how their different marginilisations effects their perspective. I loved how Felictiy showed bravery and brains, where Henry lacked both. Most reviews I see being written about this book are pretty positive. Did someone say something about a hedonistic hurrah and flirt? The author also succeeded in making the protagonist feel real. A New York Times bestseller! Reading it kind of felt like.
Jessie is a new student at Wood Valley High School, a fancy private school in L. Scipio is such a sweet character, and I wish we could have had even more time to spend with him throughout the story, because I feel like he had so much more to teach Monty. And, also, without a stitch of clothing on. I would love to read this book. The story was well written, witty and hilarious- Mackenzi Lee did a fantastic job of creating the characters of Monty, Percy and Felicity. Just because the author said he did, doesn't mean this character development actually happened. We are cracked pottery mended with laquer and flakes of gold, whole as we are, complete unto each other.
I won't spoil anything for you, but Percy's stance on his condition towards the end of the book was so authentic and heartwarming. A character is forcibly drugged with a paralyzing agent. Which would be a fate worse than death. I had such a smile on my face at the end as well as a few happy tears! Thank you, author, for this character. When a book feels too light, it's escapist; when it feels too dark, it's depressing. Felicity executes an eye roll that must give her a spectacular view of the inside of her skull.
Also, outstanding handling of diversity in a setting and era where being anything other than white, male and preferably rich was subject to varying but usually horrifying levels of prejudice. Pros: This is just so much fun. As the novel opens, Helen has been summoned by a former student to view a cache of 17th-century Jewish documents newly discovered in his home during a renovation. I couldn't help love Monty even when he was being an idiot, selfish or completely ridiculous, or even all three at once. Entirely clothed Percy is almost more than I can bear. The air is steamy, a ferric storm beginning to conspire at the horizon. He had initially planned a trip full of drink, love affairs, and merriment, but his father is trying to ruin his plans by sending Mr Lockwood to watch over him and put a stop to any scandalous behaviour.
Thank you for this very generous offer for a chance to read this novel early. And the friction of racism, tyrannical entitled politicians, and misguided disapproval of homosexuality also have a relevance rooted in current culture's xeno- and homophobia. Henry Montague broke my freaking heart!!! He outweighs Henry's ignorance and he's the reasonable and decent voice of the pair. And then, astonishingly, Faith invites Greer to make something out of that sense of purpose, leading Greer down the most exciting path of her life as it winds toward and away from her meant-to-be love story with Cory and the future she'd always imagined. Best friend and love interest Percy and Monty's sister, Felicity, are loyal and levelheaded. He wasn't annoying at all.
This is not a book I was interested in reading, but since it came in my Owlcrate box I will give it a try. Especially the discussion of sexuality. Oh, and there are pirates and villains and a swoonworthy romance, too! 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. Similarly, Alec has his own parental issues to deal with — which were mentioned in the first book, but come more into play here. In the sitting room, I hear Lockwood clear his throat. Lockwood gives me a short bow, spectacles slipping down his nose.