The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue/The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy

  • Book series
  • By Mackenzi Lee
  • Reviewed by Kit

The following are out of 5

Racial Representation: 5

LGBTQ+ Representation: 5

Disability Representation: 5

Body Size Representation: 5

Gender Representation: 5

Socioeconomic Representation: 1

Mental Health Representation: 0

Religious Representation: 5

Own Voice: No

The Montague Siblings series is a chaotic fantasy adventure saga filled with pirates, dragons, alchemy and all-round adventure. The various bigotries of the 1700’s aren’t glossed over at all but they also don’t stop or heroes from facing down impossible odds and living life on their own terms. In The Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue Monty, his sister Felicity and his maybe-love interest Percy are sent on a whirlwind trip around Europe where one impulsive act sends brigands, pirates nobles and royals chasing the trio all over the world. In The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy steps into the protagonist role as she fights to be one of the first female doctors in the country.
Rep: Percy is the mixed-race (black/white) son of nobility. He’s the love interest and he refuses to put up with Monty’s nonsense for long. He starts off as a potentially, downtrodden figure he becomes motivated to fight against racist expectations and live an independent life away from his controlling family. The second book introduces Sim a Middle Eastern pirate girl out to save her family secret from white imperialism. She’s the biggest badass in a series overflowing with them. there are several black and Asian secondary characters who are part

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