The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee: Book Review

This took me too long to finish and that’s not because of the book. It was my Fibro; it was acting up to the point where I couldn’t hold a book. In all honesty, it was probably acting up from holding and reading books, especially hardcover and over 500 pages like this one. But it’s better to a point where I can read again, at least until it happens again, haha. From here on out, I’m going to try to balance the size of books better so I’m not hurting my hands too much, and so I’ll be able to stay with my goal to post here every Tuesday morning. If you miss my posts, I do post to Instagram daily and the link, as always, is below.

The Gentleman’s Guide is about a queer young man going on Tour with his best friend Percy and his sister Felicity. Set in the 1700s where queer culture wasn’t a thing and anything that wasn’t heterosexual seen as the devil work, but that didn’t phase Monty who was comfortable with that part of himself (Goodreads).


My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

This was so much fun to read. I liked the adventure and because of my own disability I understood Percy in a lot of ways. It was so nice to read about someone with a disability again; I love that I’m finding more! Also, as much as I understood where Monty was coming from I was so frustrated with him and how he reacted to Percy’s disability.  I did love the story, but there were parts that felt a little long, and I wanted more of the relationship. There were a few parts that were a bit predictable, but didn’t ruin the book by any means. I think I have a hard time reading characters that I don’t agree with and wanting them to make better choices because i was so frustrated with a lot of them.

I’m really excited for the sequel and to get more of Felicity. I thought she was an excellent character and she definitely deserves her own story!

Have you read The Gentleman’s Guide? What did you think? I would love to know!

As always thanks for reading!


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