The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (Montague Siblings, #2)by Published 02 Oct 2018
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|Publisher||Katherine Tegen Books|
In this highly anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, Felicity Montague must use all her womanly wits and wiles to achieve her dreams of becoming a doctor—even if she has to scheme her way across Europe to do it. A must-have for fans of Mackenzi Lee’s extraordinary and Stonewall Honor-winning novel.
A year after an accidentally whirlwind grand tour with her brother Monty, Felicity Montague has returned to England with two goals in mind—avoid the marriage proposal of a lovestruck suitor from Edinburgh and enroll in medical school. However, her intellect and passion will never be enough in the eyes of the administrators, who see men as the sole guardians of science.
But then a window of opportunity opens—a doctor she idolizes is marrying an old friend of hers in Germany. Felicity believes if she could meet this man he could change her future, but she has no money of her own to make the trip. Luckily, a mysterious young woman is willing to pay Felicity’s way, so long as she’s allowed to travel with Felicity disguised as her maid.
In spite of her suspicions, Felicity agrees, but once the girl’s true motives are revealed, Felicity becomes part of a perilous quest that leads them from the German countryside to the promenades of Zurich to secrets lurking beneath the Atlantic.
"The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (Montague Siblings, #2)" Reviews
“You’re trying to play a game designed by men. You’ll never win, because the deck is stacked and marked, and also you’ve been blindfolded and set on fire. You can work hard and believe in yourself and be the smartest person in the room and you’ll still get beat by the boys who haven’t two cents to rub together.”
This is a story about what it was like to be a woman in the 18th century. What it was like to be someone who was constantly told she did not deserve to take up space in the world, because she was a woman. What it was like to have to listen to esteemed scholars earnestly explaining to you how reading shrinks the female brain. What it was like to be a woman who wanted to reject compulsory heterosexuality and wanted to live independently in a small apartment with her dog and surround herself only with friends who loved her.
Whereas TGGTVAV was, in its barest sense, a book about two boys falling in love, this is a book about found families and girls empowering girls and being a girl with ambition.
This is a book about Sim, who learned too early that she had to be better than her brothers to even be considered their equal. Sim, who dreamt of inheriting her father’s legacy and being a just and fair ruler, only to learn she never had a chance, because she was a girl. This book is about Johanna, who wanted to learn about animals and go for adventures in the forest, but also wanted to wear silk dresses and makeup. Johanna, who was ready to give up her whole life for a dog. This book is about Felicity, who learns to believe she deserves to take up space in this world. Felicity, who lives on her dream of being a doctor, because without it she would be nothing. Felicity, who learns to live by believing in all the women who came before her, when she doesn’t believe in herself.
I look to Sim, and she looks to Johanna, and Johanna looks at me, and I realize that, in that single moment, like a flash of hear lightning over a bare moor, all three of us are in control of our own futures. Our own lives. Where we go now. For maybe the first time in our lives. With my side pressed into Johanna’s and Sim’s dark eyes meeting mine, I feel newer than I’ve ever been.
This is a book about the family you choose for yourself. The people you find in the most unexpected places, who end up making a home for themselves in your heart. The kind baker who gave you a cream puff when you most needed it, the old friend with whom you had cut off all ties years ago, your brother’s best friend slash lover, or the hijabi pirate who came through for you when you had all but given up.
Percy sees me off at the door with more affirming words but no hug or even a pat upon the shoulder. Thank God for friends who learn to speak to you in your own language rather than making you learn theirs.
This is a book about how it feels when you’re the only woman in a room full of men. How it feels when you’re the only person of color in a room full of white people. How daunting it is, to be confident when you don’t look or sound like everyone else.
As I watch the other passengers, it’s hard not to notice that Johanna and I are some of the only light-skinned Europeans aboard, and the three of us are the only women I can see. […] I can’t think of a time when I was in the minority like this. It must be daunting for Sim to travel Europe knowing that everywhere she goes, she won’t be like people around her.
This is a story of women fighting back. This is a story about how there is no right way to be a woman. This is a story about powerful women who could slit you open with a marlinespike, sew you back shut, and throw a party with cream puffs and cakes the next minute. And I’m so here for it.
Everyone has heard stories of women like us – cautionary tales, morality plays, warnings of what will befall you if you are a girl too wild for the world, a girl who asks too many questions or wants too much. If you set off into the world alone.
Everyone has heard stories of women like us, and we intend to make more of them.
:: aroace mc, two side characters with on page attraction to men and women, gay side character, half of the cast is black or biracial
this was everything my ace heart wanted it to be and I swear I’m actually gonna write a review sometime soon
I woke up this morning to an email approving me for this ARC and I had to blink at least ten times before I realized I wasn’t dreaming
so ready for Felicity to fuck shit up and become a doctor and be the historical aroace icon we deserve!!!!!
‘you deserve to be here. you deserve to exist. you deserve to take up space in this world of men.’
mackenzie lee is truly doing the lords work. this the feminist story that we may not deserve, but one that we definitely all need. praise be!
although i wasnt as in love with the plot of this book as i was with ‘gentlemans guide,’ this had to be one the best messages i have ever read in a YA story. its so empowering! and the writing was absolutely outstanding. the pacing, the depth, the subtle nuances. just the way the words were crafted, making me feel like felicitys thoughts were my own thoughts. gosh, this book had so many things i wish the men in my life would realise. i just want to give them this book and say ‘here. read everything ive highlighted.’
even though this story is set in the 1700s, every single thing can still be applied today. yes, we have come a long way since then - no one would look at me twice if i said i wanted to become a doctor - but we still have room for improvement when it comes to gender equality.
and i love how each of these strong female characters were based on real women in history. i feel so humbled for being able to see a glimpse of the trials they had to endure in order to get women rightly recognised. i am so thankful for those ladies who paved the path so that i may have the rights i have today. those women sought to make a better life for themselves than the one that was expected of them, even when it meant facing ridicule and torment. nevertheless, they persisted. and i will, too.
↠ 4 stars
Release date is officially October 2, 2018!
I thought it was pretty good. I will probably have to do a re read because it might just be the mood I'm in. 😕