Thursday, May 31, 2018

Can't Wait Wednesday No. 64: The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy, by Mackenzi Lee

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Here's my choice for this week!

 The Lady's Guide to Petticoats
and Piracy
(The Montague Siblings, Book 2)
Mackenzi Lee
Hardcover, 464 pages
Katherine Tegen Books
     October 2, 2018        
Feminist Fiction, Historical Fiction, 
Young Adult Fiction

Felicity Montague is through with pretending she prefers society parties to books about bone setting—or that she’s not smarter than most people she knows, or that she cares about anything more than her dream of becoming a doctor.

A year after an accidentally whirlwind tour of Europe, which she spent evading highwaymen and pirates with her brother Monty, Felicity has returned to England with two goals in mind—avoid the marriage proposal of Callum Doyle, 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 small window of hope opens. Doctor Alexander Platt, an eccentric physician that Felicity idolizes, is looking for research assistants, and Felicity is sure that someone as forward thinking as her hero would be willing to take her on. However, Platt is in Germany, preparing to wed Felicity’s estranged childhood friend Johanna. Not only is Felicity reluctant to opening old wounds, she also has no money 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 will lead her from the German countryside to the promenades of Zurich to secrets lurking beneath the Atlantic.


Why I can't wait for this one!

This sounds like such an AMAZING, FUN read! It also sounds like a serious one, since it focuses on a young woman who goes against what the society of her time thought was "proper behavior" for a female. And then she's drawn into what looks like spying and other adventures. And there's piracy involved, too!! OF COURSE I NEED TO OWN THIS BOOK. The minute I read the synopsis, the mercury in my "Book Excitement Meter" shot up to the stratosphere! Lol.

Here's is the first installment in 
this TERRIFIC series!!
Click on the cover for the 
Goodreads page!

Mackenzi Lee holds a BA in History and an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Simmons College. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the historical fantasy novels This Monstrous Thing (Sept., 2015) and The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (June, 2017), as well as the forthcoming The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (October, 2018) and Semper Augustus (coming in 2019 from Flatiron/Macmillan). 

She is also the author of Bygone Badass Broads (February, 2018), a collection of short biographies of amazing women from history you probably don't know about but definitely should, based on her popular Twitter series of the same name.

She currently calls Boston home, where she manages an independent bookstore, drinks too much Diet Coke, and pets every dog she meets.

Amazon Author Page

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  1. I think that it is a good thing thaf Mackenzi Lee has written a non - fiction book about women who have defyed convention. Thaf seems to give this book a lot of credibility. I would also be curious to read that book.

    1. Hi, Brian!

      I want to read her nonfiction book as well. And yes, it does provide a credible framework for the novel, the plot of which is sure to be exciting!

      I have always enjoyed reading about women who go against the rules of the society they're living in. This novel will surely not disappoint!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)


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