Mackenzi Lee's newest YA novel, The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue, is a coming of age adventure and a rollicking good time! In the eighteenth-century, the Grand Tour was the defining experience of the privileged class. A young nobleman could take months, even a year, touring the Continent, soaking up culture and art to complete his classical education. And if he sows some wild oats along the way, at least he gets it out of his system before settling into his responsibilities. For Henry "Monty" Montague, his Grand Tour is everything. Frustrated by the looming expectations of his controlling father, he has pinned his last hope on this year - his last year of childhood, his last year of freedom, and his last year with Percy, his best friend and secret crush. But his romantic plans are quickly extinguished, and his Grand Tour becomes an adventure that might cost him everything - including his life! Monty is the kind of hero you don't see much nowadays - spoiled, selfish, and yet sensitive and a little bit broken - Byronic in an almost literal sense. His adventure is both romantic and Romantic, and it's one I highly recommend!
Henry "Monty" Montague was bred to be a gentleman. His passions for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men, have earned the disapproval of his father. His quest for pleasures and vices have led to one last hedonistic hurrah as Monty, his best friend and crush Percy, and Monty's sister Felicity begin a Grand Tour of Europe. When a reckless decision turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt, it calls into question everything Monty knows,including his relationship with the boy he adores.