Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday: The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee

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Title: The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy
Series: Montague Siblings #2
Written by: Mackenzi Lee
Published: October 2, 2018 by Katherine Tegan Books (Harper Collins)

Synopsis: 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'm Waiting:

I absolutely love Mackenzi's writing. I read her debut a few years back and really really enjoyed it and since then I have been reading all her books. However, my favorite book from her is Gentleman's Guide. So when I found out there was going to be a follow up novel from Felicity's perspective I was so excited. I loved Felicity in the first book and I can't wait for more from her.

But even if I didn't love the author and the first book in the series, I think I still would have been super excited about this book. I mean it is a historical fiction novel about a young woman who subverts society's expectations and takes up with pirates and goes on an adventure to solve a mystery. Those are some of my all-time favorite things and things I want to see more in books. I am super pumped to read it.

I got an advanced copy of this at ALA and I was so freaking excited. This was one of my top three must get books at ALA and I am so glad I got it. I have plans to read it next month because I need some Felicity in my life. And if there is a little Percy and Monty, all the better.

What about you? What are you waiting for this Wednesday? Are you waiting on The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy along with me? Leave me a comment with your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!

1 comment:

  1. Nice pick! Not sure this one's for me but I hope you will love it! Seeing lots of excitement for this one!

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