Review – The lady’s guide to petticoats and piracy

Title: The lady’s guide to petticoats and piracy

Author: Mackenzi Lee

Format: Audiobook

Narrator: Moira Quirk

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Publisher audiobook: HarperAudio

Page count: 50 (11h 16min)

Release day: October 2nd 2018

Series: Montague siblings #2

Rating: 5 stars


*May contain spoilers for The gentleman’s guide to vice and virtue*


What is it about? (summary from GoodReads)

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.


What I thought:

I listened to the gentleman’s guide last summer, and absolutely fell in love with the story, the characters, and the audiobook. So I couldn’t wait for this audiobook to finally be on my app, I think I checked the app daily after the release date to see if it was there haha. And obviously started listening as soon as it was online! (Which was almost a month later..)

I have to say for the first couple of chapters I struggled a bit with the narrator, but after awhile I got used to it, and now I cannot even remember what I did not like about it haha.

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I love the there is a fair amount of Monty and Percy in this book, I really love how they are together 🙂

I really like that Felicity is a really strong character who knows what she wants, and really goes for it. She does not let herself be stopped by some bunch of idiots who think she cannot do shit because she is a woman! I also think it’s really good that she does doubt herself sometimes, because that’s what happens because of the people who are around her. And I also like that she knows that sometimes she is the one who is wrong but she still does is because it will lead her to her goal, and that makes her a way more realistic character.

I really like the direction the book took, especially because it is not what I had expected, but it is definitely better than what I thought!

Also the friendship that is being (re)build during this book is the best, and I absolutely love it.

I would love to know what will happen to these characters after the ending og this book. But I don’t think there ever will be a sequel.

I originally rated this book 4.5 stars, but after writing this review I’m changing it to 5 stars, since I can not think of one bad thing 🙂

At this point I will just read everything Mackenzi Lee writes! Next year Mackenzi Lee will release a book called Semper August, which takes place in Holland, so 2 reasons why I have to read it!


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