Here are some mini-reviews of a few recent books I’ve read with unbelievably cute yet long titles, so sit down, relax, and take a peek!
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
Publication: June 27th 2017 by Katherine Tegen Books
Rating: 3/5 stars
Thank you to Katherine Tegen Books for an early copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review.
THE GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE was one of my most anticipated of this year, and upon completing it, I find myself glad I read it. I know that many people will love this historical romance romp.
I did find the plot of TGGTVAV to be incredibly action-packed and filled with numerous fun instances, along with a diverse cast of characters—Monty is bisexual and Percy is black and chronically ill. Finishing up this trio is Felicity, who was so lovable and adventurous that I was over the moon when I found out that the companion novel would be all about her. I really loved the banter between Monty, Percy, and Felicity, and the adventures really were highlighted with these three.
Do I recommend? I found these diverse characters made the plot move so quickly and while it wasn’t what I had expected, I did end up finishing this 500 page monster in two days. Definitely check it out!
I See London, I See France by Sarah Mlynowski
Publication: July 11th 2017 by HarperTeen
Rating: 3/5 stars
Thank you to HarperTeen for an early copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review.
I SEE LONDON, I SEE FRANCE was a fun, summer travel contemporary that I really enjoyed. I loved the cover, and the plot was just so fun. Our main character, Sydney, and her best friend, Leela take a month-long backpacking trip across Europe, and meet a plethora of people around the country, while meeting up with Leela’s ex-boyfriend, Matt, and his friend, Jackson.
This book was pure fun. At every different location, Sydney and Leela visit, there’s a little blurb at the beginning just introducing the city and the various activities to do there. There’s instances of going to a sex-show (it’s a lot less brusque when reading), plenty of kissing, and meeting up with friends across the world, so be wary if this doesn’t sound like your type of book. The only reservation I had was that I found that some of the dialogue sounded somewhat less mature than I had expected. Other than that, I enjoyed this one.
Do I recommend? I do! This contemporary backpacking trip was super fun, and something that I enjoyed when I was stuck in bed for a few days.
Alice is an 18 year old college student who loves the oxford comma, television shows, and the company of dogs. She finds writing in the third person odd yet enjoyable. You can find her scrolling through Twitter, Instagram, and forever organizing her shelves on Goodreads.