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The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy
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Mackenzi Lee holds a BA in history and an MFA from Simmons College in writing for children and young adults. Her short fiction and nonfiction has appeared in Atlas Obscura, the Boston Globe, Crixeo, and the Newport Review, among others. Her debut novel, This Monstrous Thing, won the PEN New England-Susan P. Bloom Children's Book Discovery Award. Her second book, The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue, was a New York Times bestseller and an ABA bestseller, earned five starred reviews, was a #1 Indie Next Pick, and received a 2018 Stonewall Book Award Honor and a New England Book Award. She loves Diet Coke, sweater weather, and Star Wars. On a perfect day, she can be found enjoying all three. She currently calls Boston home, where she works as an independent bookstore manager and pets every dog she meets. www.mackenzilee.com

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PRAISE FOR THE GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE "Tongue-in-cheek, wildly entertaining, and anachronistic in only the most delightful ways, this is a gleeful romp through history. Monty is a hero worthy of Oscar Wilde."--Booklist (starred review)
"The book's exquisite, bygone meter and vernacular sit comfortably on a contemporary shelf. And the friction of racism, tyrannical entitled politicians, and misguided disapproval of homosexuality also have a relevance rooted in current culture's xeno- and homophobia. Austen, Wilde, and Indiana Jones converge in this deliciously anachronistic bonbon."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"This is a witty, romantic, and exceedingly smart look at discovering one's place in the world. A stunning powerhouse of a story for every collection."--School Library Journal (starred review)
"A gloriously swashbuckling affair."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue is the queer teen historical you didn't know was missing from your life."--Teen Vogue ("Best Queer Books to Celebrate Pride 2017")
"Careening from fete to fiasco on a Grand Tour of 18th century Europe, THE GENTLEMEN'S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE is a dizzying, dazzling, and roguishly romantic romp. This book makes me want to unrequite my own love so I can requite him all over again."--Heidi Heilig, author of The Girl From Everywhere
"Don't read this book unless you like adventure, hijinks, and forbidden romance, and if you do, then read it twice."--Stacey Lee, author of The Secret of a Heart Note and Under a Painted Sky
"An outrageously fun, witty, fascinating, and romantic adventure, starring a memorable trio I'd happily travel with for ages. Lee is a definite force in diverse historical YA."--Dahlia Adler, founder of LGBTQ Reads and author of Under the Lights
"A delightful romp of a road-trip through eighteenth century Europe, packed with witty dialog, razor-sharp pacing, and the perfect amount of swoon. You should abso-bloody-lutely read this book."--Erin Bowman, author of Vengeance Road
"A swashbuckling, fantastical coming-of-age adventure that quite simply swallowed me whole."--Audible Editor's Pick
"An incredible, must-have follow-up full of old characters and new, blood and guts, and a delightful barrage of sarcasm."--School Library Journal (starred review)
"The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy is fun while still being thoughtful, feminist, and an ode to female friendship."--Bustle
"[Lee] develops a world rich in historical detail, crafts a plot wild with unexpected turns, and explores complex topics like colonization and identity. An empowering and energetic adventure that celebrates friendship between women."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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