This is so damned charming and heartfelt, while still being full of adventure. I could read it a hundred times and never get sick of this one.
Book 33 read in 2019
This novel has so much voice, the kind that’s funny and unapologetic. I really do want to hug this book, which is problematic since I listened to the audiobook.
The MC is a charming rake who gets himself into mess after mess, and I adore the fact that one of the side characters is his sister. That’s so rare in YA these days…to have a really relevant character be a sibling, and for that sibling to go along on the adventure. It added a nice dynamic.
These teenagers were appropriately teenagery, and I loved how the dated time period still felt so fresh and easy to exist within. These are the kind of characters who steal away little pieces of your heart, and you don’t even mind.
This is another great YA historical adventure by Mackenzi Lee.
This one has some amazing feminist undertones, though the MC, who likely feels she is one of the first feminists, has a whole lot to learn about what it truly means to be supportive of women and to advocating for their rights, while still respecting their choices and preferences. She has an amazing friend who teaches her some difficult lessons.
Plus, this one has pirates, water dragons, family legacies run a muck, amputations, and once again plenty of diversity, especially for being a historical novel. The voice is unique, and it made me so happy that Monty and Percy played a role in Felicity’s story, without crowding her out of the spotlight.
Book 34 read in 2019