The Lady’s Guide To Petticoats And Piracy by Mackenzi Lee is published by Harper Collins and is sold at £12.99

What is the book about?

Though this is the second book in Mackenzie Lee’s hilarious, historical drama series that begun with The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice And Virtue, I discovered this one first and was able to read it easily on its own and became interested in reading the others from it. The book follows Felicity Montague, a head-strong aspiring doctor on a gripping journey to make her way in a time where women are not welcome in medical schools. It takes on the theme of feminism in a clear and unapologetic manner which I’m always excited to see, and did so well.

Who is it aimed at?

The style and content of the novel more directly targets an older audience from around 15 and above.

What was your favourite part?

Having Felicity as the narrator worked very much in the book’s favour in my opinion, especially with the style it was written in. I am always interested in reading from the point of view of someone who is quite clearly deeply intelligent and focused as her character is on medicine.

What was your least favourite part?

Despite finding the plot exciting and becoming attached to the characters quickly, I sometimes had trouble especially at the start with its original slower pace but this concern left after properly getting into the story.

Which character would you most like to meet?

As a character Felicity Montague made a great impression on me and I loved seeing a character that portrayed feminist values but had personality beyond this, she was a strong female character but not in the way that she lacked other interesting traits. Her love for medicine and, despite their bickering, her brother made her feel much more human which can be difficult with extremely intelligent characters.

Why should someone buy this book?

After reading this I got the urge to thrust, not only The Lady’s Guide To Petticoats and Piracy but also the entire series, upon every unsuspecting reader I meet.