***** (5 out of 5) · Books · Historical Fiction · Romance · Young Adult

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

by Mackenzi Lee

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Its crazy how life works sometimes. About a month ago I was talking to someone and I mentioned that in Japan there is a technique to fix broken pottery that uses gold to highlight the cracks instead of trying to hide them. I remembered that it was super symbolic about life and being proud of fixing your breaks rather than hiding your past hardships. I was glad I remembered the metaphor, but it was really bugging me thatthat I couldn’t remember where I had learned about it.

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold

Then, completely unrelated, I decided to re-read The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue and The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (because they released The Gentlemanโ€™s Guide to Getting Lucky on Audiobook and I hadn’t read that or the 3rd book, The Nobleman’s Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks.) And, lo and behold, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue mentions Kintsugi twice!! It was super fun to remember where I had learned it, especially with the added coincidence of my previous convo!

Source: Poikas

This is my second review of The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, the first being in March 2019. (which is another random coincidence because I happened to read it in March of this year) Originally I rated it 5 stars and I was happy to find I loved it every bit as much the second time around! Monty and Percy are wonderful and infuriating and you can’t help but fall in love with them as they learn to love themselves.

13 thoughts on “The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

  1. I just saw someone on TikTok do this to all the cracks in her new library. I think it was more like an attic or something but there were many cracks and she just filled them in with like gold foiling and it was AWESOME when it was finished! I really enjoyed both of these books when I read them!!

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