The Nobleman’s Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks
(Montague Siblings #3)
by Mackenzi Lee
I finally finished the Montague Siblings series!!! It took me a minute but I did it! (The third book wasn’t out when I read the first two so it wasn’t really my fault it took me so long)
I enjoyed this book a lot, but its just not as good as the original two. In the first book Monte deals with being Bi in a world that doesn’t allow it. In the second book Felicity deals with being a woman in a world where they are often repressed. And in this book Adrian deals with mental illness in a world where it isn’t acknowledged. Every sibling has their struggles and each book contains a grand adventure, but somehow in this book the struggle felt real but the adventure didn’t. I can’t explain it more without spoiling anything, but the adventure wasn’t on par with the first two books.
I did love the representation in all three books, and I was impressed with how Mackenzi Lee managed to keep the same format throughout the series, but still made each book unique and interesting. I have suffered from anxiety (though not nearly to the extent that Adrian does) and I felt that Lee did a really good job of explaining the things that are unexplainable. Certain thoughts that you can’t stop and know they don’t make sense but knowing doesn’t stop them. Adrian’s case is extreme but I could still see my anxiety in his, and I’ve never experience that in a book before. (I’ve related to characters on many levels, but this was a first on the Mental Illness side)
As I mentioned before, the adventure wasn’t quite up to par with the first two books, but what it lacked in adventure it made up for with the relationship growth between the siblings. Even though they had never really met, the sibling relationship was there. Lee captured the love and hate and frustration of dealing with siblings and I am all for it!
Overall I really enjoyed the series and I’m glad I took the time to re-read the first two before reading the third! Have you read the series? What did you think?