21 Apr 2020
Rating - 4.5/5🌟Funny. Charming. Adventurous. Henry Montague, a bisexual British Lord (in 18th century), plans a year of complete fun (travelling across Europe) with his friend. And then enters his father who sends a guardian with him. With him come all the rules that don't appeal to him. But even that can't subdue him as he is with Percy, a boy with whom he might be in love. He along with Percy and his sister (Henry's) get separated from the rest of the party due to a reckless act by Henry and then they travel across Europe having one adventure after the other in this super engrossing book. They are attacked by highwaymen, chased by senior French officials, live in the house of an alchemist, are kidnapped by amateur pirates and travel to a sinking island. It is fun, engrossing and has a lovely writing style. The characters aren't perfect and you have to remember that it is set in 18th century but if you love books with travel and adventure, then definitely pick it up.