The Nobleman’s Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks by Mackenzi Lee

The Nobleman's Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks by Mackenzi Lee

Gr. 9-12 ***Starred Review*** Following his beloved mother’s suicide, Adrian Montague—a Lord-to-be who suffers from acute anxiety—receives her personal affects. Focusing on the broken spyglass she carried with her every day, he is compelled to learn why she specifically left it behind the day she died. Adrian sets out to learn the truth about the spyglass’ significance, and his search for expert assistance leads him to a merchant who turns out to be “Monty” Montague, the brother he never knew existed. The two set off on perilous adventures from London to Rabat, Porto, Amsterdam, and Iceland, searching for answers to the questions that plague Adrian, reuniting with Felicity along the way. They encounter wrathful pirates, shattered promises, tempests at sea, life-threatening injury, interminable days of darkness, and joyful days of light. [Read the full review here]

The Montague Siblings trilogy includes (in order):

  • The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
  • The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky (the companion novella)
  • The Ladies Guide to Pirates and Petticoats
  • The Nobleman’s Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks


  1. Lovely review!! Ahh I’m so glad to find someone who had a similar experience reading nobleman’s! It was a bit weird seeing these characters we know and love as so old – especially when the time gap between the first few books was so much shorter haha. However I think I’d love ANYTHING the author wrote about the series because I just love the dynamic of all the characters so much. I also think that Adrian’s mental health was depicted incredibly well. Here’s my review if you’re interested!!

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