Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know

Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know Review

Told in alternating narratives that bridge centuries, the latest novel from New York Times bestselling author Samira Ahmed traces the lives of two young women fighting to write their own stories and escape the pressure of familial burdens and cultural expectations in worlds too long defined by men.

It’s August in Paris and 17-year-old Khayyam Maquet—American, French, Indian, Muslim—is at a crossroads. This holiday with her professor parents should be a dream trip for the budding art historian. But her maybe-ex-boyfriend is probably ghosting her, she might have just blown her chance at getting into her dream college, and now all she really wants is to be back home in Chicago figuring out her messy life instead of brooding in the City of Light.

Two hundred years before Khayyam’s summer of discontent, Leila is struggling to survive and keep her true love hidden from the Pasha who has “gifted” her with favored status in his harem. In the present day—and with the company of a descendant of Alexandre Dumas—Khayyam begins to connect allusions to an enigmatic 19th-century Muslim woman whose path may have intersected with Alexandre Dumas, Eugène Delacroix, and Lord Byron.

Echoing across centuries, Leila and Khayyam’s lives intertwine, and as one woman’s long-forgotten life is uncovered, another’s is transformed.

Title:Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know
Edition Language:English

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    Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know Reviews

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)

    Two teens unravel the mystery of a Muslim woman mentioned in letters from Alexandar Dumas. Yes....

  • Lulu (the library leopard)

    ok i'm gonna admit some slight confusion that this isn't related to lord byron but this also sounds AWESOME...

  • SanaBanana

    dude, this sounds AWESOME!!...

  • Cheska the Great is Not Okay

    Somebody please tell me this isn't the final cover....

  • Fanna

    indianmuslimteenrep...

  • The Artisan Geek

    30/9/19I read Ahmed's Internment a couple of months ago and really enjoyed it! Really excited to see more of her work come out!You can find me onYoutube | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Website ...

  • N

    This book is gorgeous. I love the complexities of personalities and relationships. The convergence of history, story, and the present. How stories change and morph through time. How we skip over some ...

  • Sana

    Okay, this cover is everythingggg...

  • Cassandra {semi-hiatus}

    Yeah, I am totally here for this. Have you seen this summary??? It's glorious...

  • Amy

    Review to come....