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Mad (Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know Trilogy #1)

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Alvie est une catastrophe ambulante sans avenir, virée de son boulot et même de son appartement par ses colocataires. Tout le contraire de sa sœur jumelle, Beth, qui réside dans une somptueuse villa de Taormine en Sicile avec son mari, un superbe Italien, et son adorable petit garçon. De quoi lui donner des envies de meurtre ! Alors, quand Alvie reçoit un appel de sa sœur

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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published June 13th 2017 by Dutton Books (first published June 1st 2017)
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Dash fan
Jun 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
4☆ The Title sums this book up perfectly! Loved it!

Mad is the first book in the Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know Trilogy.

Mad is the perfect name for this book.
It's jam packed with Craziness, lots of laugh out loud moments, each chapter incorporated one of the 7 deadly sins.....
Sloth, Envy, Wrath, Lust, Gluttony, Greed and Pride.

When Beth contacts her identical twin Alvina asking her to come visit her and her family in Sicily, Alvina has always said no. It's really the last place she wants to be.
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Jo
Jul 10, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: crap, reviewed
I hated this book. The characters had no redeeming characteristics and the plot had more holes in it than a colander.
Mafi
Feb 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Que livro! Adorei e fartei-me de rir! Agora nem acredito que o 2º só sai em inglês daqui a alguns meses! Louca (desculpem lá!) para continuar a ler as aventuras da nossa Alvie!
Se gostam de humor negro e sarcástico não hesitem em ler este livro!
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''Louca'' é a estreia desta autora e meus amigos que estreia! As primeiras linhas deste livro são de chorar a rir. acto que se repete ao longo do livro. Alvie Knightly é uma jovem que neste momento não tem nada a perder: foi despedida do emprego q
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Célia
Louca é o primeiro livro de uma trilogia e também o primeiro livro da escritora inglesa Chloé Esposito. É inegável que este é um lançamento recente de que se tem falado muito na blogosfera e no qual a Bertrand Editora apostou bastante. Obviamente, estava cheia de curiosidade em saber, afinal, qual o motivo de tanto hype e senti-me entusiasmada perante a perspetiva de uma história com uma protagonista que o leitor adora odiar.

Alvie Knightly tem um emprego que odeia, vive numa casa alugada com do
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Cristina
Jun 07, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: waste-of-time
*1,5/5
Fiz um derradeiro esforço para o terminar e lá conseguí...
Logo que possa farei review no blog, mas para já deixo um "aviso" aos potenciais leitores:
na minha opinião dizer que se trata de um thriller é enganoso: sim, tem alguns elementos que se assemelham a um thriller, mas sobressaiem mais os elementos de chick lit + de literatura pornográfica (não erótica, erótica é outra coisa) . Contém linguagem obscena, drogas, mortes violentas e devia ter algures um aviso M18. Podia ter isso tudo em
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Samantha
May 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
When this arrived unexpectedly I was really excited, looking at the front cover and reading the blurb I couldn't wait to get started, so I did, straight away! I read this book in 24 hours, as soon as I started I was hooked and needed to get to the next chapter.

This book is set over the period of a week and oh my word does a lot happen, I had to keep reminding myself that it was just a week, which when you read it will agree that that is insane!

'Mad' is such an easy book to get into, Chloe's wr
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Inês | Livros e Papel
Feb 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mine, read-2018
Livro de estreia da autora. É o primeiro de uma trilogia.
Este livro tem tudo: sexo, drogas, suspense, romance, traição, violência, crime, paixão...

continua: https://livrosepapel.blogspot.pt/2018...
Zarco Dragonetti
Jun 02, 2017 rated it it was ok
I'm not by any means a prude, but this book felt like a cheap attempt at porn at times. The graphic descriptions and language not only become distracting but also make you hate the lead character - common as muck comes to mind. As an aside, some of the things described in these scenes are pretty much logistically impossible - sex scene with Nino mainly.... It just felt uncouth and tacky all the way through. The lead character is wholly unlikeable and the story is way too far fetched. It's like t ...more
Joanne Freitas
Aug 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sinceramente eu adorei este livro. Adorei o facto de Alvie dizer tudo o que lhe vem à cabeça e todos os seus pensamentos estarem descritos. Adorei a mistura de vários temas como amor, traição e crime. Mal posso esperar pelo próximo. Não podia ter um título melhor.
Raquel
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
No ha acabado de convencerme la narración soez de esta novela. No he conectado con ninguno de los protagonistas aunque la historia en sí no está mal y puede llegar a enganchar.
Nieves
Esta historia es pura locura y adicción, me ha dejado totalmente loca y alucinada con la trama que tiene. Ese FINAL me ha dejado con ganas de más 🙊

Este libro ha sido un constante subidón porque jamás me hubiera imaginado encontrarme con una protagonista como Alvie y menos una historia como la suya, para morirse. El principio pintaba muy bien, pero es que ido avanzando y más, más, más me iba gustando y no podía parar de leerlo. Es que nos encontramos con un libro que tiene muchísimos giros y cad
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Asia
May 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
ARC received in exchange for an honest review

Warning: this book is bonkers! The good kind of bonkers.
Without giving away too much this book is about a selfish heroine, Alvie. She's a twin and her sister, Beth is living the high life in Sicily. When Alvie finds herself jobless and homeless, at Beth's invitation, she goes to visit her in Sicily. There she gets involved in murder, men and mafia.
This book is really funny, silly and at times will leave your jaw hanging open.
I kinda loved it though
Gabrielė Sabaliauskienė
Viršelis tooks vasariškas ir tikrai labai traukiantis akį. Nekantraudama kibau į šį pasakojimą. Istorija pasakoja apie dvi seseris dvynes Elizabetę ir Alviną. Nors jos yra identiškos išvaizda, tačiau charakteriai visiškai skirtingi. Alvina pavydi savo seseriai jos tobulo gyvenimo.. Nuostabaus kūdikio, žavaus vyro bei prabangios vilos. Vis dėlto paaiškėja, jog Betės gyvenimas nėra toks tobulas, kaip gali pasirodyti iš pirmo žvilgsnio. Savaitė Secilijoje Alvinai virsta super ekstremaliu nuotykiu. ...more
Isa Bel | Manta de Histórias
3,5*
Chloé Esposito criou uma história louca e uma personagens principal ainda mais maluca. Alvie Knightly é uma anti-heroína, uma personagem fora do habitual. Sem filtros, tabus, regras, Alvie faz, diz e pensa aquilo que quer, sem pesar as consequências, e se questionar se é certo ou errado. Esta história é uma loucura de acontecimentos. Entre memórias do passado, que nos explicam o porquê de Alvie ser o que é, e os acontecimentos presentes, conseguimos uma fotografia verdadeira desta personagem
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Nélia Rosa
Feb 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Foi simplesmente hilariante. E estou curiosa com a continuação da história. Esta vilã ainda tem muito para dar e para nos fazer rir.
booksofallkinds
Jun 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is crazy! Now I mean this in the best possible way as you become addicted and trapped in this surreal world with a character that is off her rocker, rude, self-absorbed, and unknowingly funny, but this book is definitely off the charts on the crazy factor so if being realistic and true to life is important to you in a novel, than this one is probably not for you.

Alvie hates her twin sister Beth with a passion. Always has and always will. Having grown up in a household where Beth was th
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Ema
Apr 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My mouth hung open throughout the reading of this book, which definitely pushed its limits.
 
I laughed out loud so many times while reading this and my boyfriend probably has a bruise from the amount of times I poked him in order to get his attention because I just had to share the amount of hilarious things that were written.
 
Alvie is abrasive. She's over the top. She's ridiculous. She's absurd. You're not meant to like her. I loved her--I loved to hate her, really. I cannot fathom so much as co
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Liz Barnsley
May 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book was insane for all the right reasons – I banged through it, once you meet Alvie Knightly you won’t want to turn your back on her, no way!

Mad is a whole pile of fun, sexy, sassy, murderous and intensely funny at times, I sat there reading it giggling away to myself I’m fairly sure people around me thought I might be mad. What? Sssh…

Anyway, Alvie has a twin. She hates her twin. Alvie is also a bit crap at life but kind of takes it all in her stride. Off she goes to visit her sister in It
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Greg
Apr 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
This turned out to be a lot more fun than I expected it to be. Maybe there will be a review coming.
The Reading's Love Blog
Aug 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
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Alvina Knightley è una ragazza decisamente particolare: intanto ha una gemella omozigote, Elisabeth, e già questo non è proprio comune, poi per un caso è nata con gli organi interni posizionati specularmente rispetto al normale ed è sempre stata l'esatto opposto della sorella. Elisabeth è solare, amata da tutti, ha sempre avuto tutto quello che voleva dalla vita, in particolare Alessandro, il ricchissimo e bellissimo italiano che l
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Roman Clodia
Apr 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
It was the perfect murder, and only my second! What can I say, I'm a quick learner.

Wow, this is a blast from start to finish! Alvie is the ultimate demented anti-heroine whose rude, lewd and crude voice brings this book to life. From getting sacked from her dead-end job for watching porn at her desk to stealing a Louis Vuitton suitcase off the baggage reclaim because she wants new clothes, Alvie does all those things that we might dream of but which are censored by our rational minds (hope tha
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Nora|KnyguDama
"Baltos lankos" ir jų viršeliai... Dirbu visą vasarą be atostogų ir tokie vaizdai... Kartu ir širdį skauda ir pavydas ima ir grožiuosi tuo pačiu. Na, jei trenksiu visus darbus, susipakuosiu lagaminą ir iškeliausiu - žinokite ką kaltinti. Aš pabėgimą tik mintyse planuoju, o šios knygos herojė visiškai taip ir pasielgė - tiesiog pabėgo nuo savo gyvenimo. Tiesiogine šio žodžio prasme.

Alvina ir Elizabeta - dvynės. Išoriškai nė pati mama jų neatskirtų. Tačiau merginų gyvenimai klostėsi absoliučiai s
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Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
This book is QUITE the ride! Let me start by saying that Alvie, the main character, has an obsession with Channing Tatum. I DON'T GET IT. I love his personality but he's so not my type otherwise and I don't understand anyone's obsession with it so I did a bit of eye rolling throughout this read due to this one fact. Ridiculous, I know, but it's true!

Anyways.... this book is entertaining from beginning to end! At first, I was wondering what the hell was going on with Alvie and where could we POS
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Claudia
Jan 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Alvie é a irmã gémea da famosa e linda Beth. Uma é rica, atriz, com uma família perfeita, vive em Itália com o marido e filho. A outra é a protagonista deste livro, tem um emprego que detesta, não aspira a uma carreira brilhante e está longe de ser uma mulher de sucesso. É aquele género de pessoa que passa a vida a criticar tudo e todos. Usa e abusa do humor negro para as mais diversas situações. É invejosa, preguiçosa e tem uma série de defeitos que vamos conhecendo ao longo da história. Aliás, ...more
Joanne Robertson
Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’m sure you all know what attracted me to this book! Yes it’s a TWIN BOOK!! But I have to start by saying that, this is NOTHING like any twin book that I have ever read before! And thankfully my twin daughters are nothing like Alvie and Beth the identical twins in Mad. Actually, Alvie and Beth are mirror image twins who have an extreme case of mirroring as their internal organs are also mirrored. But that’s not the only difference between them as personality wise these girls are poles apart! Be ...more
Maite Gil
Jan 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
El título le viene ni que pintado a esta divertida novela, y no hay duda alguna de que Alvie es loca, mala y peligrosa pero aún así he llegado a simpatizar con ella.

Aunque Alvie y Beth son gemelas idénticas su único parecido es en el aspecto físico, en lo demás no se parecen en nada. Elizabeth es una mujer centrada, que está casada con Salvatore y con el que tiene un hijo. Todo aparenta ser perfecto en el lujoso mundo en el que vive.

Por su parte, Alvie tiene un trabajo mal pagado, vive en una ca
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Nicole
Jul 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, fiction
Knowing this was was twisted did nothing to prepare me. This was an odd mixture of Siracusa by Delia Ephron minus the literary aspects and add in some erotica. I can't even explain what it was I loved so much or why.

Alvie is a mess. She is also a terrible person and every chance she has to be better is missed because she just doesn't care she's the worst. Each chapter got more outrageous and I have NO clue where this series is headed, but count me in.
 Charlie  ✰ WLTB Blog ✰
Jun 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
I really enjoyed this book.

The name of it fits this book is crazy mad, so much is going on.

Alvie gets a plane ticket of her twin sister Beth to come to visit her. Then the story gets crazy lol, Beth asks her sister to pretend she is her for a day. when something happens to Beth Alvie takes over her life and well she is nuts. is living the life she has always wanted going to be perfect and the life she should have always had? The story has so many twists and turns. On to book two
Marta Marlau
3,5/5 ⭐ próximamente reseña en: https://rincondemarlau.blogspot.com
Como su título dice, es todo una locura y no siempre eso tiene que ser algo malo. Alvie es bruta, basta, deslenguada y con un humor negro que no valdrá para todas las sensibilidades. Con todo esto, no puedo negar que me he reído, he alucinado con la locura de la historia y me ha entretenido mucho.
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Chloé Esposito vive em Londres com o marido e a filha. Formada em Letras pela universidade de Oxford, foi professora, assessora de direção e consultora de moda na Condé Nast. Louca é o seu primeiro romance.
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