Wednesday, May 18, 2016

On My Wishlist: Mata Hari's Last Dance by Michelle Moran

Mata Hari's Last Dance
by Michelle Moran
288 p.
Publisher: Touchstone
Published: 7/19/16
From the international bestselling author of Rebel Queen and Nefertiti comes a captivating novel about the infamous Mata Hari, exotic dancer, adored courtesan, and, possibly, relentless spy. 
Paris, 1917. The notorious dancer Mata Hari sits in a cold cell awaiting freedom…or death. Alone and despondent, Mata Hari is as confused as the rest of the world about the charges she’s been arrested on: treason leading to the deaths of thousands of French soldiers. 
As Mata Hari waits for her fate to be decided, she relays the story of her life to a reporter who is allowed to visit her in prison. Beginning with her carefree childhood, Mata Hari recounts her father’s cruel abandonment of her family as well her calamitous marriage to a military officer. Taken to the island of Java, Mata Hari refuses to be ruled by her abusive husband and instead learns to dance, paving the way to her stardom as Europe’s most infamous dancer. 
From exotic Indian temples and glamorous Parisian theatres to stark German barracks in war-torn Europe, international bestselling author Michelle Moran who “expertly balances fact and fiction” (Associated Press) brings to vibrant life the famed world of Mata Hari: dancer, courtesan, and possibly, spy.
Oh this is curious. I loved Rebel Queen so I think I want this one too. Shocker... I know. ;)

What are you wishing for this week?


  1. Sounds interesting! I hope you get to read it soon.

    Karen @For What It's Worth

  2. Great pick, I hope you love it!

  3. Color me intrigued Melissa! I want to know all about her life:)

  4. I know very little about Mata Hatari so I would pick this up for that alone. Hope you enjoy it!

  5. This sounds interesting, Melissa. Can't wait to read your thoughts about this book.

  6. Oh this does sound intriguing!

  7. A courtesan spy? Yes please! I love the setting.

  8. I've heard of her all my life, but not sure whether I would enjoy this or not so I will look forward to what your thoughts are. What was the Rebel Queen about?

    1. Rebel Queen is really a story set in the time of the India/Brittish conflict told from a POV we dont' get. My review: The Rebel Queen by Michelle Moran.

  9. Wow... this sounds like it would be a bit of a hard read! Fab choice!


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