The Muse by Jessie Burton

The Muse

Jessie Burton

fiction historical mystery emotional mysterious medium-paced

447 pages | first published 2016

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A picture hides a thousand words . . .On a hot July day in 1967, Odelle Bastien climbs the stone steps of the Skelton gallery in London, knowing that her life is about to change forever. Having struggled to find her place in the city since she arr...
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Summary of 2718 reviews

Moods

mysterious 83%
emotional 57%
reflective 36%
adventurous 30%
sad 27%
dark 22%
inspiring 20%
tense 20%
challenging 13%
informative 10%
hopeful 8%
lighthearted 4%
relaxing 3%
funny 1%

Pace

medium 68%
slow 24%
fast 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 53% | Character: 26% | Plot: 18%

Strong character development?

Yes: 59% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 10% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 41% | Yes: 40% | No: 18%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 90% | No: 6% | It's complicated: 2% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 54% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 17% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.85

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