The School of Mirrors by Eva Stachniak

The School of Mirrors

Eva Stachniak

408 pages first pub 2022 (editions)

fiction historical emotional reflective sad medium-paced

Description

During the reign of Louis XV, impoverished but lovely teenage girls from all over France are sent to a discreet villa in the town of Versailles. Overseen by the King's favorite mistress, Madame de Pompadour, they will be trained as potential court...

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Community Reviews Summary of 73 reviews

Moods

emotional 75%
sad 60%
dark 35%
informative 25%
reflective 25%
challenging 21%
hopeful 14%
tense 14%
adventurous 7%
mysterious 7%

Pace

slow 70%
medium 25%
fast 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 41% | Character: 34% | Plot: 24%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 35% | Yes: 35% | No: 28%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 32% | Yes: 17%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 74% | It's complicated: 11% | Yes: 11% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 44% | Yes: 29% | It's complicated: 25%

Average rating

3.37

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