Book Review | The Muse by Jessie Burton

I’m out of words in reviewing this book, its not that this book does not caught my attention, but how good it left me wordless. I’ve been thinking to come back later after I found the right words to explain but I’m afraid that I’ll be forgetting how its actually make me feel, so this was written scratch from deep of my heart.

It was not entirely unease feeling or even satisfying, its kinda mix of both, floating on its very own space. The only group of words that I can give towards this book is how intimate and gripping story it have in features.

Publisher : Picador | Author : Jessie Burton | English | 464 Pages, Paperback | Genre : Hystorical, Fiction, Mystery

Rating : ★★★★☆

First Impression

I’ve been eyeing this book since it had been published. Not only because how lovely the cover is but how actually the summary was written. I’ve been locked into this book by the word ‘When a lost masterpiece arrives at the gallery.’. Its like reading mystery from some parts of history. This book is delicious in every chapter.

So What Was This Book All About?

Since I prefer to summarize the book in my own way you may read Goodreads summary over here. So, what actually this book was? Its a story happen between two eras, a lost tale about Olive Schloss and current state of Odelle Bastien. But there is a catch, they both kind of related to each other in a way that they never think of – by a mysterious paint.

Odelle Bastien

She love writing and been accepted into anart gallery named Skelton gallery in London by Marjorie Quick. Odelle love her new job, and the challenge begin when a chap she meet at a party stumble upon her office bring his piece of art. Then there is where the mystery begin, who behind the paint, what happen to the real painter, what story lies on the painting? And what is the chap real identity and what is his connection towards the paint.

Olive Schloss

She love to paint, but she’s young with a beautiful mother (but kinda mentally ill) and a father. They moved to spain because of war, and there she meet two Robles siblings who overturn her family in a devastating consequences.

How To Read This Book Without DNF it?

I know this was entirely as an option from the reader perspective, but Alhamdulillah luckily i did not DNF it because I was just so curious behind all the mystery hidden from the paint, the conflicts, the affair and all of it had comes together performing a fair ending to the book.

An ending where makes you think : Life goes on and there is nothing much you can do about what have passed, and some truth belong only to those who eager and brave enough to accept it.

Why you should read it?

If you happen to just have a light reading where you’ll still enjoy a bit of conflict without having to think about it to much then this is the book. A type of life must go on regarding the circumstances and how humanity could react to future planning depending on how their past was. Its like watching Cloud Atlas with a fair plot twist. I highly recommend if you like to read about art, personal affair, conflicts, war and perhaps a chance to overturn the wrongdoings.

Thats all from me, tell me what do you think of the book and of course have a blast Eid ul Fitr. <3

Welcome Into Bookish World

  • I need to admit that I found Donatella perspective was way too adventerous compared to Scarlett. 😇 #legendary #stephaniegarber .
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I keep forgetting about whom is whom from Caraval and I feel a little bit lost learning where Dante comes from 😂 Hence I put Caraval on my next list just to recap what actually happen. .
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As the lovey dovey thing I prefer Tella dilemma in choosing love rather than Scar. .
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Q: #teamTella or #teamScar?
  • Akhirnya aku membaca buku ini dipandu emosi diluar kewarasan. 
Rare species yang amat, one of its kind. Never in my life I stumble into this kind of reading. .
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Tak tahu nak nangis atau nak ketawa. 😂
  • All time fave local book. Bits of Heaven by Aishah Madidiy. This is one of a few english novel that I owned, written by a local Malaysian. Hooked me on the very first chapter and the very reason why I decide to write my blog wholly in english. .
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"Akeed's dauntless journey explored every aspect of journalism, philosophy and religion. The book is an interesting read for those who yearn for something with different twist"
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I remember that I dont get bored easily on every chapter as it was a very light reading. Some says that Aishah Madidiy could be the next Hlovate (some says laa). 💖
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Q: Have your read any Aishah Madidiy books yet? What do you think of it? Im kinda sad will I get the copy again as JS already close down. 
For #bookendsmy #merdeka2k18bookchallenge
  • My most anticipated books will/already published on 2018 🎉😎
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✔A Court of Frost & Starlight by SJM - following my dearest Rhysand whereabout 😂
✔Legendary by Stephanie Garber - hopefully I could get a glimpse of that mind reading dress on Tella and the mastermind behind the circus (ok I need to read the book back cause my memory begin to fade out) ❌Wildcard by Marie Lu - of course as a gamer in between I must have this book into possesion
❌ A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G Drews - the debut of the hilarious talented book blogger Paper Fury had comes into pieces? Who did not want to be tame by this dark magic right? .
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I have planned that if I get all these books this year then I can start my book banned scheme successfully, till then I just need to pile up my TBR books a bit high more. .
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What is your most anticipated books this year? .
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Notes : ✔ (got it) | ❌(pending)
  • "Sini kak.." lambainya memanggilku. Aku hanya mampu terdiam kaku. Suasana sangat sunyi ketika itu sehinggakan aku boleh dengar degupan jantungku sendiri. - Syif Tengah Malam
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Ajaib sangat aku post benda ni di tgah malam. Tadi bukan main mengigil meskipun dibaca kala pagi. Sorry sgt dgn gambar gaya-gaya kiut tak menunjukkan keseraman langsung. .
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Sumpah seram sbb intimate sangat cerpen-cerpen dalam ni dengan aku, bukan sebab aku kerja kat hospital tapi sebab kawan aku yang kerja di hospital pernah cerita benda yang sama pernah terjadi. Jadi kaitan dia tu mmg sgt berkaitlah. Sebijik sama! .
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Rekomen terhadap pencinta paranormal/benda asing/entiti sebab ada sesuatu tentang penulisan amatur ini yang perlu dijadikan pedoman. .
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4/5🌟
Soalan : Kisah seram bikin ketagih kan? Serupa samyang 😂
  • I've been tagged by @eiyafarihah to do the #bareyourbookshelf tag. So lets go ✌😎 .
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📚 A BOOK YOU OWN BUT HAVEN'T READ ➡ There is so much but let me feauturing Aku Arkitek Jalanan by Teme Abdullah
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📚A BOOK YOU BOUGHT FOR THE COVER ➡NAMAMU and its white. 😍
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📚A BOOK PUBLISHED THIS YEAR ➡Warcross by Marie Lu
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📚A BOOK FROM AN AUTHOR YOU'VE NEVER READ BEFORE
➡ Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
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📚A BOOK FROM AN AUTHOR YOU LOVE
➡ A Court of Frost & Starlight by SJM
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📚A BOOK AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR TBR PILE
➡ Sindrom by Tey Marzuki
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📚A BOOK SET SOMEWHERE YOU'VE WANTED TO VISIT
➡ Tokyo as describe in Warcross by Marie Lu 😍 the neon light etc
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Thanks for tagging me and feel free to do this #bareyourbookshelf tag!
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Also for #junebookchallenge2k18 by #bookendsmy [11] Your Favourite Film Adaptation.