Bingo! The Burning Chambers by Kate Mosse

It’s bingo Saturday once again – that rolled around fast! The square I’ve filled for this entry is:

A book more than 500 pages

The Burning Chambers is quite lengthy, coming in at 585 pages, but wow! This novel is so enthralling I hardly even registered the pages flying by. I don’t mind a novel being long if it’s well paced and not drawn out.

The drama is high, the suspense even more so. There’s romance, crime, mystery, war, gothic themes, and history. The pages that head each part are adorned with photos that compliment the setting of the next section, a nice touch that firmly gives the reader a sense of time and place. The Burning Chambers is a novel that will appeal to a wide range of readers and it really is Kate Mosse at her very best.

Read my full review here.


This year I’m playing book bingo with Mrs B’s Book Reviews. On the first and third Saturday of each month, we’ll post our latest entry. We’re not telling each other in advance what we’re currently reading or what square we’ll be filling next; any coincidences are exactly that – and just add to the fun!

Follow our card below if you’d like to join in, and please let us know if you do so we can check out what you’re reading.

Now I’m off to check out what square Mrs B has marked off for this round. See you over there!

5 thoughts on “Bingo! The Burning Chambers by Kate Mosse

  1. #Book Bingo 2018: ‘A book that became a movie’ – All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

    I went into this story without a clue to what the theme was about, the first few pages reminded me of John Green’s book The Fault in our Stars and I was considering giving it a miss, don’t get me wrong, I loved The Fault in our Stars however, I wasn’t sure I wanted to read another book focusing on teenagers and sad topics but once I started I’m glad I kept going, with every turn of the page the more I was drawn into Violet Markey and Theodore Finch’s life. I was totally hooked on this amazing and frightening, powerful and heart-breaking novel. I was completely enthralled by Finch and Violet – two likeable characters that are warm and genuine.

    Suicide and mental illness are two topics that are always hard to talk about and Jennifer Niven did a great job of it and of pouring beautifully written words into this brilliant but tragic novel.

    The authors notes at the end of this book gives it so much more meaning.

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      • And I thought that I was the only person who hadn’t heard of this novel, lol. I only read it because one of the book club members recommended it and said it changed her girls’ life.

        Great review of The Burning Chambers, Theresa! I’m yet to read books set in that time period I’m quite sure I’ve only read books set beyond the 1800s. I must get on to ordering the book The Passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland through book depository as it’s no where to be found in bookstores or my local library. I’ve been after this book for about 15 years.

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  2. 🙂 Here’s a smiley face because it won’t allow me to click like on your comment as I don’t have a blog so a smiley face it is to let you know I’ve read your comment when I have nothing else to say. Lol

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