Monday, March 15, 2010

Review - Eyes Like Stars

Title - Eyes Like Stars
Author -  Lisa Mantchev
Pages - 368
Genre - YA/ Fantasy
Description - All her world's a stage.

Beatrice Shakespeare Smith is not an actress, yet she lives in a theater.
She is not an orphan, but she has no parents.
She knows every part, but has no lines of her own.
Until now.
Welcome to the Théâtre Illuminata, where the characters of every place ever written can be found behind the curtain. They were born to play their parts, and are bound to the Théâtre by The Book—an ancient and magical tome of scripts. Bertie is not one of them, but they are her family—and she is about to lose them all and the only home she has ever known. (from goodreads)

What a book!!
There are not enough words to describe how wonderful and unique this book was. Sure, in the begining you may be a bit confused (I sure was!) parts of the book read like a script and details parts of berties (Beatrices) past or others pasts.

Beatrice is a headstrong, witty and lovable main charactor, you will root for her, cry with her, and laugh with her throughout "Eyes Like Stars." That is not to say the supporting cast isn't as pleasant, I found myself hating Ariel the wind spirit in the begining and middle but by the end I was on his side. Same with Ophelia (have you noticed yet that all these charactors are from other plays?) she was a bit snarky in the begining but wonderful by the end.

Beatrice is supported by her ever faithful, funny and ever present fairy companions: Peaseblossom, Moth, Cobweb and Mustardseed. As well as the pirate Nate whom Beatrice has a sort of crush on.  All of the charactors presented in "Eyes Like Stars" have thier own personalities, some funny, some mean but all enjoyable.

The wording was fluid, though some words I did have to look up in my Kindles dictionary, it is an easy read and it isn't so deep that you end up scratching your head. 

The cover for "Eyes Like Stars" is one of the most beautiful ones i have ever seen (only seconded by the next book in the series "Perchance to Dream") the girl on the front is exactly how i would picture Bertie! though i did think the fairys on the front were moths (sorry guys!)
If you like fantasy, humor, magic, a bit of tradjety and a good clean read then pick up "Eyes Like Stars" you will NOT be dissapointed!!!


  1. Dazzling Mage said...
    Great review! Really want to read it now. =)
    blueicegal said...
    Owwww this really is a great review, kay is also obsessing over this, maybe .. just maybe i might pick this up if i see it in my local library good job girl :)
    Anonymous said...
    This seems really great! A really unique concept. Thanks for the review!
    Marce said...
    Came over from the meme.

    This is not my kind of book but I agree with you the cover is gorgeous, gets my attention every time.
    Escapist said...
    Thanks for the review! I had never heard of this before, but it sounds great and original. :) I added it to my wishlist.

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