Saturday, July 17, 2010

Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev

     Beatrice Shakespeare Smith lives in the Theatre Illuminata with all of the characters of every play ever written. She is not an actor or anything of the sort though.
     Bertie and her friends have fun in the theater. She loves her home. So when her home is threatened, she must find a way to save it. This requires that she learn more about herself, her past and secrets of the Theatre Illuminata.
      I really loved Bertie in this book! She was fun and spunky with a great mind. Her story draws you in, leaving you to wonder exactly what is going on. Plus she has blue hair, and anyone with the audacity to have blue hair is awesome!
     The fairies are ridiculously hilarious! Peaseblossom is the only female fairy and obviously the most sensible one. ;) Cobweb, Moth and Mustardseed are in turn sweet and mischievous. Peaseblossom is most certainly my favorite though. When Bertie loses control, Pease is there for a healthy pep talk or to take some of the burden onto her own shoulders.
     Then we have all of the department managers... They all helped to raise Bertie, especially Mrs. Edith who is almost like a mother to her.
     Eyes Like Stars is a wonderful book! It combines elements of a play and a novel nicely. Throw in some fantastic characters and you have yourself a great read. I'm eager to read the next book in the series Perchance to Dream.
     Rating: 7.8
     Look for Eyes Like Stars at Amazon and Books a Million.

1 comment:

Angela Carlie said...

Great review. I've been tempted to pick this book up several times and always put it back down. Next time, I'll definitely keep it until I reach the check out.

Thanks for posting this review.