Title: Eyes Like Stars Author: Lisa Mantchev Publisher: Feiwel & Friends Number Of Pages: 352 Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Summary: All the worlds her stage. Beatrice Shakespeare Smith is not an actress, yet she lives in a theater. She’s not an orphan, but she has no parents. She knows every part, but she has no lines of her own. Until now. Welcome to the Théâtre Illuminata, where the characters of every play 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. Lisa Mantchev has written a debut novel that is dramatic, romantic, and witty with an irresistible and irreverent cast of characters who are sure to enchant the audience.
Review: I absolutely loved Eyes Like Stars! It is a fantastic debut novel that I will read again and again. The characters were well developed and had their own personalities. The setting was awesome and I wish I could live in the Théâtre with Bertie. It is romantic, dramatic, and witty exactly as the summary says. Moth, Mustardseed, Cobweb, and Peaseblossom were hilarious and they each had very different personalities. Peaseblossom was the little lady and the boys were funny and daring. I loved how Bertie changed her hair color every so often also. All in all I love this book and will treasure it always.
I recommend this book if you like the theater, fairies, ever changing hair colors, plays, young adult novels, and romance.