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Friday, July 10, 2009

Eyes Like Stars

Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev (July 7th 2009—Feiwel and Friends)

Grade: 4.5 stars out of 5

Summary: “Enter Stage Right

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.

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.

Open Curtain”

Review: Outstanding—this book will keep its reader on the edge of their seats. Lisa Mantchev has written an awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping, back-tingling book that I cannot wait until the sequel is released.

At first I was completely bogged down by the onslaught of names, nicknames (somehow Beatrice and Bertie doesn’t equal when I first read it), pandemonium. But a few chapters in I felt much more comfortable, basking in the glow of the theatre.

Each character had a vivid personality that every reader will have in some way or form love. I fell in love with almost character with their unique and distinctive way of coming through the book.

The plotline while slow at first breaks through with a touch of sass, drama, and twists! Oh the plot twist! I’m zipping my mouth up about that.

Really I seem to have issues gushing about this book.

Overall: It was spectacular!

Cover A
Adore the cover! Just love!


  1. I know what you mean about the nickname, at first i was like, Who's Bertie? lol

  2. Everyone is raving about this book. I'll have to get a copy of it.


  3. The cover is gorgeous & this book is AMAZING!

  4. I'm currently reading this book and can't wait till the action starts. The cover is indeed fantastic! Love Jason Chan's works!! :3