Title: Eyes Like Stars
Author: Lisa Mantchev
Release Date: July 7, 2009
Goodreads Review: “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.
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.”
My Review: The cover of this book is really what drew me into it. The girl on the cover is the main character in the story Bertie, and the three fairies are Cobweb, Peaseblossom and Mustardseed, the fairies from A Midsummer’s Night Dream. It took me a couple of chapters to get really sucked into the story because I felt a little lost at the beginning, but after that it really picked up. I love Bertie!! I love all her hair changes, her independence and her awesome fairies that follow her around. I also like all the Shakespearean references, being a huge fan of Shakespeare myself, I laughed whenever those references were tied in there. I have to say though, when I read a book, especially one with a love triangle, I usually have a clear cut guy that I want the girl to end up with (ex. Edward and Bella, Ash and Seth, Clary and Jace, or Faythe and Marc) so when this book started I thought I knew who I wanted Bertie to end up with, but now at the end of the book, I am not so sure. I don’t think I have ever felt like that before and I am not sure how Lisa is going to solve this love triangle I am eager to see how it unfolds. Another interesting part of this book is the Theatre itself . I love how the Theatre is almost alive and you come to see it as another character of the book . This is a light, fun read and if you love the theatre and a good love triangle, you should read this book. The sequel to this book Perchance to Dream comes out May 25th, so you won’t have to wait long!