Saturday, October 17, 2009

Eyes Like Stars

Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Manchev
Rating:  8/10

All her world’s a stage.

Bertie 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.
That is, until now.
Enter Stage Right
NATE. Dashing pirate. Will do anything to protect Bertie.
COBWEB, MOTH, MUSTARD SEED, and PEASEBLOSSOM. Four tiny and incredibly annoying fairies. BERTIE’S sidekicks.
ARIEL. Seductive air spirit and Bertie’s weakness. The symbol of impending doom.
BERTIE. Our heroine.
Welcome to the Théâtre Illuminata, where the actors 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.
Open Curtain

I was a little reluctant to read Eyes Like Star. But it sounded different than anything I've read before, so I wanted to see what it was like. It was actually pretty good. Deffinatly not the greatest, but pretty good.

Eyes Like Stars was easy to get into. It stayed like this throughout most the book. One thing, though, is I felt that it ended too quickly. Up to that point, it was good. But than it just was too rushed.

I also thought Bertie was too much of a troublemaker. I kept expecting her to get over this the further I got, but it just didn't happen.

Other than those things,  I really did enjoy it. It was different from anything I've read, and that's one reason I liked it. I'm always up for something new and different.

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