Eyes Like Stars, Lisa Mantchev,

If you love theater you will be addicted to Eyes Like Stars. Lisa Mantchev shows off her brilliant, original, writing talents with this incredibly magical, clever and skillful story.

A true world to get lost in this novel is nothing like anything you will have read before. Bringing out a love for the theater that crosses into many different worlds, this story is enchanting and impossible to put down.

Beatrice Shakespeare Smith is our heroine. Nate, a dashing pirate who will do anything to protect her. Cobweb, Moth, Mustardseed, and Peaseblossom are four tiny, mischievous fairies, and her loyal sidekicks. Ariel, a seductive air spirit. Disaster follows in his wake, but she simply cannot resist him.

Welcome to the Theatre Illuminata, where the characters of every play ever written can be found behind the curtain. The actors are bound to the Theatre by The Book, an ancient and magical tome of scripts. Beatrice is not one of the actors, but they are her family. And she is about to lose them all because The Book has been threatened, and along with it the Theatre. It’s the only home Beatrice has ever known, and she has to find a way to save it. But first, there’s the small problem of two handsome men, both vying for her attention. The course of true love never did run smooth.

This story is filled with classic elements, marrying into a unique way of writing, and creating a world which you will consume you and light up your life. Funny, dramatic, action packed and romantic this novel ticks every box and will leave you wanting more of Mantchev’s incredible storytelling.

We give Eyes Like Stars Four stars.

Cover price - £7.99 ISBN – 978-0-312-60866-8

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