Well, shoot. I am participating in a blog tour for this beautiful book (insert oohs and aahs), only I guess there was a mixup. I haven't finished the book, and apparently I'm supposed to blog-up this book TODAY. Whoops. I was under the impression it was just supposed to be any time this week, which admittedly I thought was weird.
Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev
Review by Me.
So, I CAN'T tell you how clean the book is or how much I adore it. I CAN tell you that I adore the cover (ooh, aah), that the writing style is unique (it is written like a play), and that SO FAR, I like the Main Character and her fairy friends very much.
Here is a blurb about the book:
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.
Here are all the other bloggers participating in this tour (check them out because they have probably actually read the whole book...):
The 160 Acre Woods, A Christian Worldview of Fiction, A Patchwork of Books, Abby the Librarian, All About Children’s Books, And Another Book Read, Becky’s Book Reviews, Dolce Bellezza, Fireside Musings, The Friendly Book Nook, Homeschool Book Buzz, Homespun Light, Hyperbole, KidzBookBuzz.com, Never Jam Today, Reading is My Superpower, Through a Child’s Eyes