Eyes Like Stars

Eyes Like Stars 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
  • Title: Eyes Like Stars
  • Author: Lisa Mantchev
  • ISBN: 9780312380960
  • Page: 116
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Eyes Like Stars
    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, MUSTARDSEED, and PEASEBLOSSOM Four tiny and incredibly annoying faiAll 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, MUSTARDSEED, 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 Th tre 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 Th tre 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
    Eyes Like Stars By Lisa Mantchev,

    Eyes Like Stars Thtre Illuminata, by Lisa Mantchev Eyes Like Stars is about a theatre where characters from all the plays are trapped by a mystical Book of the Stage, doomed to repeatedly perform their roles on a continuous loop forever unless Bertie aided by the fairies from A Midsummer Night s Dream can discover the secrets of the Theatre Illuminata and what traps them ther Eyes Like Stars Mantchev, Lisa Lisa Mantchev s theatrical fantasy Eyes Like Stars pits a plucky orphan, Beatrice Shakespeare Smith, and her fairy attendants against the wiles of Ariel and a stuffy stage manager New York Times Book Review All the world s truly a stage in Lisa Mantchev s innovative tale, Eyes Like Stars Magical stagecraft, unmanageable fairies, and a humourous cast of classical characters form the Eyes Like Stars Theatre Illuminata Series by Lisa Apr , With Eyes LIke Stars, 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 Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought Perchance to Dream Theatre Illuminata Series Thtre Illuminata Thtre Illuminata is a young adult fantasy trilogy by Lisa Mantchev The books are Eyes Like Stars, Perchance To Dream and So Silver Bright Eyes Like Stars was nominated for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy and the Mythopoeic Award for Children s Literature The first book takes places in the mysterious Thtre Illuminata where the characters of Eyes Like Stars Theatre Illuminata, Act I Jul , What really makes Eyes Like Stars shine above anything else any pun you might have seen there never happened is the characters Bertie s conflict is relatable it can parallel anyone s fears of leaving home or a familiar place for the unknown and she s complex too. Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev Audiobook Audible After reading Eyes Like Stars, I definitely wouldn t pick up another book by Lisa Mantchev I used a credit because I was intrigued by the idea of a theater whose plays are acted by the actual characters I thought the idea really unique and I was excited to explore that world By the third chapter I knew that the book would disappoint me. Eyes Like Stars Theatre Illuminata, Act I Walmart Up to sh backEyes Like Stars has an amazingly well written, original, and enchanting storyline is has hilarious, memorable, and vibrant characters and a MUST READ anyone looking for the time of their lives Like I said before, I suggest you run no, hijack a really fast vehicle of transportation and speed all the way to your nearest bookstore. Books similar to Eyes Like Stars Thtre Illuminata, Eyes Like Stars Thtre Illuminata, by Lisa Mantchev . avg rating Ratings 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. Why Am I Seeing Stars in My Vision Healthline Sep , If you ve ever been hit on your head and seen stars, those lights weren t in your imagination Streaks or specks of light in your vision are described as flashes Seeing stars in vision causes Perchance to Dream

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    About " Lisa Mantchev "

  • Lisa Mantchev

    Lisa Mantchev is a temporally displaced Capricorn who casts her spells from an ancient tree in the Pacific Northwest When not scribbling, she is by turns an earth elemental, English professor, actress, artist, and domestic goddess She shares her abode with her husband, two children, and three hairy miscreant dogs She is best known as the author of the young adult fantasy trilogy, The Th tre Illuminata Published by Feiwel Friends Macmillan, the series includes the Andre Norton and Mythopoeic awards nominated EYES LIKE STARS 2009 , PERCHANCE TO DREAM 2010 , and SO SILVER BRIGHT 2011 Her Kindle 1 Bestselling young adult steampunk novel, TICKER, is available from Skyscape Her near future young adult collaboration with Glenn Dallas, SUGAR SKULLS, is forthcoming from Skyscape.Her adult urban fantasy collaboration with A.L Purol, LOST ANGELES, is now available on Kindle along with its sequel, LOOSE CANON.Her first picture book, STRICTLY NO ELEPHANTS, is now available from Paula Wiseman SS, to be followed by SISTER DAY and JINX AND THE DOOM FIGHT CRIME.Stay updated with all the fun and glitter at her author website lisamantchev or get your Backstage Pass by becoming a Patron patreon LisaMantchev


  • For a magical fantasy book about fairies, Shakespearian characters and a heroine with blue hair, this is quite a dull lacklustre novel.It could have been great.Eyes Like Stars is about a theatre where characters from all the plays are trapped by a mystical Book of the Stage , doomed to repeatedly perform their roles on a continuous loop forever unless Bertie aided by the fairies from A Midsummer Night s Dream can discover the secrets of the Theatre Illuminata and what traps them there and just w [...]

  • I feel like the village idiot, because half of the time I had no idea what the hell was going on So much stuff happened at the same time and for some reason I kept getting confused because of all the scene changes Am I really getting that old I liked Bertie a lot her hair is awesome and the 4 faeries are hilarious I even laughed out loud a few times I don t really understand her fixation on Ariel I kept getting distracted by an image of the Ariel the mermaid though, there really isn t much to li [...]

  • One of the most unique books I ve ever read, with a strong girl hero, a fascinating setting in the ultimate theater, and real fairies on wires What s not to like

  • While reading Eyes Like Stars, here are some words that kept coming to mind Creative Fun Original Whimsical Hysterical but most importantly CLEVER The world of the Theatre that Mantchev has created is utterly and deliciously clever Everything about the book was enjoyable for me I was a little skeptical of the book s premise that all theater characters not just the Shakespearean ones live in the same magical theater, but Mantchev handled it really well and kept the story simple she didn t overext [...]

  • What a magical story From the way its written in context of a play, to the magical way the Theatre works, to the many different actors and actresses that are actually fairies and mermaids and kings and queens who have come to be a part of this magical Theatre And among them all is Bertie, or Beatrice Shakespeare Smith She is a wild child who has grown up in the Theatre with no recollection of how she got there or who her parents are But none the less she has grown up into a beautiful and creativ [...]

  • I have to get something off my chest takes deep breath I bought this book for it s cover I didn t even read the description first.This book takes place entirely in an enchanted theater ran by The Book The Book is what bounds the Players to the roles they were born to play, and it domineers over the magical scene changes 17 yr old Bertie is not a Player nor a crew member, but has called the Theater her home for the past 10 years, not knowing where she came from Bertie and her companions, the four [...]

  • Disclosure Lisa Mantchev is a friend and I ve been reading drafts of this book since before she found it s name Also, I freelance as her sidekick and occasional ninja Yes, I am bragging She s worth bragging about In Eyes Like Stars, Lisa Mantchev tells a simple story, about a found orphan struggling to save her home.Except that Bertie s home is a theater And not just a theater, but the theatre, where all the characters of all the works of all humanity make their home She s grown up amidst pirate [...]

  • Eyes Like MEH.I think the only things I enjoyed was Ariel and the idea of resetting Hamlet which, once again, was another plot that hyped the reader It also didn t help that Bertie acted like an idiot at times, and she was so RUDE to everyone There were so many times when she told people off when they were honestly trying to help her Then she pitted people against one another for her own gain She never took responsibility for her actions, and to top it all off, I never got the chemistry between [...]

  • Awhile back I won an ARC of Lisa Matchev s EYES LIKE STARS I was even excited to read it when the book arrived and I saw the tagline Theatre Illuminata, Act I Loved it Love the whole title, the lush, edgy cover, and the main character s incredibly apt name Beatrice Shakespeare Smith known to the inhabitants of the Theatre Illuminata as Bertie So I was happy to see EYES LIKE STARS nominated for a Cybils award in the YA Scifi Fantasy category so that I could kick my panelist reading off with a bo [...]

  • This was one hot mess.I could never have finished it without the stellar as always work of the Full Cast Audio team view spoiler I must be starting to sound like a paid advertorial where they re concerned I m not, I promise , but seriously, these audiobooks are so good from casting to production, even down to the music impeccable hide spoiler Mainly, fundamentally, I don t think I ve ever hated a character as much as I hated Bertie She s rude, sulky, selfish, disrespectful, and simply has no red [...]

  • This is the sort of book that I love to dive into and just revel in It s got a brilliant, unusual, magical, enchanting setting and a strong, funny, active heroine Bertie is a vivid character and not just because of her Cobalt Flame hair I love that she lives with such passion, that she has both strengths and flaws, and that she goes out there an makes things happen though they may not always go the way she plans And perhaps than anything, I loved the Theatre Illuminata itself as a concept this [...]

  • 4 Stars First off I want to say, this was exactly the kind of book I wanted to read right now Secondly, I would like to say this book is not for everyone It reads like a play, a rather strange play with delightful characters and comedic lines and crazy things happening without you expecting it and a sense of play and silliness and joy about the entire thing.Beatrice lives in a Theatre where all the players come alive and on stage She is a strong female character with spunk and tendency to break [...]

  • Bullet Review Book 1 of the Great Culling of the Summer of 2014.DNF at page 48 Skimmed the rest.Mary Sue is Speshul and Unique and Rebellious and googoo eyed for two boys do we really need a plot beyond that The coolest part was how the plays came to life, but beyond that BEEN THERE DONE THAT DIDNT LIKE ITXT

  • Well This book was a bit of a mess, wasn t it I read this alongside Millie and we both agreed that it would have been better if it had been just straight up middle grade and not this weird pseudo sexy wannabe YA novel Also, Bertie was a lil ho Like, damn.

  • Beatrice Bertie Shakespeare Smith has lived in the Th tre for as long as she can remember She loves the crazy cast of characters who populate her life and she loves getting up to crazy antics with them She loves the stories and the Stage and everything about it Well, maybe she doesn t love the Stage Manager But when Bertie s antics go too far, the Theater Manager asks her to prove herself to be a valuable member of the Th tre or leave Desperate not to be exiled from her favorite place in the wor [...]

  • CALL TO CENTER STAGE STORY This is a story about Bertie Beatrice Shakespeare Smith and, yes that is her really name the poor child who lives in the Theater Illuminata, the home to every play every written and performed although she is not an actress After a slightly fiery incident involving a canon, some play set s and the roof of the theater which now sports a new hole Bertie is being evicted from the only place she has ever called home unless she can prove herself a valuable asset Thus she dec [...]

  • This will always be one of those books that even with all of my reasoning I ll wonder why I couldn t enjoy it, because on paper it is the kind of book I like Fantasy, Young Adult, inspired by other famous works, etc So why didn t I like it I hated the fairies They were annoying and I wanted to swat them until they were dead or unable to speak They don t add anything to the plot and are just there to cause trouble I assume they are there to be funny too, but they didn t make me laugh once They we [...]

  • An utterly enchanting book with a premise so unique, you couldn t guess it if I gave you a hundred hintsAnd I m not going to Because so much of the magic in this book lies in discovering the pieces yourself through Mantchev s thorough characterization and uncanny ability to set even an unusual scene with so much detail that you will feel as if you are right there watching the whole thing unfold This is a magical book a perfect blending of contemporary dialogue and situations against a fairy tale [...]

  • ARC Copy received today I finished this book last night and I have to say people who read this are in for a treat Lisa creates a magical world that draws you and doesn t let go even on the last page I want MORE Luckily there are I believe three books in this series.I understand the launch date for this book is July 7, 2009, but hopefully this will be one that they release early A great read, great characters, plot twists that will keep you guessing.

  • This story is amazing and will completely wrap you in it s spell You can t help but fall in love with it s characters and really wish you had a ticket to the Theatre

  • All right, guys I m going to be honest with you I hadn t the slightest idea what was going on for 75% of this book It took me a few weeks to actually finish this My eyes would glaze over sporadically and it turns out I had skimmed over several paragraphs, but none of it was absorbed The ending is what redeemed this book, in my eyes What I do know is that I really enjoyed Bertie as a heroine She owned sarcasm I love heroines like that Damsel in distress Nah Absence of backbone Hardly She took no [...]

  • I think this book could have used a few less plot elements and a lot world building.Why does the Theatre exist What s its purpose Is it simply to entertain its patrons Is there some magical connection between the plays and characters that exist within its walls and the plays as we know them in the outside world What would happen if a player did manage to escape Could another character act his lines, akin to an understudy Or does something happen to the play itself If Hamlet, took off, for insta [...]

  • The first book I remember actively disliking was one called The Chocolate Touch I was in first or second grade when I read it, and I remember being shocked that a book could be bad and so very, very bad illogical, amateurish, convoluted, unrealistic Bad Reading Eyes Like Stars brought that experience back in full Technicolor glory.This book is bad in a way I can t quite wrap my mind around The protagonist I can get as far as identifying the protagonist is a girl named Beatrice Shakespeare Smith, [...]

  • At first I thought, wow, Bertie is really immature for a 17 year old Then I thought, her four constant fairy companions are annoying And then, before I knew what had happened, I was sucked into Bertie s romantic, enthralling, sexy, and fun world and never wanted to leave Lisa Mantchev displays enormous range with her writing she manages to capture the ridiculousness of some characters behaviors such as the fairies bickering and childlike desires as well as paint beautiful, romantic passages to g [...]

  • I am finally done with this This took my forever to finish I don t know why I enjoyed it, though It s weird Berry, berry weird.Now this is how you write a wondrous debut Eyes Like Stars is a remarkable story about Bertie Shakespeare, who tries to make herself worthy at the Theatre Illuminata, which has been her home since she was a child I enjoyed every bit of this story because it was entertaining, humorous, adorable, witty, and bursting with beauty I was utterly immersed in the world Mantchev [...]

  • Welll I really wanted to like this book I mean, the cover rocks, and now I want to dye my hair, but I just couldn t give it then 2 The reason I gave it 2 in the first place is because I thought the plot was a good idea Real fairies and everything cool But I was really confused through most of it I had to re read a lot of paragraphs The characters changed so many times, from good, to bad, and then maybe good again Some of the characters are straight, then all the sudden oh They re bad Why Oh nev [...]

  • How can I put this into words This book is officially on my worthless books list It did not worth a second of my life to even browse it let alone try to make a sense out of it The dear author throws you in the middle of a junk, as if the story was going on for ages and you just happened to stumble in between at your own fault Conversations are going as if there is no need of slightest hint of introduction of the characters or the reason behind the talks And all that was going on through the firs [...]

  • Rating 4.5 Guess what, my luck with books of lately seems to be of the bitter sweet variety I didn t pick a lousy book in a while, but I have to deal with frecking LOVE TRIANGLES in every one.Eyes like stars falls in the category of books I usually expect to DNF I ll just let it out I loved this silly book.Beatrice Bertie Shakespeare Smith is an orphan well, technically that has spend her life as long she remembers in the enchanted Th tre lluminata, where bound by the magic of The Book , THE COM [...]

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