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.
Bertie was a very fun character. She was very sparky and unique. Nate was very sweet and cute. Ariel was moody, yet mysterious. I found both characters would have an appeal to the reader. I loved that their were characters from plays and not all of them had the personality that were in the original works. The faeries from A Midsummer's Night Dream were my favorite. The plot was unlike anything that I have read. The book was so magically delightful and fun. Mantchev is a fantastic writer. She created an enjoyable and one of a kind book that I loved. So, check out Eyes like Stars right now and become immersed in such an amazing book.