Sunday, July 26, 2009

Eyes Like Stars

by Lisa Mantchev

Eyes Like Stars is the kind of book which, after completing, you wish you had written yourself. It's not just a book about theater (although drama is a big part of it). It's a novel about discovery, love, betrayal, truth, trust, creativity, and much much more. It's incredibly imaginative and timeless and something that will appeal to readers of all sorts.

All the characters, although borrowed from various classic plays, had their own originality and spunk. The setting was brilliantly described and made me feel as though I was part of the story, acting out the parts of the characters. The plot was suspenseful, funny, and intriguing. Everything was laced with magic which made the book enjoyable, but strangely, it was still realistic enough that I actually believed in it. The ending didn't wrap up everything and left me with lots of questions, but I was still satisfied and didn't feel as though I would die if I couldn't read the sequel (like some other books). Overall, Eyes Like Stars is a lovely, enthralling debut novel... JUST READ IT!!!


Beth Kephart said...

Wow. I'd seen this cover, heard people rave, but I had no idea what the book was about. Thanks for this!

Bookworm said...

Sounds like a good book to read.

Jen said...

Eyes like stars seems fantastic!