23. January 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fantasy, Fiction, Kira · Tags:

Eyes like Stars by Lisa Mantchev, 356 pages, read by Kira, on 01/19/2013

Eyes like StarsFor foundling Beatrice Shakespeare Smith the theater is the only home she’s known since she was abandoned as an infant on the doorsteps.  She’s being forced to leave, unless, she can make herself invaluable to the theater.  However, Théâtre Illuminata is no ordinary theater. Characters from the world’s major plays live inside. They are bound to the physical confines of the theater by the pages in The Complete Works of the Stage, an enchanted book. 

Like Cornelia Funke’s protagonist in Inkheart, the characters from the theater cross over into the real world (though limited time is spent there).  I really enjoy books where all is NOT as it seems.  Like the novel Chime by Franny Billingsly, there is a mystery afoot, that the reader is Not aware of at first.

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