What great books did you find this week? Share your Friday Finds, hosted by MizB and Should Be Reading.
This week, my Friday Find is Eyes Like Stars, by Lisa Mantchev. I have to admit, before I even read the book description, I was hooked by the cover alone:
The blurb, via Amazon:
Beatrice Shakespeare Smith, a sarcastic, likable 17-year-old, must find a way to make herself invaluable to the Théâtre Illuminata or she will be forced to leave the only home she has ever known. How she arrived at the theater as a baby is somewhat of a mystery, and through the years she has been allowed to run free and cause mayhem of one kind or another. Beatrice proposes to restage Hamlet set in ancient Egypt and promises it will be the sell-out performance that will restore the Théâtre to its former glory. If that were all, the story line would be fairly straightforward. However, the Théâtre Illuminata is no ordinary theater. Characters from the world’s major plays live inside, summoned forth by pinning a note on the Call Board. They are bound to the physical confines of the theater by the pages in The Complete Works of the Stage, an enchanted book. Scene changes happen magically by command, though human Properties and Scenic Managers argue over which pieces belong to whom. The fairies from A Midsummer Night’s Dream provide the comic relief, and Ariel and Ophelia provide some of the action.
For the theater nerd in all of us! AND AND AND the cover of the second book in the series, Perchance to Dream, came out recently and is just as breathtaking.
(Any gamers out there? How much does Ariel look like Sephiroth?!)
Be sure to check out the cover artist, Jason Chan, at his website! He has some amaaaazing stuff.
What are your Friday Finds? 🙂