Thursday, June 24, 2010


Maggie Stiefvater
*****5 Star

Sixteen-year old Deirdre Monaghan is a prodigiously gifted musician. She's about to find out she's also a clover hand-one who can see faeries.
Unexpectedly, Deirdre finds herself infatuated with a mysterious boy names Luke who enters her ordinary life, seemingly out of thin air. But his interest in her might be something darker than summer romance. When a sinister faerie named Aodhan shows up with deadly orders from the Faerie Queen, it forces Dee fight into the midst of faerie. Caught in the crossfire with Deirdre is James, her wisecracking but loyal best friend.
Deirdre had been wishing her summer weren't so dull, but taking on a centuries-old Faerie Queen isn't exactly what she had in mind.

This book was chock full of imagination, romance and detail. My favorite character was Luke, the way the author described him made him sound like the most perfect person on earth. I also liked all the surprises along the way. Just when the story began to calm down and you thought the trouble was over. Something shocking would happen, I can't tell you what but some of them you just really didn't          expect.                                                                                                        I don't care that the cover is
                                                                                                                  in another language. The pic. is
                                                                                                                               much cooler.                                                                 
If you love romance, bloodshed and faeries, Lament has it all.
Eyes Like Stars
Lisa Mantchev
*****5 Stars

Welcome to the Theatre Illuminata, where the characters of every play ever written can be found behind the curtain. The actors are bound to the Theatre by The Book, an ancient and magical tome of scripts. Bertie is not one of the actors, but they are her family. And she is about to lose them all because The Book has been threatened, and along with it the Theatre. It's the only home Bertie has ever known, and she has to find a way to save. But first, there's that small problem of two handsome men, both vying for her attention. The course of true love never did run smooth.

This book was amazing, it was funny and descriptive. Every character had its own personality, none alike.
It almost makes me want to read Shakespeare to find out more about some of the characters in the book. I really enjoyed the treatment of Bertie's two love interests towards each other. My favorite character was Bertie, because she reminded me of myself, only she could do anything she wanted without getting in trouble. Example: Dying hair blue, blasting a cannon through the ceiling, taking a bath in a Jacuzzi hanging form the ceiling. She is very headstrong and is always doing something crazy.
I loved this book, it is a must read for those who need a good story and a definition of Hamlet.