Theatre Illuminata

Welcome to the Théâtre Illuminata, where the characters of every play 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. Beatrice Shakespeare Smith is not one of them, but they are her family. But in this young adult fantasy series, Bertie must find a way to save them, or she will lose her family and the only home she has ever known.

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So Silver Bright
So Silver Bright
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All Beatrice Shakespeare Smith has ever wanted is a true family of her own. And she’s close to reuniting her parents when her father disappears. Now Bertie must deal with a  vengeful sea goddess and a mysterious queen as she tries to keep her family – and the Theatre Illuminata – from crumbling. To complicate it all, Bertie is torn between her two loves, Ariel and Nate.

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Theatre Illuminata (Volume 3)

Lisa Mantchev

Feiwel & Friends

All Beatrice Shakespeare Smith has ever wanted is a true family of her own. And she’s close to reuniting her parents when her father disappears. Now Bertie must deal with a  vengeful...

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Perchance to Dream
Perchance to Dream
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Following on the heels of Eyes Like Stars, the next book in Lisa Mantchev’s Theatre Illuminata trilogy is equally fantastic and original—and very romantic!

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From the critically acclaimed author of Eyes Like Stars

We are such stuff as dreams are made on.

Act Two, Scene One

Growing up in the enchanted Thèâtre Illuminata, Beatrice Shakespeare Smith learned everything about every play ever written. She knew the Players and their parts, but she didn’t know that she, too, had magic. Now, she is the Mistress of Revels, the Teller of Tales, and determined to follow her stars. She is ready for the outside world.

Enter BERTIE AND COMPANY

But the outside world soon proves more topsy-turvy than any stage production. Bertie can make things happen by writing them, but outside the protective walls of the Thèâtre, nothing goes as planned. And her magic cannot help her make a decision between—

 Nate: Her suave and swashbuckling pirate, now in mortal peril.

 Ariel: A brooding, yet seductive, air spirit whose true motives remain unclear.

When Nate is kidnapped and taken prisoner by the Sea Goddess, only Bertie can free him. She and her fairy sidekicks embark on a journey aboard the Thèâtre’s caravan, using Bertie’s word magic to guide them. Along the way, they collect a sneak-thief, who has in his possession something most valuable, and meet The Mysterious Stranger, Bertie’s father—and the creator of the scrimshaw medallion. Bertie’s dreams are haunted by Nate, whose love for Bertie is keeping him alive, but in the daytime, it’s Ariel who is tantalizingly close, and the one she is falling for. Who does Bertie love the most? And will her magic be powerful enough to save her once she enters the Sea Goddess’s lair?

 Once again, LISA MANTCHEV has spun a tale like no other—full of romance, magic, adventure, and fairies, too—that readers won’t want to put down, even after the curtain has closed.  

 



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Theatre Illuminata (Volume 2)

Lisa Mantchev

Feiwel & Friends

Following on the heels of Eyes Like Stars, the next book in Lisa Mantchev’s Theatre Illuminata trilogy is equally fantastic and original—and very romantic!

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Eyes Like Stars
Eyes Like Stars
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All her world’s the stage.

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All her world’s a stage.

 

Bertie Shakespeare Smith is not an actress, yet she lives in a theater.

She’s not an orphan, but she has no parents.

She knows every part, but she has no lines of her own.

That is, until now.

 

Enter Stage Right

 

NATE. Dashing pirate. Will do anything to protect Bertie.

 

COBWEB, MOTH, MUSTARD SEED, and PEASEBLOSSOM. Four tiny and incredibly annoying fairies. BERTIE’S sidekicks.

 

ARIEL. Seductive air spirit and Bertie’s weakness. The symbol of impending doom.

 

BERTIE. Our heroine.

 

Welcome to the Théâtre Illuminata, where the actors of every play 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.

 

Lisa Mantchev has written a debut novel that is dramatic, romantic, and witty, with an irresistible and irreverent cast of characters who are sure to enchant the audience.

 

Open Curtain

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Theatre Illuminata (Volume 1)

Lisa Mantchev

Feiwel & Friends

All her world’s the stage.

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  • Theatre Illuminata - Book Trailer

    Once again, Lisa Mantchev has spun a tale like no other—full of romance, magic, adventure, and fairies, too—that readers wont want to put down, even after the curtain has closed.

  • Eyes Like Stars: ALA Book Talk

    Linda Ward-Callighan talks about Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Manchev.

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    Once again, Lisa Mantchev has spun a tale like no other—full of romance, magic, adventure, and fairies, too—that readers wont want to put down, even after the curtain has closed.

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