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So Silver Bright (Theatre Illuminata) Paperback – May 22, 2012
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She is best known as the author of the young adult fantasy trilogy, The Théâtre Illuminata. Published by Feiwel & Friends (Macmillan,) the series includes the Andre Norton and Mythopoeic awards-nominated EYES LIKE STARS (2009), PERCHANCE TO DREAM (2010), and SO SILVER BRIGHT (2011.) Her Kindle #1 Bestselling young adult steampunk novel, TICKER, is available from Skyscape. Her near-future young adult collaboration with Glenn Dallas, SUGAR SKULLS, is forthcoming from Skyscape.
Her adult urban fantasy collaboration with A.L. Purol, LOST ANGELES, is now available on Kindle along with its sequel, LOOSE CANON.
Her first picture book, STRICTLY NO ELEPHANTS, is now available from Paula Wiseman/S&S, to be followed by SISTER DAY! and JINX AND THE DOOM FIGHT CRIME.
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Top Customer Reviews
Bertie is recovering from her run-in with the sea witch Sedna and meeting her father. Her father takes off leaving her abandoned. Now Bertie is stuck in a horrible situation; Sedna is still after her and Bertie still hasn't been able to fulfill her promise to her mother, Ophelia, that she will bring her father back to the Theatre. As if this isn't enough Bertie recieves an inviation to perform in front of the Queen that cannot be refused. Bertie has a lot to do; and through it all she will have to finally make a decision about who she will choose as her companion...will in be the steadfast pirate Nate or will it be the magical and mysterious wind spirit Aeriel.
The writing in this book is beautiful, magical, and glittering. This is a book to be savored slowly, and while that makes it a tough read a points, for the most part it is very beautiful and magical.
There is a lot that happens in this book, a lot of adventure, some action, and some emotional turmoil. Our favorite characters are all here; with the addition of a couple more. In this book we get to meet a beautiful Queen who ages from birth to death each day, a herb witch who wants ideas of children as payment, and we get to spend more time with Bertie's father. We finally learn the history between Bertie's father, Ophelia, and Sedna. We also get to watch Bertie struggle between her love for Aeriel and Nate and see her finally make a decision.Read more ›
I love the depth of the characters in this book. We can see how they have all progressed, especially Bertie. She has faced many dangers throughout her journey, and with each and everyone of them, she seemed to grow up. At the same time, she still maintained a tiny speck of hope that she would be able to bring her family back together.
Nate and Ariel. What can I say? They were the two most perfect love interests I have ever encountered in a novel. I loved Bertie's relationship with both of them, not particularly favoring one over the other, loving both of them equally. I much preferred Ariel of course, but I could see Nate's appeal as well. All I can say is that I was heartbroken by the end of the book.
This book awakened so many emotions in me. There are very few books that have made me cry, and this one had me bawling like a baby. The last chapter was the one it took longest for me to read since I had to stop repeatedly to blow my nose. Also, there were moments in which I just laughed out loud to the faeries' antics, they definitely had me grinning like a fool.
Once I picked up this book, I literally couldn't put it down. Even when I finished it I just clutched it to my chest and stared at the celling for half an hour, running through all my favorite scenes in my mind and sniveling.
In conclusion, this is NOT a story I will forget any time soon. It will definitely be in my stack of books I plan to re-read.
Nate is free from Sedna's clutches, but Beatrice Shakespeare Smith's problems are far from over. She still needs to fulfill Ophelia's promise, but that's kind of hard when getting the Scrimshander to the Theatre Illuminata isn't as easy as it seems. Sedna still lives and pursues Bertie with all her strength, wanting to see the young wordsmith dead. And how is she supposed to make a decision between the two men she loves equally? The journey to the place Bertie calls home is fraught with danger, fire dancers, brigands, and more mischief, and a happy ending seems close at hand--but could it turn out to be out of Bertie's reach? Not all plays end with, "and they lived happily ever after."
This review feels so stiff to me and I wish I could liven it up a little, but every time I tried to, it devolved into something like this: "EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE SOOOO GOOOOOOD LIKE OMG HAPPPPYYYYYY BUT SAAAAAAAAAAAD!" So yeah, stiff review it is. As much as I want to unleash the inner fangirl and let her roam free, I've got to try to be intelligent.
The character growth Bertie has gone through during the series is impressive. If I were to read the first two chapters of Eyes Like Stars again and then reread the last two of So Silver Bright, it would seem like they're two different people and not the same young woman. Pretty sure she stole the title of "favorite character" from Ophelia and the fairies and now wears it like a crown. I've never liked Ariel because of some of the things he has done--to pull an instance from this very book, he humiliates her in front of the Queen and a large crowd of nobles--but he was admittedly sympathetic.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
So Silver Bright (Theatre Illuminata #3)
The final curtain call
Bertie thinks her quest is almost done. Read more
Wonderful book. came in perfect condition I would recommend to all book lovers.Published 10 months ago by edward walthall
This last book in the trilogy was not as clearly written, but its madcap adventure was still a delightful romp. Read morePublished 12 months ago by joyfully centered
This series just gets better and better as it runs along. This book taught me a couple lessons.
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While Perchance To Dream (Book 2 in the series) can work as a standalone novel, there are things referenced in So Silver Bright that won’t make sense if you haven’t read the first... Read morePublished 17 months ago by EpicFehlReader
I thought that the end to an amazing series wouldn't be as good as the other two, but I was soooo wrong! This book was fantastic, and I'm sorry that the story is over. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Tom Langbein
Enter a world where stories come to life. Imaginative and playfully written it is hard to picture a more fitting end to such a story.Published on January 20, 2014 by Nancy Saunders