Monday, April 25, 2011

Perchance to Dream

Title: Perchance to Dream
Author: Lisa Mantchev
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Number of Pages: 333
Publication Date: May 25th, 2010

Synopsis:  Brava! Encore!
Growing up in the enchanted Thèâtre Illuminata, Beatrice Shakespeare Smith learned all about every play ever written, but she didn’t know that she, too, had magic. Now, she is the Mistress of Revels, the Teller of Tales, and is determined to follow her stars. Bertie can make things happen by writing them, but outside the walls of the Thèâtre, they don’t go as planned. And her magic cannot help her make a decision between Nate, her suave pirate, and Ariel, a seductive air spirit.
When Nate is taken prisoner by the Sea Goddess, only Bertie can free him, and she and her fairy sidekicks embark on a journey, using Bertie’s word magic to guide them. 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 most? And will her magic be powerful enough to save her once she enters the Sea Goddess’s lair?

Review: Perchance to Dream is just as magical as Eyes Like Stars. It had everything a book should have; romance, magic, cupcake loving faeries, and a great protagonist.

I was worried I wouldn’t enjoy Perchance to Dream nearly as much as I enjoyed Eyes Like Stars. Soon after starting it, all my worries were gone. I was once again swept up in the world Lisa had created. Instead of it taking place at the Thèâtre, Bertie explored the world. Which, while it was different, was quite a nice change.

I sped through this book, and at the time I just didn’t have time to read. With Perchance to Dream though, I made sure to sit down and read every possible time I could. I hadn’t sped through a book that quickly in a long time. (It got me out of my reading slump!)

I must mention, as well, that I love Bertie & Co. Bertie is awesome, the faeries are amusing, and I cannot decide between Ariel and Nate. I don’t think I will be too upset if she ends up with one of them and not the other.

Overall, I absolutely adored this book. And if you loved the first one, you should definitely pick this one up! I highly recommend this series.

FTC: Received for review from publisher

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