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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

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Perchance to Dream: Theatre Illuminata #2 by Lisa Mantchev
To be released May 2010

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.


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?

I for one am absolutely dying to get my hands on this, and I'm sure many of you are too. Who isn't waiting for the second book to the wonderful Eyes Like Stars? Lisa Mantchev is an amazingly hilarious writer, and she weaves a story so magically. I love the theatre and these books put it in an even crazier and funnier light than it normally is in reality (and if you've ever been backstage you know that's sometimes a hard thing to do!). Plus the cover is gorgeous and I've been waiting on a cliffhanger far to long.


Jessilyn said...

wow looks good love the cover art, i can't wait

Casey said...

great pick! I've been wanting to read the first book for awhile, but I'm gonna have to move it up my list since there's a second book coming out. I really like the cover for this one too.

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