Perchance to Dream: Theatre Illuminata #2 by Lisa MantchevPerchance to Dream: Theatre Illuminata #2 by Lisa Mantchev

Perchance to Dream: Theatre Illuminata #2

byLisa Mantchev

Paperback | August 16, 2011

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Growing up in the enchanted Théâtre Illuminata, Bertie learned everything about every play ever written. She knew the Players and their parts-but she didn't know that she had a role to play, too. Now that she's discovered her own magic, she is the Mistress of Revels, the Teller of Tales. And she's ready to write her own story, outside the protective walls of Théâtre. But which way will her story go? Toward Nate, who's being held captive by the Sea Goddess, and loves Bertie dearly? Or should she write Ariel into her narrative? He's by her side every day, and she's finding his charms so very hard to resist. . . .

Lisa Mantchev is the author of the Theatre Illuminata series, including Perchance to Dream and Eyes Like Stars. She grew up in the small Northern California town of Ukiah. She wrote her first play in the fourth grade, and has been involved in theater ever since. She received two scholarships to study drama at the University of Californ...
Title:Perchance to Dream: Theatre Illuminata #2Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.27 × 5.48 × 0.98 inPublished:August 16, 2011Publisher:Square FishLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0312675100

ISBN - 13:9780312675103

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 3 out of 5 by from This series didn't need a sequel, but... I was pleasantly surprised with how well the sequel was written. We see a new side to Ariel, and it made him my favourite boy in the love-triangle. However, Bertie's character development continues to be annoy me with her selfishness and lack of independance; it's as if her character was brought up a notch in Eyes Like Stars at the end of the book, but then just drops in this one. It is a little frustrating. Nevertheless, Perchance to Dream will be a quick read and have you wanting to read the last installment to the series.
Date published: 2012-01-30

Editorial Reviews

"The sequel to Eyes Like Stars, this is another rousing adventure of literary and theatrical whimsy, filled with sly twists and humorous moments. Bertie's continuing story deserves multiple encores and a standing ovation." -Realms of Fantasy"Mantchev's highly imaginative prose bursts with lush imagery and literary riffs, and the party's encounter with the Innamorati, a traveling circus inspired by Cirque du Soleil, enhances the book's surrealism . . . fans of the first book will cry 'Encore!' as the ending sets up the third in the series." -School Library Journal"The pace is fast and furious, and the secrets to Bertie's intriguing heritage unfold satisfyingly, but it's Mantchev's fresh, intelligent style that delights most. . . . This fantastical romp--an absolute must for theater buffs--might stand alone, but it'd be a pity not to start with the first." -Kirkus Reviews