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Perchance To Dream
Author: Lisa Mantchev
Publication Date: May 2010
Tags: fairies, magic, theater, romance, love triangle
Series: 2nd in the Théâtre Illuminata series
Book Acquisition: Traveling ARC Tours
My Rating: 3.5 / 5 Stars
If you read Eyes Like Stars, Perchance to Dream is a must read. There was so much more of the story to be told.
I was very happy with the fact that Perchance to Dream picks right where Eyes Like Stars ends. I didn't feel like I was missing anything with the start of the second book.
I also liked the fact that even though we have our favorite characters, a few new ones were introduced that I very much warmed up to quickly. Also - much more of the setting of the world Bertie lives in is revealed. I felt like I had a better grasp on the magic and fantasy that is the day to day existence of the characters.
I also felt like I got a lot of answers, but at the same time, I felt that many more questions were raised that I hope will be answered in future books (which I plan on reading :)
The flow of the book was a little weird for me - I found myself rereading certain sections over again because I was getting confused as to where the characters where and what they were doing.
Overall, I have to say, I enjoyed Perchance to Dream more then I did Eyes Like Stars. How do I feel about Ariel? You know, still not sure! Eyes Like Stars had me questioning his intentions and I'm still not sure how to feel about him. Nate is a dream though :)
I would recommend this book to fans of fairy fantasy :) and like I said, a must read after reading Eyes Like Stars.
Théâtre Illuminata Series
#1 Eyes Like Stars (July 2009)
#2 Perchance to Dream (May 2010)
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