Perchance to Dream by Lisa Mantchev Review

Thursday, April 29, 2010 |
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? -Goodreads

Perchance to Dream was nearly as much fun as Eyes Like Stars. The characters were wonderfully developed, quirky, and incredibly witty. I had missed all of the fairies so much, their obsession with food especially.

Sometimes I wished that I had brushed up on Eyes Like Stars before I read this installment; there were some things I had forgotten that you were expected to remember. There were a few points that confused me a bit, but I still felt like Mantchev stayed true to the story and the characters. There was still the conflict between Nate and Ariel, of course. Most of the book was spent in limbo between the two. I'm still more of an Ariel girl myself, even though Nate has a great heart.

I can't wait for the third book in the series; Lisa Mantchev is one to watch!! I wonder if she'll have any other projects besides this series?? No matter, I'm still excited!

<3 Cate

Rating: 8.5/10


Brent and Emily, The Naughty Book Kitties said...

Ooooh looks good! Great review. <3

celi.a said...

I'm definitely looking forward to reading this one - the first book was fantastic!

Jessilyn said...

oh I love the cover but I will have to read the first book though first.

Milli said...

I'm a little iffy on this one. I didn't like Eyes like Stars much. Great review!

Priya said...

You're sooo lucky! I can't wait to read this.

Becca said...

I absolutely adore the cover--gorgeous! I think I should read the first book though... :o)

pirate penguin said...

haha, nice! I really need to read Eyes Like Stars... once I get through Siren & Shiver. ;)

Oooh, you're reading Beautiful Creatures! I was reading that a while ago until a flood of tour books invaded my mailbox. I haven't picked up since then...but I want to get back to it. Ethan is such a sweet character. <3

Lol, yeah, I'm battling my tour addiction and winning so far! I didn't even flinch when I saw Meg Cabot's Insatiable available on a tour... and that's saying something because it's one of MY highly anticipated books of the year. I'm getting stronger! Yes! *victory dance*

Nina said...

I have seen the hardcover of the first book at the bookstore, but it costed way too much for me to pick it up. But I can't wait to read the first one and this one as well asap. Thanks for the great review.

Melanie said...

I can't wait to read Perchance to Dream! I'm glad to see it lived up to your expectations. Are you Team Nate or Team Ariel?

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