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!