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Perchance to Dream by Lisa Mantchev
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Dec 13, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: reviewed

I love so many things about Lisa Mantchev's novels. The settings and characters are imaginative, colorful, and undeniably fun. Both EYES LIKE STARS and PERCHANCE TO DREAM are gorgeous novels, inside and out.

I am definitely Team Nate, so the parts of the novel where Bertie's relationship and love for Ariel deepens was complete torture. I don't think I've ever been so unsure of a character as I am with Bertie; I really have no clue who she'll choose. And I can't help but hope, that if she doesn't pick Nate, that she'll decide to choose neither. I don't know what it is about Ariel, but I just loathe the thought of her being with him. I think Ariel is a bit too pretty for my tastes. I feel like Nate genuinely loves Bertie, while her relationship with Ariel is based more on lust. I'll never understand you, Team Ariel.

Bertie learns more about her role as Mistress of Revels and Teller of Tales and her magical word-related abilities in PTD. The mishaps that occur due to sloppy word choice were entertaining and redefined the importance of choosing your words wisely.

The fairies provided many hilarious lines and situations... as well as a growling stomach with all their talk of scrumptious treats.

The ending of PTD left me a bit disappointed and anxious for the next installment. I can't say too much without spoiling it for those who haven't read it yet, but it simply didn't satify me. I'm confident that Mantchev will resolve the issues in the next novel, but I'm too impatient to wait!

Grade: B+

Cover Notes:
I always look forward to seeing the cover art for the Theatre Illuminata books because they are always stunning!

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Reading Progress

December 13, 2009 – Shelved
May 22, 2010 – Started Reading
May 26, 2010 –
page 185
54.25% "AMAZING. I expect nothing less from Lisa Mantchev! :)"
May 28, 2010 –
page 271
May 28, 2010 –
page 384
100% "Love these books! Though I was a LITTLE bit disappointed about the ending. But it only made me want bk 3 more!"
May 28, 2010 – Finished Reading
September 26, 2010 – Shelved as: reviewed

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