Wednesday, April 28, 2010

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Perchance to Dream by Lisa Mantchev

Title: Perchance to Dream (Theatre Illuminata, Act II)
Author: Lisa Mantchev
Publication Date: May 25, 2010

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Warning: Contains spoilers for Eyes Like Stars (Theatre Illuminata, Act I)

Act Two, Scene One

Growing up in the enchanted Thèâtre Illuminata, Beatrice Shakespeare Smith learned everything about every play ever written. She knew the Players and their parts, but she didn’t know that she, too, had magic. Now, she is the Mistress of Revels, the Teller of Tales, and determined to follow her stars. She is ready for the outside world.


But the outside world soon proves more topsy-turvy than any stage production. Bertie can make things happen by writing them, but outside the protective walls of the Thèâtre, nothing goes as planned. And her magic cannot help her make a decision between—

Nate: Her suave and swashbuckling pirate, now in mortal peril.

Ariel: A brooding, yet seductive, air spirit whose true motives remain unclear.

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?
Read the first chapter here!
Lisa Mantchev recently created a high-resolution version of the trailer for Perchance to Dream (Theatre Illuminata, Act II), and it is lovely!  I shared the older version of this trailer along with my Eyes Like Stars review, but Jason Chan's beautiful concept art is worth viewing in high-resolution (click the four little arrows near the bottom right of the player to view it fullscreen).  Eyes Like Stars is now available in paperback, and Perchance to Dream will be in stores May 25th.  If you love the cover art as much as I do, you may want to check out artist Jason Chan's website and read Lisa Mantchev's interview with him here.

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.  It spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.


Aleksandra said...

I loved Eyes Like Stars & I can't wait to read this one, too!

Book Sake said...

Oooh we want to read book 1 and 2 of this series.

Our pick is at BookSake.

Carol(ina) said...

I love the cover for this one! Great pick!

Chachic said...

Ooooh such a lovely cover! I didn't read the summary though because I haven't read Eyes Like Stars. I've been wanting to read that for the longest time but it's not available in bookstores here. :(

Ella Press said...

Oh I still have to read ELS!
I want to so badly!
Love the covers for both books <3

Jen G. said...

I haven't read the first one yet, but it is on my list. I love these covers.

Candace said...

Beautiful cover! Can't wait to read the first one in the series!

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