Perchance to Dream: Theatre Illuminata #2

Book 2 of 3 in the Theatre Illuminata Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 9 - 12Grade 7n/a6.167741

From the critically acclaimed author of Eyes Like Stars

We are such stuff as dreams are made on.

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?

Once again, LISA MANTCHEV has spun a tale like no other―full of romance, magic, adventure, and fairies, too―that readers won't want to put down, even after the curtain has closed.

Hardcover, 352 pages
Published on May 25, 2010 by Feiwel & Friends
ISBN-10: 0312380976
ISBN-13: 9780312380977
4 Book Reviews
  • diamondkid
    diamondkidSunday, February 8, 2015 at 3:59 pm
    This book is awesome!!!!
    • necrofantasy
      necrofantasyWednesday, November 5, 2014 at 6:11 pm
      It was kind of boring and confusing at first (cuz i read the 2nd book first =w=) but it gets really good
      • melmoo
        melmooWednesday, May 29, 2013 at 10:42 am55 stars
        this book was soooo good in my opinion it was better than the first book. for me that's amazing so please read eyes like stars and then tis book pppplllleeeaasse!!!!!
        • trent
          trentTuesday, November 1, 2011 at 10:21 am
          want this book because it looks interesting