If you’ve been around for a while, you may remember how much I loved Lisa Mantchev’s Eyes Like Stars. Now the second book in her Théâtre Illuminata series, Perchance to Dream, is set to release on May 25, 2010.
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.
Enter BERTIE AND COMPANY
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. 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?
It sounds like quite an adventure, yes? I have an Advance Reader’s Copy of Perchance to Dream (I’ll be posting my review soon!). I also have a paperback copy of Eyes Like Stars that I *could* part with. I think this sounds like a…CONTEST! Winner will get the ARC of Perchance to Dream AND the paperback of Eyes Like Stars if they don’t have it already. And I may include some random fairy-sparkly goodness. Just because.
Leave a comment on this post telling me the name of your favorite play or other dramatic work.
Please include your email address or another method of contact. Giveaway is open internationally. Comments will close on May 20 at 11:59pm EST, and I will notify the randomly selected winner via email.