Overall: 91/100 or A
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?
Lisa Manchev creates another amazing book. Perchance to Dream is stronger then Eyes likes Stars, because you get to see the characters again as they go on an epic adventure. Bertie may be in a love triangle, but she is still full of humor and her spunky attitude. Nate is still sweet, while Ariel is mysterious dreamy. Sedna gains more depth. The plot of Perchance to Dream is spirited and fun. It is also fast paced and engrossing. Perchance to Dream is so original that I can't wait for the next book. Mantchev is an astounding writer. Her wordplay is so much fun and the descriptions are glorious. I would recommend this book to fans of Eyes Like Stars and anyone that is looking for a fun series.