Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Book #39 of 2011: Perchance to Dream (Theatre Illuminata #2) by Lisa Mantchev.
I was very into the first book in this series, and couldn't wait to continue, but this one just did not work as well. The fantastical nature of the theatre (where our main character, Bertie, lives amongst characters from plays as well as a few theatre staff-people) was great, but trying to make sense of the quest to find the magical Sea Goddess through her being able to manifest whatever she writes as a script and finding out her father [SPOILER ALERT] is some sort of bird-man...was a bit too much fantasy for one small book to hold.
Luckily, I was still drawn into it for the latter third or so and still really enjoyed the leading men. Let's face it, it's those leading men that drew me in in the first place and they'll keep me reading until the end, I think.
I also enjoyed the main new character of this one (besides the bird-man) and hope he returns in the third installment, out in September.