Wednesday, January 27, 2010

WoW: Perchance to Dream

If you haven't read Eyes Like Stars, (If you haven't, you should!) the following summary from Amazon has spoilers.

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?

My first thought when I finished reading the summary was:

Woo! Love triangle!

My second thought was:

What the heck does "swashbuckling" mean?

Answer (according to the handy-dandy dictionary by my desk): Adventurer.

Anyway, I'm so excited to read this! It doesn't come out until May, so there's still a few months of waiting. How will I ever survive? How will other Thèâtre Illuminata fans survive? There is hope! Lisa Mantchev is holding a contest for an ARC. Go enter!

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