As the curtain rises on Act 2 of the Thèâtre Illuminata, we find Bertie at the beginning of her quest to rescue Nate from the clutches of the evil Sea Goddess from The Little Mermaid. As the new Mistress of Revels, it is her job to put pen to paper and create the story of the journey. With Ariel, the air spirit from The Tempest, and the delightfully mischievous fairies from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Bertie attempts to navigate her way through the world outside the Theater.Complications and obstacles appear at every turn and Bertie’s emotions aren’t making matters any easier. Her feelings for Ariel have evolved into something harder to define, but her loyalties to Nate leave her feeling guilty about her closeness with Ariel. In order to save Nate, she’ll have to explore her true feelings and decide which man she loves the most.PERCHANCE TO DREAM is very different from EYES LIKE STARS. Lisa Mantchev introduces many new characters and a completely new setting. The reader gets to experience what life is like outside the theater. Readers will be relieved to know the fairies provide the same comic relief as they did in the first book. Lisa Mantchev leaves readers ready for the third installment in the series.If you were a fan of EYES LIKE STARS, you’ll definitely want to read this wildly, creative book. It isn’t completely necessary for a person to read the first book to enjoy PERCHANCE TO DREAM, but… it would probably be best.