13 Curses (Thirteen Treasures #2)
The Thirteen Curses is a story of what happens when our world and fairy land come together. But this isn't the Fairyland of gossamer winged beings granting human wishes, rather one where the fairies are more like pixies or even goblins, teasing and tricking people, stealing human children and replacing them with their own. Rowan's brother has been taken by the fairies, to free him she must find the 13 missing charms of an enchanted bracelet, which were once treasures but have now become curses -...more
What worked for me: The Faerie lore continues to follow traditional tales while expanding them. Red and Warwick actually get to attend the feast where the switch between the rule of the Seelie and the Unseelie Courts occur and I thought both courts were portrayed well. There is just enough darkness in the Unseelie to remain true to the myth without making it too dark for children. The Seelie, while not as dark, are shown to be just as heartless and unthinking of using huma...more
After reading Michelle Harrison's fantastic debut novel The Thirteen Treasures, I was so excited to get stuck into The Thirteen Curses. Having now read both books, I'd go so far as to say that Harrison is up there with my favourite UK authors, and is now in the good company of Marcus Sedgwick, Sarra Manning and Lucy Christopher. Seriously, she's that good.
The Thirteen Curses is so hard to put down it's almost impossible, and aside from so...more
What an adventure! I love the world Michelle Harrison has created. It well and truly feels fae every time I read this book and the way she writ...more
I received this book for review, and was blown away by it’s gorgeousness!
I sat down and started to flip through it and was so sad to find out it was a BOOK TWO in a series! bah! You guys know me, and how I hate to read a series out of order, so I ended up setting it aside until I could get the first book in the series. I got 13 Treasures : book one (my review is here) and omgosh LOVED LOVED LOVED it. Uhm… Did I mention I like it? So as soo...more
continues. In this sequel we are reintroduced to Fabian and Tanya, who has the unusual gift of seeing fey in the human
world. Although Tanya has a piece of the story, this is about Red, and picks up her story with Red in the harsh and
dangerous fairy realm searching for her abducted brother. Keeping the readers’ interest, the story alternates amongst Red’s past beginning with the death of...more
I don't feel the book was as strong as the first in the trilogy, despite some ways in which it felt the author had her feet under her a bit better. I know this is a contradiction, but it's a matter of the big picture over details. In details, the author did better. Characterization was more full, the fairy realm was better sketched, etc. But the book as a whole had a very simple prob...more
I love how it's two different stories in one, but the stories are tied
in with each other in the first place. This was a great sequel to "13 Treasures"
& I can't wait to read the final book in the trilogy "13 Secrets".
I won't say more because this is a sequel, but I say check the books out NOW!
Granted, I was a bit woozy in the head for a week due to the severe cold I had, but it was a lovely read.
* review to come *
The book starts with an overlap of the first book, told from Red's point of view as she finds her way around the faerie realm. Gradually, we learn more about her tragic past but Red isn't the kind of girl to let you feel sorry for her. She's feisty and determined and doesn't let anything stand in her way. The book flits betwee...more
Im Vordergrund, in einer schönen, geschwungenen, weißen Schrift, steht das Wort "Elfenseele". Darunter, in dunklem Lila gehalten, der Titel "Zwischen den Nebeln".
Dieser Roman ist ein wunderschönes Jugendbuch, das auf den ersten Teil "Hinter dem Augenblick" aufbaut. Empfeh...more
Nun hat Red endlich einen Weg zu den Elfen gefunden und muss so einige Abenteuer auf dem Weg zum Königshof bestehen. Doch sie ist nicht alleine, denn Warwick wird durch eine Aneinanderkettung der Umstände auch ins Elfenreich gezog...more
"Zwischen den Nebeln" ist der zweite Teil der Elfenseele-Trilogie. In der Fortsetzung von "Hinter dem Augenblick" wird die bisherige Nebendarstellerin Red zur Hauptfigur. Ihr Abenteuer beginnt, als sie sich für Tanya opfert und deren Platz einnimmt. Endlich hat sie damit einen Weg ins Elfenreich gefunden und ist ihrem Ziel ganz nah: Red ist auf der Suche nach ihrem Bruder James, der als Baby in die Zauberwelt verschleppt wurde. Nun begibt sie sich...more
My Thoughts: This story had everything I was waiting for in the first book. More about the fairies, more about the 13 treasures and more Red.
There were times when I thought Red was a little too full of herself but overall I was glad she was the main character in this book. Tanya, Fabian and even Warwick are also important in this.
I liked how the fairies were represented. With the Seelie being "good" and the Unseelie being the...more
Yeyyy! I thoroughly enjoyed the first in the series, The 13 Treasures, last year. I'm always apprehensive when it comes to reading series books, as in an ideal world every book would be just as good as the first, which is not always the case. The 13 Curses continued the series on the same high level with superb storytelling from Michelle Harrison, and was again another can't-p...more
A supporting character from The Thirteen Treasures, Red, takes centre stage in the sequel. Red is a runaway and hid in Elvesden Manor and then saved Tanya’s life at the end of The Thirteen Treasures. We switch between Tanya and Red in alternate narration, one of my favourite formats to read. I loved learning more about the brave, daring and loyal Red and finding out, through flashback chapters, how she liv...more
Endlich ist es Red gelungen, einen Weg ins Elfenreich zu finden. Sie will ihren Bruder James befreien, der als Baby von Feen entführt wurde. Auf ihrem Weg zum Königshof der Elfen begegnen ihr Gefahren, wie sie sie in ihren schlimmsten Albträumen nicht gesehen hat, doch sie findet auch Verbündete, wo sie sie am wenigsten vermutet.
Aber James' Freiheit hat ihren Preis: Red lässt sich auf einen Handel mit dem König der Elfen ein, der sie das Leben kosten könnte. Gemeinsam mit ihren...more
Due to the fact that the truth had come out in the previous novel, there was more freedom to give a back-story to the characters from the beginning rather than throw it at the reader all at once near the end. It was n...more
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