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13 Curses (Thirteen Treasures #2)

4.23  ·  Rating Details ·  3,274 Ratings  ·  280 Reviews
When fairies stole her brother, Red vowed to get him back. Now trapped in the fairy realm, she strikes a bargain with the fairy court: her brother in exchange for all thirteen charms from her friend Tanya's bracelet. But as Red sets out on her quest to retrieve the charms, she soon learns that the fairies have done more than hide them -- they've enchanted them with the twi ...more
ebook, 496 pages
Published June 7th 2011 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (first published January 7th 2010)
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Maddie The chapters switch between the story of James being switched and them trying to get him back.
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Jan 09, 2010 Mary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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 -
Mar 22, 2013 Jo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Let me just start off by saying that I had no idea that this a second book. (I know, I know, I can be a moron sometimes!) Someone randomly lent it to me and I always being keen for a good fantasy novel just started reading it. I will admit at some points I found myself wondering if I was a missing something but I thought maybe it would be revealed later on in the book. And surprise surprise it was! That was round about when I found out it was a sequel. But I was too far in by then to stop readin ...more
Aug 08, 2014 Nikoleta rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Η Τάνια, ο Φάμπιαν και η Ρεντ έρχονται αντιμέτωποι με μία δύσκολη αποστολή, πρέπει να αντιμετωπίσουν 13 καταραμένα αντικείμενα, προκειμένου να σώσουν από το κόσμο τον ξωτικών δύο αγαπημένα τους πρόσωπα.
Περισσότερη δράση και περιπέτεια στο δεύτερο μέρος της τριλογίας. Μια ιστορία αναζήτησης που διαβάζεται πολύ ευχάριστα και γρήγορα. Λιγότερο σκοτεινό και μυστηριώδες, εξίσου καλό όμως με το πρώτο.
Sep 29, 2016 Alyssa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Red vowed to get her brother back from the fairies, and uses the opportunity to get into the fairy realm as soon as it appears. However, when she reaches the fairy court, she is given a task to earn her brother back. All she has to do is find 13 charms from a bracelet. But the charms could be anywhere, and they are cursed in a way relating to how they look, and the longer they are gone, the more dangerous they become. This action packed sequel ends with an unexpected twist.
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I received this book for review, and was blown away by it’s gorgeousness!

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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 a

Brandy Painter
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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
Apr 20, 2014 Amytiger rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
If I wanted to be short, I could easily tell you that this book was not worth the read. To most of you all's horror, I am elaborating (get over it, this is a READING website).
I started the book, instantly confused. But, it could easily be my fault for not reading the first book first. What it said was going over my head and made the experience even longer, nevertheless. When I was able to get myself through the first chapters, I am still not obsessed with it like I am with most books. The idea o
Jenny Jones
Mar 23, 2012 Jenny Jones rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kid-lit
I enjoyed this second book in the '13' series very much. In this book some of the characters travel to the faerie realm and I particularly loved the sense being in a familiar landscape but a totally unfamiliar and terrifying alternate version of it. I still think that the author manages her settings better than her characterisation but I don't think that in this case it detracted too much from the overall affect of the book. Sometimes the most compelling part of a story is the setting rather tha ...more
Charlotte Phillips
In my opinion this was perhaps better than the first one merely because it seemed to go into more depth and detail in that the characters were given the chance to really come alive here with detail and a history. I loved the way that we were introduced to one of the characters from the first novel, but that we were also able to really dive into her life and gain a better understanding of who she is and what she is all about. I felt that the adventure she had to go meant that the reader became mo ...more
After Red sacrificed herself to save Tanya at the end of The 13 Treasures she is now trapped in the fairy realm. She is determined to use the opportunity to continue the search for her missing brother so she can finally bring him home. When Warwick ends up caught in a fairy ring and taken to the fairy realm himself they both find themselves trapped by the Hedgewitch. Working together to escape they eventually make it to the court where Red agrees to accept a task in order to have her brother ret ...more
Leslie Preddy
Oct 11, 2012 Leslie Preddy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: grades 5-8
In this sequel to 13 Treasures, the story of the human world, the fairy world, and where those two worlds meet
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
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Fairies! Goblins! Witches! Welcome to The Thirteen Curses.

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
Jun 19, 2011 Melissa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Thirteen Curses continues from The Thirteen Treasures, where Red is now trapped in the fairy realm. She manages to gain an audience with the fairy court where she bargains for her stolen brother. In exchange for him, she must retrieve thirteen different charms. But in a world of trickery and deception, Red is about to find that not all is as it seems.

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
Silvara Wilde
Jun 21, 2015 Silvara Wilde rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-star
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The first book in this trilogy was all about Tanya. This book centers on Rowan, the girl we met previously who goes by the name of Red. Her brother was stolen by faeries and she is determined to get him back.

I love that the faerie lore we learn in these books follows the traditional lore I've read in myths and legends.

The fae shown in the books are mischievous and dark, though not so evil or twisted as to make it
Brianna Marie
Dec 05, 2013 Brianna Marie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The cover is the only interesting part of this book. That main character was obnoxious, flat and totally self centered. She ABANDONS her cousin because he wasn't her brother, as she had previously believed, even though she barely has to make an effort to win. She's willing to leave him in a unknown environment BECAUSE HE ISN'T HER BROTHER? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? After all the time she spent looking for him, after her guardian sacrificed himself to save him, she's willing to give up because he's her ...more
Oct 24, 2011 Lilit rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I loved the first book, so I was eager to read this one too. I like how it contained more about Rowan Fox, who is a really interesting character. This book also had more about the 13 treasures, which made the title fit more than in the first book, where the treasures played a very small role. The reason I didn't give this book 5 stars is that it has "sequel syndrome", where it constantly reminds readers of details from the previous book. I'm okay with a few reminders, but it seemed like every ot ...more
The sequel to "13 Treasures." Even though this was a middle book, this was quite good. Love Red as a character. She is bold, protective, smart, and a character that you can empathize with. Ever since the first book had come out, I had been wishing and hoping for a book all about Red. And my wish was fulfilled in 13 Curses.
Jun 19, 2012 Andy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I actually couldn't motivate myself to finish this book; too long, too plodding, too dull. A shame, because there are some original, interesting elements, but it just took too long to navigate, and I stopped caring. BTW, I made it to page 300 or so...
Aug 16, 2014 1403adrianna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
The second book of this series was great! I'm not a big fan of fantasy but somehow I got into it. The girl has to deal on how to solve a way for her to get out of fairy control. She has to save the world she loves.
At this point, I'm getting really bothered with some magical beings who think they can do whatever they want. Someone needs to put the Unseelie Court in their place. Stealing someone's brother is a heartless thing to do!
Alex Schurek
Dec 05, 2014 Alex Schurek rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome! Usually I just can't wait for the next book in the series, but I think that this book ended with such a satisfying ending that I would not even mind if there was not another book.
I am delighted to have found this book.
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 *
Nov 17, 2015 Katy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
awesome I love the surprise ending
Feb 29, 2016 Daphne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

review to come
Jan 11, 2010 Erika rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tanya has discarded the charm bracelet that reminds her of the previous summer’s nightmare from The Thirteen Treasures. Burdened with bad memories, the bracelet is left on Florence’s kitchen table while Tanya (back at her grandmother’s house for mid-term vacations) and Fabian venture into Hangman’s Wood to return Mad Morag’s magical compass. It belongs with her now that, as promised, it no longer works for the children. As the duo enters the woods, the bracelet, alone on the table, reminds the r ...more
Feb 01, 2017 Melaniemouse rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story hit its stride in this book. If the first book was a bit slow, this one showed that there was a much larger plot in play, and advanced the story line nicely, drawing on little hints and details that were dropped throughout the first book. I always appreciate that kind of forethought.
Red is kind of a huge brat, but she's a teenager who has experienced a high level of trauma, without having had anyone to help guide her through it, so I'm giving her a bit of a pass.
Maryam Noor
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Jan 17, 2017 Becca rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
kind of dragged on because they had to keep looking for them everywhere and it was frustrating. Also it was sad because even after she finished the task, her brother didn't want to go with her anyway. Good
Leslie Ramirez
Have you ever read the book called Thirteen Treasures? If you have, you really should read the second book called 13 curses. This book's genre is fairy tale because fairies aren't real. I actually thought this book was great.

The setting is at the Fairy Realm and it is relevant to the story because that is where Red is trying to figure out where her brother, James, is. Red is in the forest trying to find a way to the Fairy Realm to save her baby brother, but while doing that she didn't pay atten
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My first children's novel, THE 13 TREASURES, won the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize and has been sold for translation in 17 countries worldwide. It's followed by two sequels: THE 13 CURSES and THE 13 SECRETS, and a prequel, ONE WISH.

I've also written UNREST, a ghost novel for young adult readers. My next story is called THE OTHER ALICE, and it publishes in the UK in July 2016.

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Other Books in the Series

Thirteen Treasures (4 books)
  • One Wish (Thirteen Treasures, #0.5)
  • 13 Treasures (Thirteen Treasures, #1)
  • 13 Secrets (Thirteen Treasures, #3)

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