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13 Curses (Thirteen Treasures #2)

4.22 of 5 stars 4.22  ·  rating details  ·  2,229 ratings  ·  215 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
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Published June 7th 2011 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (first published January 7th 2010)
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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 -
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.
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
Jenny Jones
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
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
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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 as soo

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 / Wondrous Reads
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
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
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
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
This book 13 Curses is the continuation of 13 Treasures. Red the girl who's brother was took away from her. She vowed that she was going to get him back. That is why she traded with Tanya beacuse her brother is in the fairy realm so when Tanya was going to get sucked in the fairy realm forever Red took her place to get to her brother. Nell the new maid in the Elvesden manor was sucked in to the fairy rings which leads to the fairy realm. Warwick Fabians father heads out to find Nell. This whole ...more
Leslie Preddy
Oct 11, 2012 Leslie Preddy rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  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
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
Raven Hopkins
I have to say I didn't like it. I was really disappointed with this book. I loved the first book, and I liked Michelle Harrison's writing style, however in this book Michelle Harrison pulls a harry potter and changes the formula. The first book was a mystery with a comedy like flair, the second one was a horror story with allot of drama (thirteen curses not harry potter.) Despite the formula being different the target market seemed to change, this book seemed more targeted to older teens not 9-1 ...more
To be honest, this is a 3.5 star book. But it definitely deserves to be round up, not down, thus the fourth star.

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
Alexandra Schurek
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.
Nadira Syahidah
Seruuuuuu!!! Ga nyesel baca buku ke dua dari trilogy The 13 Treasures ini. Petualangan Tanya dan Fabian belum berakhir. Di buku ini, Red sama Warwick juga terlibat karena ulah para fairy, dan sekarang mereka harus menyelesaikan tugas dari fairy supaya bisa menyelamatkan James (adik nya Red). Banyak kejutan yang dihadirkan dari buku ini. God, I can't wait to read the 3rd book! Buku ketiga nya sampe saat ini belum ada di website resmi penerbit nya. Gondok banget. Ending nya ga ngegantung sih, tapi ...more
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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.
WOW! Now this was EXCITING! I didn't think that the 13 Treasure series could get any more adventurous and scary. Red gets stuck in the fairy world with (view spoiler) and then must hurry and find the 13 treasures BEFORE ALL SORTS OF BAD THINGS HAPPEN...! It was difficult to put this book down because there was so much suspense in every chapter. The ending was a complete shocker too, and could be unhappy or bittersweet depending on how you look at it. I personally thought ...more
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...
Annie J
I don't know where to start! This book was amazing in all ways!!! This book is a real page turner!!! I could hardly put the book down at all!!! This is a sequel to the book 13 treasures, and I almost liked it more than the first book. I was worried that this series, like a lot of series, would get worse and worse, but that is not the case at all!!!!

The story follows Red, a young girl who is looking for her lost brother. The story flashes between 3 different viewpoints, Current Red, Past Red, and
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 *
Thirteen Curses is the 2nd book of the series that started with Thirteen Treasures. the series has been great been great so far. And I can't wait to read the third book. I just hope that the 3rd book is as good as the first and second.

This book takes place in the fairy realm where the star of the book (Red/Rowan) is trapped with only one way out. she must find all the 13 charms from her friend Tanya's bracelet. But with each charm comes with a curses that represents the twisted qualities of each
This is my favourite out of the series! I loved the plot, the characters really grew on me and one particular section in the fairy realm was outstanding. My mind is still lingering on it; it was so well done. I can just see the fairy realm so clearly. The worldbuilding was awesome - so much depth. Also the charm bracelet's part in this was awesome! It was maybe too easy, but it had to be because of the ending, and is well worth sticking with (though I really enjoyed it). It was very well-done, a ...more
Absolutely loved it! If you read 13 treasure you came to know Tanya and Fabian. They live in Elvesden Manor and it has a lot of history and Fey. Towards the end of book one a character was introduced, Rowen, and this is her story and journey to find her brother that was stolen and hidden in the fey world. She has to learn to trust people and make hard choices on this journey to find him. She discovers more than she expected. I highly recommend this book and whole series. I will be looking for th ...more
Review in portuguese by blog MON PETIT POISON

Voltamos ao mundo que Tanya descobriu existir próximo à casa da avó, mas os pais sempre acharam que não e a avó não queria que ela soubesse de nada, por isso também nunca havia dita nada a neta.

Mas neste livro, apesar dela aparecer e saber mais detalhes do mundo das fadas junto com Fabian, quem ganha destaque nesse livro é Red, uma menina que a princípio saiu do nada, mas tem sérios problemas com a fadas e vai fazer de tudo para ter seu irmão de volta
Marina Andreou
Μπορω να πω οτι και αυτο το βιβλιο με μαγευσε.Δεν εχει τιποτα να ζηλευσει απο το 1 της συγραφεας.Σε αυτο το βιβλιο πρωταγωνιστρια ειναι η Ρεντ,που την ειδαμε για λιγο στο πρωτο βιβλιο να αναζητα τον χαμενο αδελφο της,που τον πηραν τα ξωτικα.Εδω ανακαλυπτονται διαφορα μυστικα για την καταγωγη τις Ρεντ.Μαθαινουμε πως κατεληξε στο ορφανοτροφειο και πως απηγαγαν τον αδελφο τις.Ενα μικρο ρολο και παλι εχει ο πατερας του Φαμπιαν που ολο αυτον τον ανθρωπο τον θαυμαζω,καθε φορα.Σε αυτο το βιβλιο προστιθ ...more
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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.

I've also written UNREST, a ghost novel for young adult readers.

Before becoming a full-time writer I worked in publishing as an editor, and also as a bookseller. I'm currently working on a
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