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13 Curses (Thirteen Treasures #2)

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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 1st 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 -...more
Brandy Painter
Originally posted here.

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
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
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...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
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...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
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
**Originally posted on www.bunnycates.com**

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

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...more
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
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...more
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Richard Denney
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!

- R.D.
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.
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...
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 *
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
Serendipity Reviews
The Thirteen Curses concentrates on the story of Red, who was one of my favourite characters in the first book The Thirteen Secrets. At the end of The Thirteen Secrets, Red swapped places with Tanya and became trapped in the fairy realm. Red is determined to find out what happened to her brother who was kidnapped by the fairies and sets off on a journey to the fairy court. Whilst confronting the fairy court, Tanya discovers that she will have to carry out a bargain, in order to see the safe retu...more
It's kind of amazing how successful the "Disney-ization" of fairy tales & fantasy creatures has been. People in America tend to forget (if they ever even knew) that the original versions of those sweet movies laden with talking animals & happily-ever-afters, as recorded by the Brothers Grimm, for instance, were seriously dark. SERIOUSLY. And that most of the otherworldly creatures who populate them were also not cute or fuzzy. Fairies are a great example of this - fairies really messed w...more
Tamsyn Murray
When Red Fox saw her brother stolen from the childrens' home, she vowed to get him back no matter what it took. The Thirteen Curses is the story of her struggle to do that.

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
Der Einband ist, wie beim ersten Band, schön gestaltet. Auf dem Cover ist ein Mädchengesicht mit blauen Augen zu sehen. Blätter und Zweige, die von zartem Weißrosa bis zu angenehmen Lilatönen gehalten sind, umringen ihr Gesicht.
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
Bella (Bella's Wonderworld)
Michelle Harrisons Jugendroman "Zwischen den Nebeln" ist der zweite Teil der Elfenseel Reihe. Schon im ersten Teil des zauberhaften Elfenromans sucht Red einen Weg ins Elfenreich um ihren Bruder James aufzuspüren der ihr schon als Baby von den Elfen genommen worden ist.

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
Achtung! Diese Meinung enthält Spoiler zu Band 1!

"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
originally posted on my blog: http://newborrowedused.blogspot.com/2...

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
Michelle (Clover Hill Book Reviews)
The cover on this is similar to The 13 Treasures, although this one is blue, whereas The 13 Treasures copy I had was red.

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
The Thirteen Curses is the dark and edgy sequel to the spectacular, The Thirteen Treasures.

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
In this installment, The Thirteen Curses, from Michelle Harrison we follow the story of Red who we met in the first installment- The Thirteen Treasures. For me, this second installment was amazing. Even now I’m sat here trying not to gush and say, ‘I loved this book just because.’

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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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...more
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