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The Thirteen Secrets (Thirteen Treasures #3)

4.32  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,221 Ratings  ·  181 Reviews
Red is now living at Elvesden Manor under her real name, Rowan, and trying to put her past behind her. But staying on the straight and narrow isn't as easy as she had hoped… Hounded by fairy messengers who are trying to convince her to participate once more in the changeling trade, Rowan is haunted by dreams of the Hedgewitch's cottage and the chained-up Eldritch, who thre ...more
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Feb 08, 2011 Teresa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Thirteen Secrets is the final instalment in Michelle Harrison's wonderful trilogy involving the relationship between faeries and humans. I adored her first two books, The Thirteen Treasures and The Thirteen Curses and I anticipated the latest novel with a mixture of sorrow, excitement and dread - sad because it was the signalling the end of my interaction with well-loved characters, excited to see how these characters would develop and the tiniest hint of dread that I might be disappointed. ...more
Jan 07, 2015 Nikoleta rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Ένα ενήλικο βιβλίο με παιδιά για ήρωες! Μυστικά, δολοπλοκίες και πολλοί σκοτεινοί φόνοι! Κάποιος έχει αποφασίσει να «ξεπαστρέψει» ένα- ένα τα μέλη μιας κρυφής Σύναξης, της Σύναξης της Ρόουαν. Κάποιος βοηθάει τον δολοφόνο από μέσα… ποιος; Για άλλη μια φορά όπως και στα δύο προηγούμενα βιβλία, τα «13 μυστικά» διαβάζονται μονορούφι.
Jenny / Wondrous Reads
For anyone who reads this series, I can tell you now: you won't be disappointed. My Michelle Harrison worship is going nowhere!
Leslie Ramirez
Have you ever read 13 Secrets? If you havent you really should read it. This book's genre is fantasy because I really don't think any of this would happen in real life. I think the book was really great.

The setting of this book is at the Elvesden Manor and its relevance to the story is that that's where almost all the action happened. Rowan was dismissed from school so she started walking and she met this girl on the street who gave her a message. The next day, Tanya came back to the Elvesden M
Charlotte Phillips
I have very much enjoyed this series because of its lack of romance, the way that it always has some sort of mystery going on and the fact that its only slightly predictable but not totally. The series has been a rather refreshing write that has allowed me to escape to a world where not everything is black and white, where what you thought was meant to be good kind and gentle is in fact evil and vindictive. After the first book you expect the story to drag on a little, but in fact they only cont ...more
What can I say? Michelle Harrison is an extremely talented writer and storyteller. Despite the fact that The Thirteen Secrets is a sequel as well as the conclusion to a trilogy, it flows well with the rest of the story. It’s as if Harrison has planned all this out and 3 books were just what it took for the story to be told. Some authors don’t do that. They decide on a story to tell, and when it’s done, because it’s making money or something, they decide to add in a sequel; only it’s written poor ...more
May 07, 2011 Emma rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
This is one of those series that I wish desperately had been around when I was in the age range it’s aimed at. I remember seeing the first one, The 13 Treasures, coming out and unsure if I wanted to read it. I love fairies, but I’m all about the good ones. In the end, the cover (so predictable of me) won me over. When I read the first chapter, just to check it out as I was reading something else at the time, that was it, I hunkered down and read- scratch that- devoured the book. Naturally I stal ...more
3.5 stars.

I enjoyed this conclusion to the "13 Treasures" series quite a bit. The characters were well done and I loved Rowan especially. The villain was appropriately creepy once he\she appears hell bent on revenge. The plot twist was thought out and, I must say, I didn't see it coming. I wanted more backstory on many things but, alas, was not given it as much as I hoped. But I did find the ending closed with...closure but not enough of it. I would have really appreciated another 50 pages or so
Lee Pritchett
Jun 18, 2013 Lee Pritchett rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s
If your children haven't read this series, then they really should. All of the characters are very well written, intriguing and larger then life. This entire series is really good fun to read. There's plenty of magic, danger, excitement, suspense and plot twists to keep kids interested right the way through. An ancient society of humans and fairies is being hunted down, one by one, by forces unknown. If they aren't stopped soon then there will be none of them left. Red is deeply involved in the ...more
Feb 04, 2015 Marlee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Miss Clark
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Feathers are flying whenever you get involved with changelings, but I'm glad it was resolved for all that.
Jul 25, 2013 Erin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really good series! Loved the characters and the unique settings. (can be misleading though...written for JUV readers w/ cute sparkly fairies on the covers but while the storyline fits that age group, the somewhat gruesome visuals at times would be more fit for older kids. (dead bodies w their eyes getting picked out by crows, etc.) The fairies in these books are more of the old time folklore evil type fairies...nothing glittery about them. Sadly, the covers also lead you to believe that this bo ...more
With other trilogies I have read I was a little afraid this last book was going to end poorly, but I was extremely surprised when it had just as many twists and turns and excitement as the first two books. I thought the second one was my favorite, but I don't know, this one may tie it for first place! I still have a couple of chapters left before I'm completely finished, but I wanted to go ahead and add it as being read today.

I love these and will be reading them many times in the future!
May 03, 2016 Lauren rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I biggest sin will be loving this book series as much as I do. IT'S A CHILDREN'S SERIES, FOR GOD'S SAKE!
So, I loved the characters in this. I loved getting to know each one individual, even if a few of them were glossed over. In fact, I want a whole book series based around the Coven. Come on, Harrison, get to work!
I actually think the Coven was my favorite part of this. Like, I would like this a whole lot more if this WAS a book series about them. Think about how cool that would b
Mar 28, 2014 Robyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This was quite an enjoyable trilogy overall, all three of the books individually and as a set were good reads. Technically they could probably be read separately, though the reader would be missing quite a bit by doing so or by reading them out of order.

This was a strange ending to the trilogy, as it seems quite a few loose ends were left untied, but I may have misunderstood and Harrison may have been planning this as an ongoing series, not a trilogy. I think I ma
Cierra Wriddley
Nov 30, 2015 Cierra Wriddley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
She was a girl and her name was Rowan and she was trying to leave the past but the fairies kept sending her messages to remind her of the past and she wanted to stop so she does something but it didn't go as it planned. The Genre of this book is Fantasy. My overall opinion of his book is that it's really good. I love this book a lot because it give you a lot of details. It gives us more than one conflict of the story.
The setting is at Elvesden Manor(Rowan home)the fairies caravan and Curiosity
Syara Villarreal
I finished the series last year ... And now I have a puppy named Oberon ;) I loved these books so much I had to name my dog after Oberon from the book :)
Yayyyy! So much awesome! SO MUCH DARKNESS! I'm telling you, this book has got to be the darkest middle grade story I've read in awhile, and it's not because a lot of characters die... All kinds of disturbing things happen no matter where you look. (LOL.) Even the ending is dark and leaves you in a black hole!!! (But a cozy one.~) I loved it all, EVERYTHING, and I'm sad that it's over... This was a great series.

One of my favorite things about this story (besides all the dark and disturbing stuff)
Jan 16, 2016 Tara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
I read this book by itself, not as the third in the series. Some elements of the previous two stories were not properly explained (for instance, the shelter animals), while others were repeated numerous times throughout the book (i.e. Rowan's not knowing that Rose was her mother). The identity of the killer was obvious very early in the book, which tends to hurt the pacing of a whodunnit unless for some reason we see into the killer's mind, which we do not here. The killer's motives turn out to ...more
Apr 02, 2016 Haley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book
the ending was a bit dissapointing though, because id have liked to have seen Tanya, Rowan and Fabian older and maybe married. *this series as adorabubble tho*
Amber Xo
Apr 22, 2014 Amber Xo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved it, i took it on a long weekend holiday (Fri - Mon) and i finished it by the Saturday. I couldn't put it down i read so much i fell asleep on page 300. If your reading this and are thinking of reading it - READ IT! It's not a normal...ummmmm... Fantasy book, it's a mixture really. It got fantasy, Drama. I loved how, it was a mixture of genre's and it had several main exciting events through out the book. I believe it is the second book in the series, however i read it first i' ...more
Aug 16, 2015 Jen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this after Sarah finished it and said I must read it. It's definitely her thing - fantasy with a dark twist. I wonder how it doesn't freak her out?!! There are 3 minor swear words - cuz that sort of thing bothers me especially considering the intended audience. There's plenty of gruesomeness and blood and violence. It's marvelous storytelling with twists and turns and engaging characters. It's soooo clever. A book that changes perspectives. But not a life changer. Great trilogy. Will look ...more
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Aug 20, 2015 Heli rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nach einem eher zähen Einstieg konnte mich dieser Trilogie-Abschluss entgegen meiner Erwartungen doch noch mitreißen. Gekonnt baut Michelle Harrison gemächlich (manchmal etwas zu gemächlich) Spannung auf und steigert diese immer weiter, um alles in einem großartigen Finale mit genau der richtigen Länge zusammenfließen zu lassen und in einem kurzen Epilog ruhig enden zu lassen. Im Gegensatz zu den beiden Vorgängern kam es mir auch nicht mehr wie ein Kinderbuch vor, die Brutalität war zw
May 07, 2015 Isabella rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this book! this is a great book that is full of fantasy and a ruthless killing spree.Fist though I would recommend to read the other 2 books in the series before this. This is the last book in the series.

Rowan is the new member in the household at Elvesden Manor, and is trying to put her involvement in the changeling trade and the coven behind her. But..its tough when the group you're trying to stay out of won't leave you alone. But When Tanya and Fabian arrives to spend the
Feb 07, 2015 Andréia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review in portuguese by blog MON PETIT POISON

O mundo que a autora criou e toda a trama intrincada só é possível observar com a chegada deste último livro. Quando comecei a ler o anterior fiquei me perguntando porque um determinado personagem começava a ganhar destaque, sendo que no livro 1 era outra pessoa, mas essa evolução a gente só vê quando chegarmos no livro 3 e entendermos de fato quem é aquele personagem. Até lá, só nos resta ler e tentar descobrir mais da história.

A evolução da história
Apr 22, 2011 Becky rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The Thirteen Secrets in the third and final instalment in Michelle Harrison’s Thirteen series set in the sinister, fantastical world of faeries and in a contemporary English countryside town.

This novel brings together the two stories that were weaved in the first two novels. Tanya is trying to come to a deeper understanding of what it means to have the second sight and a fey guardian. Rowan is trying to lead a normal life and leave the past behind her. But, of course, both girls have unfinished
Ms. Yingling
In this third and final installment to the 13 Treasures trilogy, Rowan is upset when she gives money to a homeless musician only to find that the girl is really meant to deliver a message to her from the Coven. "Show up", Rowan is told. She doesn't want to, because life at Elvesden Manor is finally settling down a bit. She is coming to terms with the fact that her aunt Rose is really her mother, and enjoying not having to be on the street. She's glad to see Tanya, who is visiting her grandmother ...more
Georgie R
May 05, 2012 Georgie R rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Tweens
Recommended to Georgie by: No-one
Summary: Red is now living at Elvesden Manor under her real name, Rowan, and trying to put the past behind her. But staying on the straight and narrow isn’t as easy as she had hoped... Hounded by those who would like her to participate once more in the changeling trade, Rowan is also haunted by dreams of the Hedgewitch’s cottage and the chained-up Eldritch, who swore revenge when she left him there.

Her past is about to catch up with her, but can she, Tanya and Fabian prevent it consuming her alt
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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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