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13: Tiga Belas Pusaka Fairy (Thirteen Treasures #1)

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Jangan memercayai fairy... Jangan menulis tentang fairy...
Jangan pernah membuat fairy marah...

Tanya bukanlah seorang gadis biasa. Ia memiliki penglihatan kedua yang membuatnya bisa melihat fairy, namun bukan fairy seperti yang ada dalam dongeng, melainkan fairy jahat yang bisa mengutuknya, mengganggu tidurnya, dan menyakitinya. Bagi Tanya, kemampuannya ini seperti kutukan
Paperback, 356 pages
Published February 13th 2012 by Dastan Books (first published January 1st 2009)
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Alexa Richards She does not stop because she wants the world to know that shes not crazy and that she can actually see them.
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Tanya is an average twelve year old with one exception - she's got the second sight. This means she can see faeries, usually ugly, squat creatures that torment her with mischievous acts. After another Tanya versus faeries incident goes awry, her mother (having had enough) sends Tanya to stay with her cold grandmother at Elvesden Manor.

This debut effort won the UK's Waterstone's Prize and is a great little read. The plot was a little uneven at times but the adventures of Tanya and Fabian in inves
Allela Ortin
At first, I didn't want to read this book, although I bought a copy of it. My friends told me that it was a great book, so I decided to read it. This book is about Tanya, a girl who can see fairies, and what happens to her during her stay at her grandmother's manor. She soon finds out the reason why she can see fairies, and more mysteries like the secret passages in the manor, Hangman's Wood and the girl who disappeared there over fifty years ago, and more with the help of Fabian, the last pers ...more
Perhaps if I had read this when I was actually the target age, I would have liked it better. But I'm not a preteen anymore, and that probably has a great deal to do with why I ended up being less than thrilled with this book. It's shame, because the cover is beautiful, and I liked the idea of a book with malevolent fairies.

It isn't a bad book. Harrison does a great job with setting her scenes. I get a definite sense of the place this is set in, and I appreciate that. I also like that she allows
K.C. Hilton
Such a wonderful book! I seriously enjoyed it and can't wait to read 13 Curses! A great adventure. It had me hooked on the first page! A MUST read for children, teens and adults :) Well done! A+++
Lori (Pure Imagination)
Mar 25, 2010 Lori (Pure Imagination) rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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Let me just start off by saying that whatever I say won't do this book justice. So please just go read it yourself!

In the spirit of Harry Potter, Michelle Harrison takes us on a wild ride full of mystery with her unlikely main character Tanya. See, Tanya has a bit of a uncommon condition. She can see fairies. Not cute Tinker Bell fairies but vengeful devious fairies. When the fairies play a trick on Tanya it's the last straw for Tanya's Mom. She sends her away to live with her grandmother. This
Empire of Books
Jun 11, 2010 Empire of Books rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone.
A stunning debut novel that I absolutely devoured. I read this last year and have read it several times since. The writing is top class, beautiful and easy to read, yet at the same time, it doesn’t feel as if the writing has been dumbed down so that younger audiences can keep up. When reading it, there is no doubt as to why it was awarded the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize for 2009.

These are not the fairies you’d associate with Disney. These fairies are dangerous, and torturous. They hate th
Elizabeth M.
Have you ever wondered if there is another world that is right next to you with different creatures? Well in 13 Treasures by Michelle Harrison, it is about a girl Tanya and her friend Fabian.
Tanya has moved to her grandmother’s house. Tanya has moved there because she has been getting in trouble because she has the second sight. Her mother doesn’t know that, so that what gets Tanya to move to her grandmother’s house. She has to live there temporarily. In the house Tanya’s so called friend Fabi
Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Την τελευταία διετία έχω ανακαλύψει πως, αν και δεν θα το φανταζόμουν ποτέ, γοητεύομαι ιδιαίτερα από ιστορίες με νεράιδες, ξωτικά και άλλα παρεμφερής γενετικής, πλάσματα. Οι εκδόσεις Λιβάνη, κατέχουν τα ηνία στην κατηγορία αυτή, με την τριλογία των "Trylle" και την τετραλογία του "Φτερά" να έχουν κερδίσει μεγάλη μερίδα του αναγνωστικού κοινού της χώρας μας. Δύο σειρές που ναι μεν έχουν κοινά στοιχεία, βασίζονται σε έναν παρόμοιο άξονα ωστόσο, τελικά, είναι πολύ διαφορετικές και τις αγαπάμε γι' α ...more
** This book has been floating around my family's house for years. I didn't know that it was a children's book when I picked it up. **

I got to say, this was one of the most boring books that I've ever read. In this edition, there is 326 pages and it only starts to pick up in the last 40 pages.
What really annoyed me about this book is that Tanya isn't the sharpest tool in the shed. Not only that but she's in the "terrible twelve" stage. I wanted to bang my head against the wall!

If fairies punish
Tanya is your typical girl, with one exception. She can see faeries; courtesy of: the second sight. But these aren’t your average “we’ll grant you your every wish with a smile” faeries, no, they are the opposite. Dark, malicious, repulsive creatures. And they’re determined to keep their sinister existence a secret; by making poor Tanya’s life, a living nightmare.
At the beginning, we are given a group of faeries, who are cautioning Tanya, for writing about them in her diary, regardless of her bur
Let's face it, I'm starting to get fed up by bad YA fantasy novels, which seem to resemble a virus pandemy and start to exponentially replicate in the moment! Thankfully, there are still some specimens of the "almost" extinct tribe of authors, who really think a storyline through till the end and construct an original world within their own mind. This is certainly true for this book. When I finally held it in my hands, I certainly thought "oh no, it's another one of those fairy-theme books accor ...more
Gail Carriger
Pleasantly gothic semi-modern story of one girl's struggle to cope with the fairies around us that she sees but no one else does.

Like in Wicked Lovely, the fairies in this series are very evil, creepy, and richly described. They've been bullying Tanya her whole life for no good reason. Yet Tanya has an affection for these creatures which I found very confusing and out of character. After one particularly bad night, Tanya is sent away to live with her grandmother for the summer and begins to unc
My frist problem with this book was the title. The story had nothing to do with 13 treasures. There was a bracelet with 13 treasures and a brief mention of story connected to the treasures but, the main plot was about the mystery of a girl who dissappeared and the lead character trying to discover what happened. A more accurate title would have been The Mystery of Morwenna Bloom.

Anoter problem I had was it took a long time to get to the main problem which was what happened to Morwenna Bloom. The
By luck, I received the elusive 11th copy from Simon & Schuster’s LJ Giveaway and am so very glad I did! I started reading this book in the evening before bed and got halfway through before forcing myself to find a not so scary part to stop on and put it away until the morning.

Tanya isn’t your average 13-year-old girl (or is she 12? She’s young, let’s leave it at that): she can see fairies. These aren’t the kind to grant you wishes or help clear up acne. The fairies in Michelle Harrison’s 13
Ωραία περιπέτεια, γεμάτη μυστήρια και αινίγματα που είναι δύσκολο να μαντέψει κανείς τις απαντήσεις. Εκπληκτική, σκοτεινή ατμόσφαιρα και αρκετά μελαγχολικό ύφος που σπανίζει σε παιδικά- εφηβικά βιβλία. Το βρήκα απρόσμενα καλό.
Firstly, I must say that for as many books as I read, it is few and far between that I find one that I simply do not want to avert my eyes from. Having a love of fantasy and faeries, I was drawn into this book instantly. I found this book refreshing in portraying faeries in the mischievous light that they should be. I loved the setting of an old English manor house filled with layers of secrets and of the secrets of those who dwell within its walls. Michelle Harrison's writing was so vivid that ...more
13 Treasures is a book about a young girl, discovering mysteries while at her grandmother's house. Tanya is a young girl with a rare ability to see fairies. These fairies aren't the kind, wish-granting fairies we imagine, they cause Tanya trouble, and annoy her. At her grandma's house Tanya runs into many fairies and mysteries. Elvesden Manor turns out to be the place where a young Morwenna Bloom disappeared aot knowing the real reasons behind her "antics" that are led by the fairies, Tanya's m ...more
The 13 Treasures by Michelle Harrison is the tale of Tanya, a girl who has the ability to see fairies. After one too many misdemeanours, she is sent to spend the summer at her grandmother's house. In Tanya's mind this is an awful punishment, since her grandmother has never seemed to like her, and it means having to see Fabian, the caretaker's son. Over the course of the summer, Tanya and Fabian stumble upon a dark secret, an unsolved mystery spanning back decades. Soon they are facing terrible d ...more
Catalina Dressing
I love the 13 Treasures trilogy!! Book 1 began the fun for me. 13 Treasures is about a girl named Tanya. But Tanya isn't any ordinary girl! She can see fairies!!! These fairies are not the typical sweet little pink and purple fairies most people automatically picture when they hear that word. Some are okay i guess. But some are evil. up to no good. Luckily, Tanya is not alone. She is forced to go live with her grandmother for what seems like the longest summer of her life! I really loved the des ...more
This book was totally unexpected !!
When I picked up the book at the library a few months back, all I wanted in a book was a descent fairy tale.
After "Fablehaven" I so badly wanted another series that can make me feel like a little girl.

This story has a total different understanding of "fairies", which was fascinating and frankly quite scary.
The first few chapters made me want to rethink reading this book.
But the idea was refreshing and the story itself was quite the mystery !

It has the haun
Maddy Muscat
ever since i was a tiny egg, i have been fascinated by fairies. i had fairy costumes, books, paintings, toys, you name it, i had it. even now, stories about fairies entertain me greatly. i read this book when i was about ten or eleven, and loved it. my copy of it is completely battered. it took me a while to get my teeth into it, but once i did, i couldn't stop obsessing over it.
Riya S.
I liked the book because it was filled with mystery and that made me want to keep reading on. It made me keep wanting to read on because you never know for sure who the good person is and who the evil fairy is.
I've read this book a number of times and I'm always surprised how much I like it, given that I usually dislike fantasy. I think what really makes it for me is the characters. They're deep and interesting, and although their world is obviously not real, their struggles are nonetheless believable. The plot can be a little garbled at times, but the explanations usually work well. I love how the as the series progresses everything gets better and more developed rather than less interesting, as is t ...more
Giota Bourha
This is a wonderful book! I liked and enjoyed it so very much!

The premise isn't something terribly original! It's about a girl that can see the fairies roaming the world all around us. It's been done many times before but this is the only one I actually liked.

Harrison based her fairy realm on research she's done and it shows. She is incorporating the Seelie and Unseelie Court mythology, as well as ways to protect yourself against evil fairies that are rooted in folklore. Her fairies are distinc
Charlotte Phillips
Fairies are sweet caring and considerate little creatures. Creatures that grant you wishes, protect you and are always there by your side. Pixies are the ones that cause trouble, cause problems and complications. There the ones who make you think your going mad by moving things around your room, or taking things from you when your not looking. Yet, this is not so in this novel. The fairies in this novel are not so nice. Some of them are, some of them are the guardian watching over your shoulder. ...more
I'm beginning to think that middle-grade literature is the way to go now! :) The Thirteen Treasures is the story of young Tanya visiting her grandmother's house. When she finds an old photograph, she is pulled into an unsolved mystery. Fifty years ago a girl vanished in the woods nearby - a girl Tanya's grandmother will not speak of. Together with the caretaker's grandson, Fabian, they decide to find the truth. But Tanya has her own secret: the ability to see fairies and soon, they are facing te ...more
Jul 31, 2011 Bunny added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
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I loved 13 Treasures by Michelle Harrison! So much so, that I read it in one day even though it was nearly 400 pages long. If you take nothing else away from this review, please take away that this story is amazing. I loved it, and I can’t wait for Sis to venture out of Judy Moody and Junie B Jones so that she can love this one too. Because I know that she will, love it I mean. It’s just THAT good.

I’ve been staring at this page for days. Trying to deci
Fantasy is my favorite genre, and I went into this one expecting to like it, if not love it. Instead, it was a frustrating read for me. I found it very hard to lose myself in the story or characters. I kept getting jolted out into my critical brain by a number of things; word choices that felt odd (view spoiler)), dialog that felt odd, and hints or clues that hit the reader over the head but leave the main charact ...more
While exploring the same kind of world as Wicked Lovely and Strange Angels, this book is a younger version and will be a great way to get those readers into this genre. The themes of the changeling child, Seelie/Unseelie Courts, second sight, faeries and all that will be new to younger readers; however, for older readers, there's no new twist.

The world Tanya inhabits feels familiar to any reader of Nesbit or Eager (or Boston or pick another faerie fantasy author) and yet because there's no moder
I feel really bad for the fairies that died in this story. It was actually really sad. We were out of napkins when I read it so I used one of my drawings to wipe my eyes instead. I wouldn't have remembered except I'd just gone to hang it up when I realized
1. We were out of tape.
2. I saw it had tear stains.
I wonder what becomes of fairies when they do die?
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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.

Before becoming a full-time writer I worked in publishing as an editor, and also as a bookseller. I
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“Fabian had succeeded. She caught his eye and the two of them shared a look; it was the kind of look children wear when they know they've gotten away with something. At the same moment, Warwick and Florence also shared a look. Theirs was the kind of look adults wear when they know that somehow they have been well and truly hoodwinked, but are clueless as to the how and why, and know only that there's absolutely nothing they can do about it.” 30 likes
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