13 Secrets (Thirteen Treasures, #3)
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13 Secrets (Thirteen Treasures #3)

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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 whe...more
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Published February 2011 by Simon & Schuster UK (first published 2011)
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Teresa
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
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!
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
Melissa
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
Emma
May 07, 2011 Emma rated it 5 of 5 stars
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
Elevetha
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...more
Lee Pritchett
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
Clover Donovan
Epic!!!

I loved every bit of this book and I didn't want it to end.
I'm going to miss the characters but I'll always have the books to go back and re-read.
Thank you Michelle for this trilogy and I can't wait to read more from you.

One thing I would've liked to see was a five year or ten year thing
where we find comfort in knowing that the characters are well and
have not had a problem with any fairies. Sort of like a HP type of epilogue
but HP wasn't the first to have a 9 or 10 year jump to let the...more
Erin
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
Robyn
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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...more
Nikolina
I liked the first two books in this series and was excited to read the final instalment. It took me a while to finish this book. I strted reading this a while back then stopped reading it and put it back on my bookshelf. Recently I started reading it and realised it was because it was so boring. I thought that the beginning and the end was OK
but the rest was so hard to get through! I'm probably never going to re-read the trilogy again because of this book however if you have read the first two b...more
Amber Xo
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
Melanie
I loved it! A slightly darker turn of events than the first two books and it didn't resonate with me personally as much as 13 Curses, but it was very, very good. It was nice to see new characters and learn about the world in more depth. I read it in one day while I was waiting for the plumber - I just kept turning pages. (Fortunately, he cancelled and rearranged, so I got to finish it mostly undisturbed). :) I was excited to see that there is fourth book out in May, although I am apprehensive ab...more
Becky
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...more
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 3 of 5 stars
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...more
Kerstin
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Rowan will endlich ein neues Leben beginnen, frei von Angst und Lügen und weitab von allem, was sie an das Elfenreich erinnert. Doch niemand mit dem Zweiten Gesicht kommt so leicht davon. Als sich mysteriöse Todesfälle häufen, bitten Rowans alte Verbündete sie um Hilfe. Bald wird Rowan klar: Jemand aus ihrer Vergangenheit sinnt auf Rache. Schließlich ist Elvesden Manor der letzte Rückzugsort für Rowan und ihre Freunde. Als das Gutshaus von Feen und Kobolden angegriffen wird, mus...more
Vassiliki
So basically the story behind me reading this is that when I had first started reading books, I had read the 13 Treasures and the 13 Curses all by the same author and I had really (like really) loved them. Scrolling through Goodreads though, a couple of weeks ago, I realised that my favourite duology is actually a trilogy and as you can probably imagine I immediately went and bought the 13 secrtes.
Now I'm not going to talk about the plot so much as you have to have read the 2 prequels to fully...more
Kathryn
I'm enchanted and can't get out!!!!


I never expected to read such a delightful story with such magic and secrets.
It's been a while of wanting to sit tight in front of my computer and think about how to convince people to read a book I loved. But here I am with my cup of tea, hammering my head to think of appropriate words to praise this book.

As a huge fan of "fantasy" genre, sometimes I just need to go back to these magical worlds where there is no romance involved. Pure imaginations where chil...more
Therese
4.5 out of 5 stars!!!
Believe it or not, I thought this book was better than its other books. Thank the stars for that too.

Red is the protagonist of the story, which was disappointing because I like Tanya better. Anyway, Red is trying to escape her past and live a normal life. Unfortunately, she runs into a group of people who are involved with the changeling trade. For some reason, members of the group start dropping like flies. Red starts to investigate the deaths of these poor souls. Then s

...more
MysticMemories
Wow. This book was a perfect engine to the 13 treasures trilogy. This book combines Rowan's past with her present.

In this book, Rowan is reunited with the Coven. The Coven are a group of thirteen members that all try to switch changelings with their human counterparts. Rowan used to be involved with them, but stopped all contact with them after she found her "brother" (who actually turned out to be her cousin). She becomes in touch with them again after she meets a girl on the street who has a...more
Franzi Bloecher
I loved it. The story is just so wonderful, Michelle Harrison's writing just doesn't let you go. I just had to read this book, just like the first two parts od the story. I hope that there's a fourth book, but if not, this one is a very good ending.
I enjoyed being in Tickey End and walking to the bus stop, I could imagine it all. And I always felt like I was back at a place where I had been a long time ago, when I started the next book. It's a story that took my breath away, a few times actuall...more
Julie Ford
Beware of the Changling scorned.
Apparently that is the message of the last book in the 13 series by Michelle Harrison.
With more magic, intrigue, and plot twists- this book provides a satisfactory conclusion to the series.
I enjoy the characters Michelle creates in her stories. The Auburn-haired rough and tough Rowan is a strong, young female character that reminds me of Marida in the disney movie, "Brave" does not give up- and keeps searching for answers. Tanya, quite milder than Rowan, however s...more
Jessica Andrews
I read this trilogy last year and absolutely loved it. The books kept getting better and better as the series went on. Personally, this was my favourite of the three. I loved the mystery in it. I think it finished off the trilogy well. These are my favourite books that I have read and I can't really find any major faults in them. What is good about the series overall is that it completely changes your view of reality. Fairies are cute and friendly when you were a child but these books show them...more
Tamarah
JF Har grades 5-up
Happy with life at Elvesden Manor, Rowan is doing her best to put the past behind her. But it's tough to forget the past when fairy messengers won't leave her be, no matter how many magical boundaries are put in place to keep them away.

When Tanya arrives to spend the summer at the manor, she notices that Rowan is acting strangely and becomes determined to find out what she's hiding. As Rowan sets about a risky secret quest, those she is working with soon begin to vanish one by...more
Brooke
A good ending. I didn't love the book... also (and this is the romantic in me) I just wanted one or two paragraphs more (spaced throughout the books) that would have made me believe Sparrow would stay for the reason the author said he stayed.
Savannah
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Antoinette Rowlands
This novel made me remember why I loved fairy stories when I was growing up. The writing was solid and good and the story was never dull. I have been recommending this book to kids and adults (who are interested in YA) alike.
Flufflypickle
Well, this was a book that made me both happy and equally upset.

First of all, I really disliked Warrick in this book. I dislike him so so much about how easy it is for a petty "OH-I loved her so much" to "gosh I really like her mom." Warrick, I could throw a rock at your head.

Other than some petty annoyance in some characters of the book... I can say I really enjoyed it. The ending was nice (except Warrick and Rose) and sad. Brilliant vibrant characters added in. Good story line and great melli...more
Catalina Dressing
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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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