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The Thirteen Secrets (Thirteen Treasures #3)

4.3  ·  Rating details ·  2,736 Ratings  ·  223 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
ebook, 400 pages
Published February 3rd 2011 by Simon & Schuster UK (first published 2011)
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Jun 22, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017

I didn't find myself getting along with this book as fast as I thought I would, maybe because I read the first two books like three years ago and now I got to read the third, so there's long distance between them. But I do remember that I liked the first two books more than this one and there were more interesting events happening.
That doesn't mean that this book isn't good, because it is and I quite enjoyed it.
And the cover of this book is pretty and adorable and breathtaking... just PERFECT!
Aug 24, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
fantastic books! wondering if there'll be a fourth?
would highly recommend to any adult even tho its a kids book, I really enjoyed this whole series! and will get my kids to read them when they're a tad older.
Jun 08, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
What a disappointment. Usually I can read a book in 48 hours - this one dragged by.
The plot was amazing but was executed terribly.
It’s a children’s book so everyone saves the day - but it was so bland and no excitement.
The plot continues on from the second book, which was fantastic - but the magic vanished. I’m just glad the trilogy is finished now.
Feb 08, 2011 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
Oct 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 08, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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!
3.5 stars
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
Jul 27, 2010 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
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
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
Maryam Noor
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Lee Pritchett
Jul 01, 2011 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 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Miss Clark
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Jul 20, 2013 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!
Feathers are flying whenever you get involved with changelings, but I'm glad it was resolved for all that.
Feb 11, 2016 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*
Kevin Bolton
Jun 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hi there this is such an awesome book yes I am only 10 but to me this book is amazing I am not gonna spoil it if u wanna read it but if u like books with twists read this
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 :)
Cierra Wriddley
Nov 28, 2015 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
Daphne van der Meer
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
Wauw, wat een serie. Geschreven als een kinderboek, maar met plotlijnen en verbanden erin waar nog een heleboel schrijvers van kunnen leren. Op naar de prologue! Ik kan er niet genoeg van krijgen!

Het verhaal gaat verder met Rowan (voorheen red). Ze woont nu in Elvesden Manor, en gaat naar dezelfde school als Fabian. Ze heeft een boel om in te halen van haar jaar op straat, maar ze komt er wel. Op een dag komt ze net uit school een meisje tegen, dat daar voor geld gitaar speelt. Of dit lijkt zo.
Amy at Golden Books Girl
In the last book of the 13 series, Michelle Harrison continues the story of Tanya, Fabian and Red, whose lives are all in some way tangled up with the fairies. The fairies in these books, though, aren`t flowery or sprinkling fairy dust though… I don`t generally enjoy darker books, but I do like these a lot. I like the majority of the characters (especially Red and Oberon the dog) and Harrison`s world and sinister plot hooked me in and kept me reading, and I`m of the opinion that this is the best ...more
Raven R. (AvalonReadsBooks)
I really liked the story when the plot centered around Tanya and not Rowan.

Rowan always made horrible decisions and the problems, which were attempting to be adult just came out juvenile. Even the adults were making stupid childish decisions and it got annoying fast. We have several new characters, I liked Sparrow and that there was a clear romance there even if it was shrugged to the side over the the more pressing issues in the novel. I didn't like much of anyone else.

I hated Suki the most,
Oct 05, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
For me this whole series is a little misleading to the young reader. The cover is fantastical looking, appealing to a younger market, yet it's marked 10-14. This is definitely NOT for the feint of heart. There are some pretty gruesome murder scenes described and some serious bad guy stuff happening.

It was good, the plot twists keeping you reading on and she does a great job with an unexpected ending.

Just be mindful if you have a child prone to nightmares and easily disturbed by pretty scary st
Sharon C
Dec 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A series that only gets better. With an intriguing location, deep and sometimes disturbing mysteries to solve, and faeriekind in the mix--as well as said faeriekind's melding with modernity--these books are a great series for readers, young adults or otherwise! This could be a great story to read aloud to older children, as well.
Sep 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
FIRST TIME FINALLY READING THE THIRD BOOK. I have loved the first two books for ages, but I have never read the third, for some odd reason.

It was just as good as the first two, but in a different way. Here we see things take an even more mature and grisly turn. It gets intense.

It was an awesome way to wrap up the series, but I am sad that it has ended.
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