The 13 Curses
I love when worlds of fairies and humans collide. Especially when it isn't all pretty princesses and lovely realms. This was so interesting as my first changeling plot book as well. I hope Red gets her happy ending in the last book. The girl deserves it.
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
I received this book for review, and was blown away by it’s gorgeousness!
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...more
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 ...more
I started the book, instantly confused. But, it could easily be my fault for not reading the first book first. What it said was going over my head and made the experience even longer, nevertheless. When I was able to get myself through the first chapters, I am still not obsessed with it like I am with most books. The idea ...more
So, first, I made the mistake (again) to pick the second book in a series, not having read the first one. In fact, I didn't even know it was part of a series until I started it and went to add it to my Goodreads, only ...more
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 ...more
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
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 ...more
The first book in this trilogy was all about Tanya. This book centers on Rowan, the girl we met previously who goes by the name of Red. Her brother was stolen by faeries and she is determined to get him back.
I love that the faerie lore we learn in these books follows the traditional lore I've read in myths and legends.
The fae shown in the books are mischievous and dark, though not so evil or twisted as to make it ...more
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!
I still love this book with all my heart, but the last quarter of the book seemed to go at a faster pace then the rest of the book, especially the part when they’re searching for the charms which could have possibly gone into more depth.
I liked more of the focus on Red in this one, but appreciated we kept up with the rest of the gang as well.
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 *
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I've also written UNREST, a ghost story for young adult readers, and THE OTHER ALICE. My latest novel is A PINCH OF MAGIC. I'm currently working on its sequel, ...more