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The 13 Curses

(Thirteen Treasures #2)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  4,051 ratings  ·  334 reviews
When fairies stole her brother, Red vowed to get him back. Now trapped in the fairy realm, she begs an audience with the fairy court where she strikes a bargain. Her brother will be returned - but only if she can complete a task set by the court. In a world of trickery and deception, Red is about to find that not all is as it seems. For even if she succeeds, will the ...more
Paperback, 464 pages
Published January 7th 2010 by Simon & Schuster UK
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Lilly Grace Yes, 13 Curses is the second book. 13 Treasures is the first one, 13 Secrets is the third one, and One Wish is the prequel. However, One Wish is set…moreYes, 13 Curses is the second book. 13 Treasures is the first one, 13 Secrets is the third one, and One Wish is the prequel. However, One Wish is set in a different setting/characters because One Wish was written so many years after the original series.(less)

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Apr 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
I loved this book so much more than the first. I love Red more than Tanya. I hope the final book doesn't disappoint. This would have been a perfect ending in my opinion.
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.
Mar 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Let me just start off by saying that I had no idea that this a second book. (I know, I know, I can be a moron sometimes!) Someone randomly lent it to me and I always being keen for a good fantasy novel just started reading it. I will admit at some points I found myself wondering if I was a missing something but I thought maybe it would be revealed later on in the book. And surprise surprise it was! That was round about when I found out it was a sequel. But I was too far in by then to stop ...more
Jenny Jones
Mar 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kid-lit
I enjoyed this second book in the '13' series very much. In this book some of the characters travel to the faerie realm and I particularly loved the sense being in a familiar landscape but a totally unfamiliar and terrifying alternate version of it. I still think that the author manages her settings better than her characterisation but I don't think that in this case it detracted too much from the overall affect of the book. Sometimes the most compelling part of a story is the setting rather ...more
Jan 09, 2010 rated it really liked 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 -
Sep 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Red vowed to get her brother back from the fairies, and uses the opportunity to get into the fairy realm as soon as it appears. However, when she reaches the fairy court, she is given a task to earn her brother back. All she has to do is find 13 charms from a bracelet. But the charms could be anywhere, and they are cursed in a way relating to how they look, and the longer they are gone, the more dangerous they become. This action packed sequel ends with an unexpected twist.
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I received this book for review, and was blown away by it’s gorgeousness!

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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

Brandy Painter
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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
Apr 20, 2014 rated it it was ok
If I wanted to be short, I could easily tell you that this book was not worth the read. To most of you all's horror, I am elaborating (get over it, this is a READING website).
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
Brianna Marie
Dec 05, 2013 rated it did not like it
The cover is the only interesting part of this book. That main character was obnoxious, flat and totally self centered. She ABANDONS her cousin because he wasn't her brother, as she had previously believed, even though she barely has to make an effort to win. She's willing to leave him in a unknown environment BECAUSE HE ISN'T HER BROTHER? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? After all the time she spent looking for him, after her guardian sacrificed himself to save him, she's willing to give up because he's her ...more
Meh. (Sorry, it's just that I read an article -or something- a few days ago about how Goodreads was damaging for books and how there were seemingly too many reviews saying "meh" around here. I can't seem to be able to find that again though, as I don't remember where I read it...)

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
Jun 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is a bit crude
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book had so much detail and suspense! It was incredibly interesting and kept the reader on the edge of their seat throughout the whole book practically. I loved that this book was a super creative take on fairies from the perspectives of the main characters Red, Tanya, and Fabian. I thought that the conflict of completing the task she was given to get her brother back was a super fascinating thing to read about, keeping the reader in suspense and wonderment throughout the whole story. I ...more
After Red sacrificed herself to save Tanya at the end of The 13 Treasures she is now trapped in the fairy realm. She is determined to use the opportunity to continue the search for her missing brother so she can finally bring him home. When Warwick ends up caught in a fairy ring and taken to the fairy realm himself they both find themselves trapped by the Hedgewitch. Working together to escape they eventually make it to the court where Red agrees to accept a task in order to have her brother ...more
Jun 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The Thirteen Curses continues from The Thirteen Treasures, where Red is now trapped in the fairy realm. She manages to gain an audience with the fairy court where she bargains for her stolen brother. In exchange for him, she must retrieve thirteen different charms. But in a world of trickery and deception, Red is about to find that not all is as it seems.

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
Leslie Preddy
Oct 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: grades 5-8
In this sequel to 13 Treasures, the story of the human world, the fairy world, and where those two worlds meet
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
Jenny / Wondrous Reads
Fairies! Goblins! Witches! Welcome to The Thirteen Curses.

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
Silvara Wilde
Jun 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star
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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
Oct 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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I loved the first book, so I was eager to read this one too. I like how it contained more about Rowan Fox, who is a really interesting character. This book also had more about the 13 treasures, which made the title fit more than in the first book, where the treasures played a very small role. The reason I didn't give this book 5 stars is that it has "sequel syndrome", where it constantly reminds readers of details from the previous book. I'm okay with a few reminders, but it seemed like every ...more
Richard Cardenas
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!

- R.D.
At this point, I'm getting really bothered with some magical beings who think they can do whatever they want. Someone needs to put the Unseelie Court in their place. Stealing someone's brother is a heartless thing to do!
Jun 19, 2012 rated it it was ok
I actually couldn't motivate myself to finish this book; too long, too plodding, too dull. A shame, because there are some original, interesting elements, but it just took too long to navigate, and I stopped caring. BTW, I made it to page 300 or so...
Jul 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

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.
Aug 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
The second book of this series was great! I'm not a big fan of fantasy but somehow I got into it. The girl has to deal on how to solve a way for her to get out of fairy control. She has to save the world she loves.
Emily Schrag
Jul 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
I love this type of middle grade fairy tale-esque fantasy
Nov 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
awesome I love the surprise ending
Dec 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome! Usually I just can't wait for the next book in the series, but I think that this book ended with such a satisfying ending that I would not even mind if there was not another book.
Solid middle book.

I liked more of the focus on Red in this one, but appreciated we kept up with the rest of the gang as well.
Feb 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

review to come
I am delighted to have found this book.
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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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 story for young adult readers, and THE OTHER ALICE. My latest novel is A PINCH OF MAGIC. I'm currently working on its sequel,

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