19 Feb 2011

Book Review - Thirteen Curses by Michelle Harrison (Book 2 Thirteen Treasures) CONTAINS SPOILERS

The Thirteen Curses
Number of Pages  -  464 pages

Publisher -  Simon & Schuster

My Review - 10 out of 10

WARNING - this review does contain spoilers....

The Thirteen Treasures have become the Thirteen Curses. 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 find the thirteen charms of Tanya's bracelet that have been scattered in the human world. Returning to Elvesden Manor, Red is assisted by Tanya and Fabian and a desperate hunt begins. Soon they make a shocking discovery. The charms now have twisted qualities of the thirteen treasures they represent...and the longer they are missing the worse the consequences will be. Can Red, Tanya and Fabian find all the charms? And even if they do, will the fairies keep their promise?

I loved this second book.  It was slightly longer than the first and there were places in it where I thought there was a lot more description than needed to be but I loved the story and I loved the fact that we concentrated on seeing Red's side of the story and find out more about her as well as more about the story and the world around them...

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