Sunday, November 25, 2012

The 13 Curses by Michelle Harrison

This book is the sequel to 13 Treasures, and I gave it a rating of four out of five. Rowan, called Red, gave herself to fairies in book one, and she is now trying to find her little brother who was taken by them about two years before. Warwick, named Stitch in this book, is caught in a fairy trap and ends up helping her. Red is given a quest to complete that involves Tanya's bracelet with the thirteen treasures. Meanwhile, Tanya and Fabian are trying to find Warwick, and they become involved in the quest too. In the end, Red discovers something about her past that might be her greatest curse or her greatest treasure.

This plot had more substance than the first book, and I enjoyed it more. It has all of the main characters from the first book but added some others. There was more action, and the conflict provided a mystery that needed to be solved. The characters needed to figure out the location of tiny charms without much information about them. The curses surrounding the charms got stronger as the characters got closer to finding all of them. The book included flashbacks to when Red was younger and explained the kidnapping of her brother. This book is the second in a trilogy, and I suspect Eldrich will be a part of the final book. Red left the fairy trapped in a cellar, and he swore that she'd regret it.

1 comment:

  1. i read a book like this its a realy good book. its called 99 cupboards. i think you would like it.


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