Tuesday, February 8, 2011

13 Treasures

Title: 13 Treasures

Author: Michelle Harrison

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Copyright Date: 2010

Print Date: April 2010

ISBN: 9780316041485

Pages: 355

Book Description (from dust jacket):

You don't always have to see to believe.

Though her mother cannot see the evil fairies that rouse Tanya from her sleep, torturing her at the slightest mention of their existence, they are as real to the thirteen-year-old as anything she's ever known. If she could wish them away, she would, but instead, it is she who is sent away — to live at her grandmother's secluded countryside manor.

There is much to explore and even more to fear in the woods surrounding the estate. But the forst isn't the only source of dark secrets, and Tanya soon finds herself entangled in a mystery that could trap her in the fairy realm forever.

I didn't read the blurb for this before reading the book, so I didn't realize it was a fairy book. I was drawn by the sparkly cover (you don't really see it in the pic, but it's very sparkly).

It was interesting. The fairies are creepy, as fairies tend to be in these types of stories. Tanya is likeable... I was left hoping she could find some happiness (and love — the familial kind — as it didn't seem like she had much) in her life. I guessed some things way ahead of time, as well as encountering a few surprises I hadn't guessed.

I feel like there was something else important I wanted to say, but unfortunately, I was pokey about typing this post up and don't remember what that something else was.


  1. Lately I've been doing more of that--not reading the blurb. The book is a mystery when I open it...lol. It's been fun doing that too.

  2. Sometimes I skim the blurb, sometimes I don't read it at all, sometimes I read it in depth then give myself time to forget it... it all depends. =)


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