Monday, November 12, 2012

13 Secrets

13 Secrets by Michelle Harrison.
The third book in the 13 Treasures series.
13 SecretsSummary:Happy with life at Elvesden Manor, Rowan is doing her best to put the past behind her. But it's tough to forget the past when fairy messengers won't leave her be, no matter how many magical boundaries are put in place to keep them away.
When Tanya arrives to spend the summer at the manor, she notices that Rowan is acting strangely and becomes determined to find out what she's hiding. As Rowan sets about a risky secret quest, those she is working with soon begin to vanish one by one -- each in a way that is symbolic of the Thirteen Treasures. With time running out, will Tanya be able to prevent the past from consuming Rowan altogether?
In this stunning finale to the 13 Treasures Trilogy, Michelle Harrison delivers a dark tale of mystery and adventure, set against a deliciously wicked fairy world. (from Goodreads)

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Romance: Rowan and Fabian's (Fabian is Tanya's cousin) parents are together, Tanya catches them kissing once, liking, only one other kiss otherwise (and it was a forehead or cheek).
Violence:Stealing human children/babies and replacing them with changelings, murdering, injuries, fights, threats, torture, yelling/arguments.
Other:Fairies, magic, having visions and premonitions, trickery, lying.
Time Period:Modern.
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My thoughts:This series is not really what I usually read (YA) and it really a tween book. But I still like the series. The story, plot, and description of the world the characters live in are interesting, exicting and well done. I like the characters too and overall really enjoyed this book. The plot was a bit predictable, but there were several surprises that I didn't see coming. Somehow reading these types of books bring me back to being an 11 year old reading whatever fantasy books I could get my hands on. Good times. I would recommend this book to tweens (I think both boys and girls can enjoy it) and I might be recommending it to my siblings in a year or so.
My favorite character: Would have to be Red/Rowan. She was really strong (the kick-butt kinda girl) and did what needed to be done. She looked at the bigger picture and put others ahead of herself.
My stars:4
Love, Sierra

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