September 24, 2011

13 Curses

By Michelle Harrison
 Rating: 4 1/4 stars

This is the follow up to the very good 13 Treasures. We begin where we left off, with Red having entered the fairy realm, intent on finding her baby brother that was stolen by fairies. It isn't long before she is captured, but help comes in the form of Stitch, another human brought inadvertently into the fairy world. Stitch also knows all about fairies and their dark side--we know him as Warwick, the groundskeeper of Elvesden Manor and Fabian's father from the first book. Red and Stitch join forces to confront the fairies about getting Red's brother back. But the fairies don't let anything happen easily. They give Red a task--an almost impossible task--that she is going to need her old friends Tanya and Fabian to help her with. And that task is going to make Red have to face some facts she wasn't expecting. This dark-edged story is just as interesting and compelling as the first one and fans will be more than pleased.