Tuesday, July 17, 2012
13 Treasures by Michelle Harrison
This book was not at all what I expected. The premise of 13 Treasures is that a young girl, Tanya, can see fairies. But these aren't charming little Tinker Bells. Instead, they are malevolent monsters who set out to make her look troubled if not completely disturbed. As a result, Tanya is sent to live with her seemingly disinterested grandmother. There the fairies' mischief continues and there is an old mystery involving a missing girl to be solved. Characters are most definitely not what they initially seem in the story. The unexpected twists and turns make it tough to put the book down. This is a good read. The key to it is being open to the unexpected.