The 13 Treasures by Michelle Harrison is a wonderful fantasy story which mixes the world of faeries with an English setting. This book is cracking to read! A girl called Tanya is gifted with a second sight that enables her to see faeries. However, Tanya is one of the few people who can see them, so you can understand why she is so frustrated when she gets the blame for their misdemeanours. The faeries are also sometimes cruel to Tanya, giving her consequences if she doesn’t act nicely towards them.

However, one day her mother sends her to Elvesden Manor to live with her grandmother for the summer holidays. She was never welcomed into her grandmother’s home, yet she didn’t know the reason why; Tanya always thought that she wasn’t cared for and that she was seen as a nuisance to the family. However, all is revealed as the story progresses and many mysteries unfold.

Fabian, the housekeepers son, helps Tanya through all the problems, and together they unravel the mystery and learn the important history of what happened in a nearby forest. Everything that happens is kept secret from Tanya and is never spoken of by her Grandma, who, Tanya suspected, was the main problem of the unspoken disappearing history.

This amazing fantasy book holds great mystery. Even though you need to sleep at night, this book will entertain you and you will never want to put it down. Do you want to know the mystery? Read this remarkable book, and you’ll never forget what happened.

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Katy Lay

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I am an English teacher at The City Academy, Hackney.

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