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This is not the new and original trilogy that we might have hoped for going from the hype surrounding it; it is instead a nicely done re-packaging of ideas you will find in many earlier books. That is not to say it is not a pleasant read, it is and I thoroughly enjoyed all three books. The author writes in an easy style and has developed the story well, populating it with characters with which one can engage. So a worthy 4 stars but nothing particularly original.
This trilogy is exciting. Every chapter leaves the reader wanting more. If I had the time to do so, I could have sat and read this trilogy from page one book one, straight through the last page on book three!
If you have read 13 Treasures and 13 Curses, 13 Secrets will not let you down. There are new twists and turns, new characters, and a great new plot; but still filled with the lovable people from the first two.
I still want more, but maybe that's because I enjoyed reading the story so much, and fell so in love with the characters- I didn't want to be done spending time with them. Some parts were slightly predictable, but finding out the why behind the predictions, was interesting. I loved finding the many clues and solving the puzzles with Fabian, Tanya & Rowan. When I read the last page of the last chapter, I was like, "What?! The end?!" The epilogue, however, ended the story fine.
I would not be mad if Michelle Harrison decided to write a fourth book, but am totally ok with the end if she doesn't.
*I originally ordered this series for my 8 year old daughter (an advanced reader), but wanted to read 13 Treasures (book 1) to see if it was an age appropriate story, but after reading it, I had to read the next two books! However, It's just enough too dark- she'll have to wait. I will not be handing this trilogy over to my daughter just yet. I think she'll need to be 12 or older before I let her read it.
I loved the ending. I didn't like that raven had died. I kind of wanted to hear more about the romance between sparrow and Rowan. I also wanted to hear what bred in did to have to watch tanya. Overall I loved the book. I hope there is a movie.