I Read What You Write is excited to announce to release of One Wish by Michelle Harrison. To celebrate we are participating in a giveaway, to US readers, of 3 copies of this new book.
About the Book:
Having the ability to see fairies means that Tanya Fairchild’s life has never been easy. After all, real fairies are nothing like the ones in books; ones that grant wishes or leave money for teeth. Real fairies don’t like to be talked about, and they cast spells if Tanya steps out of line. The most she’s ever received in exchange for one of her teeth is a chewed up toffee. Of course, it would help if Tanya knew someone – anyone – else who could see them, too …When Tanya meets Ratty, she finds not only that can he see fairies, but that he has a fairy friend, Turpin. Turpin is rude and spiteful, but funny and loyal too. When Ratty goes missing, Tanya discovers her new friend has another extraordinary ability; an ability that has the potential to destroy them both …
What Others Are Saying About Michelle Harrison:
“Touches of humor [and] plenty of peril….” (Kirkus Reviews).
“One Wish is an incredibly whimsical tale full of colourful characters…” (Feeling Fictional)
Praise for the 13 Treasures trilogy:
* “Readers will be on the edge of their seats.” (School Library Journal, starred review).
* “Harrison writes with great assuredness, creating a seductive setting and memorable, fully developed characters.” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).
* “Richly woven, and packed with the action fantasy readers demand.” ( Library Media Connection, starred review).
On a busy side street of London, a hooded figure let
itself into a small shop. Once inside, the person locked
the door and checked that the CLOSED sign was displayed,
then threw back the hood. A thin‑ faced, bespectacled
man with gray hair, he appeared ordinary at first glance.
But look a little closer and the tips of two pointed ears
were visible beneath his hair—to those who were able to
see such things, at least.
The man hurried through the shop to a door at the
back marked PRIVATE, a brown package in his gloved
hands. Pushing through the door, he entered a little room,
the shelves of which were lined with clocks, watches, and
time‑ keeping devices of every kind. He set the package
down and, with trembling hands, unwrapped it.
“Please,” he muttered. “Let this be the one. Let the
search be over.” From the paper wrappings, he removed a
golden hourglass and set it on the table. Then he peeled
off his gloves and, holding his breath, laid his hands
gently upon it.
Nothing. Another dead end. With a cry of rage, he
flung the object aside, shattering it. His face twisted in
temper, the man stormed from the room and descended
a narrow set of stairs to the cellar.
He stepped over a stack of books to a row of candles
lined on a shelf. With a click of his fingers, their wicks
burst into flame, sending a golden glow through the
dark space. Books moldered away in damp corners; grisly
ingredients glistened in glass jars. Scribbled notes and
diagrams were scattered at every turn. And at the center
of it all stood a large black cauldron.
The man crossed to it. From a beam above, a lacy
dress hung like a corpse. The man lifted his hand to it,
regret and longing etched into his face.
“Someday, Helena,” he whispered. “Someday, I’ll find
it. And I’ll bring you back.”
About The Author:
I’ve also written UNREST, a ghost novel for young adult readers.
Before becoming a full-time writer I worked in publishing as an editor, and also as a bookseller. I’m currently working on a new middle grade novel. I live in Essex and I have a son, Jack, and two cats.
The best place to get in touch with me is via my website or Facebook page: