Middle Grade Madness | One Wish by Michelle Harrison


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Today, I am excited to share my thoughts on ONE WISH, the prequel to the best-selling Thirteen Treasures series by Michelle Harrison.

Here’s a little bit about the book —

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I received this book for free from The Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Middle Grade Madness | One Wish by Michelle HarrisonOne Wish by Michelle Harrison
Published by Little Brown Books for Young Readers on March 8th, 2016
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Middle Grade
Format: Hardcover
Source: The Publisher
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One wish only, understood? There are rules, so listen good . . .

The Spinney Wicket Wishing Tree can grant your heart’s desire – just wish out loud, or hang a message from its branches. It sounds as though the Wishing Tree is just a sweet old tradition, but Tanya is only too aware how real its magic could be.

Tanya can see fairies, and would love to meet someone else can see them too. When she meets Ratty and his cheeky fairy, Turpin, it seems at last she’s found them. But Ratty has a secret, and a dangerous enemy who'll stop at nothing to get to him.

Tanya must use her one wish to save her new friend - but wishes should be used wisely . . . setting and premise, starring an ordinary girl whose after-school job is far from ordinary and leads to a world of excitement, romance and magical intrigue.


Why did I pick it up?

When I was asked to feature ONE WISH on my blog, I immediately said yes. Middle Grade aside, I love a good Fey book; and it’s been some time since I have picked one up! Plus, her name is Tanya! haha

Describe the book in 5 words

Uplifting. Magical. Funny. Smart. Witty.

Who was your favorite character, and why?

Tanya of course. She is going through a lot and adding to the confusion and stress of the second sight, with no friends I might add, it tough for anyone. But she is strong. Meeting Ratty really changed her life, and I loved the friendship they developed. She’s also very brave and selfless, giving up the things that she did had my heart soaring. Next to Tanya would be Turpin. She is Ratty’s guardian and she is one feisty little thing! Her and Tanya don’t get off to a great start, but their friendship develops while searching for Ratty and it was so cute!

Who would LOVE One Wish?

Everyone! There is something in the pages everyone could connect with and love. Magic, fey, friendships. Plus, there are a lot of messages about love, loss, forgiveness and moving on as well and I liked how it was weaved into the story.

Are there Illustrations? 

No, not really. There are swirly designs with the chapter headers, though.

Overall thoughts

I adored it! It’s a well written and magical story. I recommend it for all ages, especially if you love books magic! I am super excited to get my hands on the THIRTEEN TREASURES series! Library here I come!



Tell me your thoughts

  • Does his sound like something you’d enjoy? Have you read any of the other books in the Thirteen Treasures series?
  • If you had one wish, what would it be?


17 thoughts on “Middle Grade Madness | One Wish by Michelle Harrison

    1. tonyalee

      Yes it’s a great one for young readers. I wish my kids liked more books on the magic side, so they’d read it!

    1. tonyalee


      I haven’t figured that out yet – maybe doing a monthly linky or something? I have been brainstorming an idea for awhile. But that would be awesome if you did! You can send me your posts and I will share them, too! AND, once I have figured it out I will let you know for sure!

        1. tonyalee

          Awesome! I am thinking of just doing a monthly link up w/a giveaway for each link up and comment on post. Otherwise, there’s just too much to keep up with!

  1. Mel

    Omg I can’t wait to read this one. I am a big fan of the trilogy (definitely read it!), and have had my eye on this for a while. I wasn’t sure if it would read younger than in the trilogy though? How old is she in it?

    If you like fey books, have you read any Melissa Marr? She has a new fairy series launching this month or last month I think. I’m not sure if you’d need to read the Wicked Lovely ones first or not though. They are a bit darker than Michelle Harrison’s; very much the upper YA end, but I love them.

    1. tonyalee

      I’m not sure if it reads younger since I didn’t read it. She is 12 here – so maybe?

      Yes, I love Melissa Marr! I read Wicked Lovely years ago and still think about them! They were really good! I NEED to read her new series, for sure. I love dark fey books. Have you read The Iron Fery series?

      1. Mel

        Thanks, I think she was about 15 in the trilogy so it will be a bit younger. I’m sure I’ll still love it though 🙂

        I actually have the Iron Fey series on my TBR. I have all the books; I just need to get to them. *flails under a million books* 🙂

        1. tonyalee

          Oh, I didn’t realize she was that old in the books! I assumed she was 13 or 14.

          And yes, never ending TBR!!!!

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