Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Review: Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck

Title: Tiger's Curse
Author: Colleen Houck
Series: Tiger Saga
Publisher: Splinter
Publication Date: January 11, 2011
How Received: Borrowed
Rate: 5+

Summary (as quoted from Amazon) The last thing teenager Kelsey Hayes thought she'd be doing over the summer was meeting Ren, a mysterious white tiger and cursed Indian prince! When she learns she alone can break the Tiger's curse, Kelsey's life is turned upside-down. The unlikely duo journeys halfway around the world to piece together an Indian prophecy, find a way to free the man trapped by a centuries-old spell, and discover the path to their true destiny.

My thoughts:
Tiger’s Curse is one of the most amazing novels I have ever read. The story begins with an eighteen year old girl named Kelsey looking for a temporary job to do over the summer. When she snags a job for a traveling circus, the last thing she expects is to feel an immediate connection with a stunning white tiger named Ren- a connection so strong that when she gets an offer to travel with Ren from her small town in Oregon to Mumbai, India, she takes it without hesitating. But spur-of the moment traveling isn’t the only surprise in store for Kelsey, because it turns out that Ren isn’t just a tiger- he’s a handsome Indian Prince. A prince who has been trapped in the form of a tiger for three-hundred years due to a spell cast on him and his brother by a greedy, evil man named Lokesh. Only Kelsey can break the spell to turn Ren and his brother, Kishan, human again. To do so, she must embark on four epic quests ; and first up in line is finding the Golden Fruit of India. In order to complete the first quest, Ren and Kelsey must travel through treacherous jungles, run through swarms of giant beetles, fight off venomous monkeys - and do all of it while avoiding Lokesh. Kelsey is an awesome heroine! Funny, sweet, smart, sarcastic, strong, and witty, she was super cool - I can’t wait to see how her character grows in the next book. Ren is an equally awesome hero. He’s strong, intelligent, charismatic, funny, a little stubborn, but most importantly, he possesses a limitless amount of courage . Other characters, such as Mr. Kadam (Ren’s right hand man) and Kishan always appeared at the moment when you least expected them, and added a lot of excitement to the story. The way Houck combines non-stop action and pulse pounding adventure with sweet, steamy romance and a vastly addictive plot was absolutely breathtaking. If you are looking for a book filled with excitement, adventure, and romance, Tiger’s Curse is it ; I highly recommend picking it up today!

1 comment:

Deborah A. said...

That sounds like an amazing book! It sort of reminds me of East by Edith Pattou, and that is one of my all time most favorite novels.


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