Tiger’s Curse (The Tiger Saga #1) by Colleen Houck

Posted July 28, 2013 in 4 Star Ratings, Book Reviews / Leave a comment!

Tiger’s Curse (The Tiger Saga #1) by Colleen HouckTiger's Curse by Colleen Houck
Series: The Tiger Saga #1
Published On: January 2011
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Mythology, Indian
4 Stars
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Passion. Fate. Loyalty.

Would you risk it all to change your destiny?

The last thing Kelsey Hayes thought she’d be doing this summer was trying to break a 300-year-old Indian curse. With a mysterious white tiger named Ren. Halfway around the world. But that’s exactly what happened. Face-to-face with dark forces, spellbinding magic, and mystical worlds where nothing is what it seems, Kelsey risks everything to piece together an ancient prophecy that could break the curse forever.

Tiger’s Curse is the exciting first volume in an epic fantasy-romance that will leave you breathless and yearning for more

Review of TIGER’S CURSE

When I started this book I was a little worried. I found that the writing skills just weren’t up to the skills of the writers I usually read. The way the characters talked sometimes drove me crazy which is basically the only reason it didn’t get a full five stars. It’s little things in the writing that really help a reader to get into it. Nobody talks so formally all the time so neither should the characters in the book. The writing was a little simple I guess is what I’m saying. Except when the author was describing something, there was too much writing. Besides that it wasn’t really a bad book.

The whole idea for this book was really unique! The plot was cool and fun and the characters were mostly great. I loved the play on shapeshifting being a curse they have to lift and I LOVED the romance between Kelsey and Ren. I was a little confused at the kind of love triangle going on between Ren, Kelsey and Kishan. It was weird, abrupt and shouldn’t have been in there. I also loved how the setting was in India, that’s not something you see too often, and there was a lot of cool information about Indian religion and myths. I found near the end of the book though it switched from being a huge crazy adventure to just romance which threw me off a little bit.

I found the main character, Kelsey, a little stupid. She trusts this guy of out nowhere to bring her across the world. He then gives her a bunch of hiking stuff and throws her out into the jungle but she’s still cool with that apparently. The author wanted her to seem innocent but to me she was just annoying. There has been worse characters though so it didn’t ruin the book. I loved Ren. Firstly, he’s a tiger so what’s not to love. Secondly, he’s just really attractive and I don’t understand why Kelsey doesn’t want to be with him. One more thing to add to her annoying traits list. I wish the other brother, Kishan, was in the book more though because he was pretty attractive as well. Either way I’d definitely recommend this book!

4 out of 5!

“He seemed very pleased with himself for surviving a near-death experience. I could practically hear him chanting to himself: I overcame. I conquered. I’m a man etc etc.”

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