Saturday, February 19, 2011

Tiger's Curse - Review

Title: Tiger’s Curse
Author: Colleen Houck
Series: The Tiger Saga #1

Synopsis: “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.”

Review: ***Spoiler Alert*** I liked this book. I’ve read quite a few other reviews that criticized Houck’s writing. It seems that many other reviewers thought that she provided too much detail, that her characters were flat, and that Kelsey’s fear of intimacy was not realistic. After reading these negative reviews I went back and reread a few passages, and I could see some awkward phrasing and perhaps there was a lot of detail about food. Honestly, when I was reading Tiger’s Curse I didn’t notice any of that. Houck’s story was so well thought out and interesting that I was caught up, hypnotized. I read this novel in a matter of hours and can’t wait for the next one.
Tiger’s Curse had me on an emotional roller- coaster.
Originally I felt sorry for Ren, as a tiger in the circus I imagined that his life must have been very difficult. Then I was angry when they deceived Kelsey. I was excited by the budding romance between Ren and Kelsey. I anxiously turned the pages through their dangerous struggle to undo the curse. I was saddened by Kelsey’s rejection of Ren, because it was obvious to me that they are meant to be together. I may have even shed a tear when I reached the end, turned the page and realized that this book was over. I want a tiger prince!

Publisher: Splinter
ISBN: 978-1402784033

If you like this book you may want to read:

The Silver Wolf by Alice Borchardt (ISBN: 978-0345423610)

Tiger Eye (Dirk & Steele #1) by Marjorie M. Liu (ISBN: 978-0062020154)

Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega #1) by Patricia Briggs (ISBN: 978-0441016150)


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  2. Thanks for following. I hope you enjoy Tiger's Curse as much as I did!