Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Brad About Books: Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck

Published: January 11, 2011
Publisher: Splinter
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 403 pages
Source: Amazon.com
Series: The Tiger Saga, #1

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.

TIGER'S CURSE is an epic fantasy adventure that will take you on a magical ride to India!

The beginning was pretty slow going, but once it picks up, the action just flies off the pages. Kelsey, our main character, is a pretty likeable character, but has some major flaws, which I will point out in the next paragraph. Ren is such an awesome character; he's nice to everyone around him, is a tiger (hello?! Totally awesome!), and is just an interesting and well-developed character.

What annoyed me so much from Kelsey was the nickname that she likes to be called: Kells. It's okay if it comes up here and there, but usually, everybody calls her Kells. Sorry, but it got on my nerves.

My favorite part about TIGER'S CURSE was just the adventure that this book takes you on! We get to travel to India and some more places (can't say or it would be a spoiler!), and the author did a great job of capturing that feeling of being in India. I definitely felt like I was traveling in the jungle with Ren and Kelsey!

The writing style is another great part of this book; every chapter felt like the adventure was taken to another level, which I loved. And when a character named Kishan entered, I knew that even more adventures would happen later in this series! I definitely enjoyed how much Colleen Houck put into this book to make sure that the reader felt like they was along for this epic ride! 

And the final 150 pages were totally fantastic! So much action occurred within those pages, and I don't think I ever set the book down when I came to the ending! And gosh, Houck made her characters shine and develop in ways I couldn't imagine within only the first book. Greatness!

Overall, TIGER'S CURSE was such a fun ride. I loved the India journey and all the events that happened in this book. If the main character didn't have an annoying nickname, this would have definitely been a 5-star book! Highly recommend this series!

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1 comment:

  1. Kesley is such an annoying character. Ugh.

    TIGER'S DESTINY is definitely the best book in this series!


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