Thursday, June 28, 2012

Review: Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck

Tiger's Curse
(Tiger's Curse Saga #1)

Author: Colleen Houck

Publication Date: January 1, 2011

Publisher: Sterling

Genre: Fantasy



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.

My Thoughts: This is my second read-through of Tiger's Curse after finishing the series thus far.  It is a rare occurrence that I re-read a book but I thought this one deserved a second go and it didn't disappoint.

Kelsey Hayes takes a short-term summer temp position as an assistant to an animal keeper for a circus that is passing through town, she never imagined it would lead to her traipsing through the jungle in India with a white tiger named Ren. Funny how that works. With only a few words, Kelsey helped Ren and her adventure began.  We are shown a side of India that I thoroughly enjoyed. We get the towns, the jungle, temples and a mansion in the woods.  This book submerged me into their universe and made me almost believe I was in India myself.

Kelsey is on the border of adulthood.  Having just graduated from high school, she isn't sure what she wants to do with her life.  I admire Kelsey.  She takes the whole Indian curse thing in stride, but not unbelievably so.  She has a good head on her shoulders (although sometimes she tends to over-think things) and is so loyal it is almost dangerous.  This girl followed a tiger into the jungle because she was supposed to take care of him!  I am not sure sometimes if she is really brave or just stupid that way, but she is charming.

Ren is something else.  I don't want to say too much about him because I don't want to give any spoilers away.  But he is a sweet tiger that cares genuinely about Kelsey.

The whole Tiger's Curse series is worth a read.  If you enjoy adventure, love, mythology and a little bit of mystery these books will not disappoint.  They are on my bookshelf among all of my best-seller favorites and it is definitely where they belong.  If you haven't read it yet, don't put it off any longer.


  1. I have special shelves for my favorites, too! I'm glad to hear that you still loved this book the second time through.

    1. I love my favorites shelf! They are kind of like the bookworm trophy collections ha ha :) Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Can you believe that I borrowed this one from the library but never had the time to crack it open before starting it? Now I really regret that -- this isn't the first time I've heard how AMAZING this series is! I love that Kelsey is loyal to a fault because that also gives her so many other qualities I love in a heroine (strength, determination, protectiveness). I'd probably run AWAY from the tiger instead of to it LOL but that's just another thing to admire about her, I guess! :')

    Amazing review, Kristal! <3

    1. You should definitely borrow it again if you have the opportunity (or buy it, the cover is gorgeous!). I totally would have run AWAY from the tiger in the jungle too, no doubts about that one. Thanks for the comment!! :)

  3. thanks for sharing.


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