Friday, June 7, 2013

Tigers Curse

Hey!  *Spoiler*  A couple of nights ago I finished Tigers Curse by Colleen Houck.  (Well, that's not the spoiler...)  The spoiler is that the only thing I could think about for the majority of the book was OH MY GOD HER TIGER TURNED INTO A HOT INDIAN PRINCE!!!!!!!!!  That's the spoiler.  Anyway...


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 first book in The Tiger's Saga a 5 book series.  The final book, Tiger's Dream is yet to be released.

Tiger's Curse is a book that's been in my mental to-read list for years.   (Yes years.  It was published in 2011.  Okay, maybe not all that long ago!)  When I was on my AMAZING trip to Powell's it was one of the books I picked up!  Now granted, I was reading it at one of the messier times in life (the end of the school year) but somehow I was still able to enjoy this book.  

First of all, the premise.  Oh my God TIGERS!!!!  Let's take a look at a few Tigers for fun.  

THEY ARE SO CUTE!!! Sorry, I got a little side tracked there!  

Second of all, INDIA!!!!  India is one of my favorite it settings EVER!  Lets see, books that I love set in India; Small Acts of Amazing Courage, The Girl With The Borrowed Wings (That was in India, right?) A Great and Terrible Beauty (Now that book was only partly set in India, but you get my point).  The list could go on and on!  


Third of all, PROTAGONIST!  In some ways, Kelsey Hayes was a typical protagonist.  She was amazing and didn't see it in herself.  She was pretty but thought she was normal.  However, one thing that Kelsey was that I think that a lot of protagonists these days aren't was frustrating. Kelsey will drive a reader absolutely bonkers when you know that she needs to be with Ren but that she doesn't think she's good enough for him.  Or that he will just break her heart and be with a "perfect" girl.  The fact that you may not always agree with Kelsey makes it such an interesting read.  

Fourth of all, LOVE INTEREST!  First we think Ren is just a gorgeous white tiger stuck as a circus animal.  Then we find out his an even more gorgeous 300 year old Indian Prince?  The thing about Ren is that he is not perfect.  That's what makes him perfect.  Okay, that was stupid.  My favorite time to judge Ren's character was comparing him to, wait for it, THE MYSTERIOUS OTHER LOVE INTEREST; his brother.  While both handsome and charming, their personalites were almost opposite. Reading how Kelsey reacts to both of them is facinating.

Fifth of all, 300 YEAR OLD CURSE, BABY!!  How cool is that?  Kelsey is kidnapped (kinda) to India to help a prince lift his curse!  Great right?  Well, mostly right.  I found often that I struggled believing the Magical part myself, (And granted, I believe in magic) much less that Kelsey did.  Obviously this is a fantasy(/adventure/romance/ect) book, but the part that was realistic, (Kelsey) should have reacted a little more realistically (AHHHHHHHHHHHH!  OH MY GOD CURSES ARE REAL!  AND MY TIGER JUST TURNED INTO A MAN!!!!!  AHHHHHHHH) not just, "Oh!  Mr. Kadam says it's true?  Well he's my pretend Grandpa and only family since my parents are both dead!  It must be right!" Sorry, that was only a little right, and I'm over exageratting quite a bit, (okay, only a little bit) but that was a big part of the story that affected my over all reading experience.

Needless to say, sixth of all is, OH MY GOD I NEED TO GET A COPY OF TIGER'S QUEST ASAP!!!!!

I'm rating Tiger's Curse 

✎ & 1/2

Happy Reading!


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