Title: Tiger's Quest
Author: Colleen Houck
Series: The Tiger Saga (Book #2)
Publisher: Sterling Publishing
Publication Date: June 7th, 2011
Format: Library Copy
Genre: YA, Romance, Fantasy
Back in Oregon, Kelsey tries to pick up the pieces of her life and push aside her feelings for Ren. But danger lurks around the corner, forcing her to return to India where she embarks on a second quest--this time with Ren's dark, bad-boy brother Kishan, who has also fallen prey to the Tiger's Curse. Fraught with danger, spellbinding dreams, and choices of the heart, TIGER'S QUEST brings the trio one step closer to breaking the spell that binds them.
Houck wrote the story with such conflicting passion. The plot moves in a way that the characters desires are always there, but just barely unreachable! I was really hooked into the quest just as I was with the previous book.
Kelsey is just as brave and determined as she was in the first book! She was troubled through out the entire book because of this dangerous love triangle. At the end of the book she is certainly not at peace, and a lot of things are unanswered.
Ren is actually not in this book as much as in the first one. I found him to be a bit wimpier and I wish he would have taken a bit of a bolder stance.
Kishan is such a fascinating character because he is so damaged. *SPOILERS* First, his brother gets the girl of his dreams, and when he falls in love with her, not only does she not really love him, but she also gets killed. Then, a second time his brother gets a girl, and yet he puts aside his feelings for her because of his feelings for her.
I definitely favor Kishan over Ren, not only because I like him better, but because he also is better for Kelsey; showing her sacrifice and the power of love.
This book added an entire layer to the quest. Not only is Kelsey trying to free her tigers, she also has the dilemma of which one she will choose. However, the events at the end of the book seem to have quite a say in what will happen, only the next book will tell.
The Third Book: