31 May 2012

Review- Tiger's Curse

Title: Tiger's Curse
Author: Colleen Houck
Series: Tiger's Curse #1
Publisher: Sterling
Find it here: Amazon, Goodreads
Source: Review copy provided by publisher

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: 

Tiger’s Curse was really a remarkable read for me. Within the YA genre, I find that books can tend to blend together because they’re so similar. But Tiger’s Curse has definitely stuck out in my mind. It was like a breath of fresh air and just packed full of action, adventure and romance. I think it’s definitely a must read!

Not only did I read this book I also listened to the audio book. The readers are by far the best I’ve ever heard! They do the accents of the Indian princes so well. I would be driving in my car and I would literally forget where I was going because I became so immersed in the story. It was just so vivid in my imagination!

Ren, my favorite character by far, is definitely one of my new book boyfriends! There is just so much I love about him because he reminds me of someone I know in real life. Ren is so sweet, kind, loyal, compassionate, funny and charming! Mixed with his good look and his to-die for accent, he is smoking hot in my book! This guy I know in real life is Indian (born and raised in America though) and he’s all those wonderful qualities and he’s hot and I’ve known him my entire life! Sigh, I might be in love!! But he’s not cursed be to a tiger. Ren is just a great character and everything I could hope for in a man!

I liked Kelsey through most of the book. She was patient and willing to travel to a foreign to try and lift this curse that has been plaguing the Indian princes for centuries. She’s getting along with Ren and it’s obvious that she’s falling in love with him. But then towards the end she does a total 180 with her feelings and lets her doubts get in the way. Which, I can understand because a lot of girls don’t think they’re pretty enough to be with a really gorgeous guy. But she wouldn’t give in and by the end I wanted to punch her in the face! I guess that’s what is going to get me to read the next book and the fact that they only broke part of the curse. There better be some really good Ren and Kelsey action going on in the next book!!

Tiger’s Curse is really great and I would recommend it to any YA fantasy lover! I give Tiger’s Curse 5 hearts because Ren is wonderful and makes me giddy and it is also one of the best books I’ve read this year!


Lisa said...

Oh my goodness, wasn't it just?! This series is so unique and I LOVE tigers. It's a total winner for me. Ren drives me nuts in the head - WHY CAN'T I HAVE ONE? Very happy to hear you enjoyed this! Have fun with the rest of the books! ;)

Lisa | Read Me Bookmark Me Love Me

Vegan YA Nerds said...

You hooked me in with your first paragraph, too many YA series are similar right now, so if this is different, then I want to check it out! Great review :)

Sierra Abrams said...

Great review! Yes yes yes yes REN!! :D I love him throughout the series, even when he has...difficulties...haha! ;)

So excited for the rest of your reviews on this series! :D

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