Monday, February 25, 2013

Breaking A Thousand Year Curse: Tiger's Curse - Colleen Houck

Tiger's Curse (The Tiger Saga, #1)Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck
Date Released: January 11, 2011
Publisher: Sterling

Pages: 403
Source: Barnes and Noble
Rating: Liked A Lot
Series: (The Tiger's Curse Sage #1)

Goodreads Synopsis:  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 by Colleen Houck was a really great read! It had elements of suspense, action, touch of romance, a curse,  and a tiger, really. Tiger's Curse was a fresh idea that kept me racing to the pages to uncover a curse and Colleen Houck created a world that's new and exciting to be in!

Kelsey Hayes is your normal teenage girl, just like every other YA book out there, and for her summer means joining a circus for a job. But immediately Colleen weaves up suspense and brings in a tiger and Mr. Kadam, a mysterious person who helps Kelsey along her quest. I thought that part, I had problems. It was too fast, it needed more time to develop, maybe giving Kelsey a chance to show us more of her life, friends and of course in this book there is absent parents. *Gives and Oh no face* But Kelsey does prove herself more and Colleen manages to thicken the plot as Kelsey, Mr.Kadam, and the tiger head to India.


I have to say though the rich details and Indian culture kept me reading! It was so cool to see a YA author bring Indian aspects to a book and its new and definitely a high for me. Another high would be the characters. Mr. Kadam and Ren were really the best one! There was something always odd and quirky about Mr. Kadam I really like and for Ren it was cool seeing him as a tiger and the feelings her shares for Kelsey. But Kelsey, she has to get more spunk and depth in the next one, please! :)) The chemistry between Ren and Kelsey was pretty good, and lots of potential in the nest one. 

Look at my collage :))

Overall, Tiger's Curse was a really great book. If you love to read something adventurous and full of rich details pick up Tiger's Curse! In addition, it has great characters, touch of romance, and doesn't end of a cliffhanger! 

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  1. Oooh, I cannot wait to read this! I'm glad it doesn't have a cliffhanger. I don't handle them well. I adore how it sounds! I think different cultures are so exciting and I'm so anxious to see how Colleen binds Indian culture with adventure and romance. I hope Kelsey will have more spunk in the sequel for your benefit:) Lovely review, Patrick!

    Siiri @ Little Pieces of Imagination

  2. I love the sound of the Indian aspects. I haven't read a book with that before. I think this book is something I will really enjoy. Adventures, details, great characters, just a little romance, sounds perfect! And no cliff-hanger, another plus point :) Great review!


  3. I've been really curious about this series, mostly because I love tigers so much. lol I really need to give them a try sometime. And I never realized there was a circus involved! Great review! :)

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

  4. This sounds interesting and I love that is had action, suspense and am very curious about the curse!


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