Saturday, July 16, 2011

TIger's Curse by Colleen Houck

Passion. Fate. Loyalty.

Would you risk it all to change your destiny?

The last thing 17-year old 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

OMG OMG OMG. I LOVED IT! One of the best I have read in a while, since Divergent by Veronica Roth. It was fresh, captivating, and kept me reading until all hours of the night.

Kelsey is a girl who is lost, figuratively. Her parents were killed in a car accident, she has a nice enough family, but she has a lot of walls. She ends up doing a temp job at a circus where she meets the beautiful white tiger with piercing blue eyes. She gets close with the tiger and when the tiger has the opportunity to go to a tiger reserve in India, Kelsey goes with the tiger to help him transition.

And then her beautiful white tiger turns into the smokin' hott Ren. He has been added to my boyfriend list and jumped to the top rankings. *swoons* Ren then tells her about the curse his brother and he have undergone and why she is important in breaking the curse. They go on a dangerous journey together.

Some problems Kelsey faces - her attraction to Ren - she believes that he will leave her because she is a plain Jane and he is Adonis and once he sees there are other girls out there, he wont want her. It is clear through the whole book that he loves her - the kissing scenes are awesome. I do understand her reservations about it but COME ON! At first I thought she was just going to be a "the I don't know i am pretty" girl but it does go deeper and isn't superficial.

The setting of this book is set primarily in India and the culture in the book is wonderful. It's a great introduction to a culture I don't know very much about. In fact I have a date with the Internet later to learn more.

Some quick thoughts
I heart Ren
Kappas - creepy
I see a love triangle repeating itself from 300 years ago - intrigued yet?
The part at the end where they hear the tiger cry out - my heart broke
I loved it.


  1. I'm currently reading this one!! ^^

  2. Woo sounds fantastic! I'll have to add this to my TBR pile...which is freaking huge right now...I've heard a ton about Ren from the My Book Boyfriend meme...I've gotta try it!!

  3. @ Alba - I hope you love it!
    @Andra - All I can say is "Ren" but imagine me saying with a swooning sigh....You need to pick it up!!

  4. Oooo, this is a new one for me. And to see you loved it soo! Wow. Thanks! I'm going to have to add this one to my WANT list. :) Thank you!

  5. I enjoyed it too! I'm glad to hear you loved it as well :) Ren was *amazing* (<-read swoon) and I am totally crushing on him. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!