Friday, 27 May 2011
Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck
26th May 2011, Hodder
512 pages, Paperback
Myths, Indian forests, isolation, tigers, mystery, adventure, some moderate teen romance, mixed emotions, luxury, deities brought to life, snakes,
Summary from the book's website
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.
Nayuleska's reasons for loving Kelsey...she hates snakes and camping as much as I do. She seems to have a personality change halfway through the book, and I couldn't understand her motives for her actions and feelings towards Ren.
Any other character who deserves a special mention? Ren - come on, tigers are really cute! Especially white ones.
How evil/nasty is the enemy? Until the last part of the book, there wasn't an enemy or much real conflict before page 300. I'm not entirely sure where the conflict kicked in, I stopped checking page numbers. However, the kappas and monkeys were rather scary.
Are there plenty of plot twists and surprises? Only a few scattered around the book, certainly not as much as I'd hoped there to be for a series like this.
One of my favourites parts was...when Kelsey got to try lots of different food! I could almost smell all the spices and herbs.
Because of the lack of action/twists, and Kelsey's dramatic and incomprehensible (to me) change in character, I give this a 5/10.
Find out more about the Colleen and the series on the dedicated website.
For paranormal romance involving cat shapeshifters, check out Heart's Sentinel by PJ Schnyder
Or check out Rachel Vincent's series which ends with Alpha