By Colleen Houck
Published by Splinter
Source: Public Library
"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, spell- binding 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. " - Goodreads
Tigers Curse is a very captivating, original book that is centered on love and adventure! I really enjoyed reading about Kelsey's experiences. I will definitely be looking for Tiger's Quest (The Tigers Series #2).
I liked Kelsey as the main character, she's sassy and a go-getter, not afraid to go out and tackle big obstacles (although at the end I was very upset with her). The tiger/Ren is quite the man! Very charming indeed. Very swoon-tastic! I enjoyed when Kelsey and Ren interacted together, some of the conversation got me grinning and my stomach tingled with butterflies at the romance. That being said I did have a few problems with this book. Kelsey's foster parents were a little too easy going to just let her go off to India with a complete stranger. The other characters were well writtenin ways, I mean sometimes what they said sounded way too planned. It didn't sound natural. But all the characters grow on you and I found myself getting attached to them. Anyways, the love story between the two main characters is what made me love 'em!
The plot was very adventurous... wow once it got going -> could-not-put-it-down! The things Kelsey and Ren have to face are described well, make sense, and are so on the edge of your seat action packed! Up until we meet a person named Kishan, I found the events set up and boring in a way (did that just condradict that last statement? Because that action comes a little before Kishan enters btw). Things went too smoothly for Kelsey, she encountered no problems with the whole arrangement. Like I said, when it came to the part where Kishan enters, I found the story began flowing more easily, it felt like it could happen. The conversations went smoothly and I also loved where this book took place it was awesome! India, you just got on my 'places to travel' list... beautiful place, the mythology was awesome!
I recommend this to lovers of adventure, swoon worthy romance, and mythology! I had a fun time reading this, just a warning to those who read - it is slow in the beginning BUT be sure to keep reading, it gets fast paced soon!
The light shot toward the prince with groping fingers that pierced his chest and clawed its way through his body. Though strong, he wasn’t prepared for the pain. The captive screamed as his body suddenly became inflamed with a prickly heat and he fell to the floor.
He reached out with his hands to brace himself, but he managed only to scratch feebly on the cold, white tile of the floor. The prince watched helplessly as both Yesubai and his brother attacked Lokesh, who shoved both back viciously. Yesubai fell to the ground, hitting her head hard on the dais. The prince was aware that his brother was near, overtaken by grief as the life drained from Yesubai’s limp body. Then he was aware of nothing except the pain.