Tiger’s Curse Review

Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck

Rating: **** Suggested Age: 12

Summary: “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.” (Summary found on Goodreads).

Colleen Houck’s Tiger’s Curse was recommended to me by a friend and I was pleasantly surprised. The plot is interesting and I loved the fantasy of it (if you haven’t noticed, I’m very into fantasy books right now). Though, I could have done without the romance and love triangles (nothing inappropriate). I felt as though the majority of the book was spent with the main character contemplating obnoxiously whether or not she actually wanted to be with her “boyfriend”, who I actually loved. The whole time I was practically screaming, “What is wrong with you?!” because she was being quite absurd…Anyway, that’s just my opinion. Some people enjoy love triangles and all of those annoyances, but as you can probably tell, I don’t. Also, I found this book wasn’t written that well. I have done my research and learned that “all right” is the proper spelling, as opposed to “alright”, which is informal. The author constantly used “alright” and it drove me insane. Though, with all that said, I rather enjoyed the plot and found myself hooked from the beginning. I’m excited to read the next three books when I finish all the other books I need to read…

-Book Hugger

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