Thursday, February 24, 2011

Review: Tiger's Curse

Book: Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck
Pages: 448 Pages
Publisher: Splinter
Release Date: January 11, 2011
Source: Publisher
Grade: 2.5 Stars
Buy It: Barnes and Noble
Find the Author: Web

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, 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.
My Thoughts:
First off, I have to say that I absolutely love the cover of this book and I really wanted to like Tiger’s Curse, but it just didn’t happen.

Kelsey (the MC) was a really annoying character for me. I really didn’t like how she was really immature for her age and I hated how she kept saying that she didn’t belong with Ren and then she’d go ahead and kiss him anyway. That happened about fifteen hundred times and it got tiring, especially at the end. I also didn’t like how a lot of the book seemed rushed like Kelsey finding a job at the circus and then being sent to India to help Ren.

Other than that I enjoyed the book, but Kelsey still made it terribly hard for me to read without getting frustrated. The whole Indian theme is quite interesting. I’m 1/8 Indian so it was pretty cool learning about the culture.  I love how the author was clever and sent the MCs on missions that actually seemed possible and made them think. 

The story had a lot of potential, but I think that the main character kind of ruined it for me. Tiger’s Curse was a fun Indian adventure full of romance and intrigue, but I would wait for it to come out in paperback before buying it.
Grade: 2.5 Stars

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