Tiger’s Curse- Colleen Houck

Tiger's Curse (The Tiger Saga, #1)
Author: Colleen Houck
Release date: January 11th 2011
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult, Cultural
Series: The Tiger Saga #1
Pages: 403
Pacing: Medium to Fast


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.

From Goodreads

The review

This was written of GR and on the back of my copy:

Tiger’s Curse is the exciting first volume in an epic fantasy-romance that will leave you breathless and yearning for more.

Yes, this statement is correct (well for me anyway) it was very mushy and romantic, it was exciting and I finished it desperate for the next volume. I read this book while on holiday in Bali and yes that really enhanced my reading experience and made it more enjoyable because of the Hindu/Asian setting.

Many people were criticizing this book saying it was a mess and that the whole concept of Kelsey going to India with a stranger was really far-fetched. Not to mention the question of why Kelsey was chosen to break the curse when she doesn’t have a drop of Indian blood in her. And I will say I agree that those things as well as the insta-love did sound ridiculous which is why I’ve deducted a star.

But pretty much everything else made for a quick, immersive and enjoyable read. One thing I must mention is the characters. I could not stop thinking of them throughout the time I was reading and even after I’d finished reading 😛 This became embarrassing when I was distracted during the daytime and I don’t know why I couldn’t stop thinking of them but it must be due to good writing or something cause not a lot of books have this effect on me.. On that note I must add that Kelsey was annoying for a lot of the time due to her vain behaviour and her pushing Ren away later on.. there, once again I could not stop thinking of the characters!

Another thing I must mention was the part where Ren looked for his brother (who was also cursed) and guess what happens when he meets Kelsey? That’s right he’s also attracted to her and a love triangle forms, two brothers banging heads over one girl…


That was a bit annoying but once again I’ve got to give credit to the author for making characters and situations that stayed in my mind.

The other thing I liked was all the Indian mythology and how the author really brought the setting to life as well as all the action and suspense. Like I mentioned before the romance was a bit too much on the mushy side for my liking but I am genuinely curious as to where things are going to continue to especially after that ending…

Who I’d recommend this for:

I’d say this book is for those who like cultural fantasies with quick action, suspense and descriptive mythology but don’t mind mushy romance and love triangles.

3 thoughts on “Tiger’s Curse- Colleen Houck

  1. Great review! I read the first 2 books in this series years ago when they first came out but never finished it because it honestly just doesn’t interest me anymore, haha. I hate abandoning series though so I wouldn’t be surprised if I end up finishing it one day anyway 😛


    • Thanks 🙂 Lol I don’t like not finishing series either but at the moment I have soooo many series where I’ve only read the first book 😛 I would recommend this series but there again it’s not for everyone 🙂

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