Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck

Posted April 15, 2016 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Tiger’s Curse by Colleen HouckTiger's Curse by Colleen Houck
Published by Hodder & Stoughton on January 11th 2011
Genres: Fiction, General
Pages: 501
Format: Audiobook
Source: My Own, Paperback
Goodreads
four-stars

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 a story that was not prepared for. I was told by several people that I needed to read this series. Oregon is my state and well this story partially takes place in a city that I am familiar with. I finally gave in and gave “Tiger’s Curse” a try and found that I loved it. I wasn’t ready to get into a huge series like this one. Imagine reading “Breaking Dawn” every book. It is thick.

The beginning of “Tiger’s Curse” is very slow. I feel like as the story goes on it really picks up and keeps going. Kelsey becomes a pretty likable character. She is getting ready to go to college but during the summer she wants to find a job to earn some money. She ends up taking a job at a visiting circus in Salem, OR. That is when Kelsey meets the beautiful white tiger Ren.

Kelsey in a way befriends this tiger. She reads Romeo and Juliet to him in her free time. She comes and talks to him on her breaks. She forms a bonding connection with this tiger. Kelsey starts to panic when she finds out that a man bought Ren and will be taking him back to India. Now she doesn’t know what is going on and what she is going to do. When Kelsey gets offered a job to go to India with Ren, she takes it. Now her life is changed forever.

I really liked “Tiger’s Curse.” I thought it was a great idea and it was executed very well. I really liked getting to know Ren and Kelsey. The adventure that those two go on is epic. I really enjoyed the story-line. Even with it being slow in the beginning, I loved it. Mr. Kadam is an amazing character. Kadam is my favorite in the book because he is filled with so much knowledge and character. I thought it was fantastic how Kadam just took Kelsey under his wing.

Then this audiobook is fantastic. Annika Boras is an amazing narrator and she does such a great job with the voices. I loved listening to this audiobook so much. Boras kept the story so entertaining. I need to listen to more audiobooks by her. Definitely check out the “Tiger’s Curse” audiobook. It is so good.

four-stars

About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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