I just got back from our family vacation. We were gone 9 days, three of which were mostly spent driving. That is part of the reason why I was able to read so many books; my husband loves to drive, I love to read in the car.
The first book I read was Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck. This book was recommended to me by my fellow blogger, Jen of Reading ‘En Vogue.’ I really enjoyed this book, mainly because it was a departure from the type of YA books I have been devouring lately. Much of the story takes place in India, where the male protagonist, Ren, was born. The stories told about him and his country’s history are vivid and exciting. Kelsey is an orphan whose parents were killed when she was a freshman in high school. She lives with a wonderful foster family in Oregon, but still feels alone sometimes. While looking for summer work before college, she finds a temporary job as a helper at a traveling circus. One of her duties is to take care of the dogs and one tiger. She is drawn to the white tiger, and it seems to be attracted to her as well. Purchased from the circus by a mysterious man who wants to take the tiger back to India to an animal reserve, she agrees to accompany the animal on its journey. Little does she know that she is the key to removing an ages-old curse on the tiger. The adventure she undertakes changes her life irrevocably.
Tiger’s Curse is a book full of exotic tales, major trust, outrageous magic and deep love. It is one of those books that has so much story that you don’t want it to end. Fortunately, not only is it just over 400 pages, but there are two more in the series that are currently available (Tiger’s Quest and Tiger’s Voyage), and the fourth in the series, Tiger’s Destiny, will be published on September 4, 2012.
4 of 5 Stars
Ages: 12 and Up
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Paranormal
Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck was published January 11, 2011 by Splinter.
Also of interest:
Tiger’s Curse on Goodreads
Tiger’s Curse on Amazon
R.E.V.’s ‘Must Read’ List: Colleen Houck’s Tiger’s Curse (Tiger Saga #1)
Colleen Houck’s Webpage/Blog