18 July, 2012

Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck

Kelsey planned to work through the summer, earn a bit of money and go back to college at the end of the summer. Her plan seemed to be working fine as she secured a job at the circus. There she forms a bond with the tiger Ren. Her plans start to go astray when Ren is bought by a man from India and Kelsey is given an opportunity of a lifetime to accompany them to India. The offer is simple enough as all her costs were borne by the man who had bought Ren and they even offered Kelsey an opportunity to travel around in India. Once they are in India that Kelsey finds out about an ancient curse that had turned two Princes into tigers and that Kelsey is the only one who could break it.

This novel did not disappoint me. There’s a lot of action, adventure, drama and even romance in it. Kelsey, being the central character, has a lot resting on her shoulders. She is a brave girl who befriended a circus tiger and accepted to do whatever it takes in order to break the ancient curse. She is a no-nonsense sort of girl when it comes to breaking the curse. But when it comes to her personal love life – she really irritated me. Her self-sacrifice was uncalled for and made me want to smack her. Ren a.k.a Alagan Dhiren a.k.a Indian prince is just wow! He is handsome, he is caring and he is daring. But he can be really arrogant too. We also got a sort of ‘glimpse’ of Kishan, Ren’s brother & the second prince and I must say that even in that short glimpse, he has me liking him… But the character that I loved the most is Mr.Kaddam. He is the one person who holds it all together. His level of loyalty to his princes is really commendable. He is expert in researching and has great influence. But I loved the way he treats Kelsey from the very beginning. He has a good heart and I love him for being the cool ‘parent’ figure in this book.

The language is great and so is the author’s eye to details. After Harry Potter, I have finally found a series that I literally want to devour!


  1. I really want to read these series. Big Cats are my favorite animals. Thank you so much for your review

  2. I've had this on my wishlist for awhile, it's sounds really good, love reading about curses and spells especially when one is turned into an awesome animal. Hopefully I can move this up to buy-soon list. Thanks for the review!

  3. my friend said this series are really good...
    so i bought but haven't read it yey...
    ur review is good too..thx u for honest review :)

  4. Great review. This book is in my wishlist :)