"Tiger's Curse" by Colleen Houck

Title: Tiger's Curse
Colleen Houck
Publisher: Splinter (January 11, 2011)
Source: Bought
Rating: 5 Stars


The last thing teenager Kelsey Hayes thought she'd be doing over the summer was meeting Ren, a mysterious white tiger and cursed Indian prince! When she learns she alone can break the Tiger's curse, Kelsey's life is turned upside-down. The unlikely duo journeys halfway around the world to piece together an Indian prophecy, find a way to free the man trapped by a centuries-old spell, and discover the path to their true destiny.

My Thoughts 

Highly recommended! I came across this book by chance on Amazon.com and I am extremely glad I did. The first thing that intrigued me about this book was actually the cover which is mesmerizing, but the true spellbinding thing about this book is the story itself. Kelsey Hayes our heroine has been put off close relationships with people after the death of her parents at an early age. Even her foster parents who she loves don't really know her that well. Things change though after she meets the tiger Dhiren during her summer job at the circus. Eventually she finds herself in India battling mythical creatures, uncovering ancient prophecies, and learning that the hardest thing she might have to do is learn to once again open up her heart.

Kelsey was a courageous and kindhearted woman that I could really relate to. She has gone through many hardships since the death of her parents and because of this finds it hard to be close to people. She really grows throughout this book and I think that’s what I loved most about her. Getting to know her and seeing how much she changes as a person was really enjoyable and I can’t wait to read the rest of her journey.

Dhiren (Ren) is a memorable character that really made the book for me. He is sweet and kind, but he also has flaws and makes his own mistakes. Ren has to learn how to live in this new time and adapt so that he can finally get rid of his curse as well as prove to Kelsey that love is always worth the risk.

Colleen Houck has managed to weave together the perfect blend of Indian culture, romance, adventure, and Mythology in order to create Tiger's Curse, making it a wonderful read for any romance/adventure fans.