Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck

Tiger's Curse on top of the rest of the Tiger Saga
Tiger's CurseTiger's Curse by Colleen Houck
Series: The Tiger Saga #1
Published by: Sterling on January 11, 2011
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Mythology, Paranormal
Pages: 448
Source: Purchased
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Rating: ★★★★★

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.

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

I have a confession to make. I picked up Tiger’s Curse. I opened it up to the first page of actual text (passed the title page, copyright page, etc.). And I laughed.

Yes, I laughed.

Why? Because it started off with a poem by William Blake: Tiger! Tiger! burning bright in the forests of the night.. Has anyone here seen the TV show The Mentalist? If you have, you’ll know why I laughed. If not, just know that there’s nothing wrong with that poem, it’s just that a psychotic serial killer is obsessed with it in The Mentalist. So my first thought while starting this book was of that psychotic serial killer.

So, moving on!

This is a giggle book. If you don’t know what that means:

If a book is really good, I giggle while I read it. I don’t necessarily giggle because there’s a funny part in the book; I giggle because it’s just that awesome. I giggle when something intense happens, I shriek and scream when the romance bits get swoon-a-licious, I giggle hysterically when the plot is progressing and heating up and getting OH MY GOD SO INTENSE I CANNOT FLIP THESE PAGES FAST ENOUGH! Yeah. That’s a giggle book.

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  1. Ok first of all! I LOOOOOVEEE your new Book Badges! sooo damn cute!!! Especially the Super Favorite and the Giggle Bagde!

    and…. I agree! Tiger’s Curse is awesome and unique! I did have some problems with the main character though… Also, I am listening to the audio of the second book and it’s a little slow for me.
    But, i love this story! It reminds me of an Indiana Jones movie hehe!!! I heard that it’s been opted for movie??? THAT would be an awesome movie πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks so much Danny!! πŸ˜€

      Sorry to hear that the second one is a little slow. I’m honestly a bit worried about it since I heard Ren is hardly even in it. Lame! But my copy should be arriving in the mail in a few days so we’ll see!!

      And yeah!! They’re totally making a movie! There’s a website for the movie but there’s not much information there right now: http://www.ineffablepictures.com/

  2. Thanks for sharing your thoughts πŸ™‚ I’m sorry to hear that you didn’t quite enjoy the romance. I know how weird it would make one feel when the dialogue felt scripted. But despite the few issues, I’m glad you marked this one as a giggle book!

    1. Yeah there were a few problems, but the rest of the book was still awesome enough to get 5 stars! πŸ˜€

  3. I love your giggle book tag. πŸ™‚ The setting (I love books set in India!) and the mythology aspects make me even more anxious to read this. And though I hadn’t heard of the Twilight similarities, I’m glad you made that clear so that I don’t read it somewhere else and get put off by it! Excellent review! πŸ™‚ I’ll hopefully be reading this soon!

    1. The setting and mythology are so awesome! It kind of has me wanting to travel to India, haha! I hope you read this soon because I’d love to see your review!! πŸ™‚

  4. Your review has piqued my interest with this book for sure. I’m adding it to my TBR pile. πŸ™‚ I wonder if Colleen spent some time in India? I have some friends that went there for two weeks and said it was quite an experience.

    1. Yeah I’ve heard India is amazing! My mom went, but I’ve never been! I think I read that Colleen hasn’t been to India but that she’s dying to go! So I can only imagine how much research she’s done! But apparently her book editor is Indian so that’s quite cool!

    1. Thanks so much! I’m glad your interested! Such a fabulous combination, isn’t it? I hope you get a chance to read it soon. πŸ™‚

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