REVIEW: Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck

Tiger's Curse (Book 1)

The Blurb: 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.

The Short Stick: A cultural story that takes the reader out of paradise!

The Goods: I loved the East Indian Culture in this book. Houck has done a fantastic job of representing their culture and bringing it to an american audience. This book felt like I was reading a well known myth. I was impressed pretty much from the first line to the last. Her writing style is also inspiring and simple which was helpful in getting through it.

The Not So Goods: I didn’t like Kelsey. I was more into Ren and once that part of the story got going I was fine. Also, circuses drive me crazy, but I managed to find the storyline there and once they were traveling and attempting to break the curse, everything fell into place.

Rating: 4/5

Other Stuff:
Pinnochio Factor: Pass, definitely very true characters.
Bella Swan Factor: Pass, although I didn’t like Kelsey.
Jace Factor: Pass, there’s a hot complicated Tiger, and a boy in this book.
Primrose Factor: Pass, we didn’t lose too much.
Potter Factor: Fail, there are many hints of stereotypical storylines in this book, and then she pulls them in another direction. So I guess half fail, half pass?
Cheese Factor: Fail, definitely some moments that made me cringe.
Bible Factor: Pass, thankfully there’s culture in this book!
Temperature: 96 degrees.

Recommendations: Read it because you’ll love it.