Nov 7, 2011

Review: Tiger's Quest

Title: Tiger's Quest (Tiger's Saga #2)
Author: Colleen Houck
Publisher: Splinter
Pages: 457
Source: Own
Buy the Book: BN / Amazon


My Rating:

Kelsey Hayes is no ordinary college freshman. In fact, the eighteen-year-old girl has just returned from India, where she risked her life—and her heart—to rescue a handsome Indian prince from a terrible curse. Back home in Oregon, Kelsey is determined to move on, despite the lingering feelings she has for the man she left behind. She meets Li, a completely average guy who offers the promise of an ordinary, curse-free life. But just when Kelsey is ready to move on, Ren reenters her life, on a quest to reclaim her heart. Danger threatens their newly rekindled love and to save him, Kelsey must journey with someone else—a man who wants her for himself. The saga begun in Tiger’s Curse continues in Tiger’s Quest, as Kelsey finds herself in an epic battle between good and evil. From the shores of the Pacific Northwest to the jungles of India, the mountains of Nepal and Tibet, and the mystical realm of Shangri-la, this suspenseful tale of love, sacrifice, and redemption is not to be missed. -summary from goodreads.com
Tiger’s Quest picks up right after book one; Kelsey is trying to focus on being a normal college student after having spent the summer breaking an ancient curse in India. I know what you’re thinking, “WTH!? Lame!”…. but her plans quickly turn when she learns that Ren is not going to let her walk away without a fight without a fight.

I don't hide the fact that I usually dislike sequels; I usually love the first book in the series, hate the second and then rekindle my love in the third installment. That is NOT the case with Tiger’s Quest. I devoured this book, it was that good. To say that I lost sleep because of it would be an understatement; this book was intense.

I was so happy to have Kelsey back in India trying to break the second part of the curse. I loved seeing her develop more as a character. The suspense and action in the plot was great and the story moves along at a good pace. It was easy to get lost in this magical world; Ms. Houck’s writing is amazing and full of detail. The Indian mythology kept me intrigued until the end.

Tiger’s Quest is every bit as exciting, romantic, funny, heart-breaking, and absorbing as Tiger's Curse. It’s a perfect blend of mythology, Hindi language and culture (not to mention the heart filled romance), it has all the perfect elements for a captivating love story. My only complaints are (1) the ending (OMG! Shoot me now!) and (2) I’m not to sure how I fell about the "love drama". Don’t get me wrong, I very much enjoy the love triangle going on, but I found it too convenient that Ren gets captured and all of a sudden we see this completely different, sweet, charming, handsome, and loving side to Kishan (ok, so it worked on me, I totally fell for him, but you get the picture).

Either way, Tiger’s Quest is not to be missed! I cannot wait to dive into Tiger’s Voyage, luckily for me, I have an ARC sitting on my bookshelf right now :D

5 comments :

  1. I love, love, love Tiger's Curse so I can't wait to read this!

    Great review, Diana!

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  2. This sounds pretty good, :)I'm glad the series has hold up for you :D

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  3. Great review Diana! Glad to hear you devoured this one too :P I cannot wait to read it, I happen to love intense books!! I hope Tiger's Voyage is awesome too... can't wait for your thoughts on that one :)

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  4. @Alex, Komal & Lu- you girls have to let me know how it treats you! I love this series and I would love to have other peeps (other than my bookie Michelle) to talk to about it :D

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  5. I love love love the entire series me and my friend Ailissa have been obessiousing over book 3 "Tiger's Voyage" when i first read tiger's curse i was all like this better not be a waste of my time then it was like the heavens opened and someone up there must have been listening because it was not a waste of time but i really need to stop obessiousing im losing sleep dicthing homework and daydreaming in class and im starting to develop an un healthy crush on more than a few of the characters then i remember their not real and i die a little on the inside

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