Monday, May 16, 2011

Tiger's Quest

Author: Colleen Houck

Release Date: June 2011

From: Publisher

Summary: (back cover) Heartbroken and desperate to push aside her feelings for Ren, Kelsey tries to pick up the pieces of her life in Oregon--but the blood-thirsty sorcerer Lokesh is hot on her heels and will stop at nothing to possess her newfound powers. Kelsey's only refuge is to embark on a second Indian quest, this time with Ren's dark, bad-boy brother, Kishan, who has also fallen prey to the Tiger's curse.

Fraught with danger, spellbinding dreams, and choices of the heart, TIGER'S QUEST, the second volume in the TIGER'S CURSE series, brings the trio one step closer to breaking the centuries-old spell that binds them.

Review: I am so in love with this series and can't get enough of the magic! The plot is very action-oriented while the setting is gorgeous in its descriptions. There is a bunch of cultural facts to learn as well that are woven into the story.

The reader learns along with Kelsey as she prepares herself to go on another journey for another piece of the puzzle. Her character is realistic and down to earth which did become a bit of a problem, but she matured and learned to live life in a more positive manner instead of inside her own little bubble. She is a willful individual and at times childish in her actions, but she always balanced out her flaws with the good points of her personality. Kelsey's well-rounded character is easy to relate to.

Although there was a bit of down time in the beginning, it wasn't as bad as I expected it was going to be *cough cough* New Moon *cough*, so I was really happy that Kelsey resumed some sort of normalcy in her Oregonian lifestyle. The plot is always moving forward while the adventure part resumed quickly.

The magical aspects of the book were great. Although it is centered on the tiger curse, there are other supernatural creatures woven into the story like fairies! During the actual quest, there is suspense as both Kelsey and Kishan have to fight off some dangerous foes and sometimes it got confusing as to what or where they were fighting. Overall, this is an exciting series and I CANNOT wait to get the next installment.

The ending was completely bittersweet and I don't know for how long I can bear waiting to find out what happens before I lose my sanity completely. The covers are beautiful too! I wanted to mention that even my ARC is extremely lovely and I wonder what they plan on doing for the next book's cover since both tigers have been used so far. Anyway, if you choose to read the series, I truly wish that you come to love it as much as I have.

Rating: 1 2 3 4 4.5 5

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