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.
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TIGER'S CURSE is the first installment in what will be five books. This, like some of the other books that I've read, was something I purchased for my Kindle because it was .99 cents. I really didn't expect to love the book as much as I did. The premise seemed great, but basically the same paranormal romance-y, ooey-gooeyness that I'd read before.
When I first bought this book it was a couple of years ago and the cover looked like the picure on the left. Now, Ms. Houck has herself a publisher and the story is much the same, and still fantastic!
First off, Kelsey Hayes, the main character, is absolutely one of my most favorite characters in any book. She is a sweet, fun-loving, vulneralble, but also strong, tenacious, and altogether very human and relatable. I found myself, while not always agreeing with her every choice, totally understanding of why Kelsey made them.
Ren, the lovable, sometimes incorrigable hero, is soooo swoon-worthy. Seriously. Ms. Houck made him sensitive and charming, yet not lacking in the manliness department.
I think what impresses me, also, about this book is that it's grounded in an already existing belief-system but Ms. Houck has obviously done her homework. There is SOOOO much information but it's given in such an interesting way that I found myself wanting to know more about Indian culture. I think that's what a good book does. It leaves you wanting more.
Read this book and get ready to want to buy the next!
My Rating: 5/5 Stars!