Back in Oregon, Kelsey tries to pick up the pieces of her life and push aside her feelings for Ren. But danger lurks around the corner, forcing her to return to India where she embarks on a second 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 brings the trio one step closer to breaking the spell that binds them.
©2011 Colleen Houck (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
"Forget vampires and werewolves, tigers are the new hottest thing. The second book in Houck's Tiger's Curse series features a love triangle, passion and nonstop action. It's a guaranteed page-turner with a huge twist at the end that will leave you breathless." (RT Book Reviews)
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This is the 2nd book in the Tiger’s Curse series. This is expected to be a five book series but a release date for the 5th book, The Tiger’s Dream, has yet to be announced. I didn’t enjoy this book quite as much as the The Tiger’s Curse. It starts out a lot slower and just wasn’t as exciting.
I listened to this on audiobook and it was very well done. The narrator does a wonderful job with all of the different accents and making character voices very distinct. She also did a great job conveying emotion as she was narrating. I really really think the narration of this series is excellent.
Kelsey is back in Oregon trying to get back to her old life. She’s started college classes and is living on her own. However her thoughts constantly return to Ren. When the evil mage from the first book tracks her down she flees back to India. There her and Ren’s brother, Kishan, continue on the quest to break the curse.
This book started out quite a bit slower than the first book of this series. There is a lot of Kelsey bemoaning the fact that she left Ren behind and trying to get past that by dating three guys at once. We hear a ton about her dating misfortunes and about how no one can compare to Ren. It was incredibly boring.
About halfway through, the story really picked up pace and was exciting again. For the second half of the book it is Kishan and Kelsey trying to figure out the next part of the curse. I really enjoyed these parts with all the adventure, traps, and riddles. Pretty much those elements of the story are the reason I keep reading this series.
I really enjoyed Kelsey’s level-headed behavior in the first book. I don’t know what happened to that in this book; she makes a lot of dumb decisions and is completely dense where Ren is concerned.
Kishan is in the story a ton and, although he is an okay character, I just didn’t like him that much. He spends a lot of time mooning after Kelsey even though Kelsey is obviously in love with his brother Ren. I think the whole scenario makes Kishan kind of an icky character.
There is a “twist” at the end involving Ren that you could see coming a mile away. It was soooooo predictable. I rolled my eyes and sighed when it happened. I mean seriously it is one of the lamest plot devices ever and I was really disappointed that that was the direction that Huock decided to take the story.
Despite all my complaints I do really enjoy the adventuring, the tomb-raiding, and the interesting curse. I love the mythology throughout as well. I just felt like the story was very unevenly paced and parts were outright boring. This book could have used some serious editing.
Although I didn't like this book as much as the first book there were parts that I did enjoy. I would recommend to those who enjoy young adult reads that include adventure and mythology; just be warned there is a bit of teen angsting in here...especially in the beginning that drags the story down some. Even give that I will continue to read this series.
I love him and hate him. He don't leave. Plus Kelsey is just as bad. I would have up ur him or shocked him every time he tried something. Also I don't like how she didn't allow neither Ren nor Kishan to explain anything before hand. Like when she saw Ren in her dream and he was trying to tell her what would happen it Druga protected him.
This is a good book. It has a little of everything. Romance, action, magic, and fantasy. You need to read the entire series.
the love triangle begins!
to many to choose
Love Sci Fi and Fantasy books since I was 8, starting reading A Princess of Mars series in Junior High School thanks to my Uncle Lester.
I began this book eagerly having enjoyed the first book. The heroines internal conflict over the two brother's was tiresome to me and the sexually demanding brother was disturbing to the point that it eclipsed the interesting story of the quest theme.
I am stopping now and not continuing the series, this was too disappointing and felt too bubble-gum to me. Listening to it I was struck by the contradictions in the character of the heroine and the sexual messages this might convey to younger female (and male) readers about the basic respect of sexual boundaries between people.
Perhaps I am reacting strongly to it, but I am disappointed and unable to continue even though I would like to hear the quest resolution, sigh.
The narrarator. (Previously, I thought there were two different people, but, no, Ms. Boras is magnificent and did it all!)
The love between Ren and Kelsey, and then when he is captured and they get him back the drama that ensues! A must read to find out.
Ren - I could listen to him talk all day. I could tell the difference between him and his brother even though there wasn't a great big difference. She did an amazing job! Fell in love with Ren, just by hearing him speak through Annika!
Tiger's Quest - Bring Me To Life
This book, this entire series is wonderfully done, clean, no foul language which makes it age appropriate. If you have read Tiger's Curse then you will undoubtedly know why I say I stay furious with Kishan most of the time. I get angry with Kelsey, too. But I also get upset with Ren and you will too! But, it's worth it --- in the end.
I love to read!!! Since I commute to work and school audible is so perfect! YA is my favorite genre.
One of the most interesting aspects of this series is the mythology. I personally love mythology and its very nice to hear more about Indian myths vs. the usual roman and greek versions. The dynamic between the brothers is really greatly played out. They love each other but over the years they have been alive they have hurt each other.
I love Ren and Kelsey but Kishawn being thrown into the mix was great for the story.
I think her performance was great throughout the story.
Yes. Like the first book its captivating.
Kelsey's interest in both brothers and difficulty chosing is interesting but it gets old after a while and she becomes quite annoying.
So, i'm still loving the series, but the first half (and know as a guy i'm not really into romance novels) is almost pure love story. There's no geatuitious sex and it's still "G" rated, but I knocked off a star for the lengthy romance part. Still, it is an entegrial part of the story. I was more interested in the action and adventure and the rest of the book holds true. I'm starting book 3 now. Oh, and btw the narration remains to be excellant!
Yes. I couldn't stop listening.
I loved the entire series. It was something both my 12 year old and I could listen to together. I never new what to expect next.
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