Tiger's Curse (Book 1) - Colleen Houck

Passion. Fate. Loyalty.

Would you risk it all to change your destiny?

The last thing Kelsey Hayes thought she’d be doing this summer was trying to break a 300-year-old Indian curse. With a mysterious white tiger named Ren. Halfway around the world. But that’s exactly what happened. Face-to-face with dark forces, spellbinding magic, and mystical worlds where nothing is what it seems, Kelsey risks everything to piece together an ancient prophecy that could break the curse forever.

Tiger’s Curse is the exciting first volume in an epic fantasy-romance that will leave you breathless and yearning for more.


Tigers curse had a lot of interesting aspects to work into it’s plot: rich settings like India and a circus, wonderful mythology and romance, an exiting plot- it had everything it needed to be one of the best YA books out there. Instead, like so many others, it fell flat. Tigers curse follows the same hollow formula as so many YA books these days do; a bland protagonist and love interest, a cheesy love triangle, a plot that took second burner to the romance, and writing and dialogue so bogged down by details that it reads like something that never saw an editor.

That is right: Tigers curse is a flop.

The characters were hard to care about or become invested in, not because they were unlikable but because they were all boring and unremarkable- that is if they had any personality at all. The heroine herself might as well have been a pair of binoculars for us to watch the story through.

If you’re a beginning reader, you probably won’t mind the horrible writing and characters; you won’t know the difference. But if you’re and avid reader- skip this one. You aren’t missing out on anything.

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