Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck
Official blurb: 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
POV: besides the prologue and epilogue this book is first person from Kelsey ‘Kels’ point of view. Kelsey is honest and literal and very self deprecating (which bugged me a bit, but it fit with her character and past) and exceptionally considerate (but not in a over-played way).
This book was very unique in the sea of paranormal books I’ve been swimming in the past couple years. The story had a very old world mythology feel to it, like it could be a fairy tale retelling, though I don’t think it is. The setting, (traveling through) India, and traveling through the different Hindi stories was one of my favorite parts to this fabulous books.
The romance alternated between being steamy hot (in a clean sort of way) and being dorky-hilarious. I laughed so hard at this one kissing aftermath scene, it was embarrassing!
Great book. I’ve been enjoying books less lately, this one revived me. And… The entire series is incredible–if you can get a package deal or something, do it!!
Five Stars *****