Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck: A book review

Title: Tiger’s Curse

Author: Colleen Houck

Started Date: July 2, 2012

Finished Date: July 6, 2012

Rating: 5/5 stars


“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.”


I love it so much! So so so much! I can’t even find the right words to describe how I feel about this book! I’ve been meaning to read this for such a long time, and I didn’t know why I read it just now. There are so many things I love about this book, and the list will come a long way, so I’ll just say what really made me hooked in this series. First, the story line is very unique, I love the idea of a 300-year old curse of a gorgeous prince. I know it started slow but it really took off when they arrived in India. The wonderful adventure of Kelsey and Ren started on that part. I was introduced to the Indian myths, goddesses and their culture. I must say I’m impressed with Colleen Houck, of how she researched well and how she incorporated into her writing. Second, I love all the characters! Especially Ren, the prince who turned to a tiger long time ago and together with Kelsey, they have to go a quest to break the curse. I just love everything about him and I want more. LOL! Kelsey, on the other hand, is also an amazing character, she’s strong and courageous. Third, I love how the romance developed through their journey. I’m so jealous with Kelsey, and I almost hate her for being so annoying and insecure. If she will not claim Ren, I’m very much willing to have him! LOL!
Anyway, I highly recommend this book to everyone, especially to those who love fantasy, adventure and romance combined into one! 😉
My favorite lines from Ren:

“I don’t want you to see only a tiger when you look at me. I want you to see me. The man.”-Ren, chaper 17

“Now turn around and go to sleep. I’m warning you that I plan to sleep with you in my arms all night long.”-Ren, chapter 21