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Tiger's Curse

Houck, Colleen

(Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Tiger's Curse
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Seventeen-year-old Oregon teenager Kelsey forms a bond with a circus tiger who's actually one of two brothers, Indian princes Ren and Kishan, who were cursed to live as tigers for eternity, and she travels with him to India where the tiger's curse may be broken once and for all.

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Published: New York : Splinter, c2011.
ISBN: 9781454902492
1402784031
9781402784033
Branch Call Number: YA HOU
Characteristics: 402 p. ;,24 cm.

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Nov 06, 2014
  • FunkyOra rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is the best book you will ever read. Once you start reading you will forget all about TV and playing outside! I love this book so much that I'm even thinking of making a website fan club about it! Please read if you're into romance,mystery, and adventure. I've read this book thirty times and I know it so well that if you asked me any question from the book I would be able to answer it in seconds! Please I promise you that you will love this book I really do know that anyone that reads this book will fall instantly in love! Cause I know that I did and a lot of other people too! Infinity and beyond stars out of ten!

Oct 07, 2014
  • ssdeonarain rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“Warning: these books may cause you to forget anything else exists until you’ve turned the last enthralling page. And then you’ll want to start all over again!” –BREE DESPAIN, author of the Dark Divine series.
This is so true, the Tiger’s Curse and the other three books in this series are by far the best books I have ever read. In this book, Kelsey Hayes, an ordinary teenager, thought that she would have a normal summer and get a job to help pay for college tuition. But she didn’t expect that she would be flying half way around the world to help break a centuries old Indian curse. Dhiren and Kishan Rajaram two Indian princes were cursed to be half tiger, half man and they haven’t been successful in trying to break the curse. That is where Kelsey comes in. Kelsey is Durga’s chosen one, and she will help these two handsome princes become fully human again. But Kelsey is in for more than she thought, through the adventures in this book she will experience true love, heartbreak, evil forces beyond comprehension and near-death encounters. Do you remember that review from before? Well it is 100% true, this is my second time reading this book, and I still can’t put the book down because I still experience the mixed feelings of wanting to laugh when Dhiren makes innocent tiger faces when he’s guilty, to wanting to cry when you realize how lonely Kishan feels in the wild by himself with no one there with him to love him. On a scale from one to ten I give this book an eleven for its insight on a new world with adventures, humor, mystery, romance, magic and the culture of India. I also think that the Tiger’s Curse is the perfect title for this book because it ties the two ideas that inside these beasts there are two men that want to be accepted and loved for who they are.

Oct 04, 2014
  • TeenLibrarianBookReviews rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck
Read by: Anna/Copley Teen Room
Originally posted to the Teen Blog on 10/11/2011.

I LOVED this book. If you like fantasy/shifter type novels, especially if they involve hot guys and a little romance, this is the book for you. It’s the story of a girl in foster care who gets the opportunity to accompany a circus tiger in America to a special reserve in India where the tiger was supposedly born before being captured. But upon arriving in India, Kelsey realizes that the story she was told was anything but the truth, and the tiger, is anything but your typical circus tiger! Together, she and the centuries old tiger must go on a quest to end the curse put on Ren, the tiger. They battle plants that eat you alive, statues that come to life, a fear of snakes, a fear of love, and other things that are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

The page numbers are daunting at 400, but I couldn’t put the book down as soon as I’d started, and I finished it a lot faster than I’d ever predicted. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a good fantasy read!

Sep 10, 2014
  • mlpernell rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

When reading the summary for the book, I thought it had alot of promise. As I actually began to read the book, it became a chore. I had to literally force myself to get through it. The main character is suppose to be a seventeen year old girl. But her dialouge and thought process is so immature I thought she was twelve. But no she's seventeen.

I honestly would not recommend this book to anyone over thirteen.

The book is also poorly written, and I doubt an editor honestly really looked over this book with a critical eye. If this had been done, this book would have been awesome because this was the first time I saw an attempt at a fantasy story that did not involve werewolves and vampires and trie to look at a different culture. But even that was poorly done, and at times could and was preceived as offensive and downright iggnorant.

Definitely read the book at the library before you consider purchasing.

Aug 19, 2014
  • MusicGirl107 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I really loved the book! it was so amazing!!! I love the whole series, its my favourite! I cried a lot though. not really during the first the at the end. OMG!! seriously changed my life. cant wait for the movie!! this is just one of the series that stays in your heart forever and you just always remember it and are constantly comparing it to realy life and thinking about it every second. oh gosh! hurry up movie maker guys!!! I NEED THE MOVIE!!!! or im gonna die!!!! jeez, hear comes more tears. the end......

Aug 09, 2014
  • Persassy rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Well, that was boring.
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And that's an understatement.

Jul 26, 2014
  • sandette rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This was a so-and-so book, in my opinion. I felt like the main character was unrealistic- she had no personality. Ren seemed too perfect. And the conversations throughout the book were too formal: I haven't heard anyone speak the way Kelsey and Ren do. It was still a nice read, though, and I thought the idea was cool.

Jul 24, 2014
  • Black_Horse_55 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I wasn't sure with this book at first but then I read it and ended up loving it. I recommend it!

Jul 15, 2014
  • highfunctioningsociopath rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I have a lot of opinions about this book. When I first read it in middle school, I loved it and found it very entertaining. However I stopped reading the series after the third book because it was beginning to bore me. In high school I attempted to re-read the series, and found it very dry and full of clichés. Kelsey's character is very flat, and Ren is so perfect it becomes almost sickening. (I do have a soft spot for Kishan, however) Everything that happens in the book is just way too convenient. I know that it's supposed to be fantasy but this was just cushy. I recommend it to anyone under thirteen, but if you're a book-critiquing Nazi like me then you'll want something with more in depth characters and writing style. It has the potential to be a good love-triangle/adventure story but just doesn't hit the mark.

Jul 09, 2014
  • jollygirl rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Gay - the only word to describe it! How could a tiger transform into a handsome man and make out with a teenage girl!

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Oct 04, 2014
  • TeenLibrarianBookReviews rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Aug 19, 2014
  • MusicGirl107 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

MusicGirl107 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 20

Jul 10, 2014
  • blue_dolphin_2605 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Aug 13, 2012
  • spoonb3rri rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Jul 27, 2012
  • loveneverlies1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Jun 17, 2012
  • kvan13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Aug 19, 2014
  • MusicGirl107 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"It's like this. . .a starving man would gladly eat a radish. right? In fact a radish would be a feast if thats all he had. But if he had a buffet in front of him, the radish would never be chosen'. Ren paused a moment. 'I don't get it. What are you saying.' 'I'm saying. . . I'm the radish."

Jul 11, 2013
  • lovememe rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“I was dying. I knew it. at least the pain was gone. I wanted to tell him I love him. Than darkness overtook me..."

Jul 11, 2013
  • lovememe rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“I was dying. I knew it. at least the pain was gone. I wanted to tell him I love him. Than darkness overtook me..."

Aug 13, 2012
  • spoonb3rri rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

““Falling for him would be like cliff diving. It would be either the most exhilarating thing that ever happened to me or the stupidest mistake I’d ever make.””

Aug 13, 2012
  • spoonb3rri rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“Falling for him would be like cliff diving. It would be either the most exhilarating thing that ever happened to me or the stupidest mistake I’d ever make.”

Jul 27, 2012
  • chrisgotstacks rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

wonderful ,

Jun 17, 2012
  • kvan13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Vampire sea horse monkeys? Are you serious?"

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Aug 24, 2014
  • kidangel rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The tiger's curse by colleen Houck is about a girl named kelsey hayes. she volunteered at a circus to avoid being bored this summer. she befriends a tiger at the circus named Ren and suddenly have a friendly connection. the tiger is actually a human stuck with a 300 year Indian curse. it is said in a prophecy that one girl would break the tigers curse. Kelsey risks everything to piece together an ancient prophecy that could break the curse forever.

Jul 11, 2013
  • lovememe rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

kelsey is a seventeen years old gril whofromes a bond with a circuse tigerwho is really a indian princes name Ran 300 years ago trying to help Ran breack the tiger curse she travels to india were she may or going to breack the curse one in for all.

Aug 13, 2012
  • spoonb3rri rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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, spell- binding 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.

Aug 13, 2012
  • spoonb3rri rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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, spell- binding 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.

Jul 27, 2012
  • loveneverlies1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Tiger's Curse was a great read! The Indian mythology is a refreshing new addition to paranormal romance. My favorite part of this story is Kelsey's relationship with Ren-when he's in tiger form. He provides Kelsey a connection which she really needs. As a foster child after losing her parents Kelsey doesn't connect deeply with anyone and keeps herself and her heart apart from everyone. As she helps take care of the tiger she starts letting her guard down and opening her heart. The plot takes off from there and the action starts as the story takes us to India. I'm definitely looking forward to even more inclusion in the next book of India and the mythology this story is taking inspiration from. The only drawback for me is how Ren and Kelsey's relationship grows when Ren takes human form. Ren's looks are portrayed as Adonis-like and of course Kelsey is instantly attracted to him yet she doubts that she is good enough for this Indian prince. I hope for more character development in the next book to bring out the confidence that I can see in Kelsey and the potential for this to be a really great romance over the arc of all the books in this series. I'm definitely excited to dig into the second book, Tiger's Quest

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