Tuesday, May 21, 2013
"Tiger's Curse" and Lions and Bears! Oh my! (a fun Lexi review)
Hello, you awesome (fellow) book nerds!
This is my awesome-lé-possum (stole that from my friend, Ashlynn) book review on Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck.
The first thing to know is that this book is part of a series, but you can read this as a one-shot, and you'd still be satisfied. At least I was. (Oh, and if you're not aware, please read my other post from today, which should be right under this one. Thank you!)
The gorgeous book front looks like this:
Summary (from Goodreads, of course): "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."
This seriously is a great book! I was hesitant at first, but once you meet the characters and read the first chapter, you get yanked into the story. The further you go, the more and more attached you get. The author, Colleen Houck, seriously just keeps a hold of your attention this entire book, and she takes you on this amazing journey across the world!
The details she includes are very descriptive. She shows a lot, not just telling. This is shown especially when they end up at a hut. The details Houck includes makes you very able to picture everything in her novel. She makes sure that you are entangled in the entire story, and grabs your imagination. The story even feels like it's completely possible, not just a novel.
I really just love this book, and the characters. The plot is great as well.
In Conclusion: If you're into books that are like mature fairytales, especially ones with awesome, well-done love stories inside, read this book. Reading it for me felt like reading one of the stories from Arabian Nights, maybe a fairytale from childhood. It just made me comfortable and completely in the story.
5/5 beautiful, blue-eyed white tigers (my favorite!!!)
Until Thursday, your book babe,