Monday, 27 June 2011

Tiger's Quest by Colleen Houck

Pages 479
Published by Hodder & Stoughton in 2011
Book kindly sent to me by tihe publisher for an honest review

I clung to the leather seat and felt my heart fall as the private plane rose into the sky, streaking away from India. If I took off my seatbelt, I was sure I would sink right through the floor and drop thousands of feet, freefalling to the jungles below. Only then would I feel right again. I had left my heart in India; I could feel it missing. All that was left of me was a hollowedd-out shell, number and empty.


Take a good look at that tiger on the cover! By the end of reading this book, you are going  to love him!

Kelsey has returned to America  without her gorgeous tiger boy Ren. She attempts to live a normal live until a few months down the line Ren decides to visit, followed closely by his brother Kishan. Kishan really is a bad boy and needs to be tamed. He is also cursed in the same way as Ren, only he appears as a black tiger rather than a white one.

Danger follows them to Oregan and it isn't long before one of them is kidnapped, forcing Kelsey on a dangerous trek to lift the second part of the curse. Will Kelsey be able to pull it off?

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After reading Tiger's Curse, it never crossed my mind that my allegiance with the white tiger would change. I left the book rooting for him to chase Kelsey across the world and never let her go. However by the end of Tiger's Quest, I was no longer his number one fan and had moved over to rooting for Kishan to win Kelsey's love. If you haven't read the second book yet I can imagine you being shocked by this decision and trust me I was too. Yet I can see you all changing sides rather hastily when you reach the end of the book.

Tiger's Quest is just as action packed as Tiger's Curse and the author keeps you on your toes the whole way through. There is so much going on within each chapter which keeps you rooted to your seat. You are desperate to help Kelsey get through each trauma and challenge she faces.

I loved the inclusion of the Silvernae, the tree nymphs. They seemed so angelic and pure in character. I felt like I had moved into a dream like state as I read through the pages they graced. They really were such beautiful characters. 

Just like the first book, the writing is intensely descriptive, allowing you to feel like you  are experiencing the book in 3D, only with all inclusive sensory action too.

The ending was left on another huge cliffhanger, which left in  despair as the next book doesn't come out until November. It was quite heartbreaking to see how Kelsey was treated after all the things she had suffered. It felt like it had all been for nothing. I have my suspicions as to why a certain tiger was treating her the way he did, but will only discuss them with anyone who has read the book. I don't want to give out spoilers!

This book is just as thrilling as the first one and will definitely be a series I want to see through to the end. Although I may need assistance for my withdrawal symptoms as I wait impatiently for November.  

5 comments:

  1. What, why, how? Oh you got my asking questions and I have not even read book 1, lol. But now I want to know why is is treating her in some way

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  2. I'm so excited about this book, I finished reading the first one a few weeks ago. Great review!

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  3. Like Blodeuedd I have to admit I'm intrigued with this one, so many questions I'd love to ask . I love the idea of the Silvernae as I love tree spirits in books - Treebeard in The Lord Of the rings is one of my favourite characters in that book.

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  4. How many books are there going to be in the series do you know please?
    Thinking of adding them to the library wish-list.

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  5. Blodeuedd - You are going to have to read it like the rest.

    Petty Witter - The Silvernae were just gorgeous. I haven't read the Lord Of the Rings so I can't comment on that I am afraind.

    Emma - I think there are five books in the series.

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