YA Early Book Review- Tiger’s Destiny
by Colleen Houck
Hardcover, 464 pages
Expected Publication date: September 4, 2012
Book Source: ALA
Book Summary from Goodreads: With three of the goddess Durga’s quests behind them, only one prophecy now stands in the way of Kelsey, Ren, and Kishan breaking the tiger’s curse. But the trio’s greatest challenge awaits them: A life-endangering pursuit in search of Durga’s final gift, the Rope of Fire, on the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal. It’s a race against time–and the evil sorcerer Lokesh–in this eagerly anticipated fourth volume in the bestselling “Tiger’s Curse” series, which pits good against evil, tests the bonds of love and loyalty, and finally reveals the tigers’ true destinies once and for all. A smart phone tag code on the back cover links readers to the series website.
Cathy’s review: Kelsey’s been dreaming a strange dream of a boat, the ocean and some small pin pricks, but when she wakes up in a strange room with bars on the windows she knows it was no dream, and in fact she was kidnapped by Lokesh. This nightmare that she’s woken up to includes Lokesh demanding that she provide an heir for him to teach his evil ways. Kelsey knows that she will no longer be of any use to him after providing an heir, and she has no desire to help him in that way in the first place, but she also knows that she must stall for time so that Ren and Kishan, her two amazing tigers, can free her from the evil man’s clutches. But even after being freed, Ren, Kishan and Kelsey know that there’s more they must do to fulfill their destinies and to stop Lokesh’s evil schemes. They must battle more dangerous beasts and make many sacrifices of themselves to show that they are pure in heart and willing and able to fulfill their destinies.
I love this series, Colleen Houck is seriously one of my favorite authors. When you read her books you feel as though you are right there with Kelsey, I could almost imagine myself as the one trapped in the room with the bars on the windows, knowing there’s an evil man just outside the door. The characters in this book are very well developed. You can feel the evilness emanating from Lokesh and the goodness from Ren. If you are a fan of clean, romantic adventures then this is the series for you!
Content: clean – as far as I can remember!
About the author: Colleen Houck is first and foremost a reader. She loves action, adventure, sci-fi, and romance, and her favorite books include a little bit of each. After getting an Associate’s Degree from Rick’s college and transferring to the University of Arizona, she dropped out of school to go on a church mission where she met her husband. Since then, she’s had a variety of job titles including; Group Home Advocate, Donut Sprinkle Girl, Chinese Kitchen Manager, Salad Bar Maven, and more recently American Sign Language interpreter. She also considers herself an expert in the assembly of Big Macs and Big Bacon Classics and yes, the Food Network Channel is her favorite station. Colleen has lived in Arizona, Idaho, Utah, California, and North Carolina and is now permanently settled in Salem, Oregon with her husband and her giant stuffed white tiger.