Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Book Review: Tiger's Voyage by Colleen Houck

Book: Tiger’s Voyage (Book 3 Tiger’s Curse)
Author: Colleen Houck
Publisher: Splinter (Sterling)
Genre: Young Adult/Adventure/Romance 
ARC from Publisher

“In the third installment of the Tiger series, Kelsey Hayes pushes through the pain of lost love and strengthens her friendship with Kishan. Despite his strong feelings for her, Kishan has agreed to be her ally in helping her reunite with the man she still loves. Together, they seek to help Ren regain his memory and begin the search for the third magical gift—an object of power that will help break the curse that causes them to live part of their lives as tigers. 
They board a luxury yacht and seek Durga's aid once again, who supplies them with her golden weapons. With Nilima, Mr. Kadam, Ren, and Kishan at her side, she soon learns that the task ahead will be even more difficult than the others. Confronting a dark magician, multiple dragons, and terrifying denizens of the deep seems easy when compared to facing the daunting task of stitching up her heart. Just when she thinks she's ready to set her feet on a new path, she is yanked back with a jolt to the one she's determined to leave behind. 

The jarring tug-of-war that ensues for Kelsey's heart leaves her anxious and confused. Combined with the stress of almost being killed every other day, it would appear that saving the tigers is almost more than she can handle. Still, she presses on, knowing that a choice is looming on the horizon. One she cannot put off making for long. 

Tiger's Voyage is an irresistible romance with a barrage of action on the high seas, where a reader will find a treasure chest full of dragons, sea monsters, knights in shining armor, fabled weapons, and enduring love. The tropic waters of India create the backdrop for the latest installment in the tiger series. This novel, a multicultural take on the classic Beauty and the Beast tale, delves into the complex emotional turmoil and pressure associated with not only making the best choice for a nation but also the best choice for yourself.” {Goodreads}

I absolutely loved Tiger’s Curse and Tiger’s Quest, but Tiger’s Voyage really had me on the fence of my emotions. This love triangle between Kelsey and her two dashing tigers is starting to wear thin on my patience. Don’t get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoyed the most recent adventure (dragons, awesome), but something needs to give. Both Ren and Kishan are fine matches for our leading lady… pick one already. After reading this I have made my prediction on who she will spend her happily ever after with. In Tiger’s Voyage, we journey with the Tiger Crew on the next installment of breaking the Tiger’s Curse.  The folklore presented in this book is beautifully retold. I think this was part of the reason I enjoyed this book so much, especially considering your heart is breaking with this love triangle and I needed something else to focus on.
I am eagerly awaiting the last two books in this series and hope Kelsey gets this torture over with and chooses Ren so Kishan can move on and find another lady to love.
I give this 4 stars merely because this love triangle is getting ridiculous. Other than that, another epic adventure from Ms. Colleen Houck.



Keely Ann said...

Great review.. I agree, the love triangle is getting out of hand.. I'm currently reaching the end of this book, and as much as I love it, I find myself wanting to throw the book across the room in frustration - Kelsey is driving me nuts!

Bravo :)

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