“Tiger’s Curse” by Colleen Houck

Editor’s note: The author of this article has requested to be anonymous. 

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The Tiger’s Curse is an impressive book from its beautiful and intricate cover to its spell bounding words that gets you hooked. This book is a mythology-based book with many exciting twists and turns. Collen Houck chose Indian mythology as the theme in this book which is both unique and different. The story is about a 17 year old girl, Kelsey Hayes, who spends her summer not working, but on an adventure trying to break the curse of the tiger she has befriended. The tiger isn’t ordinary, it’s Indian royalty, a handsome prince named Ren. Kelsey must survive dark forces and go through many trials to be even close to breaking the curse. From travelling to India to going through places which people thought of were just myths. With this book, you will be enchanted with the beautiful literacy and before you know it, you will be pulled into the world of Kelsey and her tiger. 

What I liked about this book was the fact that Collen Houck didn’t choose any of the main mythology themes like Egyptian, Greek, Norse and Roman mythology. Instead she chose Indian mythology which was very unique. Her way of delivering the story was incredible. It has the right amount of adventure and the right amount of fantasy similar to the recipe of a tasty dish.

My favorite part of the book was the poetry from famous authors and also from William Shakespeare which the Indian Prince Ren tells. I think it’s brilliant that she chose to have Ren quote them instead of Kelsey because it shows how everyone is connected in one way or another. Collen chose poetry as the connection!

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes adventure, prophecies and an ancient to modern contrast because this book has it all. As the author of The Dark Divine series said “Warning: these books may cause you to forget anything else that exists until you’ve turned the last enthralling page. And then you’ll want to start all over again!” She is absolutely true to her words.

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