I changed my blog again.
Yes, yes, this will be the stationary look from now on. I'm finally happy with it, so don't expect any more changes for a while at least!
I know I'm a little late in posting, and I'm so sorry for that. I've been planning an interview with a fellow blogger who happens to have written a poem that I quite like...and I've convinced her to share a bit of it on my blog! But you'll have to wait to read that post at a later date. For now, why don't we talk about The Tiger's Curse series?
I don't do "popular" books. I've gotten a bit sick of them. They snooker you in with a good first read and then plummet to boringness and unoriginality in the rest of the series. And if one author manages to write a good, original story, a million other authors copy THAT author, and then they get popular too.
Well, it's hard to stay unaware of books that get popular, however disinterested in them I might be. And one day, as I was perusing Barnes&Noble, a "popular" book caught my eye....
It's name was Tiger's Curse. An intriguing title, and it had a very nice cover to go along with it. So I read the inside flap.
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.
Tiger’s Curse is the exciting first volume in an epic fantasy-romance that will leave you breathless and yearning for more.
A few words popped out at me as I read the synopsis.
I knew I had to try it! After finding it at my library, I proceeded to read it...and loved it!
And was in agony when it was over.
Once again it was the first in a series, and I had snatched up the first book as soon as it was released! I was in for a very long wait to read the rest of the series.
But back to the original question: is Tiger's Curse worth reading?
To me, it absolutely was. Now, if you're wanting to read a classic, then Tiger's is not for you. While I was very much entertained by its fun adventure story and romance, descriptiveness of foods, atmospheres, and cultures, it was still merely a fun adventure read. Not something that will be remembered throughout the ages, but definitely a tale that will entertain you! I must say that throughout all four books I got quite attached to the characters and their feelings.
Something that Colleen Houck did very well was not stopping the suspense across every chapter of each installment of the Tiger's Curse series.
But to find out any more about Colleen Houck's massively creative and enjoyable books, you must check it out for yourselves!
Have any of you read or thought about reading this? What were your thoughts on the book? I'd love to hear!