Monday, January 24, 2011
Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck
Wowza, what a fun book!
Kelsey never imagined when she accepted a job working at the traveling circus as a temp that she would end up in India trying to break the curse of Indian prince trapped in tiger form. And not just any prince; a hundreds of years old, rich, handsome prince! The way is enveloped in magic, adventure and romance. With the help of the Indian Goddess, Durga, Kelsey sets out, determined to help Prince Ren return to his rightful life as a man, not a tiger.
I loved this book. It was a great story, full of adventure and magic. I enjoyed the romp through India in the process. Mythology in any culture is interesting, but somehow the world Houck created with the Gods and Goddesses of India was especially fascinating to me. I really appreciated that this book was free of the bad language and profanity that I so frequently find in young adult fiction. There was no sex or crass sexual language. This was just a great, clean book. I won this book in a Goodreads First Read contest and I’m so happy I did. It’s one of the best YA books I’ve read in awhile. Target audience for this book is YA, ages 15-25. I would agree. (Although I did let my 13 year old read this and she LOVED it too.)
If you want the full review for content, you can check it out over at The Literate Mother.