Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Review: Tiger's Voyage

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.

That was one long summary, huh? (From Goodreads) It leaves very little explaining for me to do about the book, and lots of room for opinion. tee hee.

I love the cover. It's so cool. The dragon, the tigers, the colors. Love it.

I think I have been waiting for this book forever.  Well, it felt that way.  I think I shut the last book feeling seriously angry.  Deprived.  The injustice of it all.  That's why I needed this book.  

Colleen Houck has such a fabulous way of writing that really just pulls you in.  The stories stay in my mind long after I have closed the book.  I'm caught up in the world of Kelsey and her tigers.  I love this series.  My daughter is over the moon about them.  (she is a romantic teenager...)  I loved the dragon element in this book.  That adventure was so fun.  Different worlds, different challenges.  I think that one thing I love about Houck's writing is that she has a way of telling that allows me to paint such vivid pictures in my mind.  I can see the places she talks about.  It's like a movie in my head.  A really good movie.  :)

I have to say that I'm ready for resolution now though.  It's been 3 books.  Big, thick books.  I need resolution between Kelsey and her men.  Love triangles are not my favorite because somebody always gets hurt.  I don't like that.  I'm not sure I agree with Kelsey's decisions, but I'm not Kelsey.  I'm ready for the next book and I'm waiting.  6 months will feel like forever.  Again.  But, praise and adoration for Colleen Houck.  She is fabulous.  May she always write awesome books for her devoted fans.


  1. Currently reading this book. I agree with you thoughts about love triangles. This has been 3 very long books to have such an intense love triangle. I really need the resolution soon. *waiting for book 4 even though I'm still reading book 3*


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  3. Oh, yes, this was a very good book. I knew that was going to happen and it's what make me wish for de next. Do you know when the next will come out?

  4. Valkatis- I think it is actually longer to release of the next book than I thought. I think it's September. That sure is going to be a LONG wait!

  5. I've heard nothing but good things about this series! I really need to read it!


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