Tiger’s Quest by Colleen Houck

Tiger's Quest by Colleen Houck from The Figment Reviewby Kay Fraser

This book will be released June 7.

Have you read Kay’s review of Tiger’s Curse?

Tiger’s Quest is the second installment in the Tiger’s Curse series. Like the first book, the packaging is outstanding. In the hardcover I own, there is a gorgeous black tiger looking straight at me with those golden eyes, embossing, and beautiful metallic ink, just like in the first book. Together, they make a beautiful book collection.

Tiger’s Quest starts just where Tiger’s Curse left off. Kelsey comes back home to Portland, Oregon, after her wild adventure in India. She is extremely turned about leaving everything behind back in India, especially her new adopted family, Kishan, Mr. Kadam, and most of all, Ren, her Indian prince. He is the reason Kelsey fled from India so fast.  She decided to leave to give him space, a choice and a chance to be free, without being tied down to a girl like her. Because after all, Ren is a prince, and she is simply Kelsey from Oregon.

Still, Kelsey can’t help feeling the sinking feeling in her stomach when she thinks about him. Because loving someone so much hurts when you are away. Ren hated to see her leave, but made it clear it was her decision.

So Kelsey returns home to go back to college and try to be normal for a while until Mr. Kadam is able to decipher the next Quest. Ren has made sure Kelsey is well taken care off economically as payment for her help on the first quest. She now owns a new home, a fancy blue Porche, and, to top it off, Ren’s even paid for her schooling. Yet weeks go by, and she doesn’t get a call. School starts…no calls. Months go by with no news from Ren.

Kelsey decides to more forward, meet people, and date new guys. She calls Mr. Kadam weekly and they chat and update each other. Every time they talk, Kelsey hopes Ren will talk or be mentioned in conversation, but he never comes to the phone, and Mr. Kadam doesn’t mention him. To keep busy, Mr. Kadam suggests Kelsey start taking self-defense classes. In class, Kelsey meets Lee, her instructor. He is adorable, nice, and friendly, so she decides to give him a fair chance and maybe start a new relationship that might help her forget all about Ren.

Christmas comes around, and Kelsey’s only wish this year is to have Ren back. Or even get a call. But she knows it won’t happen, because it’s been months without a word for him. Still, she wishes for him and misses him with all her mind. But one day, the doorbell rings. Kelsey opens the door to find Ren at her front step. And that is when her world turns upside down, because with Ren’s return the real adventure begins. With Kelsey, readers get to run through jungles, climb impossibly tall trees with the hand of a black tiger-prince, swim in fancy swimming pools, meet fairie-like creatures, hear sweet nothings in Indian, fly in expensive jets, see human birds that talk, meet a goddess, go to a homecoming dance, fight a giant snake, and meet a new love interest with golden eyes. Yes, all in one book.

Tiger’s Quest is an adventure, full of things to be discovered. It’s like reading Indiana Jones, with a strong female lead. It’s not your average boy-meets-girl story. It’s about conquering your fears, seeing them first hand, and tackling terrible obstacles, head on. This book is about risking it all, to maybe lose it all, because if you don’t, would you be able to live knowing you didn’t try hard to enough to save what was most precious to you?

Tiger’s Quest made me go through Kelsey’s rollercoaster of emotions and, to my surprise, I teared up reading the last 10 pages of the book. Readers, you will to.

If you buy a hardcover copy, you will find a sneak peak for the next book, Tiger’s Voyage. It’s only a paragraph, but I read it 3 times and I might read it again after writing this review. It’s so GOOD. I’m starting to count the seconds until Tiger’s Voyage is released this November. I can’t wait to see where Colleen Houck takes us next, as this second book was even better than the first. Who is as excited as I am?!

Kay Fraser is a book designer from Buenos Aires, Argentina, residing in Minneapolis. Her dark secret? She is bilingual. When she’s not designing, reading, writing, over-drinking coffee, or chasing around her two little monsters, she’s on Twitter at @kaymfraser or blogging at designcomma.com.

4 thoughts on “Tiger’s Quest by Colleen Houck

  1. I hated it, boring till middle then it was almost indiana jones but not quite as action packed.

    I’m gald you liked it though. The cover does make up for the parts I didn’t like.

  2. My problem with this book are the inexcusable grammatical errors, a main character who has less of a personality than a piece of cardboard, and the awkward dialogues that would literally make me cringe. The story line is interesting – I’ll give it that much. However, it is so poorly written, that I cannot fathom why it’s so popular. I assume it can be attributed to the increasingly low IQ’s and poor educations that teens today are tied with. However, what publisher would ever think of publishing such an awful, AWFUL book? And how is it that so many people are failing to notice what a lousy writer Colleen Houck is? Take a look at some of the reviews on Amazon though, and you’ll see that I’m not the only one that felt like gagging while trying to force myself through half the cheesy, immature, and just embarrassing dialogues in this book.

  3. Hi, I’m Bruna, I’m from Brazil, and I’ve just read the first book, Tiger’s Curse, and I have to say that I felt in love for it. I bought it because it was a seller’s tip and I was looking for something new to entertain me, since I’m a very fan of the vampire’s books (except for twilight).
    So I bought it and I read it in 5 days. Now I’m sad, because the second book, Tiger’s Quest, hasn’t been published here, and I have no idea, when is gonna happen. Does anyone know???

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