Sunday, August 14, 2011
I just finished reading Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck. This is another series in the new fantasy/romance young adult genre. I was fascinated by the story which mixes in some Indian mythology with the story of Kelsey an American teenager who has just graduated high school. Kelsey gets a temp job working for two weeks at a traveling circus and becomes very attached to the white bengal tiger that they have. At the end of her time there a man comes to the circus and offers Kelsey a rare opportunity to travel and continue working with the tiger. The story is a mystical adventure and mystery in which Kelsey ends up sleuthing to help with reversing an ancient curse. Readers do have to suspend some disbelief as the situations that the characters get in are quite hard to believe at times, yet they somehow still feel realistic. That is the beauty of good fantasy writing! I would highly recommend this book to teenagers and adults alike.