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Tiger's Destiny by Colleen Houck

Saturday, September 29, 2012

With three of the goddess Durga's quests behind them, only one prophecy now stands in the way of Kelsey, Ren, and Kishan breaking the tiger's curse. But the trio's greatest challenge awaits them: A life-endangering pursuit in search of Durga's final gift, the Rope of Fire, on the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal.  It's a race against time--and the evil sorcerer Lokesh--in this eagerly anticipated fourth volume in the bestselling Tiger's Curse series, which pits good against evil, tests the bonds of love and loyalty, and finally reveals the tigers' true destinies once and for all. A smart  phone tag code on the back cover links readers to the series website.

Goodreads Summary

Readers who were waiting at the edge of their seats can finally relax.  Kelsey, Ren, and Kishan return in yet another adventure filled with romance, mystery, action, and intrigue.  The story is easy to fall in to; Colleen Houck provides vivid descriptions, the places will be fresh and real in the reader's mind throughout the story.  The setting of the book truly sets the scene in this case. 

The characters were much the same from the first couple of books with some development.  Ren and Kishan are as charismatic and swoon-worthy as ever, but Kelsey began to get annoying.  She still hasn't fully chosen between Ren and Kishan although she considers herself to be Kishan's girlfriend.  She simply doesn't devote herself to him in any serious way; poor Kishan seems so sure about her, so confident that he loves her and she doesn't give much back.  There were a couple surprises in this book, some concerning Mr. Kadam and Kishan, that will make the reader have a "gut reaction."  Colleen Houck's ability to affect the reader is such a way is the mark of an excellent writer.

There is a certain magic feel to the story, an undercurrent of suspense interwoven with romance that makes this book very memorable.  The ending is, although likely not satisfying for all readers, a good ending.  Colleen Houck ties up the last few remnants very well, starting in the beginning of the book to make it less shocking in the very end.  Overall, this book is highly recommended to young adult/teen readers.

4 Stars

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