Tiger’s Quest

“Ambush! Iron arms locked around my body. I grasped feebly at the air before falling into darkness…”

Faith. Trust. Desire.

How far would you go to free the one you love?

Kelsey Hayes’s eighteenth summer was crazy. The kind of crazy that nobody would ever believe.

Aside from battling immortal sea monkeys and trekking the jungles of India, she fell in love with Ren, a 300-year-old prince.

When danger suddenly forces Kelsey on another Indian quest with Ren’s bad-boy brother, Kishan, the unlikely duo begins to question their true destiny. Ren’s life hangs in the balance and so does the truth within Kelsey’s heart.

Tiger’s Quest, the thrilling second volume in the Tiger’s Curses series, brings the trio one step closer to breaking the ancient prophecy that binds them.

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Kelsey returns home to Oregon, where Mr. Kadam has enrolled her in college, but danger sends her back to India to begin another quest, this time with Kishan, to try to break the curse that forces Kishan and his brother Ren to live as tigers.

Quite frankly, I’m disappointed by this book so far [‎Thursday, ‎December ‎22, ‎2011]. When I finished Tiger’s Curse, I ordered this book and couldn’t wait to receive it.

“There are many different types of kisses. There’s a passionate kiss of farewell—like the kind Rhett gave Scarlett when he went off to war. The kiss of I-can’t-really-be-with-you-but-I-want-to-be—like with Superman and Lois Lane. There’s the first kiss—one that is gentle and hesitant, warm and vulnerable. And then there’s the kiss of possession—which was how Ren kissed me now. 

It went beyond passion, beyond desire. His kiss was full of longing, need, and love, like all those other kisses. But, it was also filled with promises and pledges, some of which seemed sweet and tender while others seemed dangerous and exciting. He was taking me over. Staking a claim. 

He seized me as boldly as the tiger captured his prey. There was no escape. And I didn’t want to. I would have happily died in his clutches. I was his. And he made sure I knew it. My heart burst with a thousand beautiful blooms, all tiger lilies. And I knew with a certainty more powerful than anything I’d ever felt before that we belonged together. ” 

The beginning until chapter 9 is funny and romantic, but then comes Kishan and Kelsey’s adventure, but for some reason I couldn’t get into it. And it’s not only because of Kishan’s extra feelings, it’s just that the book, till now [chapter 20 – p.340] is not as good as book 1.

9 chapters left [139 pages left]. I’ll write my final review then, something might happen and change my mind.

[Sunday, ‎January ‎01, ‎2012] I felt that the romance between Kelsey and Kishan was so forced, and their adventure was boring. When they went to rescue Ren I wasn’t convinced that they couldn’t take Lokesh. I felt the author left him flee to make another few books. I couldn’t see him as evil though she tried to convince us he is by comparing him to many famous evil characters including Lord Voldemort.

One of the things I hated all through the book was Kelsey’s way of talking to men, the way she called them Superman and Casanova was such a cliché and silly!

“I once told Ren our story wasn’t over.And it’s not.Not yet.” 

All in all the book doesn’t deserve 5 stars or even 4 stars for that matter. But the only redeeming thing I found here is that I am longing for Ren and Kelsey to remain together. And I adore Durga’s quests. The whole adventure in India concept is mesmerizing to me.

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