Friday, August 17, 2012

Review: Tiger's Voyage by Colleen Houck

Title: Tiger's Voyage
Author: Colleen Houck
Series: Book Three in the Tiger Saga
Published By: Splinter Publishing (November 1, 2011)
Genre: YA Fantasy
My Rating: 5 Stars

Goodreads Description:
 With the head-to-head battle against the villainous Lokesh behind her, Kelsey confronts a new heartbreak: in the wake of his traumatic experience, her beloved Ren no longer remembers who she is. As the trio continues their quest by challenging five cunning and duplicitous dragons, Ren and Kishan once more vie for her affections--leaving Kelsey more confused than ever.

Fraught with danger, filled with magic, and packed with romance, TIger's Voyage brings Kelsey and her two tiger princes one step closer to breaking the curse.

My Review:
  I didn’t' plan on starting this series and reading one book right after the other but that is what happened. I mean, after how the second book left off, how in the world could I not pick up the third one immediately and start reading. I thought my heart was going to break.

I wanted Ren and Kelsey back together but...yeah, okay, maybe a small part of me wanted Kishan and Kelsey together too. Either way, Ren or Kishan, I knew I had to read on. I couldn't wait a couple of hours, let alone a couple of days before starting this one.

Yep. I am hooked.

Kishan. Hmm, where to start with him? I really loved his character even more in the book. He was so sweet and sincere. Even though he loves Kelsey, he wants her to be happy too, even if that happiness means she isn't with him. As much as I love Ren, it was really hard to not want Kishan to have his HEA with Kelsey too. Kishan was her quiet and strong comforter through this whole series. Really he was like a best friend to Kelsey, always there, always dependable, even when it hurt him.
And even though I love Ren, I was happy with some of the choices that Kelsey made concerning the two brothers.

I have said this before and I will say it again, I wouldn’t want to be in Kelsey's place and have to choose between two absolutely wonderful men.

Now onto Ren. He changed a lot in this book. I don't even know how to describe the changes. Some were subtle and some not so much. He was a little more demanding and controlling and while I didn't always like his attitude and views, I could kind of understand them too. Based on the circumstances of the book and what transpired in it, there were understandable. I don't want to give anything away by saying anything else but even though Ren was sometimes a jerk, I still loved him.

It is very much obvious that whatever Kelsey decides to do, both men will always be a huge part of her life.

Kelsey's character changed in this one too. Sometimes she was that strong confident brave girl we have all grown to love and other times she was a complete mess. I was glad to see her get her confidence back by the end of the book and start making better choices and sticking with them.

This book was the longest one yet and still, I wanted more. I didn't want it to end.

Houck has completely sucked me into the fantasy world that she has created and the hold is strong. I know I will be thinking about these characters and their lives long after the books and the series are over.


  1. I can't decide whether or not to pick up this series, it seems people really love it, or they hate it. I think I will just have to try it for myself! Have a great weekend, Ali! Cooler weather ahead for us, thank goodness!

  2. Thanks for the review! I think for me the series got progressively worse, and when I got to read Tiger's Destiny I really wasn't too happy with the series. But I'm really glad you enjoyed it and I hope you like the next book a lot better than me if you read it! :)

  3. I love it when a book hooks me, but good. I'll take a look and see if it does the same for me.

    I had to come to your site to say hi after reading your comment at Cece's blog.

  4. Heidi I do hope you give it a try! There is a love triangle though so be warned!

    Eileen, I am sorry you didn't like them as much as they progressed. I have read the last book and I will admit the love triangle started to get old.

    cleemckenkie, thank you so much for stopping by and commenting!!