Review – Tiger’s Voyage by Colleen Houck

POSTED ON June 13, 2012 BY Austine IN Book Review

Review – Tiger’s Voyage by Colleen Houck
Tiger's Voyage
by Colleen Houck
Series: The Tiger Saga #3
Published on November 1, 2011 by Splinter
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 543
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Young Adult

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.

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Alright, so I first have to say I love dragons, and guess what’s on the cover? That in itself attracted me to Tiger’s Voyage other than the fact that I absolutely loved the first two books. While I did indeed enjoy the third installment of the Tiger Saga, I don’t think it was as good as the first two. After the introduction of Ren’s brother Kishan, it was clear there was a chance of a love triangle. I had hoped Houck wouldn’t add this in but there it was all throughout Tiger’s Voyage. I do think love triangles get old and many readers can guess who the girl (or boy) will choose, and it is my only complaint for this book.

There was much more of a legend backing for this novel. The idea behind each of the five dragons leading to the final show of “magic” really gave another view on a different culture. Just like her first two books, Houck once again explores a new aspect of mythology while maintaining the original story of the two princes. Although it seemed unneeded at times, I enjoyed reading about each of the dragons and how they interacted with the characters.

Sometimes I find it hard to stay with a series. The first book is great, but after that each installment slowly goes downhill. I see this a lot, especially in longer series. Then there are some that no matter which book you pick up, you find the same energy, excitement, and suspense that you loved in book 1. Houck does this in each of her books. I read all three books of the Tiger Saga in the same day because I just couldn’t stop. I’ve already preordered book 4 as well. One thing these books never lack is a captivating voice; they’ll leave you wanting more. If you want a good series for all ages, this is it.

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