Tiger's Quest (The Tiger Saga, #2)
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Tiger's Quest (The Tiger Saga #2)

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Back in Oregon, Kelsey tries to pick up the pieces of her life and push aside her feelings for Ren. Kelsey Hayes's eighteenth summer was crazy. The kind of crazy 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, w...more
Hardcover, 479 pages
Published June 7th 2011 by Sterling Publishing
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Cait
Oh, oh, oh! I just have one thing to say about this novel, wow.
This one was sooo much better than the first (and the first was amazing), and if I had any questions or doubts or misgivings about this series, they were completely destroyed by Quest.

First off, Kishan. Most bad-boys in novels always stay aloof, and I know that they are supposed to be irritating like that, but most YA novels have crossed the line, heck, practically leaped over it, and have annoyed me soo much that I've just wanted to...more
Colleen Houck
Sep 06, 2011 Colleen Houck added it  ·  (Review from the author)
I like it cause I wrote it. =)
Sarah Terese *Kili!*
Jul 03, 2013 Sarah Terese *Kili!* rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: suffering post-twilight fan girls, girls who get overly emotionally attached to book characters
Recommended to Sarah Terese *Kili!* by: unfortunately...a friend
Yes, I realize I am in the minority of people who hate this book. But I do have reasons. It is not just because I am bored and want to go trolling. I happened to find Kelsey extremely annoying, her "voice" as a teenager very unrealistic, the "devoted good boy and ultimate bad boy I must choose from" to be an overly used cliche, and the books had a dragging plot and what I like to call an absent villain. (Remember what I say: a book is only as good as its villain. You know it to be true.) Okay......more
Tanya
I just. Couldn't. Do it. I gave a long winded rant/review of the first book Tiger's Curse but I also said that because I was interested in the plot & liked all the characters EXCEPT Kelsey (because she's annoying & a moron), I would read the second book (this one). Man, everything I hated about the first book is present in the second. More (& more & more) info-dumping- it's like the author is telling us, "See! I really really researched this- I know what I'm talking about!" I mad...more
Aimee
Here is my review:

No, no, no.

YES! YESSSSS! Finally, YES!

NO, NO, NO, NO.

NOOOOOOOO! This cannot be happening. NOOOOOOOOOOOO! NO NO NO NO NO!

The End.

Slam the book shut.

November is WAY too far away.

(and that really is my review because saying much more would give it all away. Oh, and I'm still a bit worked up.)
Erica (daydreamer)
So incredibly heartbreaking. I don’t know if I’ve ever cried so much while reading a book. The ending just.. It broke my heart and trampled on it. Why?! Why did it have to happen? I hate it when authors do this to us readers. But, I can’t help but respect and love Colleen Houck for creating such an emotional ending. It’s books like this that I love utterly, books with real, endearing characters that latch onto my heart so securely and refuse to leave, no matter how well the writing is, or how we...more
Mizuki
0.5 star, there's no way in hell I'll give this book more.

Take my words, Colleen Houck totally fails as an 'author', she offers us nothing bout cardboard cutout characters, empty headed heroine who seems to have no thought of her own, uninteresting and unrealistic dreamboat love interests, supporting character (Mr. Kadam) who's only there for the inform dump and being an all-knowing, all-useful plot device.

Beside all these, we also get a silly, painful-to-look-at love triangle--when one of the...more
Vanessa
In a break between assignments and required reading, some strange little thought in my head told me it'd be fun to read the second book in Colleen Houck's Tiger's Quest series. Maybe rather than write lengthy recaps on my blog, I could just do status updates on everything that was worth mentioning, from the finest-toothed comb of nit-picking to the plot holes so large one could drive the Knight Bus through them.

Yeah, I don't really understand why I did it either.

Tiger's Quest, is, predictably, j...more
Sandy
I liked Tiger's Curse, but I LOVED Tiger's Quest. I initially gave this book four stars, but I'm upping it to five because I cannot stop thinking about it. As soon as I turned the last page, I preordered Tiger's Voyage because I am in desperate need of a resolution for that cliffhanger!

Colleen Houck is a storyteller. The writing is not perfect, but I am willing to overlook the flaws because the characters are so compelling, the romance so sizzling, and the quest so epic. Reading this book evoked...more
Annie Brewer



*BEWARE.......SOME SPOILERS AHEAD!!!!!*



I have no idea where to begin. This sequel to the outstanding Tiger's saga, was absolutely riveting and emotional. I am still trying to wrap my brain around the events that unfolded at the end of this book!!! I can totally understand what the hype was all about for these books. They truly speak to the heart. I live Tiger's, breathe Tiger's, fantasize Tiger's.....it's crazy!! I haven't felt this way about a series since The Hunger Games and before that was...more
Tifferz
I am lucky to have received an ARC copy of Tiger's Quest. I was simply giddy when I got it in the mail. I even did a little happy dance. You see, I have become obsessed with the Tiger series all over again. (I actually read the first two books in the series when Colleen was self published) I just love these books. It is going to take a awhile to get them out of my system.

Tiger's Quest will be take you on an emotional roller coaster ride as Kelsey, Ren and Kishan's adventure continues to break th...more
Lori Campbell
ok, now we're talking Tiger's Quest. This book was much better than Tiger's Curse. Same simply written story. Great action, adventure, a couple of fingernail biter episodes! I could envision all the different quests that they were on. My favorite was the fairyland. I couldn't put this book down. Then I got to the last page and scre-e-e-med! Where is book 3!!! I was frantic... what's happening, what's going on...what will happen now. I got so into this story that I thought I was in it. It's taken...more
Cindy
LOVED this book, it was soooo goood! Everything I had hoped for and more, wrapped up in a beautiful, well done package. Tiger's Quest picks up were we left off. Kelsey is back in the states and off to college, and completely heartbroken over leaving Ren. Which she should be what was she thinking. I see her reasoning, but still... I am not going to be able to tell much of the plot in this story for fear of ruining it for you. Sufficed to say that once again Mrs. Houck takes us on an amazing journ...more
Booknut
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

It ended.
Wait...wait...what's this...?
The Acknowledgements page?! *squints* What?! Are we just leaving it with HEARTBREAK AND DESPAIR? Does this mean I now have to scramble around to find the next book before I die of emotions?

Yes. So off I go.
Carolyn
I thought the 2nd book in Colleen's Houck's series was better than the first. I liked how she took a step back and allowed us to get to know Ren better and watch Kelsey's and his relationship really grow. At the same time, I liked how the story turned and I found myself cheering for others to succeed as the book progressed. The book is a mixture of adventure, love story, comedy, and magic all rolled into one. Colleen has made learning about India and mythology fun as it relates to her story. I c...more
Howdy YAL
How about no stars? Is that a legitimate option. This one is pretty much horrible. I didn't really expect much for it. I'm doing it for my yearly I force myself to read an awful series just to see how much I can test my sanity challenge. That and I like to dissect these horrible books so that I have an idea what I'm getting into. To see full review click on one of the following links:

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Julene
I read this book in a day. I could not put it down. I was laughing out loud and in tears by the end. I won't spoil it but it is an emotional roller coaster. I want to read the 3rd book and don't know if I can wait for it. I love how the author weaves all the myths and legends in with Kelsey and her quest. Colleen's writing is so descriptive that you can see the pictures in your head like a movie as you are reading. I was on the edge of my seat the whole book and I didn't want it to end.
Anila
(I thought I'd take a leaf out of Jillian's book and load up with tags. I love the way her shelves are basically a miniature review before you even reach the text.)



Okay, Colleen Houck, you win. I am actually glad I read this book. There, I admit it. After the torturous struggle that was the first one, I persevered into this because I already owned it and to my surprise, I enjoyed myself. I still won't read the third because I've heard the drama gets even worse and really, my delicate system cann...more
Idunsses
You don’t complicate my life. You simplify it. When you’re near, I know exactly where I should be – by your side. When you were gone, I just ran around in confused circles. My life was unbalanced. Out of focus.

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God, this series is becoming a serious addiction! It is not often I completely lose track of time, and finish a book as the sun is rising, and despite being totally exhausted, I still can’t sleep, because I can’t stop thinking about it. But that’s what happened with Tiger’s Quest. I me...more
Duchess Nicole
Oct 13, 2012 Duchess Nicole rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of epic fantasy, young adult or adult romance readers
I am officially BLOWN AWAY. This is shaping up to be one of my all time favorite YA series. My heart is just racing right now and my thoughts are so jumbled up, I can't seem to get my mind wrapped around what just happened. That was without a doubt one of the best cliffhanger endings that I've ever read (though I can only safely say that because I have the next book waiting to be read), the best love triangle I've ever read, and a wonderful, emotional journey of a modern fantasy.

Kelsey has left...more
Deseret Baker
Wow. Tiger's Quest was riveting! This book was so well written that it could be picked up and read as a first, and the series could still be followed! So many parts in it touched my heart, and I found myself actually feeling Kelsey's struggles as she went through it.

In particular, when Kelsey dreams of Ren, and he calls her "wife of my heart," I had to put the book down and cry...the love expressed there is what every girl dreams of!

A few questions that will eat me alive until I can get my hands...more
Selena
I really had to push myself to pick up this second book and start reading. The first book bothered me in a lot of ways and I found the main heroine, Kelsey, to be incredibly annoying. Having said that, there were some very interesting things about the story including the Indian culture and history which in the end were enough to make me continue.

Book 2 was an improvement over the first and I am not disappointed that I read it. Kelsey did grow as a character and I liked how Kishan came into his...more
Kate
Panebože, tak tohle bylo opravdu něco. Nedokážu uvěřit, že jsem toho tolik dokázala přečíst, ale nedokázala jsem knihu položit a musela jsem to dnes dotáhnout do konce. Tygrova stezka byla naprosto fenomenální. Nedokážu své nadšení pořádně vyjádřit. Kniha má vše, co mám ráda včetně mytologie. Navíc, poslední stránky jsem totálně probrečela jak malé mimino a ještě teď cítím v očích poslední slzy. Jestli to bude platit vždy a každý díl bude tak lepší a lepší, nevím, tedy co očekávat u dalších dílů...more
Katie Watkins
I loved it again the second time around. I'd forgotten a few things, so I'm glad I'm re-reading this so I'm up to speed when I read the new release!

(8/11) Ah!! An ultimate cliffhanger ending!!

Kelsey is back in the states attending college and trying to forget Ren--but that's easier said than done. She ends up going on another quest (this time to the Himalayas) to try and break the curse, but since Ren is captured, she's goes with Ren's brother, Kishan.

I love absolutely loved this series!!
Jen
Tiger's Quest is arguably better than Tiger's Curse. In Colleen's second novel we dive right into the action. We learn about the turmoil and anguish that Kelsey has been going through ever since she left India, and ultimately Ren, at the end of Tiger's Curse. It was heartbreaking to read about her decision to start dating other men, but I admired her determination to try and move on. I for one would NEVER be able to do that if I had someone like Ren. Although her decision to leave Ren was hard t...more
Katie Stout
*Copied from www.one-page-reviews.blogspot.com*


I'm beginning to wonder if Colleen Houck dribbled some crack between the pages of these books because they're seriously addicting.

I had no idea how Houck could follow up the amazingness that was Tiger's Curse, but somehow, she exceeded my expectations. I was left in such an emotional tizzy at the end of this book that I don't know how I'm going to wait until November for the next book.

As I've mentioned before in my review of Tiger's Curse, Houck's s...more
Amanda Tripple
Great follow up book can't wait for the third book. I do have to set aside my experience with tigers at times and remember these books are fantasy. Tigers do not purr and there are no black tigers. However it is accurate that a white tiger would be from India. The Bengal tiger is the only species of tiger that carries the recessive gene to have a white tiger and Bengal tigers can only be found in India. But I kind of wish the author did not use a white tiger because it only promotes the fascinat...more
Amanda Sekel
Like its predecessor...the second book in Colleen's TIger series is a rich and masterfully developed tale of all that is great about reading. I appreciate all the elements that this book/series blends because it satisfies my love of historical fiction, reading about strong female leads, fun and scary action sequences and even romance, which I hadn't even realized I was so into reading (lol). There really isn't anything I can say that I didn't like about this book with the possible exception of t...more
Jedigirl77
After devouring Tiger's Curse, I had to hop right back on to Amazon and download Tiger's Quest on my iPod. I then proceeded to devour Tiger's Quest, even though I kept telling myself not to read it so fast, book 3 isn't even out yet! I couldn't help myself! :)

The first part of the book details Kelsey back in the real world, going to college and dating. Her experiences made me laugh out loud, reminding me of many dates I've had. It was fun to see her trying new things, meeting people and learning...more
Angelic Zaizai
Haduh buku inii....bikin emosiii wkwkwk
Kalo disimpulkan ada beberapa fase

Fase 1
kelsey bermuram durja berduka lara -- salah sendiri

Fase 2
Ren datang, dimulailah cinta-cintaan yang aduhai manisnya minta ampun sampe pening gara-gara kebanyakan gula :))

Fase 3
Ren diculik
Petualangan dimulai
di sini nih yang bikin emosi jiwa
gw sih masih ketawa2 aja pas kishan ngerayu kelsey di depan kakaknya, lucu kan liat ren ngamuk-ngamuk
tapiiii
coba ya, ini Ren lagi diculik, disiksa, menderita setengah mati, kok ya m...more
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“I decided to find you, throw myself at your feet, and beg you to have mercy on me. Honestly, I’ll accept whatever you choose, Kelsey. Just don’t ask me to live apart from you again. Because...I can’t.” 459 likes
“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. ”
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