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Tiger's Quest

(Tiger's Curse #2)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  37,370 ratings  ·  2,869 reviews
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
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Smoking Squirrel she only gets more and more sociopathic as the series goes on. Luckily(??) she's not alone in that regard so you'll have an entire cast of cold bloode…moreshe only gets more and more sociopathic as the series goes on. Luckily(??) she's not alone in that regard so you'll have an entire cast of cold blooded psychopathic killers by the end of the series. Happy fun times for everyone :D (less)
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Colleen Houck
Sep 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I like it cause I wrote it. =)
kiwi kili
Jul 17, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: suffering post-twilight fan girls, girls who get overly emotionally attached to book characters
Recommended to kiwi kili by: unfortunately...a friend
EDIT 10/6/14: SINCE THIS REVIEW HAS GOTTEN OVER 50 LIKES I DECIDED TO PUT A DISCLAIMER AT THE BEGINNING AS WELL AS THE END. BECAUSE, YES, I AM THAT GOOD OF A PERSON. SO HERE IS THE DISCLAIMER: This review is the opinion of ME and therefore you have to agree with it or you die you can disagree or agree as you like. Know that I hold no personal animosity towards the author, I simply did not like her books.

Thank you.


Yes, I realize I am in the minority of people who hate this book. B
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
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
Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
Here is my review:

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 (storybookend)
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
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I loved this book, maybe more than the first. The second book starts when Kelsey goes back to Oregon. She is heart broken but still feels that she should separate herself from Ren. This reprieve soon comes to an end when she has to back to India yet again on another journey. When they set off though, they are attacked and separated. Kelsey has to continue her journey with Kishan and throughout the months that follow, she and him form a deeper bond. They are hoping to continue to find the second ...more
This book is no better than the first. Kelsey is still an annoying teenager who talks like an eighty-year-old grandmother's version of teenagers. The stilted romance is still ever present complete with love triangles. Myths are thrown into a blender and mangled and Kelsey retrieves another mystical object meant to help all of India but uses it for her own selfish reasons.

This review may contain spoilers.

The Characters:

In spite of declaring that she's being witty or sarcastic most of what
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

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.
Annie Brewer


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 crazy!! I haven't felt this way about a series since The Hunger Games and before that was
Feb 17, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020-read, trash
Wow, this was worse than the first one...

After Kelsey's ridiculousness at the end of Tiger's Curse, she is now back in Oregon and attempting to live her own life. However, the specter of Ren lingers everywhere. Probably because the sod won't leave her alone. When Kelsey returns to the US, she finds that Ren has not only bought her a car, but also a gigantic house and paid her tuition for college (into a program she didn't even apply to). Kelsey basically accepts this without blinking her eyes, a
Oct 13, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
a bit diappointed with this book. the first book is such promising. the second book waste on chapter and chapter and chapter on ren and kelsey. i have to skip several chapters.

then in the middle book it starts to get interesting. indiana jones like plot. and i fall for kishan. oh poor kishan.... my heart break a little for him.

then at the end of the book, again chapter after chapter after chapter about ren and kelse. i have to skip those too.

i give it 3 stars necause of kishan.
Lia Angelidou
[“One’s enemy is often the best teacher of tolerance.”]

Tiger’s quest has the right dose of adventure and romance a reader needs. And admit it, it’s a combination us hopeless romantic readers can’t resist!

Writing Style

I think Colleen Houck succeeded in wrtiting this book. There are many different types of scenes and I was satisfied with the way they were discribed. There were romantic scenes were we could easily relate with Kelsey because we were inside her head all the time. There were thoughts,
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
Feb 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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. ...more
Edit: 9/27/2014 Retroactively reducing my ratings for these books because when I first read them I did not notice the racism/cultural appropriation.

(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
Aug 31, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bulgarian review:

Actual rating: 3.5 stars.
'Tiger's Quest', even though more interesting than the first book, still was missing something for me to give it a full rating. I'm taking half a point because while intriguing it also had some boring moments and it didn't make me want to give my full attention. Anyway, the story was once again action-packed and full with mythology that i liked, just some of the chapters were extremely long which wasn't the best
Nasty Lady MJ
Feb 15, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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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Mar 02, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Hi. Can we not romanticize sexual assault/aggressiveness? Kay, thanks.
Nov 28, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 09, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-the-book, teens
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
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Jul 07, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
is mee... kissa
okay, my little bouts of annoyance with Kelsey has reached the stage of constant annoyance. to make matters worse, said annoyance has unconsciously made me pinpoint all mistakes in the author's writing that otherwise, i would not have noticed. so now, i'm annoyed at Kelsey, and mildly annoyed with everyone else too!

The Hero
she does a little bit of work and all the credit goes to her. what the hell does she do?! she tags along with the real heros, does small thing to help, and then returns whe

Duchess Nicole
Jul 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Katie W
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!!
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New York Times Bestselling Author Colleen Houck is a lifelong reader whose literary interests include action, adventure, science fiction, and romance. Formerly a student at the University of Arizona, she worked as a nationally certified American Sign Language interpreter for seventeen years before switching careers to become an author. Colleen lives in Salem, Oregon, with her husband and a huge as ...more

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Tiger's Curse (5 books)
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  • Tiger's Destiny (The Tiger Saga, #4)
  • Tiger's Dream (The Tiger Saga, #5)

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