Tiger�s Curse by Colleen Houck. Book review

Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck. Hodder & Stoughton ‘6.99

Reviewed by Elloise Hopkins

I’m not a frequent reader of young adult fiction and usually have much darker fantasy to hand, so I was pleasantly surprised with the ease at which Colleen Houck pulls the reader into this story. Everything about this book draws you in, from the captivating cover to the lure of the mysterious white tiger, and the next part, the sequel, may have to be my guilty pleasure.

Seventeen-year-old Kelsey is an instantly endearing protagonist and tells her story in easy, well-flowing prose; a perfect balance between her youthful voice and mature reflections on the often-intense issues she faces. The author handles the difficult moments of growing up with a great understanding of a young person’s concerns and I think every reader would relate to this on some level. 

Tiger’s Curse has already seen success in its self-published eBook form and the series is sure to be a hit in print as well. The innocence of youth and coming of age is handled with refreshing delicacy, pitched at just the right level and pace to make it a great all-round read. 

Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck. Hodder & Stoughton ‘6.99

Reviewed by Elloise Hopkins

I’m not a frequent reader of young adult fiction and usually have much darker fantasy to hand, so I was pleasantly surprised with the ease at which Colleen Houck pulls the reader into this story. Everything about this book draws you in, from the captivating cover to the lure of the mysterious white tiger, and the next part, the sequel, may have to be my guilty pleasure.

Seventeen-year-old Kelsey is an instantly endearing protagonist and tells her story in easy, well-flowing prose; a perfect balance between her youthful voice and mature reflections on the often-intense issues she faces. The author handles the difficult moments of growing up with a great understanding of a young person’s concerns and I think every reader would relate to this on some level. 

Tiger’s Curse has already seen success in its self-published eBook form and the series is sure to be a hit in print as well. The innocence of youth and coming of age is handled with refreshing delicacy, pitched at just the right level and pace to make it a great all-round read.