February 25, 2013

Tiger's Voyage

Tiger's Voyage (The Tiger Saga, #3)Tiger's Voyage by Colleen Houck
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
#3 in the Tiger Saga

Tigers Voyage has much to do with dragons and cool jellyfish and a Mermaid who I really liked and a terrible Kraken! Much of this story took place on a Yacht off the coast of India. Kelsey Kishan and Dhiren take scuba diving lessons with an instructor from Texas. Well, the boys had some competition anyway. It was fun and I would love to be able to experience Scuba diving myself.

Meanwhile Ren still hasn't got his memories back. One day when they went diving in the ocean for practice, an eel rubbed against Kelsey and she panics and hits her head on a rock and loses consciousness. That is when Ren decides to never see Kelsey again for the simple reason he couldn't save her. When Ren lost his memory , he could never touch Kelsey without pain, so he refused to perform CPR on her. It was Kishan who saved her, and he ends up breaking her heart AGAIN and forces her to take Kishan instead. HOLY HECK!

Ren and Kelsey's relationship is beyond maddening. I'm so angry! I cannot and will not accept Kelseys stupid insane reasons for being with Kishan. Never! They just don't belong together.

These quests remind me of video games frought with many obstacles and dangers. When they arrive at Durgas Temple they are told to find a pearl necklace and are given some weapons and items they will need on their journey. A Kamandal for Kishan, which is really cool , a trident for Ren and a lei of lotus flowers with instructions to seek out a women at the Shore Temple in the City of the Seven Pagodas

They arrive at the Shore Temple and discover Lady Silkworm. She gives Kelsey some silk and when they get back to their Yacht it unfolds into a silk Kimono, with five dragons embroidered on the back and a map on the front of it. Very cool .

As you see on the cover of the book , the White Dragon, or Ice Dragon, is the coolest of the five and is my favorite dragon. They don't harm them but they play games albeit deadly games. They all have names too. Jinselong, Luselong, Qinglong, Longjun, Yinbailong who is the oldest and my favorite.

OH the agony and challenges they face are incredible! If it weren't for Kelsey and her lack of conviction of who she belongs to, this book would be the best of em. I am not liking her decision to be with Kishan because she belongs with Ren.

by *SilverRosess

February 20, 2013

Tigers Quest

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

Tiger's Quest by Colleen Houck

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This story takes us on a quest to Shangri-la, where they have to locate a scarf belonging to the goddess Durga

Wow! what a place! I loved it! The people and animals were peaceful and there are faeries! It was interesting to see Noah's Ark as well . The food was vegetarian and scrumptious. According to an ancient prophecy the Scarf is part of the secret to undo the 'tigers curse' which when all 4 items are retrieved the spell will be broken and Dhiren and Kishan will be men again. In the first book the gift was a golden egg. But these gifts have magical power and are OH SO AWESOME! They also are given weapons to use on their unspeakable journeys/quests.

It starts off with Kelsey going back to Portland Oregon in attempt to forget about Dhiren, her white tiger. She barely recovers and tries desperately to put the past behind her but her feelings for Dhiren are undeniable . She loves him.

I love how Mr. Kadam and Dhiren compensate Kelsey for her help! She finds it hard to accept their generosity though. When Nilima takes her to her new house and is given keys to her own car and is surprised that she is well taken care of. There was no way Kelsey could have expected all this when she applied for that job working at the Circus. I enjoyed the wealth and perks of her job probably more than she did Lol.

Around Christmastime Dhiren comes to Oregon. It was an unexpected surprise and happy reunion. They both profess their undying love for each other but Lokesh is rearing his ugly head and eventually spoils their happiness. They had to call Kishan for back up and soon enough Lokesh sends an army of men to ambush them in the forest behind their house. Kelsey, Dhiren and Kishan fought to stay alive but Dhiren never made it out. Kishan had to carry an unconscious Kelsey to safety onto the rescue plane. That was the last we heard of Dhiren as we know him.

My thoughts about Kishan is that he's a girlfriend thief. I think he only likes Kelsey because her brother loves her . That might be what attracts him more to Yesubai and Kelsey_ idk but it certainly doesn't persuade me. I am still Team Ren at this point. It seemed when Ren didn't remember Kelsey, Kishan's attraction for Kelsey waned a bit too .

Ren is rescued but he is suffering from Amnesia and was cruelly tortured. My thoughts are that Durga took Ren's memories of Kelsey. She did mention that there was a price to pay for protecting Ren. I shall look forward to getting some much needed answers in Tigers Voyage.

O what a series ! I. Love. It.

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February 16, 2013

Tiger's Curse

Tiger's Curse (The Tiger Saga, #1)Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The story starts off a long long time ago when two brothers became tigers. It sounded like a tragic fairytale . Next we are in present day Oregon with a girl named Kelsey . She finds a job working with a circus that includes the feeding of a white tiger among other things, until a man who calls himself Mr. Kadam comes to visit. He purchases Dhiren the tiger and asks Kelsey if she would accompany him to India and hires her

The story gets more interesting by Chapter 8. They arrive in India and Ren, suddenly becomes a .... beautiful human . I love it!

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Kelsey and Renby ~Juhani

Scarlet "like her hair"

Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles, #2)

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was ecstatic at the end of Cinder to know who the rightful heir of Luna is and who will have to battle Queen Levana. Everything that we read about Cinder is just so incredible, but we don't get the feeling she is capable of anything and that kinda sucks. I wish she was more of a kickass heroine. She admits she doesn't want to be a princess and she doesn't want to use her Lunar gifts like Queen Levana.

In Scarlet we get to see more pieces of the puzzle come together but not in the way I had hoped. I wish she trusted Dr. Erland because I don't think he would steer her wrong, but we don't see him at all in this book :( Instead of going to Africa like she was supposed to, she takes us on a wild goose chase to find Michelle Benoit. It was kinda disappointing. I like the spacecraft and the action however.

Meanwhile somewhere in Lieux France in 126 T.E. ,[sometime after WW4(?) in the future] Scarlet Benoit's grandma goes missing because .... [ she knows about Selena]

Marissa Meyers interwoven character plots culminates with Scarlett and Wolf , joining Captain Thorne and Cinder on their spacecraft.