About the Tiger's Curse Saga
Would you risk it all to change your destiny?
The last thing Kelsey Hayes thought she'd be doing this summer was trying to break a 300-year old Indian curse. With a mysterious white tiger named Ren. Halfway around the world.
But that's exactly what happened.
Face-to-face with dark forces, spellbinding magic, and mystical worlds where nothing is what it seems, Kelsey risks everything to piece together an ancient prophecy that could break the curse forever.
Packed with magic, action-adventure, and romance, the epic Tiger's Curse series will keep you breathless and yearning for more.
My Rating: ***** 5 Stars
I would give this more than five stars if I could. I absolutely fell in love with this series. Let me warn you, however, this is no light read. Literally, I mean. When I love a series this much, I must have the hardcovers for my hoard (oh...um, collection.) These books weight a TON! That said, they will suck you into the pages and not let you go. Even after the last sentence is read, you will find yourself daydreaming about these books.
Now, I do have one complaint. Kelsey. She grows up a lot during this series, and by the last book, I loved her. But in the beginning? That girl needed some self confidence! If I had to listen to her complain one more time about how plain she was and how Ren couldn't possibly be interested in her, I was going to reach through the pages and slap her myself. Get over yourself, girl!
The brothers are amazing. Ren and Kishan are practically perfect and yet different enough that you ping pong back and forth, wondering which one will end up with Kelsey. Team Edward and Team Jacob is nothing compared to this conflict. I found myself being Team Ren and Team Kishan and thinking, can't she keep both of them?
If you like being whisked away on an epic quest to lush landscapes and daring adventures, pick up this series, but make sure you're not doing anything for the next week or two.
I am REALLY behind on reviewing what I read. I read the Lunar Chronicles this summer, probably in July. Because I'm so far behind, the books I read that are part of a series, I plan to review the entire series. So, here goes...
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth's fate hinges on one girl. . . .
Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She's a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world's future.
Cinder is back and trying to break out of prison--even though she'll be the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive if she does--in this second installment from Marissa Meyer.
Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn't know about her grandmother, or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother's whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana.
Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together they're plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.
Their best hope lies with Cress, who has been trapped on a satellite since childhood with only her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker; unfortunately, she's just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.
When a daring rescue goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing stop her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only ones who can.
My Rating: ***** 5 Stars
I loved this series! I actually met Marissa Meyer at the UtopYA Con 2015 in Nashville. When I purchased Cinder, I asked her to sign it to my 12-year old daughter who started it, but didn't finish. So, I was like, OK, I bought the book, not going to waste it. I'll read it.
OH. MY. GOSH. What an amazing story. What an interesting world. I was completely sucked in and immediately bought the next two books, as well as pre-ordered Winter. I think the summaries above give you a good idea of overall story, but what they don't tell you is how you will fall in love with these characters. My favorite of the three was Scarlet. I absolutely adored the relationship that built between her and Wolf, and I found her to be brave and spunky.
There is enough suspense, humor, romance, and evildoing to please just about every kind of reader. I'm typically not a fan of Sci-Fi, but the technical lingo was light and kept me engaged in the story. This is one series you will not want to miss, especially if you are a fan of fairytales and want to see them done in a very clever and original way.
Reading is Power
Before I was an author, I was an avid reader. I absolutely adore books and getting lost in the worlds that other people create. I love to discuss books, too. Feel free to leave comments. :-)