Tiger Unbound Kindle Edition
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- File size : 2667 KB
- Publication date : June 13, 2020
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 130 pages
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B089B47JXX
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #22,844 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Zhao Xuan, the heroine in Tiger Unbound, is a fantastic lead. She is strong and will stand up for her home and her people. She's even willing to sacrifice herself for them after her family abandons her. As I mentioned in a few other reviews in the past, I'm not usually big on super strong heroines, usually because some tend to be over the top, but Xuan was perfect. She was strong, but she had vulnerability, and didn't get angry when offered advice and help.
And I LOVED the way her and Wei Xing met. It was perfect. I don't want to give any spoilers, but I seriously loved it. Not to mention the way he took to her and fell in love with her. It was on the insta-love side, but since this was meant to be short, it worked. He admired so much about her right from the beginning. Their tender moments together were really sweet.
Wonderful characters, plenty of suspense and action, sweet, sizzling moments, and of course, a happily ever after!
‘An unexpected proposal’ makes me think about the hero, who was not quite what I expected (in a good way). Xing is successful, aggressive and will have his way. His domineering manner was tempered by his respect for Xuan. It took me a while to warm up to him, but eventually I did.
And the ‘oppressive social structures’ which seem to be present in just about any historical fiction book that I read and this book is no exception. In Tiger Unbound, the social structures, which still favor men, seem to be equally oppressive to both men and women. Strict societal rules, customs and roles seem to predetermine a person’s fate. Attempts to break free of this fate is what this book is all about.
Tiger Unbound is very short. Amazon says 131 pages, but it seems less. As with most shorter novels I read, I often felt the action was rushed. Lack of detail even had me confused at one point. When Xuan barely survives a battle, I had to go back and re-read to figure out where she sustained all her injuries. The description of her battle concentrated on Xuan’s successes, lacking the vital details about when the attackers injured her. One can infer that these things happen, though in this case I needed more detail.
Strangers/enemies to lovers is a relationship trope that requires a lot of character growth/development. I want to understand how foes can see past their enmity and grow to like each other. Again, with the shortened story format of the story, I would have like to have seen more, but the characters of Xuan and Xing progressed nicely and I appreciated this part of the story very much.
While I read a lot of historical fiction, I haven’t read much Asian history. So the subject matter was a novelty for me and I gobbled it up. The story is both romantic and action-packed. A couple hours are all you need to enjoy Tiger Unbound.
Thanks to the author who provided a copy of her book in exchange for my honest review.
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Top reviews from other countries
I like an enemies to lovers tale and although there were some dark and serious moments, I thought the main characters didn't take themselves too seriously.
I feel that the story can only be improved by more descriptive writing and background into the history of the region and people, including their many traditions revolving around respect and feudal laws. This would expand a good novella into an excellent novel.