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Tiger's Voyage (Book 3 in the Tiger's Curse Series) Hardcover – November 1, 2011
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The third volume of Houck’s ambitious Tiger saga finds heroine Kelsey heartbroken as her inamorata Ren remains a victim of amnesia and can no longer remember her. So she embarks on another quest, this one designed to free man-tiger Ren from his amnesia and find the goddess Durga’s black-pearl necklace. The evil sorcerer Lokesh is determined Kelsey shall not succeed, and high adventure ensues. As in Tiger’s Curse and Tiger’s Quest (both 2011), this story is part action-adventure and part romance. Though not without contrivance, the novel will satisfy the saga’s fans, who will be delighted by the prospect of a fourth volume. Grades 8-12. --Michael Cart
“Houck…is adept at including details that allow readers to understand the story's setting…Twilight fans will appreciate the supernatural, star-crossed romance.” --School Library Journal
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Ren has yet to remember Kelsey and still acts uneasy around since he feels pain near her. With advice from Mr. Kadam, Kelsey is determined to at least be Ren’s friend. Ren does make the effort to get to know Kelsey again, but Kishan is determined to let Kelsey know that he still cares for her.
Ren, Kishan, Mr. Kadam, and Kelsey prepare for the obtaining the next gift for Durga, so they set sail to make an offering to Durga again As Kelsey finds herself in a dangerous situation, Ren pushes Kelsey away telling her he can’t protect her and vows to try to find someone else. The pain he is going through is not worth the trouble of being with her.
There are a couple of suitors on the ship with them, Wes, a guy teaching them how to dive and Kishan, Ren’s younger brother. Ren further shows Kelsey that he is through by surrounding himself with girls and pushes Kelsey to find comfort from her other suitors, but she mostly seeks comfort from Kishan.
For the third task, Kelsey and the brothers will have to face five dragons to obtain items from each one that will lead to the retrieval of Durga’s Necklace.
Will Ren remember Kelsey before Lokesh finds them once again? Will Kishan find the home he’s been longing for since Shangri’la?
Colleen Houck has done a lot of research for this series, and I am in complete awe of how she has weaved this story. It has probably been two years since I picked back up this series, and I wish I would have picked this series back up again sooner. I ended up rereading the first two books and have fallen more in love with this series and most definitely Ren.
I already want to reread this series. However, I’m going to try to wait a couple of months if I can because these are really hefty books.
I did want to throttle Ren a lot in this book, especially for what he said to Kelsey when he broke it off with her. I have read reviews that couldn’t stand how Kelsey was being about her feelings for Kishan and Ren. I can totally see where they are coming from. I do really enjoy love triangles, but I love Ren and Kelsey together so much I didn’t like the love triangle in this series.
Since I reread the first two books, I found myself liking Kishan more than I had before, but I still like Ren so much more and break with each thing he did or said to keep Kelsey. I feel Kishan longs to find a home while Ren has already found a home with Kelsey, even if he can’t remember. I appreciated that Kishan didn’t rush Kelsey and even showed his love for her by slowing things done when he noticed how affected she still was with Ren’s rejection.
I am currently reading the fourth and am still feeling sad knowing that I’ll be done with the series. This has been a beautiful journey so far, and I am sad and anxious to finish the next in the series.
First of all, this book in the series starts reeking of Twilight. We have an annoying love triangle, Ren is in physical pain when he’s near to or touching Kelsey, he decides to leave Kelsey because he “can’t protect her” or “can’t save her” or “might hurt her” or some crap and in order to get Kelsey to take him seriously he has an “I don’t love you” speech, and after Ren’s rejection Kelsey turns to the “second best” option (Kishan), and then there’s the whole thing with every man in the universe drooling over Kelsey — the supposedly ‘plain’ and ‘average’ girl. I feel like the love triangle is completely ruining this series.
Kishan actually turns out to be an okay guy, but only because he completely turns into “the old Ren” (Ren before he lost his memory and became a giant annoying jerk). So although I liked his character, I hated that he basically stole Ren’s personality. He becomes the sweet, caring, selfless guy, who will “always be there for Kelsey no matter what,” and so on. I mean it’s sweet and they have some great moments, but I couldn’t enjoy it because if we did a search and replace from “Kishan” to “Ren,” I would have 100% believed Kishan was Ren. Kishan’s personality in Tiger’s Voyage is vastly different from who he was in Tiger’s Curse. That’s not usually a horrible thing, because I know people change, but I literally felt like he just morphed into Ren.
And then on the flip side, Ren becomes a pretentious a$$. I hated who he became when lost his memories of Kelsey. He literally said something to Kishan like, “How did I fall in love with her? She’s not even that pretty.” That’s major paraphrasing, but that was the gist of his meaning. Then, after he and Kelsey start trying to make things work and he decides to break up with her, he starts flirting with completely shallow bimbos and just acting like a completely different person. Then later, he starts demanding that Kelsey wear her hair a certain length, even though she wants it cut differently.. what the heck!
If it weren’t for this insanely annoying and frustrating love triangle (which at one point became more like 3 guys drooling over Kelsey), Tiger’s Voyage would have been an awesome book. Like with the first two, the mythology and adventure is absolutely amazing. We get to read about some fabulous Indian and Chinese stories, and oh my god, we get DRAGONS!!! The dragons were completely different from what I expected, but in a fabulous way. I was expecting crazy fearsome beasts, but they’re actually very intelligent beings that have to give Kelsey & Co. guidance and direction. They have very specific purposes and places in the world. Reading about this dragon mythology was definitely the highlight of the book!
What sucks is that if it weren’t for the love triangle disaster, I think this would be one of my all time favourite books/series. The story is so incredible and I love all the details and the mythology and the fantasy! And when the romance is going the way I like it—with Ren and Kelsey happily together—it is so gorgeous and swoony and I love every second of it. But this horrible love triangle that dominates and destroys the second and third books is really ruining this series for me. :( I will continue reading it through to the end, but it’s still just so frustrating!