Splinter, 543 pages
"With the head-to-head battle against the villainous Lokesh behind her, Kelsey confronts a new heartbreak: in the wake of his traumatic experience, her beloved Ren no longer remembers who she is. As the trio continues their quest by challenging five cunning and duplicitous dragons, Ren and Kishan once more vie for her affections--leaving Kelsey more confused than ever."
Tiger's Voyage is the third installment in Colleen Houck's Tiger Saga. If you haven't read Tiger's Curse or Tiger's Quest I highly suggest reading them before continuing further into this review.
Tiger's Voyage, where to begin, where to begin... I have been enticed by this entire series. Though the plot intrigues me, the romance is what really keeps me reading. This book is amazing and the longest out of the series so far.
With Ren absent of his memory of Kelsey, Kelsey is torn between who she should choose. Both Kishan and Ren have qualities any girl would swoon over. I don't blame her for being torn between the two. The real plot starts when Kelsey is yet again faced with this choice. But could she be with someone who can hardly stand being around her? Who gets sick by her touch? When it comes down to it, I'm team Ren. Ren is sweet and caring and shares a special connection with Kelsey. Kishan is also sweet and caring, but the strong connection isn't there. Mr. Kadam is a great character throughout the series. He serves as a father figure and is always wise and craving knowledge.
The plot was full of adventure and romantic tension. I loved it! Kelsey, Ren, Kishan, Mr. Kadam, and Nilima take a journey in search of Durga's necklace. Of course, the task is never quite simple and they must take a boat. There are jealous tigers, dragons, and sharks involved! The plot always entertains me, and whenever I finish the book, I feel as if I was on the journey with Kelsey the entire time. Watching Kelsey grow stronger was another aspect I enjoyed. As a reader, we watch her develop from a weak, ordinary girl into a brave, strong woman.
Colleen Houck never fails with her descriptions of the lovely India. It always feels as if I'm there. The food, the clothes, the culture, it's all so interesting to me. I will admit though, at times I did wish Houck's descriptions were a little shorter. Though the food does sound delicious, sometimes I'd rather not read a paragraph about dinner.
One problem I did have with the novel is Kelsey cannot make up her mind. Right when she decides which brother she wants to be with, she changes her mind. It drives me nuts! It really bothered me because I could see who she clearly wanted to be with more. So, if I can see who she should be with, why can't Kelsey? Geez. But on the bright side, love triangles are always a great conflict to add to any story and there are two more books to the series that have yet to be out on the shelves.
Tiger's Voyage leaves you off on a HUGE cliff hanger and I'm dying to read the next book!! If you loved Tiger's Quest, read this book right now! You will not be disappointed!
Rating: 5 stars - I loved it! Buy a copy!