He was also overprotective to the extreme. He constantly growled at everything. And he treated tow-face like a child. You'll get hurt. I'll do it for you. She's a grown-ass woman, she can do it herself. Still, she accepts this treatment. But the thing I hated was when he told her that she was his only one, and that they belonged together, and all the corny shit. Then the next scene, he's kissing Durga. Wait, what! Lokesh Lokesh was the typically bad guy. He was evil, did evil stuff, and had absolutely no depth. He was just evil. It's not explained why he's evil, he just is evil.
And when he died, I was like, "That's it. He even had horns. I was utterly bored with him. I mean, really bad. The font distracted me many times, and the writing left much to be desired. Also, there was too much "telling," and not enough, "showing". No name's thoughts often drifted from what was going on. Like I mentioned earlier, the font was huge. I felt like I was reading a picture book. And the pacing was too fast. We barely had time to accept some events before something else happened.
As for the time traveling device, it completely took me by surprise. Animals and even the famous elephants fought in the battle. And I swear, I saw these movies playing in head. It is completely unoriginal. I was tempted to skip these pages. The Love Triangle This over-used plot device was forced and cliche to the extreme. I didn't understand why no name couldn't be with Ren. In the end, the author tries to create more drama by putting Durga in the mix.
No name being the immature brat that she was, destroyed Durga's belongings, and ran away to cry alone. If I were Durga, I would've slapped her. As for Kishan, he got nothing. It was a no brainier. And frankly, I annoyed that the author dragged it out to the end. Kishan was only person in the whole love triangle-octagon to lose everything.
Seriously, he got the bad end of the deal. No girl, no brother, returned to the past, no longer immoral. Poor guy. Either way, the love triangle caused me to scream and throw the book at the wall. Kadam's death He didn't deserve to die, he didn't. After Kishan, he's my favorite character, and for him to die, I was done with this book.
How can you kill off one of the characters who actually use their brain? I'm so done with this series. Kishan and his decision As I stated previously, Kishan didn't deserve what he got in the end. I don't believe for one second that he fell in love with Durga. That's such bullshit. I feel the author did the letter to tell us that he's supposedly happy with his life. I'm sorry I don't accept that. If anyone deserved a happy ending, it was Kishan.
I was really mad he couldn't fall in love on his own, because his falling in love with Durga felt too forced. The last time we saw him, he couldn't stand the sight of her. So, falling in love with her was a huge long shot, and completely unbelievable to me. The Ending When I was in elementary school, my mother used to watch Telenovelas, which are Spanish speaking soap operas. It didn't matter what the story was, but every single ending, someone was marrying.
I felt the same with this ending. The wedding was a week after Kishan got left in the past. That was way too fast in my opinion. Why does marriage even have to be a option? There both young, they can both travel the world. It seems these days that if you're not married with your partner, that somehow is looked down in this society. There is going to be sequel, and I am not going to read it when it first comes out. I'll wait some time before I can forgive no name because right now, I want to strangle her.
And without my favorite characters, I don't think I can survive being in no name's head for that long. Overall, this book was a cliche mess with a main character I wanted to slap constantly, and a love triangle that was stupid and unnecessary. As of right now, I'm done with this series. View all 3 comments. Feb 19, Xnightdx rated it really liked it.
Colleen Houck. I can't live without these books. Please write faster!!!!!! View all 7 comments. Nov 02, Jessica rated it it was amazing. I've seriously enjoyed this series. It's been a nice change from Greek mythology and vampire novels : Yes, it's another teenage angst drama but the incorporation of Indian mythology sets it apart. View 1 comment. Jul 28, Sally rated it it was amazing Shelves: read-and-read-again. View 2 comments. Jul 19, Rhiannon rated it really liked it. Thank you so very much Colleen Houck for not ruining this book.
You rock!!!! View all 9 comments. Sep 27, Shruti rated it did not like it Shelves: what-was-that , disliked-the-narrator , argh , never-again. Um, okay. I mean seriously. Kelsey Hayes killed me in this book. Her weakness and brainlessness just tortured me to death. I couldn't stand Kelsey in this book. The way she float Um, okay. The way she floated back and forth between Ren and Kishan and played with their feelings was just I honestly haven't! Or any sense at all. Let me make this more organized. Oh, lord. Her 'jokes' make me cry. Actually, that's an understatement.
Most of us are 'indecisive' when it comes to choosing which dress to wear. We get it! This is exactly why my favorite character of this whole series is Anamika. I adored the way she made fun of Kelsey. And oh my gods. What was THAT about? I could just go on and on and on about why I hate Kelsey's guts. But that would just be way too long. I admit, Kishan bugged the hell out of me with his 'undying love for Kelsey'. But I actually felt really, really sorry for him in the end.
The thing is, Kishan always WAS a third wheel throughout the entire series. Anyone with a brain excluding our dear Ms. So it was just absolutely useless to drag Kishan into the show. It would have been so much better if Kelsey and Ren had just expressed their undying love for each other three books ago and the love triangle ENDED.
This wasn't even a love triangle. I mean, come ON, we all knew Ren and Kelsey were going to end up together! What with all the 'bond-ingness' and 'power' and 'passion' and If I continue my rant I think I'll stop making sense altogether. The mistake the author made here was choosing a dim-witted, whiny, hate-able protagonist, and creating an awful, AWFUL love-triangle.
Because if I'd read it all, my brain would have died. And I'm sure y'all don't want me in coma, do you now? View all 12 comments. This book was very good. Houck continued this great series and this one seemed to be a little less than I expected it to be. Plot Summary Kelsey, Ren, and Kishan are still trying to break their curse and the end seems to be getting near. Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, they set off to find the fourth gift being the Rope of Fire. They go through time to accomplish what needs to get done and defeat the evil Lokesh.
The trio cross paths with magical or mythological creatures. There are m This book was very good. There are more discussions about their love and destiny which was a big part at the end, hence the title. The Cover I know that you aren't supposed to judge a book by its cover but come one. This one is pretty cool. On the sides there are two tigers who are roaring either at each other or at the giant bird between them. Its not really a bird but you'll find out. Just by looking at it, you can sense that there will be a lot more action. What I liked There was a lot of action. Throughout the book, there seemed to be constant battles or tough times that the whole group have to endure.
This was a good thing for me since the third book seemed to be kind of sporadic with its action. In the first two books, there was action but it didn't seem to be as meaningful as in Tiger's Destiny. Even though it was upsetting, I liked the sad parts. It made the characters buckle down even more and it gave them more motivation. It fueled Kelsey's powers which were really interesting and getting even more exciting.
It gave me a lot of emotions, especially at the end. I couldn't help my eyes watering and furiously blinking to keep them from falling. It made the next few pages hard to bare but when they were solved it was amazing. And then right after, something else happened and I would get upset again. What I didn't like or could have been better The characters, I thought, could have been better. I remember Kelsey in the first two books being very independent and not relying to be saved like a damsel in distress.
Tiger's Voyage and Tiger's Destiny was different though. Kelsey would always be crying or getting jealous. Therefore, I agree with one of the characters in here saying that she was soft or weak. I think that the series could have better if she had been. More about Kelsey: She was too indecisive. Just choose one of the guys that you love. It is so obvious which one she loves or is in love with, which is apparently a big difference to her. If she felt that neither were good for her, she could have left.
She didn't need to have a boyfriend with her all of the time. The love triangle. I feel that Houck was repeating everything. Both brothers were jealous and wanted Kelsey for themselves. She loves both guys but realizes that she loves one more. The geometric problems could have been done there. The Ending The last quarter about what so good. There was a lot of action and fighting. You had perspectives from all of the characters throughout the important battle.
Of course, that was where the emotions were. It was so good! When the destinies were exposed and decided everything somehow got sadder. I was a little disappointed with the very ending with Kelsey. I liked the courtship and seducing but I guess that that can't always happen. There was a cliffhanger, kind of, and I wonder what will happen in the fifth book in the series. Either way I'm looking forward to reading it and seeing what and how Houck will involve all of the characters.
Overall This book was great. The amount of action and stress over characters, getting and controlling the Rope of Fire, and defeating Lokesh outweighs all of the negative. I'm glad that the love triangle and underdeveloped characters since for the most part, they were pretty good. They left me breathless and excited. And in the end, it did disappoint me, and I felt a little angry too.
There were moments that I loved, that were so awesome, and kept me riveted. The mythical, magical aspects of the story enchant me, and kept me reading excitedly to see what would happen, and how it would all connect. My favorite part was probably the last battle with Lokesh. Houck managed to rivet me with the fighting scene, and of Kelsey fighting. And what happened after the fight ripped my heart out. I knew that it would not, could not end that way.
I just wish that I could see a bigger improvement in her writing. Before TD, I immensely enjoyed the love triangle between Kelsey and her two tigers. It just seemed so logical, and real, and Houck did a fantastic job at making me fall in love with both men. I thought it was well done, and added to the story. I was desperately hoping that it would end in TD. That was my biggest hope for this book, and it never happened. Of course, the arc I got didn't give me the ending, which will have her ultimate decision [I suppose to make me more excited for the actual release, and to make sure I buy it, I guess], so I didn't get to see Kelsey's choice which is the only thing I wanted from the whole book, and is the only thing I didn't get.
But, I do have to confess, that part of the reason for my not liking the book so much, is because the whole book, Kelsey was with Kishan. I love Kishan. I love Ren so much more. He is my man. Kelsey, she just rankles me. I really just want to strangler her, knock her upside the head so her thoughts get straightened out. Come one girl! Make up your dense mind!
Okay, so she really makes me angry. But, in truth, I like her. And I admire her for that. He was always acting jealous. Even when he had Kelsey claimed as his own, he was jealous of his brother, and was continually staking his claim. Because he knows that the love Ren and Kelsey shared was real, and no matter how much she loves Kishan, the part that loves Ren will always be there, and will never diminish.
I can understand his fears. And I do sympathize for him. So to you readers, I would not recommend this book. There are other books you can read that will be worth your time. Because I love this series, I love the adventure, and for the most part the romance. Note: I recieved an arc from the publisher via Edelweiss. Thank you! View all 29 comments. Oct 15, Syndi rated it really liked it. Jun 02, Inigomontoya rated it did not like it Shelves: why-just-why , hola-love-triangle , funny-stuff , not-so-awesome-protagonist , unintentionally-hilarious , ya , still-will-read-next , house-of-mary-sues , ridiculous , beasts-of-all-kinds.
I can't. I can't even begin to fathom how utterly stupid this book is. Where do I even begin? A couple things before anything else Warning: angry rant ahead : 1. More on Kelsey below. This really shouldn't be that hard. On to the actual review, which contains the many, many issues I had with the book. There was a bunch of stuff that bugged me, actually, including the following: 1. Not once did the book mention Kelsey seeing a poor person, or beggar on the streets. This never happening is impossible, because I can tell you from experience that they are everywhere in India.
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What about rainy season? Where are all of the animals roaming the streets? Cows especially. They are often seen freely roaming the streets, so where were they in this book? I mean, Houck didn't even mention the many stray dogs and cats that are in India. India's cities are pretty different from America there, so where were those differences in the book? It's not all that sparkling clean, bright and shiny place that Bollywood portrays it as, you know. Small mythology thing: the Amazons were Greek, not South American.
Also on culture: where are all of the vegetarians in India?
I know they exist. But in the whole series, it's just been, "Meat meat meat, everybody eats meat. That's just the minor stuff that annoyed me. Onto plot. And poems. First, I'll tackle the poetry. Here's a tip: when writing crappy poetry, don't put it next to the works of Poe, Shakespeare, and Tennyson.
It just makes what's already crappy look worse. Warning: some spoilers ahead. This was just complete and utter bs. That's all it was- bs. No other label for it. I mean, changing the mythology with creative licence is one thing, but this? This was completely out of the ballpark. Before the time travel, I could buy it.
Going to find a magic rope to break the curse? That's far-fetched, but plausible. But traveling back in time to make Durga become Durga? And in the end that being Kelsey? No way, man, not happening. That was basically my issue with the plot. Now on to the characters. Oh God, the characters Let's start with Mr.
Kadam and Nilima, shall we? Nilima was absent for most of the book. After she and Mr. Kadam mysteriously disappear during Kelsey's kidnapping, they randomly reappear after her rescue and have separate memories from each other. Kadam later reveals that he has tampered with Nilima's memories. Nilima is a Convenient Plot Device. That is literally all she is, and you know what? That's just a waste of potential. Warning: spoiler for major character death ahead Mr. Kadam, after reappearing in the beginning, seems to be keeping some kind of secret.
While this should be interesting, all it does is create unnecessary tension between the characters. Then, when he, Ren, Kishan, and Kelsey are attacked by Lokesh, he reveals that his amulet has the power to travel through space and time. Way to make him into a slight bit of a Gary Stu, Houck. At least when Lokesh kills him, he won't have to be near the mess that is Kelsey anymore. Now, for Lokesh. He is entirely predictable and quite frankly, one of the most boring villains that I've ever seen in literature.
He was so boring that this is all I have to say about him. She was an interesting character. I genuinely liked the way she insulted Kelsey with every sentence, and Kelsey would try to fight back. It was like watching a shrimp try to stand up to a great white shark! But then, at the end, she too fell under the Sue's Kelsey's spell, and just turned into another one of her great admirers.
Now, I will admit that her becoming Durga was pretty interesting, but then it turned out to be Kelsey in the end. Of course it did, because Kelsey is the all powerful Sue.
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Surprisingly, I didn't have that many problems with Ren in this book. Sure, he was idiotic and possessive, but he didn't change that much from Tiger's Voyage. Here's an example of his sheer idiocy: "The demon you fight has powers? Tiger's Destiny, page Of course it has powers!
Every supernatural thing you've met so far has powers! And we're not even talking about a metaphorical demon here, we're literally talking about a bull demon! Oh God. I just I can't even. Though, he did get over losing Kishan very easily and quickly. I mean, I can't get over reading Twist and Shout in seven days, and here he is a week after losing his brother getting married to Kishan's fiancee.
Dick move, man. Moving on to Kishan- he thankfully managed to regain some of his ladies' man personality in this book, but not enough. He proposed to Kelsey, and when that idiot said yes, he spent the rest of the book getting his heart trampled on and just being used. It should be pretty obvious now that I really hate Kelsey. And then there was his whole 'falling in love with Anamika' thing.
Now that was just incredibly forced. And now, the heart of the matter- Kelsey. It's official- Kelsey is the Sue of all Sues. She is just a really bad person in general. Need I go on? Honestly, I got sick of her 'I'm so ugly and useless and I'm not good enough' attitude after the first book. But you know what? That wasn't even the worst part about her in this book.
No, here it was her childishness. What else could possibly happen? Oh God. Please, no time travel. It makes me so mad. Authors do it to fix things they didn't like in the previous book. This series should have ended with the first book. I just don't understand. I'm still going to get it of course, no mat Wha? I'm still going to get it of course, no matter how stupid it is. I loved Kishian.
Sorry, sorry. You people probably think I'm crazy. Okay that was a stupid sentence. Of course I'm crazy. Just not in the psychotic sense of the word, just crazy about books. There's no way to end this. I just finished reading this book. Even thought the beginning of the book was so full of unnecessary drama and Kishan whining over Kelsey, I must say the end of the saga was perfect and better than I was expecting. I felt it was too much at one point, and I was reaching my limit but the end was so full of love, understanding, that filled my heart with warmth and I must s I just finished reading this book.
I felt it was too much at one point, and I was reaching my limit but the end was so full of love, understanding, that filled my heart with warmth and I must say I am going to miss the tigers. Jan 21, Ali marked it as to-read Shelves: books-i-really-want-to-read. I am desperately hoping that Colleen Houck won't pull a "Cassandra Clare" and ruin her perfectly awesome Tiger saga with a money-digging book that drags on the series.
I love the Tiger saga, don't get me wrong, but I think that Tiger's Destiny already wrapped up everything with Kelsey's relationships and all. Seriously, how is Collen Houck going to pull off a whole other book? May 26, These Violent Delights Robin marked it as to-read-sequels Shelves: pre-ordered , paperbacks-i-own , releases , instant-buy-authors , have-high-expectations-for , march , highest-priority-reads. Come on book cover!!!! Waiting patiently here or maybe impatiently I am soo excited!!! November 24 when is the release date?!?! I am tearing my hair out because of this! I'm gonna lose it Ugh, the wait is killing me!
As of June 2nd Is this book even real? Like is this just a joke to get all us Tiger Saga enthusiasts excited for no reason? It's been years of this book being announced. As of March 23rd S Come on book cover!!!! As of March 23rd So I read on the authors blog or maybe Twitter that she is finally working on this book.
She just wanted to finish the Reawakened trilogy first. I cannot wait for this book next year!! Finally, but I'm not sure i remember the first 4 books very well! Stranded in a time and place he never wanted, Kishan must carry out his destiny by helping the goddess Durga. However the task does not come easy as he must face the truth about the girl he loves and the brother who won her heart.
When the shaman Phet arrives and informs Kishan that Kelsey needs him, Kishan races to save her only to discover that the curse they all thought was over was only the beginning.
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As time shifts all around her, Kishan realizes that the fate of those he loves are in his hands. Stranded in the past and role he never wanted, Kishan is forced to be the tiger of the Goddess Durga as Anamika is forced to be the Goddess. When the shaman Phet returns, revealing his true shelf to be someone no one thought to be and informs Kishan that Kelsey needs help Kishan races to save her. However, Kishan discovers that he and Anamika must not only ensure certain events but create the tiger curse.
After a mistake is made, the power of the goddess and the timeline is put at risk leaving Kishan to save Anamika before everything falls apart forever. However, he needs to make a sacrifice, endures pain and suffering and understands to accept his destiny. During their journey, Kishan and Anamika continue to grow closer together after accepting their roles and learning of a past that neither of them knew they shared.
As they continue to check off what they need to do, the more Kishan grows and accepts his destiny and embraces his future with Anamika. Kishan is struggling to adjust to his new life. He is longing for the life he wanted with Kelsey, wishing it was different and even going back and forward with the life of changing their pasts so that he could end up with her instead of Ren.
This kind of thinking got old fast. However, he grew up compared to when he first met him. Anamika is also struggling but at least she is making an attempt. Their relationship is what you expected because of their forced roles that led to fights and eventually into a friendship. It is obvious that they are attracted to each other and it took them forever to admit that they had feelings for each other. For the moments that they did have, it got very, very heated. However, be prepared for the book is long and Kishan and Anamika will revisit every place from the past books and meet past characters including new places that are connected to them as they have their own quest.
I hate time travel. It was so confusing and freaking just how much of a role Kishan and Anamika had to play during certain events and how important it was that they ensured that those events had to happen so that other events could happen. This book was more of a character development for Kishan than an adventure. The ending was heartbreaking and WTF kind of ending was that!
It has a cover! I want it! I want iiiit! Nov 15, Nadia marked it as dnf. Sometime back in when I was just a fetus with a very different mindset: Err There's a 5th book???
And I came to know this now??!? Is Kishan coming back dumping Durga or Anamika whatever??? Please do that, Kishan, please? I hated him being left with that lady, but is he going to come back to the whole Kelsey-Ren-Kishan triangle again??? What the hell?!! Update on 3. Update on 7. It says 'Published ' here and that smells plenty fishy to me. Colleen is writing another series now and I believe all her dedication is towards that one at the moment.
I don't think this is ever coming out. Also, Kelsey getting back together with Kishan will be all sorts of toxic if you ask me, given the circumstances. Also, Anamika is Durga, so why can't Kishan fall in love with her already? Dec 23, Sana added it. I don't care that all the loose strings were tied up in Tigers Destiny, I just can't get enough of Ren and Kelsey.
I loved all the books and I think Tigers Dream is going to be an extended epilogue. I just hope Colleen doesn't mess up the entire series by battling to fulfill a number of books requirement. I don't want it to be a what-if book but I do want to know more about whether they see Mr. Ren and Kelsey are amazing but I don't want them to become a Fairytale couple or a tragedy i I don't care that all the loose strings were tied up in Tigers Destiny, I just can't get enough of Ren and Kelsey. Ren and Kelsey are amazing but I don't want them to become a Fairytale couple or a tragedy in the last book.
Those of you have read the last one know that the twists were amazing and exciting in the end but the rest of the book was a let down because it was rushed and a bit off topic. I love the rest of the books in all three of those series except for the last two in maximum ride which seemed to be dragging out the end and leading to a much less than satisfactory conclusion. It was as if I was reading a Haddix book. I was hooked on Turn About until the ending left me writhing. It just wasn't a conclusion, no real solid conclusion. I know I'm rambling but I tend to be opinionated so let me know if you agree.
View 1 comment. May 05, Penny marked it as to-read. This is not ok. This is not ok in any way shape or form. Mar 18, Katie W rated it really liked it Shelves: adventure , fantasy , romance-clean. I have loved this series so much and although Kishan didn't get his happily ever after, I felt like the story was complete.
I can't say how excited I was for Kishan to hopefully find his happy, but I was a little surprised about the process it took to get there. I loved getting to know the goddess Durga better. Also known as Anamika or Ana or Mika , her story is fascinating, heart breaking, and gripping and learning of her past really helped me grow to adore her on a more human level. Of course, I have loved this series so much and although Kishan didn't get his happily ever after, I felt like the story was complete. Of course, I've loved Kishan all along, but his journey rooted him into my heart even more and with a deeper admiration.
I guess I should touch on my issue. I thought that most things were wrapped up and I didn't always like going back in time to relive situations, especially with this book being over pages long. If things worked out with other characters, why mess with it? There were moments when I wanted all of that past to be left alone and a new story to emerge. There were questions answered that I didn't know that I had. Very interesting, but I could have done without some of it, as parts felt like I was re-reading other books.
Oct 16, Zaphia rated it did not like it. What a waste of a such a lovely story , i wish the character's had been flushed out a little more, and the heroine was stronger, the story line was truly phenomenal but completely ruined with the most annoying heroine ever. It was almost like half way through the author herself got bored with it, jeez this heroine makes me want to apologize for being a women.
Such a waste of such a beautiful story line. After the first book it was almost like the book was written while watching Santa Barbara and What a waste of a such a lovely story , i wish the character's had been flushed out a little more, and the heroine was stronger, the story line was truly phenomenal but completely ruined with the most annoying heroine ever. After the first book it was almost like the book was written while watching Santa Barbara and bold and the beautiful Soap operas of the 90's!!!! All that was missing was running around trees singing. Oct 19, Duchess Nicole marked it as to-be-published.
Release date of ?!?! Is this like a repeat of George R. Release date in two more years This is a fantastic series I'm just venting. But the first three books were released in , the fourth in I wonder why the long wait for the last book. Or is it the last book? Please tell me it's not a case of the publisher begging for more of an already finished series. I would almost rather be tortured by Lokesh again than be tormented everyday like this be seeing you with Kishan. But sometimes there are unfinished books that you feel guilty not finishing.
So I decided to wrap-up all the unfinished books and start fresh next year in So a few weeks ago I was done with good numbers and I returned to Kelsey, Ren and Kishan's adventure to free the tigers from Lokesh's curse. And some readers reviews freaked me out but I have my own intuition. Wherever you are is where I belong. I think Kishan will either be with Durga, raised to evermore immortal and a lover or Lokesh's daughter Princess Yesubai when Lokesh dies.
I think with his death and the curse being broken, all his victims will either live again or be reincarnated into other people around Kelsey. Even Mr. I have many other theories, but one thing I will be sad if it ended [beside the series of course] is Ren and Kishan never changing into tiger's again.
Well, I don't know Durga and Kishan have been flirting nonstop for the two last books, I hoped the author would be strong enough to create real characters with real feelings. I mean the book would have been times better if Kishan fell in love with Durga and married her, not the whole sacrifice bull!
I just wasn't enthralled by the ending. This entire tale was the best one I've ever read. It deserves more than 5 starts. The enthralling romance, passion, and the magical twists, turns and adventures kept me on my feet and thristing for me. The whole world dissapears while reading this series. The princes are every girls perfect dream, no one can compare to Ren and Kishan. Yet Ms Houck twisted a perfect ending with a hint of sadness.