Tiger’s Destiny by Colleen Houck

Buh buh bummmmmmm! It’s finally here! The final book! The one we’ve all been waiting for. The one that answers the questions: Will Kelsey be rescued before the unthinkable happens? Where are Mr. Kadam and Nalima? What will Durga’s next gift be? Will the dynamic trio be able to defeat Lokesh once and for all? And most intriguingly… 

Will it be Ren or Kishan in the end?

Phew…

I can hardly decide which flavor of chips I feel like eating. It’s amazing that Kelsey can ever sleep or eat!

In the (sadly) last installment of the Tiger’s Curse series, Tiger’s Destiny, Houck must wrap up the epic tale she created and I have rarely seen such a seamless execution. (If you’ve read the book Holes by Louis Sachar, you’ll know what I mean.) Everything comes full circle and all the loose threads are neatly tucked into place. I caught myself going Ohhhhhhhhhh….. a few times. Good job, Colleen, good job.

As well all know, each book has followed one of the four elements that the tiger’s amulet controlled. The first was earth, second was air, third was water, and that leaves only fire for Tiger’s Destiny. 

And I LOVED the depiction of the fire world. It had phoenixes, fire trees, demons, zombies, jewel people, and dragon horses. Pretty badass. Sometimes it’s difficult to imagine a landscape very elaborately, but Houck describes everything so clearly that is seems as if a movie is playing in your head.

Plus, since this is the closing book, she takes it to new emotional heights–there are actually some pretty gut-wrenching moments. (I may have actually shed a tear or two…) It’s now or never and Houck chose now.

I don’t want to give much of the story away, because the whole book is basically spoiler alert madness. I can’t mention much without ruining any surprises. What I will say, however, is that when it comes down to the final choice, Kelsey’s destiny falls exactly into place.

And you know what they say…. Everything happens for a reason.

5 cracks of the rope of 5

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About Chelsea McDonald

As an avid reader since I was big enough to hold a book, I continue to enjoy losing myself in the thrall of a good story on a daily basis. Since many of my cohorts do not share the same passion, Cracking Spines will be the perfect outlet to express my adulation or frustration concerning the books that cross my path. In this way, my loyal followers will be able to enjoy the stories that are worthwhile and avoid the duds altogether. I also have a Shelfari account at http://www.shelfari.com/chelseamcdonald15 View all posts by Chelsea McDonald

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