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Tiger’s curse by Colleen Houck

9284655Genre : Young adult -Fantasy

Theme : Mythical

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The summary : 

Passion. Fate. Loyalty.

Would you risk it all to change your destiny?

The last thing Kelsey Hayes thought she’d be doing this summer was trying to break a 300-year-old Indian curse. With a mysterious white tiger named Ren. Halfway around the world. But that’s exactly what happened. Face-to-face with dark forces, spellbinding magic, and mystical worlds where nothing is what it seems, Kelsey risks everything to piece together an ancient prophecy that could break the curse forever.

Tiger’s Curse is the exciting first volume in an epic fantasy-romance that will leave you breathless and yearning for more.

My thoughts …

Alright . So I’m an INDIAN and a HINDU . Should I say more about why I think this book is stupid in a 10000 ways ? Yeah ? Well I’m getting to it right now .

Kelsey is a white American , who’s in India for something about her job . And guess what ? Despite her being an American , she miraculously gets chosen to break a curse …a Hindu one . She’s got like no connections to India or Hinduism and SHE was chosen by DURGA DEVI , over a million Hindu Indians . Really ? Why the heck is that ?? Obviously , Durga loves A WHITE girl with no knowledge about India more than the people who worship her , right ?

The book isn’t even dealing with Indian myths . I had to look up the internet for many ‘Indian myths ‘ and found out that this book mixed up all Asian myths and called them Indian . I think the author needed to do some REAL research before writing .

It was like , the author didn’t want to deal with ‘Indian myths ‘ and only wanted an exotic setting and chose India for it . India is a nation with people , culture and history , but what’s India according to this book ? An exotic place with people who obviously need white people to save their brown skins . I’m not even kidding .

AH , I’m agitated . But let’s get to the other things now : 

So Kelsey is an idiot who laughs in her interview and miraculously snags a job even though she’s under qualified . Her job is to spend two weeks in India and work at a circus . I can’t imagine that happening , can you ?

Kelsey is also the worst MC I’ve ever encountered . She pouts , throws tantrums about every little thing -you sure you want to read this thing ?

Here’s an example of how Ren is described :

  • was “annoyingly happy”
  • Smiled “mockingly” and “malevolently”
  • grinned “maliciously”

So I’m supposed to fall in love with a guy described like that ?? And god he is right on there with Kelsey being immature . And that’s not even the worst . The worst is he is , apparently , HUNDREDS of years old . Rowan Whitethorn is exactly what a centuries old male should behave like , not like some immature pup who has a lot to learn .

Getting back to the racism part , well , I’m not even joking about that . I’d have seen racism even if I wasn’t an Indian . Colleen needs to know a lot of things about Indians , the first of all being – Indians don’t speak broken English . Most of the Indians speak English perfectly .

The book basically portrays Indians as simpletons who are horrible at English . Pretty much everyone who’s not white is portrayed like cartoons .  I suppose it was supposed to be funny , but it’s just not . The book is about a white saviour , that’s it . Nothing more .

Read this book ? Tell me what you think !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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