Colleen Houck - Tiger's Curse - Hodder & Stoughton

Time remaining

  • -- days
  • -- hours
  • -- minutes
  • -- seconds
Other Formats
  • E-Book £P.O.R.
    More information
    • ISBN:9781444734614
    • Publication date:09 Jun 2011

Tiger's Curse

Tiger Saga Book 1

By Colleen Houck

  • Paperback
  • £7.99

TIGER'S CURSE is the exciting first volume in a truly addictive epic fantasy-romance.

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.

Biographical Notes

Formerly a student at the University of Arizona Colleen Houck has worked as a nationally certified American Sign Language interpreter for seventeen years. TIGER'S CURSE is her first book, which has already received literary praise and digital success. Her self-published eBook claimed the no.1 spot on Kindle's children's best-seller list for seven weeks. She lives in Salem, Oregon, with her husband and a white stuffed tiger. Find out more on www.tigerscurse.com and connect with Colleen on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ColleenHouck.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781444734607
  • Publication date: 26 May 2011
  • Page count: 512
  • Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton
'I was wrapped up in the sweet romance and heart-pounding adventure of Tiger's Curse. I found myself cheering, squealing and biting my nails - all within a few pages. In short, it was magical.' — Becca Fitzpatrick, author of Hush Hush
'One of the best books I have ever read. An ultimate thrill ride. A roller-coaster ride from beginning to end, this book has action, history, poetry, romance, magic -- everything you could ever want. It is a book J.K. Rowling wishes she wrote, one with so much passion and thrills you won't be able to put it down. This saga is going to be one of the best yet.' — Meera Patel Romantic Times
'Sweeps you into a world of adventure and romance. The characters and places you meet are fascinating and hold your attention from start to finish. It's a magical book and like Kelsey, you're not sure what is real and what is your imagination.' — The Epoch Times
'Entrenched in the rich culture, history, mythology, and imagery of India. The exotic setting only enhances the deliciously romantic scenes. The book is as romantic as it is adventurous. . . it could easily be the next big thing.' — evesfangarden.com
'A smart, vibrant adventure romance wrapped in a quest . . . takes the protagonists through adventures that would make Steven Spielberg proud . . . Full of danger, dash, allegory, and love under the banana tree.' — Kirkus Reviews
'Entrenched in the rich culture, history, mythology, and imagery of India. The exotic setting only enhances the deliciously romantic scenes. The book is as romantic as it is adventurous. . . it could easily be the next big thing.' — http://evesfangarden.com
'Young women yearn for romance, for prince charming, and sometimes for more than one suitor. Charged with action and stolen kisses . . .' — Clarion
Oh how I loved this book! So much so, that I got withdrawal symptoms when I had finished it. — serendipityteacher.blogspot.com
I have fallen deeply in love (and lust) with Prince Dhiren (Ren). — eatingyabooks.blogspot.com
'I was wrapped up in the sweet romance and heart-pounding adventure of Tiger's Curse. I found myself cheering, squealing and biting my nails - all within a few pages. In short, it was magical.' — Becca Fitzpatrick, author of Hush Hush
'Twilight meets Ringling Bros . . . Houck has an excellent sense of story and paints a vivid picture.' — LA Times
'A smart, vibrant adventure romance wrapped in a quest . . . takes the protagonists through adventures that would make Steven Spielberg proud . . . Full of danger, dash, allegory, and love under the banana tree.' — Kirkus Reviews
'Oh how I loved this book! So much so, that I got withdrawal symptoms when I had finished it.' — serendipityteacher.blogspot.com
'I have fallen deeply in love (and lust) with Prince Dhiren (Ren).' — eatingyabooks.blogspot.com
'I can't wait to get my hands on this book!!' — themidnightreaders.blogspot.com
'Epic fantasy-romance? I'm so there.' — www.flutteringbutterflies.com
'An engaging and fast paced storyline, a gorgeous young man to swoon over and a wonderfully rich world built up around the main characters that kept me hooked until the last page. The thing that makes this book so wonderfully different from anything else I have read YA was its setting . . . All in all a refreshing different take on the paranormal romance / adventure genre which I really enjoyed.' — www.overflowinglibrary.com
'Every now and again there comes a book that makes me wish I could read things more slowly so that I could savour every page . . . within a couple of chapters I felt like I had fallen inside the book, I was so swept up in the story. . . Houck weaves mythology into the plot seamlessly.' — http://junipersjungle.com
'I found this book so delicious... (it) is like catnip (pun intended) and I want the sequel, Tiger's Quest, at once. If you are a fan of Stephenie Meyer or Amy Plum, you will love Colleen Houck!' — thepewterwolf.blogspot.com
'This book's got serious bite.' — Dolly
Hodder & Stoughton

Incendiary

Zoraida Córdova
Authors:
Zoraida Córdova

An epic tale of love and revenge set in a world inspired by Inquisition-era Spain pits the magical Moria against a terrifying royal authority bent on their destruction.When the royal family of Selvina sets out to destroy magic through a grand and terrible inquisition, magic warrior-thief Renata - trained in the art of stealing memories-seeks to kill the prince, leader of the King's Justice, only to learn through powerful memories that he may be the greatest illusion of them all ... and that the fate of all magic now lies in her hands.With the ferocity of series like Ember in the Ashes and Throne of Glass and loosely based on 15th century Spain, INCENDIARY explores the double-edged sword of memory and the triumph of hope in the midst of fear and oppression.

Hodder & Stoughton

Court of Lions

Somaiya Daud
Authors:
Somaiya Daud
Hodder & Stoughton

The Soul of Power

Callie Bates
Authors:
Callie Bates

Magic. Romance. Music. The riveting conclusion to The Waking Land trilogy.Sophy Dunbarron has always felt like an imposter. Separated from her birth mother, raised by parents mourning the loss of their true daughter and unacknowledged by her absent father, Sophy only desires one thing: a place and a family to call her own.But fate has other ideas in mind. Caught up in Elanna Valtai's revolution, Sophy has been crowned queen - a role she has been groomed her whole life to fill.But wearing a crown is quite different to keeping a crown. With an influx of magic-bearing refugees pouring in across the border, resources already thinned by war are stretched to the breaking point. Half the nobility in her court want her deposed, and the other half question her every decision. And every third person seems to be spontaneously manifesting magical powers.When Elanna is captured and taken to Paladis, Sophy's last ally vanishes, and she is left to navigate a political maze that becomes more complex and thorny by the day. And worse, Sophy is hiding a huge secret, which, if discovered, could destroy her tenuous hold on the crown.

Hodder Paperbacks

Reunited

Colleen Houck
Authors:
Colleen Houck

From Colleen Houck, New York Times bestselling author of The Tiger's Curse, comes the third and final book in the Reawakened series.After surviving her otherworldly adventure, Lily wakes up on her nana's farm - and she's forgotten everything. She has no memory of her sun prince, her travels to Egypt, and her journey to the Afterlife.But Lily is not the girl she once was. Her body is now part human, part lion, and part fairy. And if that isn't bad enough, she must harness this power of three and become Wasret: a goddess destined to defeat the evil god Seth once and for all. With the help of her old friend Dr. Hassan, Lily departs on her final voyage through the cosmos and across the plains of Egypt. On the journey, she will transform into the being she was always destined to become. It is time for Lily to find her sunset. ***********Praise for the Reawakened Series'A fully imagined world and mythos, and crackling romance . . . Egyptian mythology has never been this riveting!' - Aprilynne Pike, New York Times bestselling author of the Wings series'[A] must-read for thrill-seekers and fans of alternate worlds' - RT Book Reviews

Hodder Paperbacks

Reignited

Colleen Houck
Authors:
Colleen Houck

From New York Times bestselling author of the Tiger's Curse series and Reawakened comes a novella full of celestial marvel, passion, betrayal, and evil that will grow to reign over humanity forever.Before Lily and Amon met, before the cosmos were in chaos and needed three brave brothers to fight off evil, there were four siblings who helped rule the earth.Each sibling had a special gift. Osiris, the god of agriculture, helped mortals to grow and thrive in their natural environment. Isis, the goddess of creation, fostered health and wellness. Nephthys, the seer, was able to keep the balance between all living beings and the universe. But Seth, the youngest sibling, was left without any special powers. The Waters of Chaos, which granted each god's talent, were running dry, and Seth was paying the price.As time passed, however, Seth's determination and willfulness resulted in a very special gift, one that should have granted him the ability to enact wondrous change. But Seth's competitive childhood gave him a heart so cold and vacant that instead, his gift brought about great evil.Seth was now the god of unmaking, the creator of disorder and destruction. And he was ready to seek his revenge, dominating all who got in his way.******************Praise for the Reawakened Series'A sparkling new novel with a fully imagined world and mythos, and crackling romance! Egyptian mythology has never been this riveting! With sharp dialog and a fun heroine, Reawakened is precisely what you would expect from the author of the incredible Tiger Saga!' - Aprilynne Pike, No1 New York Times Bestselling Author of the Wings Series.'The author weaves her story out of Egyptian lore, cinematic magic, selfless love, and . . . is clever enough to remain surprising even to the last sentence' - Kirkus Reviews'Rick Riordan fans who are looking for another series will delight in this fantasy. VERDICT: An incredibly well-researched novel with an air of mystery and romance' - SLJ'In this series opener, Houck (the Tiger's Curse series) introduces a fantasy teeming with Egyptian characters and mythological stories come to life. . . Houck's moving depiction of the love between Lily and Amon is memorable' - Publisher's Weekly'Littered with Egyptian mythology and snappy dialogue, this romantic adventure is a good choice for graduates of Rick Riordan or fans of Houck's Tiger's Curse series' - Booklist'Fans of paranormal romance will love the Egyptian spin on this story of devotion and sacrifice, and Lily's humor, combined with plentiful dangerous escapades, will keep readers engaged' - VOYA

Hodder Paperbacks

There's Something About Sweetie

Sandhya Menon
Authors:
Sandhya Menon
Hodder & Stoughton

The Orphanage of Gods

Helena Coggan
Authors:
Helena Coggan

'Vivid and intense. Helena Coggan had me on the edge of my seat to the final page of this gripping new YA fantasy' - Amanda Bouchet, USA Today bestselling author of The Kingmaker Chronicles'Helena Coggan's lyrical story of gods and humans kept me riveted to the page. The plot pulses with action and the characters are beautifully complex. This is a book that sparks with adrenaline and longing, all the way to the final page' - Rebecca Ross, author of The Queen's Rising'This book. This BOOK! I loved it. Seriously. An all-encompassing total love. It's my favourite book that I've read in a long time!' - 5-STAR reader reviewTwenty years ago, the humans came for their gods. In the bloody revolution, gods were all but wiped out. Ever since, the children they left behind have been imprisoned in an orphanage, watched day and night by the ruthless Guard. Any who show signs of divine power vanish from their beds in the night, all knowledge of their existence denied.No one has ever escaped the orphanage.Until now.Seventeen-year-old Hero is finally free - but at a terrible price. Her sister has been captured by the Guard and is being held in a prison in the northern sea. Hero desperately wants to get her back, and to escape the murderous Guardsmen hunting her down. But not all the gods are dead, and the ones waiting for Hero in the north have their own plans for her - ones that will change the world forever . . .As she advances further and further into the unknown, Hero will need to decide: how far is she willing to go to do what needs to be done? ************Praise for Helena Coggan's first novel, The Catalyst:'This year's Divergent' - Sun 'A phenomenal achievement . . . assured, frightening, action-packed' - Observer'A pulsing, labyrinthine, emotionally visceral plot' - Metro

Hodder Paperbacks

Tiger's Dream

Colleen Houck
Authors:
Colleen Houck
Hodder & Stoughton

Girls of Paper and Fire

Natasha Ngan
Authors:
Natasha Ngan

Memoirs of a Geisha meets The Selection in this stunning YA fantasy novel. Perfect for fans of Renée Ahdieh, Laini Taylor and Sabaa Tahir. 'A timely reminder that, in the right hands, the fantasy genre has things to say about injustice and abuse of power in the real world' GUARDIANEach year, eight beautiful girls are chosen as Paper Girls to serve the king. It's the highest honour they could hope for...and the most demeaning. This year, there's a ninth. And instead of paper, she's made of fire.Lei is a member of the Paper caste, the lowest and most persecuted class of people in Ikhara. Ten years ago, her mother was snatched by the royal guards, and her fate remains unknown. Now, the guards are back and this time it's Lei they're after - the girl with the golden eyes, whose rumoured beauty has piqued the king's interest.Over weeks of training in the opulent but oppressive palace, Lei and eight other girls learn the skills and charm that befit a king's consort. There, Lei does the unthinkable - she falls in love. Her forbidden romance becomes enmeshed with an explosive plot that threatens her world's entire way of life. Lei, still the wide-eyed country girl at heart, must decide how far she's willing to go for justice and revenge.

Hodder & Stoughton

Broken Things

Lauren Oliver
Authors:
Lauren Oliver

It's been five years since Mia and Brynn murdered Summer Marks, their best friend, in the woodsIncreasingly obsessed with a novel called The Way into Lovelorn and by their fan-fiction imagining of its sequel, the girls were drawn by an undertow of fantasy into the magical world they'd created. But eventually, their delusions turned sick, and the Shadow, Lovelorn's central evil, began to haunt them.Or so the story goes. The only thing is: they didn't do itBrynn and Mia have both found different ways to hide from their notoriety, seeking refuge from a world that hates them-a world that will never feel magical, or safe, ever again.On the anniversary of Summer's death, a seemingly insignificant discovery resurrects the mystery and pulls Mia and Brynn back together once again. But as past and present, fiction and reality, begin again to intertwine, Brynn and Mia must confront painful truths they tried for so long to bury-and face the long shadow of memory that has, all this time, been waiting.In this engrossing, twisty novel, New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver weaves an unforgettable, mesmerizing tale of exquisite obsession, spoiled innocence, and impossible friendships.***PRAISE FOR LAUREN OLIVER'A tense psychological thriller with a devastating denouement' Daily Mail on Vanishing Girls'Hugely moving and gorgeously written . . . an extremely clever and well-written novel that is ultimately uplifting' Heat on Before I Fall'Creepier and sweeter than GONE GIRL' MTV on Vanishing Girls'This brilliant thriller has a killer twist' Fabulous on Vanishing Girls'Lauren Oliver is the rising star of young adult fiction' The Sunday Times on Delirium

Hodder & Stoughton

Muse of Nightmares

Laini Taylor
Authors:
Laini Taylor

'Muse of Nightmares is a philosophical fantasy adventure, an epic love story, a daring quest that demands to be read and reread and deserves to be remembered forever.' Katherine Webber The first hardback print run of Muse of Nightmares will have beautiful sprayed edges. Available for pre-order only! Don't miss out on this extra-special version of the book. AN ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY UNMISSABLE YA NOVEL FOR AUTUMN 2018**********************Sarai has lived and breathed nightmares since she was six years old. She believed she knew every horror, and was beyond surprise. She was wrong. In the wake of tragedy, neither Lazlo nor Sarai are who they were before. One a god, the other a ghost, they struggle to grasp the new boundaries of their selves as dark-minded Minya holds them hostage, intent on vengeance against Weep.Lazlo faces an unthinkable choice - save the woman he loves, or everyone else? - while Sarai feels more helpless than ever. But is she? Sometimes, only the direst need can teach us our own depths, and Sarai, the muse of nightmares, has not yet discovered what she's capable of.As humans and godspawn reel in the aftermath of the citadel's near fall, a new foe shatters their fragile hopes, and the mysteries of the Mesarthim are resurrected: Where did the gods come from, and why? What was done with the thousands of children born in the citadel nursery? And most important of all, as forgotten doors are opened and new worlds revealed: must heroes always slay monsters, or is it possible to save them instead?Love and hate, revenge and redemption, destruction and salvation all clash in this gorgeous sequel to the New York Times bestseller, Strange the Dreamer.'I was afraid to read too quickly because I didn't want it to be over . . . Laini has done something so special with this duology . . . It will leave you changed forever' Samantha Shannon'Coming off a boatload of recognition for that series-starter, the author is promising an even richer read . . . Taylor asks big questions about life and death in the new book, as humans and godspawn reel in the aftermath of the Citadel's near-fall.' Entertainment Weekly**********************Praise for Strange the Dreamer AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERAN AUDIBLE BEST YOUNG ADULT BOOK OF 2017A GOODREADS CHOICE BEST BOOK OF 2017A PASTE MAGAZINE BEST AUDIOBOOK OF 2017AN NPR 2017 RECOMMENDED READAN AMAZON BEST SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY YOUNG ADULT BOOK OF 2017'Magical' Grazia'Prepare to be enchanted' Sun'Pulls you into its dreaming world and makes it hard to leave.' SciFiNow'Reads like a dream. One for you, your best friend, and any lover of myths and monsters you know' Heat'Leaves the reader enthralled, enchanted and entirely entranced' New York Journal of Books'Laini Taylor is so damn good and like no other' Leigh Bardugo, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom'Laini Taylor set my imagination on fire so hard that it spontaneously combusted . . . This is the kind of story that paves dreams.' Roshani Chokshi, author of The Star Touched Queen

Hodder Paperbacks

The Lantern's Ember

Colleen Houck
Authors:
Colleen Houck
Hodder & Stoughton

Mirage

Somaiya Daud
Authors:
Somaiya Daud
Hodder & Stoughton

Nightblood

Elly Blake
Authors:
Elly Blake
Hodder & Stoughton

Smoke in the Sun

Renée Ahdieh
Authors:
Renée Ahdieh

The highly anticipated sequel to Flame in the Mist - an addictive, sumptuous finale that will leave readers breathless from the bestselling author of The Wrath and the Dawn After Okami is captured in the Jukai forest, Mariko has no choice - to rescue him, she must return to Inako and face the dangers that have been waiting for her in the Heian Castle. She tricks her brother, Kenshin, and betrothed, Raiden, into thinking she was being held by the Black Clan against her will, playing the part of the dutiful bride-to-be to infiltrate the emperor's ranks and uncover the truth behind the betrayal that almost left her dead. With the wedding plans already underway, Mariko pretends to be consumed with her upcoming nuptials, all the while using her royal standing to peel back the layers of lies and deception surrounding the imperial court. But each secret she unfurls gives way to the next, ensnaring Mariko and Okami in a political scheme that threatens their honor, their love and very the safety of the empire.

Hodder & Stoughton

The Memory of Fire

Callie Bates
Authors:
Callie Bates
Hodder & Stoughton

From Twinkle, With Love

Sandhya Menon
Authors:
Sandhya Menon
Hodder Paperbacks

Strange the Dreamer

Laini Taylor
Authors:
Laini Taylor

'Prepare to be enchanted' SunThe magical Sunday Times bestseller by Laini Taylor, author of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy*********The dream chooses the dreamer.Since he was five years old, Lazlo Strange has been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to go in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself - in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever. What happened in Weep to cut it off from the world? What did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?The answers await in Weep, but so do many more mysteries - including the blue-skinned goddess who visits Lazlo's dreams . . .The magical sequel, MUSE OF NIGHTMARES, is now available to pre-order!*********A recipient of the Michael L. Printz Honor award for excellency in YA literature'Magical' Grazia'A stunning, sensory feast of a novel' Dail Mail'Leaves the reader enthralled, enchanted and entirely entranced' New York Journal of Books'Laini Taylor is so damn good and like no other' Leigh Bardugo, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom

Hodder & Stoughton

Ringer

Lauren Oliver
Authors:
Lauren Oliver
Hodder & Stoughton

Fireblood

Elly Blake
Authors:
Elly Blake