Genre: Young Adult - Fantasy
Rating: 1 star
Review: I may be the only one that did not like this book so I'm going to apologize ahead for giving it a 1 star rating.
First off, let me say that the premise and the story line for this is awesome. It's nice that it is set in India, and it's pretty cool that they're using a tiger as a character. I do love tigers! All these things made the book have so much potential.
Unfortunately, the execution didn't work for me due to a combination of things. First, the writing. I didn't find it engaging at all. There were also too many unnecessary information added in! At times, the narrator would go on about telling us what kind of shirt the other one's wearing to what she had for breakfast to what kind of car they're in. There's just too many details, too much "telling and not much showing."
Next, the characters. The female protagonist seemed flat to me. And the male lead reminded me too much of Edward Cullen - "the perfect gentleman" with not much personality. Their relationship with each other felt forced to me as well. Finally, the development of the plot and the characters. I didn't really see any, unfortunately.
And maybe the worst thing for me was that I did not believe it. I didn't get in or give in to this fantasy world. I didn't get into its fantastical elements. I didn't want to learn more about it. It felt contrived to me, and this fictional novel just did not seem "real" at all to me. I simply wasn't sold on the idea. That to me is a deal breaker.
So as a whole, I obviously did not enjoy it. I have to admit that I was very bored by it and can't really find anything that was good about it, as far as how the story itself was told. So would I recommend it? Probably not. But then again, I may be the only one that didn't like it, so I could totally be just wrong. I suggest you try it out. See for yourself. For me, sadly, it's a no.