Yianna Yiannacou

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My Book Reviews - 2019

Here is a list of books that I have read since January 2019. And No, you are not going crazy. There is no 2017 page of book reviews because I had a baby and honestly didn't have time to read, take care of a newborn and a toddler at the same time. 


They will be listen by their name, amount of stars (out of 5) and a little description of what I thought of them.

If you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask me.


Tiger's Curse - Book 1

Colleen Houck

3 Stars - 10 Days to read

This book was OK for a debut novel. It took me a while to get through because it wasn't really that exciting and the main character was soooo annoying. 

Kelsey visits the circus one day and sees a tiger. By magic and without her knowledge, she breaks a curse that was on that tiger. He was originally a man. When she comes in contact with him he is free and he contacts some guy and they have to figure out how to undo the curse. He is only free for a short period of time everyday to be a human, but for the most part he is still stuck a tiger. His name is Ren. Ren and Kelsey travel to India to break the curse. Kelsey learns that Ren is a prince that has a prince brother that don't see eye to eye. They were both curses and are both tigers. Kelsey breaks up with Ren because she is afraid that once the curse is broken, Ren won't want to be with her anymore so she saves herself the heartache. That's pretty much it. 

I will read the next, only because I own it already. This gift box was a set.

Tiger's Quest - Book 2

Colleen Houck

4 Stars - 18 Days to read

This book was definitely better than the first book! It was a tad too long for my liking, but that's not a big deal. 

This book begins where the first one left off. Kelsey went back home after breaking up with Ren, telling him to find out who he is before they can be together. She tried to become a normal girl dating a normal person, until, of course, Ren shows up. They get back together, duh, and are happy blah blah blah. Danger strikes. Kishan, Ren's brother joins them to protect Kelsey. Kishan is also in love with Kelsey - of course. After being attacked and Ren being captured it is up to Kishan and Kelsey to find a way to find and save Ren. But they have to complete task number two in Durga's quest before they can even begin to look for Ren. 

A lot and a little happened in this book. Kelsey living a normal life, Ren back, Ren gone, the quest, saving Ren etc etc. It just seemed like a bit much. Even so, I plan on reading the next one, of course! Ta!

Tiger's Voyage - Book 3

Colleen Houck

3 Stars - 14 Days to read

I would have given this book four stars if the author didn't spend so much time describing nonsense. I didn't need to read 10 pages on describing a yacht and I didn't need to read 10 pages on how to scuba dive. It was really unnecessary. 

This book begins one month after saving Ren from Lokesh. Ren still doesn't have his memories and it's torture for Kelsey to be around him but not With him. They figured out how to progress with saving the tigers and went on this MASSIVE quest that took forever to get through. Then Ren makes a big move and tells Kelsey to move on with her life.. so she does! And with Kishan, his brother! Like come on, girl! Isn't there some sort of Bro code or something that should be in place... I couldn't believe Kelsey when she did that. 

This book was too long but it was pretty good. I found myself enjoying most of it. I would recommend this series. On to the next!!

Tiger's Destiny - Book 4

Colleen Houck

Currently Reading

Tiger's Dream - Book 5

Colleen Houck

To be read

The Clockmaker's Daughter

Kate Morton

Currently Reading

Beauty's Kingdom

A.R. Roquelaure

Currently Reading


Tara Westover

3 Stars - 7 Days to Read

I don't really know what to say about this story. I understand it's a memoir, but I can't believe these events to be true.

Tara is a home schooled young girl who lives under her parents influence. Her father works in the scrap yard and he believes the world is coming to an end. As a young child your brought up to believe everything your parents tell you. Then as she grew up, her views shifted and she realized the danger her father was putting her and her siblings in. She decided to go to school and got a PhD, which I think is totally far fetched. I don't know how you go from no school to getting a doctorate. But, that was her life. 

The story was really slow to get into in the beginning, but I kept pushing myself to see why this book won the Good Reads award for best memoir of 2018. And as of right now, I still don't know how this book won. I wouldn't recommend. The only part I loved about this story was how her mother used Essential Oils to heal everyone. YAY Essential Oils!!