I know that I didn't read this book very long ago, but it is one of my very favorites that I've read, so good. I'm still on the waiting list for Tiger's Quest and the third book Tiger's Voyage isn't quite out yet (November 1.)
Kelsey is and orphan she lives with her guardians Sara and Mike and their family. She has just finished with high school and decides to get a summer job. At the unemployment office she's hired to be a temporary worker for the circus. Can you believe it: THE CIRCUS! Pretty crazy. She's a little bit apprehensive because part of her duties are supposed to include helping with the tiger. Her first day of work she shows up at 6 am, and spends the whole day helping with routine things, selling tickets, snacks and souvenirs, and cleaning up after the shows. But the second day she gets to help with the tiger. At first Kelsey's kind of scared, but soon she realizes there's really nothing to be afraid of, in fact, she feels a certain connection to the tiger, Dhiren, she even reads poetry to him and she also gives him a nickname, Ren. All to soon, her two week temporary job is nearing a close and the tiger is bought by a man, Mr. Kadam, who wants to return the tiger to India to a sanctuary so that it doesn't have to be in captivity any more. He offers Kelsey the job of going with him and taking care of the tiger while he does other things. She agrees and thus begins her crazy adventure across India with the tiger, Ren, who she learns quickly is really a very handsome prince who was cursed hundreds of years earlier. I LOVED this book, I had a really hard time wanting to put it down. I can't wait to read the other two books, which I already have on hold at the library. I JUST CAN'T WAIT!!!