Book Review: Marjorie Liu’s Tiger Eye


Tiger EyeIf you’ve never read Marjorie Liu’s books, you’re in for a treat. I had seen them on the shelves. Books with sexy women, women with tattoos, women with swords. Since I tend to gravitate toward historical fantasy, I hadn’t picked up a Liu book yet.

Finally, I checked out Tiger Eye, which is partially set in modern day China, but has roots sunk deep within history. I’d have to admit, there was a minor plot line that seemed under developed, but I didn’t care. Not in the face of everything else this book offered. From the discovery of an immortal shapeshifting lover to betayal and murder, Liu makes sure you don’t want to put this book down. I devoured it in two sittings. Keep in mind, this was right before Crested Butte and I had things I was supposed to do. But there was a book calling me….

Would you like a peak inside? I thought so. 🙂 A few weeks ago, Catwoods mentioned making your characters stink. Try Liu’s shapeshifter on for size:

     He reached past Dela to pick up the box, and his sudden closeness made her breath catch. She smelled moss, the musk of some forest cat, sharp and hard.

In two sentences, she conveys both Hari’s presence, his shapeshifter’s nature and his sexuality. That’s good writing.

A Wild Light (Hunter Kiss, Book 3)Liu has you breathing in her world, and her characters for 342 pages and at the end, you’ll be sorry it ended. The good news is, it doesn’t have to. I received news from Liu’s press agent that a video game version of the book will be out soon. In fact, it may already be available. All ye who love the joystick as much as a page turner, get ready.

My next review is another one by Liu and as much as I hate to say it: a giveaway. I will send one lucky winner my ARC of Marjorie Liu’s “A Wild Light,” which is the next book in the Hunter Kiss series.

4 Responses to “Book Review: Marjorie Liu’s Tiger Eye”

  1. kristin says:

    Wonderful book, and yes, a video game version of Tiger Eye is available! You can get it at passionfruitgames.com, the game developer's site. Highly recommended.

  2. Victoria Dixon says:

    Thanks for the tip, Kristin! I appreciate the drop-by. 🙂

  3. Cat Woods says:

    My sister reads Liu and has raved about her. I'll have to give this book a read when I have a spare moment or two. Thanks for the tip.

    Also, I appreciate the mention on stinky MC's and LOVE the bling on your sidebar! Thanks for partnering with A Heart for Books and Kids.

    hugs~

  4. Victoria Dixon says:

    Yeah, if anything I may have enjoyed tomorrow's Liu book, "A Wild Light" even more and I'm giving away my copy. *sniff* If you can get your sister to come over and comment, she'll be entered to win. 🙂

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