The Night Tiger

The Night Tiger

Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick, Amazon Spotlight Pick for Best Book of the Month, NYTimes and Publisher's Weekly Bestseller. Starred Kirkus, Booklist, and Publisher's Weekly reviews. A sweeping historical novel about a dancehall girl and an orphan boy whose fates entangle over an old Chinese superstition about men who turn into tigers. When 11-year-old Ren Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick, Amazon Spotlight Pick for Best Book of the Month, NYTimes and ...

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Title:The Night Tiger
Author:Yangsze Choo
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:The Night Tiger
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

The Night Tiger Reviews

  • Elyse Walters
    Sep 18, 2018
    ?Time is running out: there are only 20 days left before Dr. Mac Farlane?s forty-nine days of the soul are over. If by then he can?t find the finger, he?ll have failed. How will his old master rest? Ren remembers Dr. MacFarlane?s last days, shivering fevers. And then the drea...
  • Annet
    Mar 29, 2019
    They say a tiger that devours too many humans can take the form of a man and walk among us... I loved the atmosphere of the book, the 'magical realism' mystery of it, the lush Asian environment, the historical character of the story, the dark and brooding story, loved it. Though the ...
  • Maxwell
    Mar 09, 2019
    [3.5 stars] I think this book could've done with a little editing down; at times it was redundant and drawn out. But overall the story was very engaging, I really liked the two main characters, and it was set in a place I'd never read about before. I enjoyed the sort of fantastical ...
  • Nenia Campbell
    Feb 02, 2019
    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest THE NIGHT TIGER was an OK read. There were some things about this book that I really enjoyed, and other things I didn't. The book is set in 1930s Malaya (Malaysia), when it was still under British rule. There are two main ...
  • Jennifer
    Oct 26, 2018
    The Night Tiger offers a stunning look at culture, history, and Chinese superstition. Told in two alternating perspectives, and set in 1931 Malaya (Malaysia), this is a story of loyalty and loneliness, death and distressed souls, and man-eating weretigers. Spoiler contains my s...
  • Dianne
    Apr 27, 2019
    I was a huge fan of Choo?s 2013 novel The Ghost Bride, so I was eagerly looking forward to her latest novel, The Night Tiger. This book has much in common with Ghost Bride - a lush Malaysian setting and a plot with an intriguing mix of Asian fantasy and historical fiction. There a...
  • Jenna
    May 20, 2019
    Mesmerizing, mythical, and mysterious, The Night Tiger is a beautifully written novel set in Malay in 1931. It tells the story of Ren, an 11 year old orphan who was a houseboy to a doctor. As he is dying, the doctor pleads with Ren to find the finger he'd had amputated many years ago, ...
  • Libby
    Apr 21, 2019
    I?ve heard of werewolves, but never weretigers. This intriguing tale set in Malaya, present day Malaysia, in 1931 involves werecats, specifically weretigers, which, though I hadn?t heard of them, are common to the folklore of this region. The tiger as sacred, as shape shifter, and ...
  • Diane S ☔
    Feb 20, 2019
    3.5 Malaysian folklore, history, mystery, magical realism, things I enjoy in a book, and there were many parts of this book I enjoyed immensely. I enjoyed the characters, Ren, a young boy, former assistant to a master who has died. He is missing a finger, and Ren has 49 days to find it...
  • Emily May
    Feb 22, 2019
    Malaya, with its mix of Malays, Chinese, and Indians, is full of spirits: a looking-glass world governed by unsettling rules. 3 stars. I may need to think some more about this one. I'm giving it a tentative 3, rounded up to 4 because I absolutely loved that this historical mystery w...
  • Ramona
    May 16, 2019
    If you?re tired of the usual books being churned out this will feed your appetite for something different. Ji Lin is a Malayan (early Malaysia) woman, coming of age and taking on problems that are much too big for her to handle. The culture, Chinese traditions, numerology and supe...
  • Debra
    Oct 27, 2018
    The Night Tiger has a little bit of something for everyone! Fans of this Author's debut book, The Ghost Bride will love this sweeping tale set in Malaya (Malaysia) in the 1930's. There is a lot going on in this book that I am only going to give a brief synopsis of the main characters. ...
  • Julie
    May 16, 2019
    The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo is a 2019 Flatiron publication. A big, bold story full of magic, romance, mystery and adventure!! Set in Malaysia during the 1930?s, the story alternates between Ren, an eleven -year old Chinese houseboy and Ji Lin, a young woman who has been f...
  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    Mar 14, 2019
    This was so great! I was thrown off a bit by the romance, because this book would've been fine and dandy without it. I loved learning more about the Malaysian culture through this story, I thought the somewhat magical bits in the story were executed so well, and the Chinese folklore wa...
  • Linda
    Mar 05, 2019
    "The stripes on its brilliant coat ripple; the yellow eyes glare like lanterns. Ren can only drop his gaze. The tiger makes a deep hrff sound. Then it turns and walks away, with deliberate tread that's heavy and delicate at the same time. Where is it going?" Yangsze Choo presents a ...
  • jessica
    May 17, 2019
    i am positively and splendidly awe-stuck. this story is a magically woven tapestry of history, lore, superstition, love, and destiny. with lush storytelling told humbly from the perspectives of seemingly unconnected people, each thread of their beautiful stories intertwines and unf...
  • Olive (abookolive)
    Apr 18, 2019
    For a book that shows a death every other second, this was surprisingly cute lol See my full review on Booktube: https://youtu.be/lBrU2SJesaQ ...
  • Adina
    Mar 06, 2019
    I already read Yangsze Choo?s first novel, The Ghost Bride (my review here , so when I saw that a new book by the author is coming out I had to jump at the opportunity to read it. Unfortunately for The Night Tiger, I read it with the first one in my head and it was unavoidable to mak...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Apr 04, 2019
    My friends who said I would love this book were absolutely right! ? ? ? ? We first meet 11-year-old Ren, a servant to a doctor. Before the doctor dies, he charges Ren with one request: to find his severed finger, missing from years ago, and place it with his deceased body. ...
  • Michelle
    Feb 12, 2019
    Initial thoughts: When I won this book through Goodreads giveaways I thought it was going to be so much more. I was excited about its premise: a historical fiction set in 1930's Malaysia with elements of Chinese folklore and magical realism. The mystery aspect of this book and the tie...
  • Leslie Ray
    May 10, 2019
    What a mesmerizing book. The main protagonists, Ji Lin (Louise) and Ren, were so likeable and you couldn't help but root for them and hope they would be ok. The story was set in Malaysia in the 1930's. You really get a true look into Malaysian culture and Ji Lin, who is called Louise i...
  • Paromjit
    Feb 09, 2019
    Yangsze Choo writes an enthralling and exhilarating piece of well researched historical fiction set in the British colony of Malaya (Malaysia) of the 1930s. The fraught and upset British doctor is dying and worried about what will happen to his soul upon death. He had been gifted a 11 ...
  • Holly  B
    Apr 20, 2019
    The story is as stunning as the cover. I was totally mesmerized by this beautifully written Malaysian folklore/fantasy tale. If I wasn't reading it, I was thinking about it. The characters, the alluring mystery and the heart-pounding moments involving the tiger. A newspaper articl...
  • Book of the Month
    Dec 30, 2018
    Why I love it by Brianna Goodman If someone told me there?s a book out there that?s part history, part love story, part coming-of-age, part magical tale that is also a well-paced book that clocks in at under 400 pages, I?d be instantly suspicious. It sounds too good to be tru...
  • Nilufer Ozmekik
    May 28, 2019
    Five jaw-dropping, unforgettable tango of lyrical mysticism and coming of age ! This book is magic! It connects five different characters by the meaning of their names and ties their destinies by unexpected mysterious road between life and death! It?s about life after death, l...
  • Whitney
    Apr 23, 2019
    Overall: Set in the 1930s in Malaysia, the Night Tiger is a sweeping historical novel about a dance-hall girl and an orphan boy whose fates entangle over a missing finger and an old Chinese superstition about men who turn into tigers. 7/10 The Good: The story is told from two point...
  • Nadia
    Jan 24, 2019
    Filled with superstition, ghosts and the afterlife, the Night Tiger explores colonial Malaysia in 1930s. Five people are brought together through a connection of the five Confucian virtues, while mysterious events with no rational explanation start to happen around them. Yangsze Cho...
  • Meike
    Nov 25, 2018
    "The Night Tiger" is light fiction with a YA feel that uses Malaysia in the 1930s as a backdrop - I was expecting to learn more about the country and its history, but I was mistaken: This book is obviously intended to be an entertaining mystery mixed with a love story, and it was way t...
  • Travel.with.a.book
    Jan 06, 2019
    When culture meets history and Chinese illusions, it shapes a perfect story which we rate it ?????, The Night Tiger is our Book Of The January and we're loving the fabulous writings from Yangsze! The imagination within the book goes beyond creativity, . It really has...
  • Kylie D
    Feb 15, 2019
    An intriguing book, set in 1930s Malaya, following the lives over a few weeks of dance hall girl Ji Lin and house boy Ren. An intricately woven tale, full of magical realism, Ji Lin and Ren come together over an amputated finger, of all things. It is a beautifully told story, the chara...