Monday, June 1, 2015
Review: Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold by:Iain Reading
About the Book:
Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold is the thrilling first installment in a new series of adventure mystery stories that are one part travel, one part history and five parts adventure. This first book of the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series introduces Kitty Hawk, an intrepid teenage pilot with her own De Havilland Beaver seaplane and a nose for mystery and intrigue. A cross between Amelia Earhart, Nancy Drew and Pippi Longstocking, Kitty is a quirky young heroine with boundless curiosity and a knack for getting herself into all kinds of precarious situations.
After leaving her home in the western Canadian fishing village of Tofino to spend the summer in Alaska studying humpback whales Kitty finds herself caught up in an unforgettable adventure involving stolen gold, devious criminals, ghostly shipwrecks, and bone-chilling curses. Kitty's adventure begins with the lingering mystery of a sunken ship called the Clara Nevada and as the plot continues to unfold this spirited story will have armchair explorers and amateur detectives alike anxiously following every twist and turn as they are swept along through the history of the Klondike Gold Rush to a suspenseful final climatic chase across the rugged terrain of Canada's Yukon, the harsh land made famous in the stories and poems of such writers as Jack London, Robert Service and Pierre Berton. It is a riveting tale that brings to glorious life the landscape and history of Alaska's inside passage and Canada's Yukon, as Kitty is caught up in an epic mystery set against the backdrop of the scenery of the Klondike Gold Rush.
Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold is a perfect book to fire the imagination of readers of all ages. Filled with fascinating and highly Google-able locations and history this book will inspire anyone to learn and experience more for themselves as Kitty prepares for her next adventure - flying around the world!
Having basically grown up in the sky, Kitty Hawk is ecstatic when she has the chance to spend the summer in Alaska. Packing up her things, she gets in her plane and heads off on an adventure. But little does, she know that this summer is going to be totally different from anything she's ever experienced before. Arriving in Juneau, Kitty expects her trip just to involve studying humpback whales. But she finds herself trying to solve the mystery of some stolen gold, involving criminals and more.
Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold, is an amazing read for people of all ages. It is full of adventure with plenty of maps to help you to feel as if you are apart of the adventure as well. Opening this book, I didn't know that I would soon be sucked into the world of Kitty Hawk and her trip to Alaska. I just loved how funny and sassy Kitty was. This author sure knows how to write and I enjoyed this book greatly even though there was a bit of bad language. I hope to read more in this series real soon!
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.