Book Review: Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Author: Iain Reading
Summary from Goodreads:
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!
Personal Review:Do you love adventure? If so, then this book may be the next book you should pick up. In this book, we meet Kitty Hawk who is adventurer to her core. She is a pilot who is in Alaska. While in Alaska, she discovers a mystery that she must solve. (#No Spoilers)
I loved that Kitty Hawk is a strong female character. I love that she is curious and is into learning about the world around her. Another strong selling point for me is the setting of this book. I have never been to Alaska, but it sounds like a wonderful place to visit.
I enjoyed this story and the plot of this book. It was one that kept me entertained and I appreciated the opportunity to read this. Thank you.
Disclaimer: I was awarded this book in exchange for a review. Though I did not pay for the book, the opinions are strictly my own.