Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold (Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency #1)
By Iain Reading
Published December 3rd, 2012 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
*This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review*
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!
Kitty Hawk is an awesome book and I'm very glad that I was able to read it. I actually can't wait to be able to get the next books in the series because this first book was full of interesting information. Read the synopsis and you'll already be hooked. The author, Iain Reading, does a great job at mixing history and facts with interesting characters and situations. I learned so much while being entertained at the same time!
Kitty Hawk is a born pilot and is fantastic at what she does. She decides to go on a trip to research Humpback whales and gets way more that she bargained for. She deals with gold and makes surprising new relationships, all on her trip to Alaska. Kitty was a nice girl and very smart. She was brave and caring as well. She was a great character to be able to read through. There are also some other characters who we learn to love.
Aside from awesome characters we also have surprises along the way. There are surprises throughout the book that I didn't see coming and that kept me on my toes. I stay interested the whole time and was thoroughly entertained. Once again, you will learn quite a bit but it will be so interesting that you won't even realize that it's true stuff. I definitely recommend this book to all ages! A great story for any age and a great first installment to this series. Looking forward to reading the rest of the books! If you haven't check this one out yet, then do it now!