Saturday, April 19, 2014

Kitty Hawk and The Curse of the Yukon Gold by Iain Reading

Title: Kitty Hawk and The Curse of the Yukon Gold
Author: Iain Reading
Length: 336 pages
Classification: Young Adult, Adventure, Mystery
Release Date: December 2012
Source: e-book (provided by author)
Thank you Iain Reading!
Read: April 2014
Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold is the thrilling first installment in a new young adult series of adventure mystery stories by Iain Reading. 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. As the plot continues to unfold, this spirited story will have readers 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.

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. 

**This e-book was provided for me by the author and/or publicist in exchange for a honest review.**

Overall, I enjoyed the plot of this book.
Iain Reading fills the story with a lot of details and history. This book is full of actual places, historical information, scientific information (about whales) and detailed stories about the Gold Rush.

But this story wasn't really a me story. I did enjoy the plot of the book, but it is not one that I would reread.
I did have a hard time getting into the story though, it took me several days to read the book and I didn't get very interested until the last 40% or so. For me, parts of the book dragged and were boring. And some parts felt repetitive.

But overall, the story had adventure, mystery, and had an interesting concept.

Kitty Hawk is not your average teenager. Her father taught her how to fly planes when she was a little girl. After writing a letter to an outdoor/sports supply company, she gets sponsored for her own expedition to study whales in Alaska.
She studies the whales and makes new friends. She then learns about the Gold Rush and gets herself mixed up trying to solve a mystery involving stolen gold.

This book is really full of information. There are a lot of actual places written about in the story. There are little pictures of maps to help illustrate where Kitty is traveling. And not only does the book include historical information about the Gold Rush, there are also some historical facts shared about some authors that lived or had been in the same area that Kitty was at.

Even though, this book is not one that I would normally read, I do think there are others that would really enjoy reading this story.

I recommend this book to readers that enjoy reading books that are full of history, information and details. I also think people that enjoy reading mysteries could enjoy this book. Also, if you like history about the Gold Rush in particular, then this book might interest

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