23 Nov 2015

Review: Kitty Hawk and The Curse of the Yukon Gold

Title:  Kitty Hawk and The Curse of the Yukon Gold
Original Title: Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold
Saga: Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency #1
Author: Iain Reading
Publisher: Createspace
Genre: Adventure/Mystery/YA
Release Date: December, 2012


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!

My Opinion:

Its the first book to a series of this Flying Detective Agency that promises a lot of adventures and mysteries to solve. 

The story of this young girl is inspiring and full of adventure. 
It allows you to travel long distances and discover incredible curiosities about a place or a time in history, all this without leaving your seat. 

The landscapes of Alaska and Canada that are pictured on the book seems to be a wonderful view and the old boat and the ancient curse adds that intriguing flavor that any adventure book should have. 

The book has fun, action-packed and adrenaline-filled scenes that give the plot a refreshing twist. 
Even the images that Iain added to the book are fantastic! 

However, it was way too descriptive that sometimes it bored me to death. I took a LONG time to be able to finish it, but the time was worth it. But, It has some wild twist that somehow keeps your interest on the plot. 

About the characters... Specifically, Kitty. 
Kitty is a strong female lead, intelligent, independent, adventurous. She is very passionate and brave. 
She got on my nerves when she was kind of doubting on herself. 

Its a strong-willed character who can easily be a role model to girls.  But... It was a little bit boring all the "herself convos" without being " a little too much" 

I would recommend it to people who loves fun-facts and curiosities. To people who likes flying and independent lead characters. 


Rated like this because... 

    • Nice Pictures
    • Great Adventure
    • Strong Female Lead Character
    • Short and Entertaining
    • Teaching about places that actually exist


    • Too slow
    • I thought it was a children book because of some of the attitudes of Kitty and the cover of the book. (Even when its supposed to be Young-Adult

About the author.

I Like Root Beer. When I was younger I fancied myself a bit of a Root Beer connoisseur, drinking my favourite brand (A&W, of course) from tall, narrow champagne flûtes and revelled in the sound of the ice cubes clinking against the side of the thin glass, creating a magical tinkling ambiance as I looked down my nose at all the other inferior Root Beer vintages. As I grew older and began to travel all across the globe I was naturally inclined to seek out the very best Root Beers that the world had to offer. Sadly, as I was to discover, Root Beer is very much a North-American thing and you can't really find it anywhere else in the world. On the bright side, however, it turns out that the world is a pretty great place even without Root Beer. There are a million amazing things to see and as many more ways for all of us to see them, as our heroine and friend Kitty Hawk finds out in the course of her various adventures.

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I received a complementary copy from the publisher/author in exchange of an honest Review.

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