Saturday, August 23, 2014

Erica's Review: Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold by Iain Reading

Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published 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!

This book at first didn't really grab me as most of my other books did. When I started reading it I was bored with it. But I pulled myself in to reading it and I liked it towards the middle of the book. I liked how the main character was bold and brave. I liked how she sort of re lived history. I liked how the four men in the book were related to the people that were in the gold rush era. I also liked how the went to the place in Alaska were the gold rush was. Anther thing I liked was how the four men that captured the girl how they let her go towards the end. Anther part I liked was at the end how she described want she wanted to do next in her life. The last thing I liked was how the author put websites in the back of the book so that you could see some of the stuff that was in the book and that is in Alaska. 

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