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

Posted 13 April, 2014 by Paige in Book Reviews / 3 Comments

My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

About the Book:
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 Thoughts: 
Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold had me at the part in the synopsis where it states that she’s a cross between Amelia Earheart, Nancy Drew and Pippi Longstocking-what could be better than that? . This book is full of adventure, history and imagination, I recommend this book to any middle grade reader on up who wants a great story with lots of cool little twists and turns turns!
One thing  I really liked about this book is that I actually learned quite a bit, but in a way that didn’t seem forceful and more than anything added to the story. This is the first book in a series, and I found it to be great opening! I might go as far as to say that this series has the potential to be an ageless series to the tune of the Nancy Drew books as it really does have that sort of feel to it.
Kitty is an interesting character, and there really is never a dull moment when reading about her. She’s extremely intelligent, witty, and oh so brave! I think she could make a wonderful role model for young girls, but I also feel that guys will enjoy this story too, with all the adventure! 
From going to study humpback whales, to being kidnapped by a group of gold thieves this book is action-adventure practically from page one! If you’re a fan of adventure, you won’t be disappointed!
*I received this book for review from the publicist, but this in no way affected my thoughts expressed in this review*

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