Thursday, October 1, 2015

Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold by Iain Reading (Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency #1)

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

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency - Book 1
Publication Date: November 30, 2012
Publisher: Iain Reading
ISBN: 1492718157
ISBN-13: 9781502300874
Genre: Teen/YA Mysteries-Adventure
Print Length: 326 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
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 and the Curse of the Yukon Gold by Iain Reading
(Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency #1)

Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold (Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency, #1)Adventure! Youthful independence! Mystery and the chance to travel far and wide! Sounds like the perfect set up for fantastic reading for pre-teens, teens and even adults! Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold by Iain Reading unleashes a young and independent teen on the world of adventure as she flies her own plane to study whales in Alaska! I’m not sure what reader, young or old wouldn’t love to have their own adventure like Kitty’s, so hop aboard, prepare for takeoff, some history lessons and the intrigue of the call of gold as Kitty finds trouble and moves to outwit the bad guys.

Iain Reading has created a responsible young woman with a zest for adventure and a knack for finding trouble. Kitty is about to discover the rush of gold fever, the mysteries of the Klondike Gold Rush and how far some quirky bandits will go in their quest for the gold. Be prepared for beautifully described scenery, detailing the majestic Alaskan landscape, the wildlife in their habitat and listen to the inner ramblings of a seventeen-year-old girl, wise beyond her years and far braver than I would be!

Need a positive role model who is the picture of working hard to achieve a goal, uses their brain to ponder out a situation or is able to converse with herself in her mind? Meet Kitty, there won’t be a dull moment from start to finish! The best part is there is no gore, no over-the-top evil, there is some history, some wonder facts and the thrill of falling into another world with positive emotions, fresh characters and a doorway into a world of possibilities.

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