Title: Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold
Author: Iain Reading
Standalone or series: Series – book one
Tips/Extras: Book features many pictures.
*I was sent this book by Book Publicity Services in exchange for an honest review
Summary (from Book Publicity Services):
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.
Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold, had very slow pacing, and was boring at times. The book was random spikes of excitement, that kept you on the edge of your seat, and then boring parts that dragged on. Kitty, the main character, was very passionate about whales, and while I appreciated how this was conveyed in the book, the author spent to much time establishing this point.
One thing I did like was the pictures, and diagrams in the book, they helped me understand things – and I mean who doesn’t like pictures? Another thing I liked was Kitty, I found her very likable. Again, I also liked how passionate she was, it was nice to see a character so passionate.
This book also had romance in it, which was honestly really cute, and funny. However, I don’t think the romance was necessary, but I did like it. I think the romance was done well to a certain extent. The romance was kind of lost for a long stretch of the book, and that stretch came way to soon after the romance started. I would have appreciated if the romance was incorporated more in the story, or if it was scratched and replaced with friendship instead.
Another point I would like to bring up: this book didn’t have as much action as I had hoped. This goes along with the pacing of the book. The beginning of the book was really long, and while I appreciated how it set up the characters, I felt it could have been cut short.
3/ 5 Baymaxs
This book had very slow pacing, and some parts left me bored and uninterested. In addition, there wasn’t as much action as I had hoped. That being said, I really liked the main character, and there personality. Also, I liked the humorous parts of the book, they made me laugh at loud. I just wish there were more parts like that in the book. The book has a lot of good concepts, but the pacing is just to slow. Overall, this book was okay, it has a lot of potential. I would recommend this book to people who like nature, whales, and action.
About the Author:
Iain Reading is passionate about Root Beer, music, and writing. He is Canadian, but currently resides in the Netherlands working for the United Nations.
Iain is the author of the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series, The Wizards of Waterfire Series, and the dragon of the month club. To learn more, go to http://www.amazon.com/Iain-Reading/e/B00B0NGI6Q/