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!
Title: Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold
Author: Iain Reading
First Published: 30 November 2012 This Edition: 3rdDecember 2012
Started: 10th August 2017 Finished: 15th August 2017 Pages: 253
Genre: YA/MG, mystery, adventure.
My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I was contacted by a publisher to read a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
We follow the main character Kitty Hawk as she flies her plane to Alaska to study humpback whales where she learns about the gold that has been around Yukon and discovers who has been stealing it and follows them before letting the police know so therefore she ends up being held hostage by these four men and she helps transport all the gold that they have and ends up learning more and more about them and the stolen gold.
This book was very different to what I usually read, no ghosts or other monsters just a plain good adventure! I don’t read a lot of books that aren’t fantasy or sci-fi in fact so this was a nice change of pace to read. I’ve given this a four star because even though I enjoyed this, I didn’t devour it or have the want to and for my five stars are usually ones I read quite quickly.
When I first had a quick flip through the first few pages, there is a table of contents where I saw that this book has 2 prologue’s, 82 chapters and 2 epilogues and the entire book is only 253 pages! I enjoyed the short chapters surprisingly, it made stopping to give it a break a bit easier than having to stop mid chapter.
Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold is the first book in the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency, at the moment there are five books in this series, I don’t know if it’s five books in total or whether there will be more on the way. The other books in this series are called: Kitty Hawk and the Hunt for Hemingway’s Ghost, Kitty Hawk and the Icelandic Intrigue, Kitty Hawk and the Tragedy of the RMS Titanic and lastly Kitty Hawk and the Mystery of the Masterpieces. I don’t know if any of the other characters that were in this book will be returning in the any of the others but I guess I’ll have to read them to find out, so I think that I will be carrying on with this series!
I definitely recommend this book if you enjoy a good adventure read with no fantasy aspect!
So thank you once again to the publisher who contacted me and Iain Reading for sending me a copy of this book! If you want to find out more about this book and purchase a copy for yourself, I will leave the links below: