Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold by Iain Reading is the first book in a young adult adventure series of five books.
This book follows Kitty Hawk, a teen pilot that just graduated high school on her way to spend summer in Alaska studying whales after writing to her favourite outdoors clothing company asking for a sponsorship. Here she learns about the gold rush that had been going on for years in Yukon and discovers who has been stealing it.
This book has a lot of strong points to it: the main character, Kitty Hawk, is one of the best female heroines the young adult genre has to offer. She is intelligent, brave and extremely independent. The plot is a very good one and the story is laden with amazing twists and turns. Its concept is unlike anything I’m used to reading which made it unforgettable.
However, I do recognize the slow pace at the beginning of the book that may be due to the amount of information the author gives us all at once.
Overall, Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold was a good read for me. Even though it wasn’t the best book ever, it certainly wasn’t bad. Even though there are some aspects of it that could be enhanced, I have to say that I did fancy reading this novel. I have to say I would recommend this to someone on heir early teens years.
I give it 4 out of 5 stars.
(I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.)
Bye, keep on reading.