Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold


This looks like its a self-published series. That isn't bad in itself, but this wasn't my cup of tea. A publicist sent me this book to review and I've had it awhile. I think I started and stopped reading it maybe 3 times before I passed it on to some teens. My complaints-Kitty acts more like she is about fourteen instead of eighteen. There are long sections of dialogue where she talks to herself and that annoyed me and really I just didn't like her.

I'd describe the plot is kind of like a knock-off Nancy Drew who is also a pilot. Kitty Hawk is a recent high school graduate who decides to spend her summer flying her seaplane over Alaska studying humpback whales. She writes to her favorite outdoors clothing company asking for sponsorship money in order for her to take this adventure in return for advertising their clothing. They accept Kitty's offer and she's on her way. She begins her whale study and one day notices a boat that is riding lower in the water than it should be. Thus begins the mystery portion of the plot. If I read just the description I would think that this would be a clear winner for me. There are a lot of 1800's whaling rabbit trails to go down and I love a good teen detective. This was just a miss for me. 

Verdict- It's free on Kindle Unlimited but I'd skip it.

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

Jennifer Naughton

I'm a lifelong bibliophile who happens to love children's books and who should have become a librarian. Instead I horde books in case of apocalypse or the enactment of a Fahrenheit 451 type law. My five kids accept my addiction and have learned to accept books in odd places.