Wow, it's not even close to the end of May and I've already read almost twelve books! I am seriously on a roll here!
Now only if I would put down the books and catch up on my reviews! *shakes head* But today, I managed to plug in my music, take out my notes and get to writing. I was very excited to write this review, so grab some popcorn and continue scrolling to read my review!
BUT WAIT! I am also hosting a giveaway for this series! SIX lucky winners will be able to win one copy of the first book in the Kitty Hawk series! Click HERE to enter. ;)
Author: Iain Reading
Genre: Young Adult, Adventure, Mystery
Release Date: April 19th, 2013
Publisher: Book Publicity Services
MY RATING: 5 HAPPY ELVES!
Following in the footsteps of her hero Amelia Earhart, Kitty Hawk sets off on an epic flight around the world and arrives in Iceland's capital city of Reykjavik where she finds herself immersed in a beautiful alien world of volcanoes, Vikings, elves and trolls. Before she knows it Kitty is plunged head first into an amazing adventure that sweeps her across a rugged landscape where humans and nature exist side-by-side in an uneasy truce and magical realms seem to lie just out of sight beneath the surface.
Kitty Hawk and the Icelandic Intrigue is the dazzling third installment of the Flying Detective Agency series featuring Kitty Hawk, an intrepid teenaged seaplane pilot with boundless curiosity and a knack for getting herself into - and out of - all kinds of precarious situations.
This is a perfect book to fire the imaginations of readers of all ages - armchair explorers and amateur detectives alike. From dangerous criminals and corrupt government officials to mystical beings and clashes with the elemental forces of nature, this book has it all. Come and join Kitty Hawk as she experiences the strange and extraordinary world of the Icelanders, and unravels the Icelandic Intrigue.
"Iain Reading has surely done it again in this third installment of the Kitty Hawk series! Full of adventure, mystery and a breathtaking suspense, this book will surely captivate you from the very beginning!"
Diving into this book, we see Kitty Hawk is finally ready to start her adventure of flying around the world. She decides her first stop will be at Reykjavik, Iceland. Instead of just exploring the city and getting to hang out with a few friends, she gets thrown into a world of volcanoes, trolls and vikings, and even a possible murder... Now it's up to Kitty to figure out what exactly is going on and fast before she's the next victim.
One of the things I love most about this series is where Kitty Hawk travels. She's been to Alaska, Key West and now Iceland; a place I've always wanted to go. So of course, I got all excited when I started reading this book and I was certainly not disappointed!
"The bullet split the air with a dreadful ripping sound and whizzed past my ear like some horrifyingly angry insect."
That opening line of the prologue is definitely what captured me and kept me turning the page to find out what happens next. The author's writing style is what intrigued me the most of this book. It had such perfect and spot on detail that made the story come to life in my eyes. There were also moments where the author threw in a few plot twists to the story and I gotta say...I was surprised!
My favorite part about the book would have to be the culture and history of Iceland. Like the history nerd I am, I ate up the information from the book hungrily and I wanted more after I finished reading! (Amazingly, the author added a few pages of interesting facts that were mentioned in the story and that definitely made me a happy bookworm!)
The thing Ialso love about this series, is how it isn't your typical YA book. It doesn't contain your insta-love or your crazy love triangles or anything cliche. It has a heroine that doesn't take any crap from anyone and knows how to make the best out of her life by following her dreams and doing what makes her happy.
Kitty Hawk is such a strong, fun, smart heroine and if I were given the choice to make one fictional character real, it would be her. In most YA books, I notice that there are main characters that do stupid decisions that probably would never even happen in real life, but with Kitty Hawk, she doesn't do that and that's one of the reasons I am such a fan of her and why I applaud the author in writing such a great, realistic character.
Nonetheless, Kitty Hawk and the Icelandic Intrigue is yet another great book to this series and I am excited to see what lies ahead for Kitty. I would highly recommend this book if you are interested in a good mystery/adventure book!