Aug 062015
Review: Kitty Hawk and the Mystery of the Masterpieces

I will admit that after the disappointing last book, I was a little apprehensive about this installment of Kitty’s adventure, but it turned out great. This book saw the return of the upbeat, determined, and adventurous Kitty, the one who knows right from wrong, and wants to solve a mystery, in order to help solve an issue. I was pleasantly surprised that Charlie joined her on this adventure. It was nice to see a returning character, especially one so integral to the original adventure. Kitty and Charlie have a great sibling-like relationship, and it played out very well in the […]

Mar 022015
Review: Kitty Hawk and the Tragedy of the RMS Titanic

I am so disappointed with Kitty’s choices and actions in this book. Up until now, she’s been a great heroine and role model, but the choices she makes in this book left me quite disgusted. Breaking and entering and stealing are not good choices, and the way Kitty shrugged off her actions as justifable because the victim didn’t want to work with them? Morally reprehensible. Maybe it’s just the mom in me, but this installment in the series left me very unhappy. I just wanted to shake Kitty and make her see that what she was doing was just not […]

Sep 202014
Review: Kitty Hawk and the Icelandic Intrigue

After the first two books in the series took place in North America, Kitty is finally heading out on a true adventure beyond her home continent. Her first stop is Iceland, where she obviously runs into some trouble. I was excited to see her heading to Iceland. I know very little about the country, so it was interesting to read all the historical and culture tidbits in the story. I did find that some of these educational pieces didn’t blend into the story as well though, and at times they seemed quite out of place. Overlooking the obvious education, the […]

Jul 122014
Review: Kitty Hawk and the Hunt for Hemingway's Ghost

Oh, how I want to take a vacation in the sunny Florida Keys. Nevermind that my local weather is nice, this story conveys the beauty of the Keys so well that I want to experience it myself. This book is a lot more laidback and not as dangerous feeling as the first, but the storytelling was just as amazing. Like the first book, I learned a lot about the history of the setting, without realizing it. I’m left with a sense of wonder about it, and the urge to know more. Luckily, the author was prepared for this, and there […]

Apr 292014
Review: Kitty Hawk And The Curse Of The Yukon Gold

I picked this story up because it was described as a cross between Nancy Drew and Pippi Longstocking. It’s so much more than that though. This is an utterly delightful adventure that features a lot of beautiful BC and Alaskan landscape. Marketed as a YA adventure story, I feel this is a bit closer to a NA story, strictly due to Kitty’s age. She’s just finished high school and is setting out on her own for an adventure for the summer. This is a bit older than standard YA character ages. There is little to no romance and is a […]