Book Review: Kitty Hawk and the Hunt for Hemingway’s Ghost by Iain Reading

Posted April 9, 2015 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Kitty Hawk and the Hunt for Hemingway’s Ghost by Iain ReadingKitty Hawk and the Hunt for Hemingway's Ghost by Iain Reading
Series: Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series #2
Published by Createspace, Createspace Independent Pub, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on September 11, 2013
Genres: Action & Adventure, Coming of Age, Historical, History
Pages: 246
Format: Paperback
Source: Author
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four-stars

Kitty Hawk and the Hunt for Hemingway's Ghost is the exciting second installment in a new series of adventure mystery stories that are one part travel, one part history and five parts adventure. This second book in the series continues the adventures of Kitty Hawk, an intrepid teenage pilot who has decided to follow in the footsteps of her hero Amelia Earhart and make an epic flight around the entire world. After flying across North America Kitty's journey takes her down south to Florida where she plans to get a bit of rest and relaxation before continuing on with the rest of her long and grueling flight. As Kitty explores the strange and magical water world of the Florida Keys her knack for getting herself into precarious situations sweeps her headlong into the adventure of a lifetime involving mysterious lights, ancient shipwrecks, razor-toothed barracudas and even a sighting of the great Ernest Hemingway himself. This exhilarating story will have armchair explorers and amateur detectives alike anxiously following every twist and turn as they are swept across the landscape and history of the Florida Keys all the way from Key West to the strange and remarkable world of Fort Jefferson and the Dry Tortugas.

“Kitty Hawk and the Hunt for Hemingway’s Ghost” by Iain Reading is the second installment in the “Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series.” In case you didn’t read the first book or read my review of the first book. Kitty hawk is a clever and very skilled young woman that is traveling around the world following Amelia Earhart’s path. Kitty’s goal is to go on an adventure of a lifetime.

Kitty Hawk decides to take a break and spend some time in the Florida Keys for some much needed rest and relaxation. After a short vacation with her parents, Kitty decides to stay for an extra three days to explore. Her new adventure starts with Ernest Hemingway’s house were Kitty believes she sees his ghost.

This series is fun and easy to read. It brings adventure to the reader. The short chapters were nice because it was easy to find stopping periods. I love the bits and pieces of history that are incorporated into the story. I think the story is well written and I think it is much better than the first story. There were a couple things that I didn’t like though. Kitty steals and breaks into Fort Jefferson and doesn’t get caught. Honestly it doesn’t even seem like she is in much danger. I really don’t think stealing and breaking and entering should be okay in the story. This is supposed to be for young adults and kids. That is the issue that I have. Other than that I think it is a great story.

four-stars

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Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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