Book Review: Kitty Hawk and the Icelandic Intrigue

Iain Reading (Iain Reading)
• Adventure | Culture | Environment
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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.

My Point of View (POV):

** I received an eBook copy from the publisher for an honest review**

“Iceland is the very essence of earth, air, fire, and water.”

From the mystery of Yukon gold to the hunt of Hemingways’s ghost and now, to the Icelandic intrigue.

Yes! Kitty Hawk and the Icelandic Intrigue is the 3rd book from Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency. It’s time for Kitty Hawk to travel outside her country land.

It has 52 chapters plus the prologue and 3 epilogues. It tackles about history, culture and even legends of Iceland in adventure manner. Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik is the only thing I know about but because of this, it opened my mind to the other places of the country. I know that Iain Reading tells the story of half fiction and half not and I do love his plot.

A slow paced story which is full of trivia especially the first few chapters. The sense of humor is fully developed as I keep on reading. Scenes are very well explained and the consistency of book from book 1 up to book 3 is there. It brought up the reality of what Iceland is facing now because of climate change and the effects of the destruction of the environment.

As I keep on reading these series, it also shows how Kitty is too attractive to the different tragedy. Well, the twist is just normal in the story as they say. But the story is not just about Iceland but as well as to Kitty, herself. She met a lot of people in the country which some of them became remarkable to me. Like Kristin who will do anything for her special one, Finn who just appeared in times of Kitty’s problem and Albert who I thought is…

No! I will not spoil anything but I can’t help myself with thinking Finn! Is he a Huldufólk! Nooooo!!!

The most touching part is the saying of goodbyes. It’s hard for Kitty to leave those people who treated her like a family but life is full of goodbyes.

It is a good thing to read that some parts of the story have its own ending. But some revelation appeared in the end and I can’t accept it because I love Finn!

All in all, compared to book 2, this story really touched my heart and helped me to realize that Iceland I think is a must visit. Though their words are very hard to pronounce, their beautiful places are enough reason for it to be put on my bucket list. This story brought me to the other side of the world.
Though it carries a massive idea of how people destroy our environment. I will surely recommend this to young people in order for them to be aware of the things that might be happening around them. Well, I might say that this young generation is the one who will benefit it.


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