Book Review: Kitty Hawk and the Icelandic Intrigue

Kitty Hawk and the Icelandic Intrigue by Iain Reading
Kitty Hawk and the Icelandic Intrigue (Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency, #3) 
by Iain Reading

4 out of 5 stars on GoodReads


Kitty Hawk is visiting Iceland, and staying with a kind Icelandic family who work to find clean energy solutions. Kitty is excited to experience all the beauties of Iceland, touring around Reykjavik, swimming in hot springs, and flying over the enormous icefields. But she becomes entangled with the rising hostilities between violent environmentalists and corrupt aluminum companies, and must unravel the mysteries of the Viking legends and the mystical Hidden People (Icelandic elves and trolls) if she wants to escape and help her friends to save Iceland from the greed of foreign corporations.
Once again, I adore Kitty’s character. She is courageous and resourceful, with a boundless curiosity about everything. She tries weird foods, marvels at each new spectacle of nature, and listens to the history and legends with an open mind that loves to learn about other cultures. I love how she talks to herself, and how easy it is for her to make friends wherever she goes.

I love the beautiful Icelandic setting! The authenticity of the whole reading experience of Iceland is in the details of history and culture. I was inspired to look up more facts about Iceland and learn for myself about the things that make this country so special. I love that the writing really puts the reader into the environment of the Icelandic community.

In the book, Kitty eats a type of Icelandic food called “skyr” (which is similar to yogurt, but NOT yogurt!), and of course, I had to try to find some. The best I could do was an American yogurt that is supposedly “inspired” by Icelandic skyr. It was delicious! Too bad I couldn’t find the real thing.

Kitty Hawk would not be Kitty Hawk if there wasn’t a wild and crazy adventure! This whole book is non-stop action with plenty of mystery and plot twists. Volcanic eruptions, kidnapping, flash floods, and explosions are peppered throughout the story. I was certainly never bored!

I have completely fallen in love with Kitty Hawk’s stories, and I feel a little guilty for replacing my first reading love, Nancy Drew. But there’s room for them both in my heart! haha!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts and are not influenced by anyone.

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