Kitty Hawk And The Tragedy Of The RMS Titanic By Iain Reading [Book Review]

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Book Review: Kitty Hawk and the Tragedy of the RMS Titanic by Iain Reading | Young Adult | Mystery | Review copy |

I received a free digital copy from the author’s publicist in exchange for an honest review.


Kitty Hawk and the Tragedy of the RMS Titanic is the thrillingly cryptic fourth installment of the exciting Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series featuring the intrepid teenage seaplane pilot Kitty Hawk and her various adventures of mystery and intrigue as she follows in the footsteps of Amelia Earhart on an epic flight around the world. This fourth book in the series brings Kitty to the emerald hills of Ireland where she meets a handsome stranger and is quickly swept up in a perplexing hundred-year-old family treasure hunt involving secret codes and puzzling clues that lead her on a fast-paced adventure that carries her from Dublin to London – from the decks of the ill-fated ocean liner Titanic to the temples of ancient Egypt and the streets of Jack the Ripper – until she finally unlocks the mystery and discovers the long-hidden treasure. Much like the earlier books in this series, Kitty Hawk and the Tragedy of the RMS Titanic is a perfect book to fire the imaginations of armchair detectives of all ages. Filled with fascinating and highly Google-able locations and history the reader will find themselves immersed in brand new worlds that are brought to life before their very eyes as Kitty Hawk experiences the stories and history of a doomed ocean liner and unravels the Tragedy of the RMS Titanic.

My Review:

Book Cover |

As always, I love the cover. The art style is cool and I love the colors in this one.

First Thoughts |

I’ve read the first three books and enjoyed them so I was happy to read this one.

Plot |

Kitty is on another grand adventure as she continues her flight around the world. This time, however, her detective skills get hired rather than her eavesdropping on someone.

This book felt different than the previous ones, which I liked. The mystery started right away and we got the background information throughout the investigation. The only downside was that Kitty’s plane didn’t have as big a part like the previous books, which was something I missed.

Characters |

I enjoyed all the characters in this one. They were fun and quirky as they all tried to solve the mystery together. There was even a red herring character which was pretty clever. The antagonist was great too and I enjoyed each and every scene he was in.

Writing Style |

This is a quick read being a little over 200 pages. The pace is steady and there’s plenty of dialogue and description alike. There were plenty of tense moments throughout.

I’ll admit the ending surprised me. The mystery wasn’t solved quite like I was expecting and I wanted to know more.

Overall |

This was a great read and another great addition to the Kitty Hawk series. It’s a fun, educational mystery and I’m looking forward to reading the last book.

Kitty Hawk and the Tragedy of the RMS Titanic (Book 4) by Iain Reading gets…
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Favorite Quote:

“Some have argued that the owners and builders of the Titanic never actually claimed that the ship was unsinkable, but rather that she was practically unsinkable or designed to be unsinkable. It’s just a matter of words at any rate.” –Iain Reading, Kitty Hawk and the Tragedy of the RMS Titanic

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9 thoughts on “Kitty Hawk And The Tragedy Of The RMS Titanic By Iain Reading [Book Review]

  1. This is amazing! Thank you so much Rachel! I totally agree about how Kitty Hawk’s plane doesn’t play as big a role in this book. That was kind of the difficulty of the books set in Europe (spoiler alert: same problem in book #5). I really appreciate your brilliant thoughts and insights. Thank you!

    • It was still a great read either way. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to read it! 🙂

          • Hello! I am not sure if you know, but I am sadly unable to work with Kelsey anymore. Shall I send you the 5th book, same address as the first ones?

            • Oh, okay. I’m sorry to hear that.
              Sure, feel free to send me a .Mobi file. I’m currently closed to requests at the moment, but since I’ve started the series before closing requests, I’ll get to it as soon as I can. Thanks!

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