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Kitty Hawk and the Mystery of the Masterpieces by Iain Reading: Book review

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Publisher/Year: February 14th 2015 Createspace Genre: YA Adventure/Mystery Series: Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency #5 Pages: 222 Source/Format: Paperback | Publisher (Thanks Book Publicity Services/Iain!) Rating: 3.5/5 Buy on Amazon
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion.
*This review may contain spoilers!*

Synopsis
After meeting up with an old friend in the eternal city of Rome, Kitty Hawk unexpectedly stumbles (almost literally) into a bizarre mystery involving creepy disembodied voices, secret hidden rooms, unbreakable mathematical codes, ominous chain-smoking strangers and an array of plundered artworks by such famous masters as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro and Vincent van Gogh - all of it wrapped up and entwined in an enigmatic riddle hanging in plain sight right in front of everyone's noses. 
With the help of friends both old and new, Kitty Hawk follows a trail of cryptic clues that leads her on a breathless tour …

Mini reviews #16

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Devil and the Bluebird by Jennifer Mason-Black Publisher/Year: May 17th 2016 Amulet Books Source/Format: e-arc | NetGalley (Thanks NetGalley/Amulet Books!) Rating: 3/5 I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion.
I was really intrigued by this book, because I love anything to do with music, and this was a concept I'd never heard of before. However, I didn't end up enjoying it as much as I thought I would. For me, it wasn't panned out well enough, and I felt that too many secondary characters were introduced throughout the story and were never properly fleshed out or made real. I did enjoy the family element to the story, and it was never bad, but I think I just wanted it to be better.
The Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse Publisher/Year: April 21st 2016 Macmillan Children's Source/Format: e-arc | NetGalley (Thanks NetGalley/Macmillan!) Rating: 4/5 I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest r…

Mini reviews #15

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The Doubt Factory by Paolo Bacigalupi Publisher/Year: April 7th 2016 Atom Source/Format: e-arc | NetGalley (Thanks NetGalley/Atom!) Rating: 2/5 I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion.
I had heard good things abut the author, so going into this book I had decent expectations, and sadly I was left disappointed at the end. Although thrillers aren't really my thing I did find it actually being the best thing about the book, because for me the characters certainly weren't. From the beginning, Alix annoyed me - her immediate obsession with this idiot that punches teachers and "smiles at her" just showed her to be nothing more than a spoiled brat that loves to rebel against her dad.

Recreated by Colleen Houck
Publisher/Year: August 2nd 2016 Hodder & Stoughton
Source/Format: Paperback | bookbridgr
(Thanks bookbridgr/Hodder & Stoughton!)
Rating: 3/5

Despite not loving Reawakened, I still decided to give Recreate…

Kitty Hawk and the Tragedy of the RMS Titanic by Iain Reading: Book review

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Publisher/Year: February 16th 2014 Createspace Genre: YA Adventure/Mystery Series: Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency #4 Pages: 234 Source/Format: Paperback | Publisher (Thanks Book Publicity Services/Iain!) Rating: 4/5 Buy on Amazon:https://www.amazon.com/Tragedy-Titanic-Flying-Detective-Agency-ebook/dp/B00IIY8V1U
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion.
*This review may contain spoilers!*
Synopsis
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 invol…