Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Review - Kitty Hawk And The Curse of the Yukon Gold

      Hey guys! I haven't done a post in a little while, and I thought it would be nice to (finally) post my review!!
Let me just start out that this is my first publisher-requested review, and I'm  a little nervous!!

Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold

Rating: 
Four out of five possible planes.
Release Date: November 30th, 2012
Summary: Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold is the thrilling first installment in a new series of adventure mystery stories that are one part travel, one part history and five parts adventure. This first book of the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series introduces Kitty Hawk, an intrepid teenage pilot with her own De Havilland Beaver seaplane and a nose for mystery and intrigue. A cross between Amelia Earhart, Nancy Drew and Pippi Longstocking, Kitty is a quirky young heroine with boundless curiosity and a knack for getting herself into all kinds of precarious situations.
Note: This book was provided by Kelsey at Book Publicity Services in exchange for an honest review.

After leaving her home in the western Canadian fishing village of Tofino to spend the summer in Alaska studying humpback whales Kitty finds herself caught up in an unforgettable adventure involving stolen gold, devious criminals, ghostly shipwrecks, and bone-chilling curses. Kitty's adventure begins with the lingering mystery of a sunken ship called the Clara Nevada and as the plot continues to unfold this spirited story will have armchair explorers and amateur detectives alike anxiously following every twist and turn as they are swept along through the history of the Klondike Gold Rush to a suspenseful final climatic chase across the rugged terrain of Canada's Yukon, the harsh land made famous in the stories and poems of such writers as Jack London, Robert Service and Pierre Berton. It is a riveting tale that brings to glorious life the landscape and history of Alaska's inside passage and Canada's Yukon, as Kitty is caught up in an epic mystery set against the backdrop of the scenery of the Klondike Gold Rush.

Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold is a perfect book to fire the imagination of readers of all ages. Filled with fascinating and highly Google-able locations and history this book will inspire anyone to learn and experience more for themselves as Kitty prepares for her next adventure - flying around the world!


What I liked: I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Kitty progress as a person. She is adventurous but just like her mom she loves nature and all it's beauty. I also liked how Kitty knew what she wanted, she wasn't distracted by a certain boy (who wasn't really that swoon-worthy in my opinion) who crossed her path. I enjoy a protagonist who knows what they want.* I also liked how Kitty was an introvert. You will find her throughout the book having inward conversations because she is scared that what she has to say is irrelevant.
    At the same time though, Kitty was real. She had an extremely vulnerable personality, which was interesting to see at the same time as watching her knowing what she wanted. Kitty was a lovable personality to anyone who reads.

What I didn't Like: Okay, so, seeing Kitty being held hostage was NOT fun. I was screaming at her to get outta there quick. Four men, brothers, took her "in" when she was adventuring and she saw them talking about the gold. She actually befriended these guys, and while that was interesting to see, I would have thought it was more smart for her NOT to get involved in the whole gold-stealing thing, with those four men.
Woah, P-L-O-T TWIST!Skip next line if you hate spoilers. Highlight to see it.






Eddie is short for Edward as in Kitty's crush!
I was shipping Edward and Kitty and I was disapointed that they went out on one date and nothing came from that. And if this is a series and the adventure of Alaska has ended, then where is it gonna go?


Overall Statement: Read this book! It will keep you guessing and it is mostly clean except for a few words. I'd say nobody under the under 10 crowd should steer clear.

So that's it for this review, thanks for reading, and thank you Kelsey @Book Publicity Services for this oppurtunity!
- Jane Blogger

Friday, October 24, 2014

Random Fridays: Favorite Disney Characters

  
Hosted by Awkwordly Emma.
  This post is a little late,  but the host herself said it's okay for it to be late so here it is!!
My Number 1 Fave:

Ariel/ The Little Mermaid!!!! Her longing is so real and so touching :']
2. Rapunzel!!

Modern twist on a classic fairytale!! Um...duh?!
3. Who doesn't have an Olaf soft spot. Really though.

I want to meet Olaf!
4. Jasmine from Alladin

Elegant with attitude. She also knows what she wants which makes me very happy!
5. Hercules' Trainer. Chiron!(Not sure if that's the correct name)


Grumpy and funny. His voice reminds me of the "I'll give ya an offa ya can't refuse" guy's voice ;)

These are only some of my many Disney faves!!! I also love Elsa and snow white!! Make sure you participate because this was so fun!! :) Make sure you visit Emma's blog!
 Thank you for letting me participate!
- Jane/Ari

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Update - Esther's Challenge

Hey! Sorry I havem't updated you with my challenge in a while. I finished Esther's challenge a couple of weeks ago but I have been cramming studying so I haven't uploaded anything! I feel really bad. i wrote in my journal but I never uploaded it here!!! I made a log, which helps. If you participated please email or comment a link! I'll surely post them soon I promise!!!!!!
SO SORRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 :C
Jane

Way too long :D

Hey guys! Sorry for the delay...AGAIN!!! I am posting to say that I am writing a new story and it's realistic fiction. I haven't got everything together yet so if you have ideas please email me or comment!

 Also my review for Kitty Hawk is coming soon. I was invited by the same author to review an ebook :) I guess I'll be coming out with a review policy too :D

                                                            Keep reading,
                                                              Jane

Friday, October 17, 2014

Sorry!

Hey :D It's me. Sorry for the delay of posts. It's really busy around my house lately with school. Beth Mota's holiday collection is out tomorrow! What even!! Here is her friend from india's blog. I <3 it!!!

Fashionalized! I love this blog :D She's one of Beth's kind but it's like she responds more, not that I hate Beth for not repsonding, I get that she's busy, it's just that one of the good things is that  Sherry responds.
Sorry this is such a short post. I'm gonna add some pics I did to make up for it. Latest theme:

#FROZEN #MASHUPS #ELSANNA













I added some Beth and Punzie, too, but I also wanted to say that I FOUND A CAMEO :D OF CINDERELLA AND TIANA WHAT EVEN
It's on my G+ page, you should go look :3
I love ya, lemme know what you think in the comments!
Lotsa Love
Ari/Jane

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Thank You!

Hey guys! Sorry I haven't posted in a long time... :"( I am working hard for school but I refuse to neglect you!

 I just wanted to say thanks so much for now over 3000 pageviews! What even? That is so cool! Thanks so much for all the support. I truly love you =3 Okay maybe that's weird. But I don't care! :S

K bye!
Keep reading
Jane

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Back and on Fire!

Hey! It's Jane here, and I forgot to tell you really great news: I am trying to get a book published with my bff, Holly! She's super nice. Funny little story: we wrote the stories(they were a series that never got a part two) in November of 2010. I went over a couple of days ago, and we asked her Dad if we could look in the file cabinet for the stories-just to reminisce. We found 2 of them, and we loved the first one so much  we wanted to re-write it! So we got up the nerve to do it. I typed up the whole thing and Holly was the editor, helped me point out incorrect grammar we used. ;) We both wrote the content, though. And we both illustrated--I drew and she coloured in the drawings for me. When we were done we showed both our parents and they advised us to get it published! So we are sending copies of it out to publishers and teachers of our old schools soon. Really cool, huh!! It's a children's book, and I don't want to post it on here because people might take >:o But I just wanted to say that because it's really cool.

 Secondly, I wanted to mention how I am going to be posting a review tomorrow sometime around 6:00pm, so be on the lookout for that.

Second-to LASTLY I would like to say how I am going to be doing a writing update: my style, Esther's challenge, etc.

Lastly, I'm putting this in bold because it is super important!!!

I'm gonna be doing an Ask Jane!! I haven't hosted one in quite a long time, so please submit questions about anything and everything!! If you are okay with it, I'm gonna be doing a Youtube video where I broadcast me answering the questions, fun. 

Thanks so much for reading, I love you and books, haha! :D  Tell me what you think of my channel, and always be sure to add me on Google +, and share this on there too! K bye!! Talk to you later!!
Yours,
Jane

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Vlog

Hello! Jane here, today I'm writing about this new vlog video I put up on my channel. Please subscribe so you can see all my new videos! :D Okay so I didn't realize what I was pointing my Ipod had a bad word :[] please ignore it, I put an apology in the description. My voice is really quiet in the video, but you can hear me. I'm working on editing so you know that the stuff in the end are bloopers :) Here's the link to my post: This Star Won't Go Out - Book Vlog 1

:) Check it out and please press the like button! Thanks! 
Bye!
Jane

Friday, October 3, 2014

Reviewing in Proccess

 Hi everyone, Jane here. I'm just telling you that a couple of weeks ago I was asked by Book Publicity Services to review a book! I'm reading it and thinking of the outline of my review should be. Hmmmm... It's really cool because this was the first book I was asked to review. Well, there's one coming soon so be on the lookout for the book Kitty Hawk and the curse of the Yukon Gold, by Iain Reading! So excited for this, I can't believe I, Jane, was asked to REVIEW a book!! Wowowowowow. What even.

Keep reading!! :D
Jane Blogger

Amazing

Hey everyone! Jane here. So remember when I read This Star Won't Go Out?(Esther Earl memoir) Well I contacted her parents/authors, just some fanmail with a link to my post about Esther's Challenge, and it turns out they posted on FB (Facebook) about my blog!! And I'm really excited to say that I have inspired someone to start their own blog.. I'm really happy about that if you cant tell. I'm going to post a review of TSWGO soon, on this and my Youtube channel. Be sure to look for both and have a great rest of the day!!

Still interersted in taking the challenge? It's never too late to try. Comment below and I'll zap you a link :D

Bye and keep reading,
DFTBA,
Jane Blogger / Ari D

Only on Weekends

Hi everyone. I'm really upset to say this but I can only blog on weekends now. Or use the computer. But I will try to be as active as I can!
Please, post a comment and tell me what my next post should be about!!!
Thanks! <3
Keep reading,
Jane