Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Falconer by Elizabeth May

The Falconer
by Elizabeth May

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Just released: May 6, 2014
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Genre: Paranormal, Steampunk, YA
Hardback: 288 pages
Rating: 4.5

Edinburgh, 1844.

Beautiful Aileana Kameron only looks the part of an aristocratic young lady. In fact, she's spent the year since her mother died developing her ability to sense the presence of Sithichean, a faery race bent on slaughtering humans.

She has a secret mission: to destroy the faery who murdered her mother. But when she learns she's a Falconer, the last in a line of female warriors and the sole hope of preventing a powerful faery population from massacring all of humanity, her quest for revenge gets a whole lot more complicated.

The first volume of a trilogy from an exciting new voice in young adult fantasy, this electrifying thriller blends romance and action with steampunk technology and Scottish lore in a deliciously addictive read.

Falconer series:
The Falconer
book 2 - 2015


My two-bits:

I found this to be an exciting start to an action-packed faery-fantasy tale with steampunk gadgetry, an irresistible fae and kick-ass heroine.

As this book is part of a series, the background history of the main character, Aileana aka Kam, and her transformation from innocent girl to hardened warrior is the primary focus. Kam's fiery attitude and personality make her an interesting character to follow on this adventure as you don't quite know how she will react in some of her predicaments.

After reading this book I was left hanging and wanting more.


* review copy courtesy of publisher - let me know in comments if you would be interested in receiving this copy and include your email.

* this book is currently on tour here and enter for your chance to win a copy at each tour stop!.


  1. Haven't been here for a while, well blogging actually. Loved the review and the cover of the book. Looks awesome and fierce. :)

    Nina from J'adore Happy Endings

  2. I've had my eye on this one. Maybe I'll wait to read it until more in the series comes out b/c I drives me nuts to get left hanging. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I hope the cliffhanger isn't too bad... I really want to read this one! Fab review!

  4. This one sounds like a very lovely book! It will be the next book I buy. Great review, Velvet! :D

  5. I love the steampunk vibe! Thanks so much for the contest, I'd love to read this!

    1. Ooops, I think I misread, the contest is at the other site! no worries!


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