The Falconer Review

The Falconer
By: Elizabeth May

Heiress. Debutant. Murderer. A new generation of heroines has arrived.

Edinburgh, Scotland, 1844

Lady Aileana Kameron, the only daughter of the Marquess of Douglas, was destined for a life carefully planned around Edinburgh’s social events – right up until a faery killed her mother.

Now it’s the 1844 winter season and Aileana slaughters faeries in secret, in between the endless round of parties, tea and balls. Armed with modified percussion pistols and explosives, she sheds her aristocratic facade every night to go hunting. She’s determined to track down the faery who murdered her mother, and to destroy any who prey on humans in the city’s many dark alleyways.

But the balance between high society and her private war is a delicate one, and as the fae infiltrate the ballroom and Aileana’s father returns home, she has decisions to make. How much is she willing to lose – and just how far will Aileana go for revenge?

Wow!! This book was filled with lots of action, unique weapons and explosions. It pulls you in from the very first page, leaving you reading till the middle of the night. I have never read a steampunk book before, and I loved it! Specially that it was set up Scotland. 

The relationships were so well done, even for the sort of love triangle that was created. Kiaran and Aileana worked together so smoothly and efficiently that every scene with them was mesmerizing. They would banter back and forth and the fighting was so fun and entertaining. Then along comes Gavin who is so swoonworthy! Its kind of hard to choose between the two! Even though to Aileana there is no real choice, as she knows the feelings for one out weighs the other. But it's so nice to see the easy relationship between Gavin and herself. It's different from her and Kiarans, as they have a much better understanding with each other. Urrgg!!! For those who know me, know that the relationship aspect of books is what I love the most.. and this book...well it gets my appraisal. =)

The thing that I loved most about The Falconer was that it reminded me a lot of the Fever series. For anyone that has read KMM fever series, knows that the craving to read something that is as good as her books is so strong that we've been searching and searching for the very next thing that is good. Well we just might have found it. Now I am not saying that it is like the fever series in the sense of the alpha man that we all love so much. Its just that the book is filled with all the different fae we love, the fighting and killing of all the bad guys, along with there is talk about Seelie and Unseelie. The Falconer is the closet thing that can match the fever series, for story. Not the steamyness. The men in this book may not be Barrons and Ryodan (mmhmmm oh my!) but Kiaran and Gavin are totally just as swoonworthy, for a young adult book. I loved every minute of it and recommend it to the fever series fans! If anything, its a good book to read to tie you over until Burned finally gets released (dying here).

Over all, an amazing book filled with so much action, just enough romance, and well developed characters with an ending that seriously left me with my jaw hanging open. I CANNOT WAIT to get my hands on the next book!! I will for sure be counting down to it! SOOOO GOOD!!!!

**Also. The author.. is the girl from the cover of The Demon Trappers series.. which is a series that I devoured in a few short days!! She's also very Beautiful.. Have you seen her hair??

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