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Waiting on Wednesday #27: The Falconer by Elizabeth May April 23, 2014

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Waiting on Wednesday” is a weekly event hosted by Jill at the Breaking The Spine. It showcases upcoming releases we’re anticipating!

 

 

My pick of the week is:

The Falconer (The Falconer #1)

 

By: Elizabeth May

 

Coming: 6 May 2014

 

Publisher: Chronicle Books

 

Summary:
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?

 

 

Why I’m excited:

Oh. Man. When I first came across Elizabeth May on Twitter, I really contemplated ordering The Falconer in the British edition. I decided to wait until the US edition came closer to releasing and hoped to score an ARC. I did. I’ve actually already finished it, but I still wanted to showcase it on WoW. I must confess, I like the UK cover better and will probably order the UK version over the US. I am also planning on ordering the UK version of the second book. Not making the same mistake twice!

Why I need you to be excited:

It’s such a great book. It sucks you in and doesn’t let you go until the end. It only lets you go because there aren’t anymore pages to be read. Swoon worthy guys. A kickass heroine. Murder. Mystery. It’s amazing. It’s a fast read. It will leave you wanting more. There are faeries and steampunk Edinburgh. It’s fascinating. It’s screaming to be read. Do yourself a favour and check it out! 

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One Response to “Waiting on Wednesday #27: The Falconer by Elizabeth May”

  1. […] absolutely loved The Falconer when I read it. I featured it on Waiting on Wednesday and I have also posted a review. It was easily a favourite read of 2014. I was so excited about The […]


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