Waiting on Wednesday: The Falconer by Elizabeth May

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I just LOVE this cover! It reminds me of some of my favorite Fantasy books, such as Graceling, The Seven Realms series, Crown Duel, and others. I know that this is actually just being republished after it was out last year, but I'm still excited for it. I like the new cover quite a bit more than the old one. Hopefully it will live up to my expectations. :)

The Falconer (The Falconer, #1)
The Falconer
(The Falconer #1)
by Elizabeth May
YA Historical, Paranormal, Fantasy
May 6th 2014 by 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?

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