Book Review: The Falconer by Elizabeth May

The Falconer
The Falconer #1
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?
Dear Ms. Elizabeth May,

I loved your book. I really did despite taking days to finish it.

I got a strong but damaged, intelligent but stubborn, born-out-of-time heroine that I loved to bits. I also had a swoon-worthy, equally damaged, and full of secrets hero that I hated and loved. There were some moments that I just want them to just go and either kiss or kill each other. Their attraction was making crackling sparks in the air. I thought that there was going to be a love triangle (I hate those) but thankfully it did not come to fruition. Still, Gavin was a true friend. I hope he gets some bigger role next time. And Derrick is just Derrick.

I have to tell you that it was pretty slow for me at first but while giving me some action as things were revealed to me as the story progressed. Some things were still vague since you focused on introducing Aileana and her circumstances but I hope to see more development in the next book. 

I have only one contention. This was me when I finished the book.

frustrated rage

That cliffhanger reaction, Ms. May, startled my dogs and they looked at me like I was deranged. I hope you're happy.

Ayanami Faerudo

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