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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday #80: THE FALCONER by Elizabeth May (YA)

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by  Breaking the Spine. 

This is were we get to 'spotlight' books that we are anxiously waiting to be released! The ones that we are dying to get our hands on and read into the wee hours of the night and, quite possibly, to make our shelves look all pretty too :)

What I'm waiting on... 

The Falconer #1
by Elizabeth May
Expected release date: May 6th, 2014
Published by: Chronicle Books
Genre: Young Adult - Historical, Urban Fantasy
Format: Hardback, eBook


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 waiting for THE FALCONER...

This 'Lady' kills faeries?!?!
And... historical fantasy...???

That is all I need to know!!!

What are you waiting for???


  1. I'm already seeing a few great reviews of this one, which just makes me more excited for it. Faeries, historical, Scotland..it's all I need!

  2. I am so ready for this book. The cover, the strong female character, the aristocratic facades... how can this not be amazing! Love your choice!

    Sabrina @ I Heart Y.A. Fiction

  3. Aristocrats+Faeries+Historical Fiction? I'm definitely adding this to my Goodreads! :) Thanks for sharing!

    My WoW :)

  4. I love how psyched you are! Haha! :D I'm def down for a fairie-killing lady.

    Here's my WoW. Have a good one!

  5. Ah yes, this one! Many have been waiting for it, but it's not really my genre. Hope you get to it soon! :D
    Waiting on Wednesday
    Dress Up That Cover #4

  6. She sounds like a better-looking Hoggle!!

    I am all for this book and am now excited for it. And I hadn't even HEARD of it before! But mixing pre-20th century Scotland with fantasy and you have got yourself a potential winner! Thanks for sharing!!

  7. I hadn't heard of this, but it looks great! Putting it on the list.

  8. I've seen the cover of this around, but I never realized it's based in Edinburgh (I live there, so that's super cool). I definitely need to add this to my TBR.
    Thanks for sharing!

  9. I kind of like the UK cover better, but they both look badass so I don't care. Hope you enjoy it! :)

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  10. I can't wait for this one, either! Loveeee the cover! :D

  11. I have a copy of this I got at ALA, but I haven't gotten to it yet. Great pick! My WOW


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