Wednesday, April 2, 2014

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Falconer by Elizabeth May

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights eagerly-anticipated upcoming releases. Click the link to participate.

My Pick This Week: 

Book Title: The Falconer
Author: Elizabeth May
Genres: YA, Historical, Fantasy, Fae
Release DateMay 6, 2014

The Falconer

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?

Since I'm a cover lover, let me first say how gorgeous it is. I am such a fan of fiery redheads and that love how the light catches on the bright auburn waves. I also think the corset is gorgeous and i love the knife or athame, and the way that she's holding it. All in all, the cover is simply beautiful.

Secondly, the story sounds pretty amazing. It might not be a unique concept, because I don't usually pick up Historical Fiction or read about high society and/or princesses; but, this is sounding like a must-read for me!

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