The Falconer (The Falconer, #1) by Elizabeth May

The Falconer (The Falconer, #1)

One girl's nightmare is this girl's faery taleShe's a stunner.Edinburgh, 1844. Eighteen-year-old Lady Aileana Kameron, the only daughter of the Marquess of Douglas, has everything a girl could dream of: brains, charm, wealth, a title—and drop-dead beauty.She's a liar.But Aileana only looks the part of an aristocratic young lady. she's leading a double life: She has a rare ability to sense the sìthíchean—the faery race obsessed with slaughte...

Details The Falconer (The Falconer, #1)

TitleThe Falconer (The Falconer, #1)
Release DateMay 6th, 2014
PublisherChronicle Books LL
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction, Steampunk, Historical, Historical Fiction, Paranormal

Reviews The Falconer (The Falconer, #1)

  • C.G. Drews
    Read 2 | January 2019I definitely loved this book when I first picked it up and requested the sequels from the library straight !! away !! And...promptly forgot everything by the time they arrived. \_(ツ)_/ Ok I don't claim to be a functional mushroom. Do not look at me like that. Anyway, (exactly) a year later I reread and my thoughts are mostly:(1) lmao I did truly remember nothing and the ending is still confusing(2) I have the sequels ON HAN...
  • Samantha
    This has themes and tropes that remind me of Buffy, and I was hooked. Fast-paced, Buffy with fae, in 1800s steampunk Scotland. Oh and there is an angsty romance with lots of banter. But warning... this book ends in a cliffhanger. So now I'm off to buy the second one :)
  • Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
    Faefever lite. This was not a bad book, but I wouldn't recommend this to anyone who has read and loved the Faefever series unless you enjoy constantly being hit on the head with dueling comparisons.It doesn't help that Kiaran's last name is MacKay. I couldn't help but chuckle every time I saw it. Also, similar to Alina.The parallels are too obvious, and I felt that the setting, characters, and conflict are overwhelmingly shadowed by ...
  • Katerina
    “I'm like him.I'm a monster,too.” Historical fiction meets steampunk.They fall in love,they get married and they go for their honeymoon to Scotland,the magical land of wild beauty and alluring lore.Everything is perfect,until the bloodthirsty fae find them.Hunted and on the run,they give birth to their love child.The Falconer. “Crimson suits you best.” The Falconer.A female warrior,born to kill the fae.Except Aileana's the last one of ...
  • ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
    DNF at 77% (pretty impressive huh?)Laaaaaaaaaadies & Gentlemeeeeeen! ☆☆ Why-The-Hell-Did-I-Try-To-Read-This Productions proudly present ☆☆ FEVER. DECAFFEINATED.☻It won't keep you reading until 4 am!☻It won't make you want to throw away your underwear across the room!☻Now stress-free!☻Now angst-free! ☻Faint-of-heart enabled! ☻In a steampunk setting! ☻Amidst the exotic landscapes of beautiful Scotland! ☻With a teenage MC!☻...
  • Kat Kennedy
    I was hanging out with my good friend, Elizabeth May. We were riding unicorns along a deserted beach as our hair whipped in the wind, occasionally strands of her red and my brown locks blending together. We gazed lovingly together as we rode, smiling as joy filled our hearts in an almost mutual amount.When we pulled our unicorns to a break, having reached the peak of a cliff overlooking the sea, I took an opportunity to ask her a question.“Eliz...
  • Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
    Didn't really care for this one at all. I wasn't captured by the story or anything so it was just kind of meh.
  • Kiki
    I hate the Victorian era. I find it excruciatingly boring. Here's some taffeta and high tea and let's have masked balls and let me carry my parasol and oh, fie! What do you make of these new inventions?I hate the Victorian era because it's so overdone. You know what else is overdone? You know what else I'm sick of? London. Before any of you get into a flap - particularly any of you who know me - let me preface that by saying that London is the sh...
  • Pouting Always
    Aileana is a upper class Scottish girl living in 1844, recently back out on the social scene a year after her mother's death. Though before she fit into it all seamlessly, after watching a faery murder her mother she has become changed. She has spent the past year training with another one of the fae, Kiaran, to kill the fae. I think with books a lot of times there's this trade off between the writing and the story telling and honestly I would mu...
  • Lia (a paper pigeon)
    Sometimes the memories we cling hardest to, are the ones that hurt us the most. Before you read this review, I must warn you that it might contain spoilers, or better, things or facts that some people might consider so. Since I don't know you all's take on what's a spoiler and what's not, I'll try to keep it as vague as possible and tag when I have to. The Falconer is my second attempt at reading something about Faes and their magical and intrica...
  • Nasom
    Full review Had to stop reading the second book so I can write a review for this before I mix the two up lol What I liked - I found the storyline unique. I have read alot of fae related book. I have even read fae + technology related books but nothing like ‘the falconer’ (someone whose destiny is to hunt and kill fae that threatens the human race). I loved all the other supernatural elements too like the different types of fae and a seer (apa...
  • Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink
    *Full review update*This was quite the pleasant surprise. Scotland? Steampunk? A dark heroine that slays? Why yes, thank you. Magic? Fae? Seelie/Unseelie Courts? Heck yes, I'll take them all.We start off with a broken heroine- which is how I like them best. I find that I connect with MC's when I catch them in their moments of weakness- and Aileana drew me in quickly. She's cold and barely hanging onto her humanity when we first meet her. It's bee...
  • Emily May
    2.5Goodreads members have differing opinions on what kind of rating is the hardest to write a review for. Some say it's the ones they didn't like - perhaps trying to keep a balance between their own subjective dislikes and the overall general standard of the book; some say it's the all time favourites - how can you put that kind of book love into words? For others, myself included, it's those annoying books that sit right in the middle. Those boo...
  • Jennifer Armentrout
    Oh. My. God.I don't know what to say. Other than this has to be my favorite young adult paranormal/fantasy/whatever they are calling it so far this year. And that's saying something because I'm not a huge fan of fae books other than the Iron Fey series and this book is NOTHING like that. It kind of reminds me of the Fever series, but for young adult. It's nothing like that plot or what not, but it has that hard edge, ya know. This book is so diff...
  • Sana
    *Edit: 5/9/17 Screw it, I'm bumping it up to 4.5 stars. ----3.5 stars! This books was a lot of fun. I doubt it's anything new, but it was fun and I enjoyed reading this so much. When I saw the words "murder" and "covered in blood" from the first page, I knew I was going to love this. I binge read this even though it was frigging 12 p.m and I had to sleep. But forget sleep when you have this book. This book isn't the best thing in the world and I ...
  • Sh3lly
    I *really* hate to do this with a book I got through Netgalley, but... DNF at 32%. I *really* wanted to like this. I tried. I did. Why didn't I like this? I don't quite know. There was just something... generic about it. I felt nothing for the main character. I could not connect to the plot or the heroine whatsoever. (By the way, I didn't think this was much like the Fever series at all except for the barrier in the fae world collapsing that only...
  • Daiane
    Actual Rating: 4.5This book is awesome!!!!Review coming soon :D
  • Simona Bartolotta
    "For this instant, I am whole again."•This book was a surprise. You should know that generally, steampunk and I don't get along well. I had two horrible experiences with The Illumination Paradox and The Iron Fey series and as a consequence I came to think of the steampunk genre as a cheap one (to those of you you are now screaming Heresy!, I apologize. It's just that the connection is kind of automatic in my mind now. You think I don't regret i...
  • Melanie
    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.There is no easy way to say this, but this was actually painful to force myself to finish. Khanh said it perfectly with “Faefever lite ” in her review, because that is exactly what this is. Like, to the point where I'm honestly surprised there is no legal issues with Karen Marie Moning.Please, if you have already read The Fever Series and enjoyed it, steer clear o...
  • Ashlee » Library In The Country
    Annnnnnnd this book enters my top ten of favorites. 😍I NEEEEEEED MORE. and will write a proper review at some point. 😏 Read this for the angsty fae goodness.
  • Natalie Monroe
    4.25 stars "None of them—including Catherine—realizes that the rumor isn't inaccurate, only understated. I've committed murder exactly one hundred and fifty-eight times in twelve months. My tally now grows almost every night." Dark heroine, dark heroine, DARK HEROINE.I mentioned I've been really into dastardly characters these days and The Falconer was perfect. It's a story of revenge, of breaking free of societal constraints and embracing in...
  • Alicia Batista (Addicted Readers)
    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! O.M.G WHAT THE HELL DID I JUST READ??? IT WAS... AILEANA THE MAIN CHARACTER WAS SO BAD ASS AWESOME!! ME THROWING A FIT UNTIL BOOK TWO RELEASES! ~~~~~~EDIT REVIEW~~~~~~ 5 Stars THE FALCONER was PHENOMENAL!!! From it's Scotland lure, to it's vengeance and murder, to it's THRILLING, action-packed adventure, and heart-pounding, slow burning romance, that sent heat rising, and toes curling, THE FALCONER was exception...
  • Katerina Kondrenko
    7 out of 10 Ревью в моем блоге/This review on my blog Living A Thousand Lives (please use Chrome/Yandex browser or Android/IOS to see the page; otherwise, spoiler-tags I use to make my post compact may not work)Short-Soundtrack:Skillet – Not Gonna DieStan Walker – Unbroken Zella Day – SacrificeGenre: historical-fantasy, steampunk, YAStuff: Fae, balls, ladies, gentlemen, 19 centuryFail: kinda depthlessWOW: funny-moments, male-...
  • Fables&Wren
    WrensReads Review:This book reminds me a lot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And by that I mean nothing with the story and everything to do with who 18 year old Lady Aileana Kameron, the only daughter of the Marquess of Douglas truly is: A Falconer.Falconer: a female warrior born with gifts to hunt/kill fae...or really a Vampire Slayer minus the vampire and plus the fae.So we have steampunk,based in Scotland.So just add a red-headed warrior-heroine,...
  • Gabry
    Scozia, fate, protagonista femminile badass fin dalla prima pagina ed una fata maschio dagli occhi viola, misterioso e bellissimo. Avanti, come potevo non amarlo?
  • Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
    What the hell was that kind of a ending? You can't just end a book like that!? I have no clue what happened :O!
  • Nastassja
    My crusade "give a book second chance" continues, and after Red Queen I am back to faeries. The first time I read The Falconer I couldn't move past 15% of the story, because steam-punk part kept driving me nuts. I think it's clinical. Me and this genre exist in different universes and we can't find a way to tolerate each other. This time, I decided to clench my teeth and fight through my dislike. I read negative and positive reviews on this book ...
  • Dianne
    There’s a fresh voice in the YA fantasy world and Elizabeth May isn’t afraid to mix it up, including, old Scottish lore, some steampunk, a touch of grit and light romance and one heck of a heroine, a young lady far too independent for the mid-nineteenth century aristocracy. THE FALCONER is a highly intriguing tale filled with spirit and delightful twists!While her father plans her betrothal, Aileana has plans of her own, plans of revenge agai...
  • Ananya Singh
    4.5DaRn iT! Is this how this ended? All I can think about now is how to grab the next book. I might die of the suspense..... of thinking what happens next? This book certainly surprised me. A kick-ass protagonist? Yes! A story that is breathtaking? well, yes to that too. Magic and Scottish people? Oh, hell yes. And soo much more. I never imagined it to be this good. It was almost perfect.The Falconer is the story of Aileana Kameron, a young arist...