She'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 ...more
September 6 2013 edit: The first two chapters of THE FALCONER are now posted to sample! Check out the Gollancz Blog for chapter 2!
Hi Goodreads people!
The first chapter of THE FALCONER is now available to read over on SciFiNow! ...more
I 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 HAND and will read them this week (I hope?? I have c ...more
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, Aileana...so similar to Alina.
The parallels are too obvious, and I felt that the setting, characters, and conflict are overwhelmingly shadowed by the superiority of the Fever series. There's al ...more
i guess that means i was slightly more invested in this story that i originally thought i was, hence the rounding up. i just really wish it didnt take the ending to make me realise it - i wanted to be more engaged throughout.
still, i can appreciate the unique world building. i ...more
“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 them,and she has a crumbling social life ...more
DNF at 77% (pretty impressive huh?)
Laaaaaaaaaadies & Gentlemeeeeeen!
☆☆ Why-The-Hell-Did-I-Try-To-Read-This Productions proudly present ☆☆
☻It won't keep you reading until 4 am!
☻It won't make you want to throw away your underwear across the room!
☻In a steampunk setting!
☻Amidst the exotic landscapes of beautiful Scotland!
☻With a teenage MC!
☻A dream come true!
Why bother with the real lethal deal when you can enjoy th ...more
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.
“Elizabeth,” I said whimsically as I gazed out at the set ...more
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 shiz. London absolutely rocks. Have you been to Lond ...more
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 intricated world and, not gonna lie, I approached the ...more
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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 different it terms of what's out there in the YA marke ...more
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 been a year since her mother was murdered; since she ...more
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 (apart from seeing visions, they are the only ones that c ...more
Screw it, I'm bumping it up to 4.5 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 had a lot of problems with it, but it's still a go ...more
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 of this book because it will only infuriate you. If y ...more
“Aoram dhuit,” he breathes. “I will worship thee.”I was only a few pages into this book when I knew it was going to become a part of me. The Falconer was one of those stories you pick up on a whim one day that ends up defining you. These books aren’t always the ones with the most outstanding prose, characters, or themes, but they’re the ones that leave you desperate and aching for something you can’t name. They strip something you always thought was a vital part of your genetic makeup, and t ...more
•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 it?). Of course I've read also pretty good things lik ...more
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,
sprinkle in a pixie,
and a lot of faes.
And you have this book.
I think ...more
"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 inner strength.
The atmospheric setting of Victorian Lo ...more
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!
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 exceptional, and did NOT disappoint!!!
THE FALCONER is inde ...more
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)
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Genre: historical-fantasy, steampunk, YA
Stuff: Fae, balls, ladies, gentlemen, 19 century
Fail: kinda depthless
WOW: funny-moments, male-leads
POV: 1st-person, female
Setting: Scotland (Edinburgh)
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 and after finally reading the named book, I can sa...more
While her father plans her betrothal, Aileana has plans of her own, plans of revenge against the faery that killed her mother right before her ...more
DaRn 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 aristocratic woman in 1844 Scotland. She lives the idle ...more