Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine! It seems I never run out of books that I am “waiting” on, and this week is no exception. Here’s the book in question for today:
The Falconer by Elizabeth May. Release date: ??? I know this book is coming out in Great Britain in September, but I can’t seem to find a U.S. release date. I’m going to assume it’s sometime this year. Anyway, cool cover, right? I love the steampunk-y gun the girl is holding! Here’s the description from Goodreads:
Lady Aileana Kameron can sing, paint prettily, and murder the fae as easily as dancing a waltz. But how far is she prepared to go for vengeance?
Edinburgh, Scotland, 1844
18-year-old Lady Aileana Kameron, the only daughter of the Marquess of Douglas, was destined to a life carefully planned around Edinburgh’s social events – right up until a faery kills her mother.
Now it’s the 1844 winter season. Between a seeming endless number of parties, Aileana slaughters faeries in secret. Armed with modified percussion pistols and explosives, every night she sheds her aristocratic facade and goes 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 she never even considered that she might become attracted to one. To the magnetic Kiaran MacKay, the faery who trained her to kill his own kind. Nor is she at all prepared for the revelation he’s going to bring. Because Midwinter is approaching, and with it an eclipse that has the ability to unlock a Fae prison and begin the Wild Hunt.
A battle looms, and Aileana is going to have to decide how much she’s willing to lose – and just how far she’ll go to avenge her mother’s murder.
I love the Buffy vibe I’m getting from this story. Doesn’t it sound good? What are you waiting on this week? I’d love to know!