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 ability to sense thesìthíchean—the faery race obsessed with slaughtering humans—and, with the aid of a mysterious mentor, has spent the year since her mother died learning how to kill them.
She's a murderer. Now Aileana is dedicated to slaying the fae before they take innocent lives. With her knack for inventing ingenious tools and weapons—from flying machines to detonators to lightning pistols—ruthless Aileana has one goal: Destroy the faery who destroyed her mother.
She's a Falconer. The last in a line of female warriors born with a gift for hunting and killing the fae, Aileana is the sole hope of preventing a powerful faery population from massacring all of humanity. Suddenly, her quest is a lot more complicated. She still longs to avenge her mother's murder—but she'll have to save the world first.
The first volume of a trilogy from an exciting new voice in young adult fantasy, this electrifying thriller combines romance and action, steampunk technology and Scottish lore in a deliciously addictive read.
The Falconer begins with Aileana aka Kam is fighting the Fae. Most people in her world do not believe they exist, but she knows first hand the horror that they bring into this world. And she's determined to take them out herself. But when secrets come to light, and Kam's friends are more than she imagined things start to change a lot for her and not in a good while.
While all of this is happening at night, by day she's still the "Lady" she's meant to be with worries about who she will marry and other such nonsense, but inside Kam is still fighting for everything she believes in.
This story started out great! I thoroughly enjoyed the whole plot line, until about a little more than halfway through the book. Then I got bored with it. I was really frustrated with the way it was going, and how Kam kept worrying about her reputation and marriage even though she may not live much longer... It was just kind of annoying.
Other than that I liked the book overall, but I don't think I will read anymore in this series.
The ending was a little frustrating as well, and felt really rushed to me.