Summary: Under the training and guidance of a mysterious mentor, Lady Aileana learns how to hunt and kill faeries in the hopes of one day killing the fae who killed her mother. But Lady Aileana’s gift of sensing faeries is more than just that – she is a falconer, the last in line of female warriors born with the ability to hunt and kill the fae. But when a powerful race of faeries threatens to massacre humanity, Aileana must put aside her vengeance to save the world.
Thoughts: I LOVED this book. It had everything I look for in a book: fast-paced plot, kickass heroine, slow-burning romance, sass, sarcasm, flying contraptions and magic and faeries and I could go on and on…. I haven’t read many or any (now that I think about it) steampunk stories (aside from this one) set in Edinburgh, but this is my new favorite thing. I loved the writing and descriptions in this book and I actually had to hold myself back from finishing it all in one sitting, sighs. I want to read the second book NOW, but then I’d have to wait for the third one and I’d rather not put myself through that torture. And did I mention how much I loved Alieana’s awareness of gender politics in her society??? Ugh, I need to stop rambling. I highly recommend you read this book!