Heiress. Debutant. Murderer. A new generation of heroines has arrived.
Edinburgh, Scotland, 1844
Lady Aileana Kameron, the only daughter of the Marquess of Douglas, was destined for a life carefully planned around Edinburgh’s social events – right up until a faery killed her mother.
Now it’s the 1844 winter season and Aileana slaughters faeries in secret, in between the endless round of parties, tea and balls. Armed with modified percussion pistols and explosives, she sheds her aristocratic facade every night to go 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 the balance between high society and her private war is a delicate one, and as the fae infiltrate the ballroom and Aileana’s father returns home, she has decisions to make. How much is she willing to lose – and just how far will Aileana go for revenge?
The Falconer by Elizabeth May
I'm putting this as my #1 TBR because as soon as I finished it? I wanted to read it again. My review for it is scheduled to go up tomorrow and this is a book you do not want to miss. Aileana is a great character and the writing is strong, the worldbuilding interesting and solid. Plus the rooooomance!!
All That is Solid Melts into Air by Darragh McKeon,
A blog tour read about Chernobyl! I can't say I've read anything else that takes on that particular incident in history. It seems a little adult lit try hard from what I have seen bit it might surprise me. The review should be up on the 20th!
I am Livia by Phyllis T. Smith
Historical fiction set during the reign of Augustus but about his wife and not him??? A woman who is historically vilified but still remains famous and known? I hope Smith gives Livia the Stephanie Thornton treatment and characterizes her in a more believable way.
I also get to be part of a book blast for Curses and Smoke -- a YA historical about Pompeii!