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Moonlight Reader

Lawyer, mother, avid reader. Game host extraordinaire! Partner in crime to Obsidian Black Plague! My bookish weaknesses include classics, fantasy, YA, and agreeing to read more books than is even remotely possible.

The Falconer by Elizabeth May

The Falconer - Elizabeth May

I received a free e-copy of this book from netgalley.

I requested this book because I've been seeing the series by Elizabeth May popping up everywhere. Overall, I liked the book - it was sort of an 18th century Buffy the Vampire Slayer, with fae instead of vampires. I do have a few issues with the book, however.

First, it is awfully similar to the Karen Marie Moning Fever series, which makes it feel a bit derivative. In addition, one of the strengths of Buffy the Vampire Slayer was her relationship with her posse - Xander, Willow and Giles. It would've been nice to see some development of the supporting characters so that they could've been more active participants as opposed to being essentially window-dressing.

Finally, I do have an issue with the title of the book - it's a bit strange to call a book "The Falconer" when it doesn't even remotely involve falcons. I'm curious about book 2, and will likely continue the series. This one was enjoyable, but slight, and I doubt it will leave a lasting impression.