Format: ARC, paperback 378 pgs.
Published: May 6th 2014 by Chronicle Books
Genre: YA, Fantasy/ Historical/ Steampunk
"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?" -Goodreads
“I feel sorry for him, for all of them. They think I’m the only monster in their midst, but the real danger is the one they can’t even see. Faeries can select their victims and compel them with a small push of mental influence, then feed from them and kill them.” (pg. 12)
“Sensitive humans and seers have more energy to take than a normal human.” (pg. 41)
“I make my choice. The same one I’ll always make. I choose survival. I choose the hunt. Because Father would tell me, Duty first, and this is my duty.” (pg. 170)