Elizabeth May hails from California and is currently a PhD student in social anthropology at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. The Falconer is her first novel.
"A riveting world, a fierce heroine, and electrifying action--I
burned through this sparkling debut!" --Sarah J. Maas, New York
Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series
"Simply put, my favorite YA paranormal this year. A must read!"--New York Times Bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout
"Forget Bella, banish Katniss and Expelliarmus Hermione-there is a new breed of ass-kicker intown. . . . Elizabeth May's debut is a wicked cocktailof Jane Austen and the Grimms' fairy tales."--Claire Nicholls, SciFiNow
"Those who know me will know why, personally, I was very happy to see a new series coming out of author/illustrator Micah Player called Lately Lily: The Adventures of a Traveling Girl."--Elizabeth Bird, New York Public Library Collections Specialist
"A combination of steampunk tech and supernatural danger with a multitalented heroine who can hold her own against murderous faeries and romantic foils alike."--Publishers Weekly
"It's very rare to find a YA fantasy that blends the otherworldly with a very real and raw heroine. I ate up this story and mourned when it was over. The Falconer is a standout read."--Read. Breathe. Relax.
"Aileana is an amazing, brave hero... the writing crackles with wit."--Booklist
"I couldn't get enough of this steampunk world and all it's awesome gadgets."--Owl Always Be Reading
"[A] fascinating, unique world. May's writing is exquisite and demands a close reading to take everything in. readers will be anxious for the next installment."-School Library Journal
"Witty dialogue, nonstop action, and campy humor. More, please."-The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Ball gowns, blood, and an evil fairy determined to bring about the end of the world-this comedy of manners has it all."--School Library Journal Curriculum Connections
"A character and a world that breathes life into fantasy."--Library Media Connection
"This book was AWESOME. It's full of well-worn tropes and cliches.but somehow transcends them all to become some new animal that is the best of all its borrowed parts." -- Billie Bloebaum, Powell's