The Falconer - YA Review by Perrin S

Reader:  Perrin S.
Age: 15
Title: The Falconer
Author: Elizabeth May
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Pub Date: 05/06/14
Galley: Yes
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book: To me, the main character felt shallow - she was basic, single minded, and predictable. The style of the book's writing was lacking any intensity, was dull, and was overall very simple. The plot was dull, it didn't feel like anything important changed. Especially for a story about a kick-butt female warrior it was fairly disappointing and didn't live up to its potential.
Memorable or Forgettable: The story and characters felt like it had been done before, many times. I didn't find anything in this story that was new or interesting. This book felt like a poor copy of any and every other fantasy book.
Cover: This cover is absolutely beautiful. The colors are bright and attractive, the color combined with the knife makes it eye catching. The cover has an intense tone that I hoped was mirrored in the book. The cover was a good representation of the best parts of the book and was why I picked up the book in the first place.
Age Range: 12 through 13
Quality: 2Q Needs more work
Popularity: 2P Only for special interest

tags: fantasy / romance / action / steampunk / Scottish folklore / ya lit

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