Summer 2014 Kids’ Indie Next List & lovely trade reviews :)


I’m so over the moon excited that The Falconer was chosen to be one of the Summer 2014 Kids’ Indie Next picks. Many, many thanks to Billie Bloebaum at Powells Books, who had this to say:

If Buffy ‘The Vampire Slayer’ Summers had been born a well-bred 19th century Scottish lady, she might have been Lady Aileana Kameron. Though Lady Aileana fights faeries rather than vampires, both young ladies have much in common: both try to be what society expects of them until fate and circumstances intervene; both attempt a veneer of normality, but rarely succeed; both are attracted to the one person they should never want; both have a loyal group of friends helping in their fight against evil. Whether you’re a fan of steampunk, historical romance, or just chicks who kick serious butt, you’re bound to find something to love in May’s debut novel.

And The Falconer  has received 3 lovely trade reviews this month:

“[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

“A pleasing blend of witty dialogue, nonstop action, and campy humor. More, please.” — The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“Aileana is an amazing, brave hero… the writing crackles with wit.” — Booklist

Thanks so much, all! <3