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(Matefinder: Next Generation #1)

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Anya has inherited her mother's gift. Born in a set of twins, she is the next Matefinder and her brother, Jaxon, is her sworn protector. But it looks like finding mates for the werewolf kind isn’t what Spirit has in plan for her. And when she starts dreaming about a human guy in trouble, her whole life changes. With the clock ticking on both of their lives, will Anya be ab ...more
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Published July 1st 2016
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May 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Anya has lived a safe & privileged life. Her twin brother Jax is destined to be her protector, she's known no war, physical or emotional abuse, loss, or heartache in her 20 year life time. Anya was born as the North American alpha's daughter a wolf with witch blood in a time of peace to a loving family & a pack who treasures her gifts as a mate finder. With a clear destiny & the schooling to fulfill it thanks to her mother; the pack's beta having the same gift. Anya's only fear lie in her abilit ...more
Kristina Everhart
Jun 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book. I read it in one day while on a beach vacation. I just couldn't put it down. The story is fast paced and has everything I like in a story - romance, action, werewolves and a kick butt female lead. What I really liked about Anya was that she wasn't snarky or suffering from a huge chip on her shoulder. Some of the female characters that you read about today are unnecessarily rude or snarky when they are saving the day. Not Anya. She is likeable, loyal and takes her ro ...more
A. Lonergan
Jul 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was genuinely surprised by this story. I didn't think I would like it at all, in fact. I loved the Matefinder series for many reasons but wasn't looking forward to a branch off series like this.

I have to say, I'm happy I gave it a chance. There were a few grammatical errors that I would imagine, come from self publishing editing not always being the best.

There was a lot of character development for Anya. I was happy to read it because in the beginning she is very childish and I'm thinking to
Jun 24, 2016 rated it liked it
I was a little disappointed with this one... I really didn't like Anya. I can't pin point why, but I think it's because her personality kind of... Changed ... Well a lot through the book. Also it felt like the author was trying to avoid explanations of constantly got Anya do be like.... Well I'm falling in love with him because I feel something humans don't understand so I'm going to sleep with him so there! Kind of idea.... She just really annoyed me. Which is funny because I LOVED everyone els ...more
Cathy *Booklover4everandever*
Loved it the second time around.

I love this book and how it explores mother nature and spirituality that goes with it. I think it explores a different story line with werewolves too then most books. Give it a read it gets 5 stars from me.
Payne’s Bookworm Reviews (Samantha Payne)
Not what I was expecting.

Keeper is book one in Leia Stone’s Matefinder Next Generation series. This series continues on 20 years after the Matefinder series ends and follows Kai and Aurora’s daughter Anya.

Anya is the next Matefinder, or so she is supposed to be, but seems Spirit has other plans for her. Dreaming of a human male for months may turn out to be her mate. But something is wrong with him, he is sick and may be dying. Will Anya be able to save him?

Anya has lived a safe and privileged
Debbie Turk
Jun 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Finding Your Destiny & Then Discovering A Dangerous New World Has Arisen!💘😲💔
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Keeper (Matefinder: Next Generation #1)

Anya is a twin to one of the powerful Alpha werewolf parents in existence. She & her brother Jax have had an amazing life. She's always known she'll become a Matefinder, like her Mum & her twin will be her protector, it's their fate. She's been having dreams about a human male for months. He's gorgeous, he's got a muscular body & beautiful moss green ey
Cynthia Barnes
Mar 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If read in the correct order this is a great continuation

I have to admit to a HUGE no-no, I started reading the continuation to the Matefinder books & I was sooo lost, I kept waiting for an explanation that never came? Why did it never come? Because, I, smart woman that I am finally looked up at the top of the page & found out I was reading part 2! So to cap that off, Read part 1 first! It goes much smoother 😀!
As for this book,it's just as great as the ones prior! I love the way Leia writes, it'
Michelle Fritz PA
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved The Next Generation!

Leia Stone has put just as much thought and creativity into this series as she does with every one that she writes ♡ The thing Ms. Stone pens the best is a strong lead female! Her ladies always have it together, or quickly figure things out. At the same time her heroines are tender and sympathetic while being fierce. They're not afraid to show their fear. I absolutely loved every twisty curve this novel took ♡♡♡ I cannot wait to begin the next book because things just e
Linda Dolven
Feb 13, 2018 rated it really liked it

I really am enjoying this continuation of the Matefinder series. It’s original and exciting. I feel like the author improved on her writing since the Matefinder series as well. The first series read like a screenplay with all action and dialogue, and very little thoughts or descriptions. Not the case here and I’m very appreciative of her efforts to give us more “padding” to this awesome story. The book ended suddenly. I had not noticed that I was on the last page when suddenly I was look
Sherilyn Amy
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow....just wow.

If I thought it couldn't get better than the Matefinder series or the MECA series....I was sadly mistaken. Its like Leia Stone's brain is a magical place and I want to live there forever. I jaut cant imagine all the many scenes that go through her mind. I absolutely love this authkr and for anyo e who is on the fence about reading this series just dive in. We get to see Kai and Aurora again. Along with other charachters from the first series. But now with the second generation o
Ski Croghan
Nov 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OMG it's war!!!!

Why are the human attacking the werewolves? Is the government backing this? What can the wolves do to protect themselves? This is a sequel series to the best-selling series Matefinder. It takes place 20 years in the future and centers around their twins, Jaxon and Anya. They always assumed that they would carry on their parents legacy but Spirit has another path in store for them. When Anya's mate is revealed d everything gets turned upside down. Come join them in their search fo
Jul 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Sin City's BookAholic
Jun 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
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The Mount Hood Pack is back but this time to follow the steps of the next generation. You get to see all the characters you loved from the Matefinder series but they take the back seat while their children are the main characters in this book. This book is fast paste and very easy to read. Again, Leia Stone does not disappoint with her creativity. This time, Humans and a new mystery supernatural are the enemies. No Vampires in this book but they are mentioned. However, you get to learn more abou ...more
Kelly Fountain
Aug 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another brilliant book by Leia Stone!! What would you do if your one true love was in danger of dying? Anya has discovered the other half to her soul but she stands to lose him quickly. She will go to the ends of the earth and fight through anything to hold onto the one that she holds so close to her heart.

This is one of the best paranormal stories I've read in a long time. Love, death, danger and little bit of possible extinction thrown in. Who could want more. I cannot wait for the next book t
Dec 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great start

Completely amazing. What a great way to start to Anya's story. She has had a wonderful childhood which has prepared her for an extremely difficult time of her life. So many ups and downs. I like her character and strength which is supported by her family. Gavin makes a nice twist to the story and hopefully he will have a bigger spotlight now that they have found each other.

The previous story doesn't have to be read first but I think it enhances this story well.
Kelly Fountain
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another brilliant book by Leia Stone!! What would you do if your one true love was in danger of dying? Anya has discovered the other half to her soul but she stands to lose him quickly. She will go to the ends of the earth and fight through anything to hold onto the one that she holds so close to her heart.
This is one of the best paranormal stories I've read in a long time. Love, death, danger and little bit of possible extinction thrown in. Who could want more. I cannot wait for the next book t
Feb 25, 2020 rated it liked it
I loved the Matefinder series when I read it a few years ago but was hesitant to read this one so soon after the original. I needed to be able to separate the 20 years and move on from my original characters to their children. That being said, this story was decent. I love the dynamic of the leia’s wolves and how she creates her characters.

I was enjoying the story until the plot twist between Gavin and Anya switching destinies. I did not like that one bit. I feel like it took something away fro
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Love that this series continues from the matefinder series and we get to learn about what the pack has been up to the last 20 years. Kai and Auroras twins turn out to be awesome adults and have super cool gifts. Anya, the next matefinder, finds her mate but it may be too late to save him from a mysterious illness. So many creative twists and such a fun writing style, I can't put these books down until I get through the whole story!
Dawn Gee
Sep 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Very good spinoff series

I loved the original series about Aurora and Kai so I was a little apprehensive about the Next Generation. I love this one too. The Skin Walker brings all new problems along with humans dissecting the shifters. It's a little intense but very entertaining to read. Anya and Gavin start out completely different from previous mated pairs. They have their own obstacles to get through.
Oriana vega
Jan 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was pretty good because it had good twists that I did not expect to see from this book I have to say this story was more about explaining of who and what they were and about finding each other I did not mind this because usually, books like this can be boring yet this book still had excitement and also did not feel completely rushed. I would recommend this book for someone that enjoys a supernatural/soulmate/action story.
Mirinda Turner
Apr 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Anya & Gavin

I enjoyed the next generation Aurora, Kai’s and other pack mates children 20 years from Matefinder’s trilogy. We got to have glimpses just from the perspective as the parents of this new generation. Anya and Jaxson are best friends and twins. Is was fun to read how she meets her mate we then see how the story progresses in a very fast pace. Excellent just as I’d expect.
Kelly Osburn
Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved it

This book and the Matefinder trilogy. Amazing. I will definitely read more of this talented writer. The sex scenes weren't disgusting, a huge deal for me. I don't like my paranormal reading with a slice of crude porn, so kudos to keeping it classy and romantic. LOVE this author!
Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
LOVED!! Leia Stone you are my idol. Your books suck you in from the very start right to the end. Loved getting to know Anya and Jax the twins of Aurora and Kai. I absolutely loved the first Matefinder series and enjoyed of this series continues on to the next generation. Can't believe I waited this long to read this one! AMAZING
Collette Husher
Feb 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lots of typos but I love this series

There were several typos in this book and some sentence fragments that didn’t make sense. I do really like this continuation on the mate finder series. I seem to be more hooked on this then the dragons and Druid’s series. But I’ve read 7 books of Leia’s in the past month. So I love her writing.
Amber Wilt
Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Good sequel

This sequel to the original Matefinder series is set 20 years after the first books. It follows the children on their own journey through life. It's very different from the first series and I like it just as much. Anya turning into a bear is badass too! Starting on the second book now...
Alison Motherwell
Dec 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Left me wanting more

It's great to catch up with the matefinder and her pack 20 years into the future. We see the children all grown and coming into their own. This story is about aurora and Kai's daughter and the journey she must travel.

A really well written book, it tugs on the heart strings, entices the imagination and gets the blood pumping.
Pamela Love
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing

This series is off tho a great start! If you enjoyed Kai and Aurora' story, you'll love the next generation of wolves that were bright into existence by Aurora's gift as matefinder. Ms. Stone's storytelling is at its best in this series, followed closely by Fallen Academy.
theresa coleman
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Scary good!

I have no words to describe this book. I know it had me scared, excited, nervous, and now wondering or questioning what's going to happen next. I felt myself on the spirit quest but never realizing I could become a new species but one in which will save all future races. I can't wait to read the next book. Happy reading.
M Cash
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Believable characters & good story. Attention grabber!

Great follow up to the Matefinder trilogy. It was really interesting to jump 20 years and get right back into the story. You are missing out if you haven't read Leia Stones Matefinder & Matefinder Next Gen. Well written with believable characters & their personalities.
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Leia Stone is the USA TODAY bestselling author of the Matefinder series which is optioned for flim, and the Hive Trilogy. She lives in Arizona with her husband, two kids and her dog. When she is not chasing around her twin son and daughter, or writing, she has her nose shoved in a book. She wrote her first book when she was 23 years old. Keep reading and live with purpose.

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