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Queen Heir

(NYC Mecca #1)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  6,398 ratings  ·  390 reviews
A gripping new fantasy series by USA today bestselling authors Jaymin Eve and Leia Stone.

Arianna is a queen heir and at 20 years old she's now eligible for the crown of wolf shifters. Heirs are trained and groomed so that they're ready, should the queen perish during their time of eligibility.

Of course, there's little chance of that happening. The Red Queen has stood for a
ebook, First Edition, 250 pages
Published December 13th 2016 (first published December 6th 2016)
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Jan 12, 2017 rated it it was ok
*spoilers below* Did I read the right book?

This was awfulllllllll. Oh my god how on earth did this get 4.5 stars?
The writing is terrible and badly paced, everything was WAYYYY too fast. She becomes queen in like 4 chapters. That's no fair. Becoming queen should've taken an entire book. And you know why it was so fast paced? Because Arianna is a fucking Mary Sue.

I don't usually throw MS around. In fact I never do but holy shit could the authors make her any more over powered? The Queen Summit was
Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱*I thought it was better*⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱
This review is purely for me and does contain spoilers and lots of facts from the book to keep myself in the know at all time. It's also incredibly long and really detailed.

Re-read: 06.05.2018
I decided to re-read this book only because I need to remember what happened so that I can continue with the series. I read this book in 2016, so it's safe to say that I didn't remember all the details. The book centers around Arianna ‘Ari’ is a queen (red)
Dec 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Loved this, and can't wait for the next one! ...more
Kelly Clare
Dec 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Queen Heir by Jaymin Eve and Leia Stone

The Story:
When the Queen of the Shifters dies, a summit is called to choose a new leader from the five queen heirs. Arianna must compete against four other contenders while also attempting to solve the mystery surrounding the queen’s murder…Whatever killed the first queen will be back for more. Unfortunately, that is not the only threat her people face. One wrong move could see the shaking foundations of the shifter queendom collapse and taken over by the b
Yeah, I’m not going to finish this… Our MC is a really special snowflake that is just absolutely perfect at everything, no matter what it is. She is so much better than everyone else and that is why she feels justified slut shaming all the other women… She has alabaster skin and platinum blonde hair but you know her daddy might have been Polynesian so that is why she has dark eyebrows. I’m really glad we have racial diversity to give us token dark brows and lashes…. Oh is my sarcasm dripping?

This book was entertaining, but not entertaining enough for me to continue on with the series.

At this point in my life, I want to read books that excite me and make me feel the feels, and I think this series is not going to give me that.

Still, it was fast-paced, and the world was an unique one. The relationship between Arianna and Kade felt too rushed for me, and even more for the fact that they don't meet until the last 40% of the book. But I think that that romance has great potential, it's j

It starts out with a plot heavy and a fast paced story that is holding us as readers. BUT...

Right off as readers you can tell not enough sensory details is given for us to grasp this world. I understand that many writers put in insane amount of unnecessary detail and add the whole thesaurus while doing it. Still, this book almost led us blindly to imagine their world.

You could also see some grammatical errors and writing did not feel connected throughout the book. At certain point in th
Ari is one of four heirs who could potentially take over should something happen to the Red Queen of the wolf shifters. Wolf shifters can live for hundreds of years, as the queen, she is the most powerful shifter, the one who controls the mecca protecting all her people. When suddenly the queen is found murdered it’s time for the heirs to battle it out in the summit proving they have what it takes to be queen. However, aside from proving she has what it takes to become Queen Ari needs to find ou ...more
Jessi (Novel Heartbeat)
You had me at "crown of wolf shifters." ...more
Aug 10, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: abandoned
DNF. The writing in this is just too stilted and awful.

“You think we’ll have trouble on the way?” I inquired of Blaine, standing at the fore.

Um, no thanks.
Rae Lake
Mar 28, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Oh I wanted to love this book, I really really did! I mean I have lived my whole life in the bronx and there would have been nothing better than to finally have my borough come out on top but this book.... Oh jesus
Arianna is the queens heir and is the ruer of the bronx borough and she is Perfect! For no reason other than the author made it so. She beats everyone in everything and is everyones favorite, so she becomes queen like 25% through the book. There was no real challenges for her.
I swear
Jan 26, 2017 rated it did not like it
Such a disappointment.

This had some cool setting with women Alphas who rule with cunning, strategy and strength. I was also really hopeful for the hinted love story, because you don't get a lot ot Alpha meets Alpha in M/F UF books...


Let me introduce you to the reason this sucked - and in her own words, no less:
"The bright shirt also contrasting against my alabaster skin, inherited from my Danish and Norwegian mother. I never knew my father, but I was told his heritage was Polynesian is
Eloise bt
Jul 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Pretty good I wouldn't rave about it but kept me interested and was amusing. ...more
Maraya21 (The Reading Dragon)
If at first you don’t succeed..

You try again, and try they did. This is the second collab between Jaymin Eve & Leia Stone, first being the Hive Trilogy, and I am happy to say they got it right this time. It’s not 100% amazement and wonder to be honest. It is light years better than the previous collab attempt though.

There are two shifter races, the Wolves and the Bears, each governed by a monarch, a King for the bears and a Queen for the wolves and the international balance of power between the
May 01, 2017 rated it it was ok
I didn't actively hate this, but it was one of the most boring, mindless reads I've ever picked up. I'm 99% convinced that the only reason I finished was due to the extreme lengths I'm willing to go in order to avoid writing my thesis.

Girl is vying to be queen of the wolves in New York. She's been prepping for it her whole life as one of the heirs to the throne. Someone murdered the old wolf queen and now there's a summit (series of challenges) in order to test the heirs' abilities before one o
Tanya Tate
Aug 24, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf, a-waste-of-time
DNF @21%

I can't deal with the MC acting like she's the biggest shit in that place and everyone is beneath her but sing her praises. Also the writing is not that good if the narrator of the audio book can't bring it to life. Also if I hear the phase " My queen" one more time...


This book is set in New York aka one of the most diverse cities in the world so why in the world everyone is pretty much whiter than copying paper? Yeah the MC if from the Brox but is white as hell This just like the s
May 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites, 2k19-reads
I want the second book NOW!!!

It did take me more than 4 months to finish it, but it was kinda boring in the start but it got really good by the end.

For some reason I don't trust Violet. I hope, this suspicion isn't true.
Marguerite (M)
Rating : 3 stars

Very quick and enjoyable read.

Queen Heir is more of an introduction than a real first book with a real plot and character developpment. It fails at being complex but at the end of the last chapter, you can expect the story to pace up and actually grow in a real intrigue.

The story is quite simple.
The Queen of the wolves is dead, and as a heir, Arianna is convied to the Summit to fight for her rightful place. Against the three other heirs, she must win the different trials to becom
Not Ms. Eve’s best, but not bad. Just a nice, easy escape if one is in the mood for shifters and fae. It will require reading the next books, however, as there is no resolution at the end - at all.
Gnome Claire *Wishes she was as cool as Gnome Ann*
I clearly read a different book to everyone else because this was a bit of a trial to get though and I wish I'd either never started or given up. It was so clichéd and predictable. Ariana is the most perfect heir ever! She's the smartest! Has the best magical familiar! Ever! And the most awesome fighter! (view spoiler) All the other heirs are the worst! Selene is evil because she's evil, Brenna is stupid and Devina is a slut! (an ...more
Danielle (Danniegurl)
While I enjoyed this book, I really feel like it could be longer. The action that happened towards the end wasn't really that crazy. I only feel like we've scratched the surface of these characters and the first book should get us some deeper emotions.

The story and plot are good, and I'm interested in seeing this story through. I just wish there was more to the attraction brewing between Kade and Arianna. So far while we have a lot of facts on the characters they are still a bit static and not w
When the queen of all the werewolves dies mysteriously, Arianna must begin the challenge of claiming the throne by competing against three other heirs. The murder of the queen is also a mystery she must solve as it seems related to the instability of the mecca magic that the power of the wolves originates from. Initially, Arianna thinks that the rival shifter king, the Bear King, is responsible for the murder in an effort to destabilize the power of the wolves and gain more territory for the bea ...more
Jan 26, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: mf-paranormal
This was hella boring, definitely won’t be continuing the series.
I adore both Leia and Jaymin, but until this book I had not gotten the chance to experience their mixed writing styles (as with their "Hive" series). I won a copy of "Queen Heir" in a giveaway of Jaymin's and I could not be more pleased to have received this much coveted read ahead of its release date. I could definitely see both authors' styles showcased within this vastly unique read.

As with many authors' works, I could see bits and pieces of some of their more famed characters from in perviou
Jul 12, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wack
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Heather Russell
Nov 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Arianna Alpha of the Bronx Borough pack has been trained and groomed to be ready should the Red Queen Fall and now Arianna has been awakened by the Tolling of the Bells which announce that the Red Queen is now dead. Now summoned the battle to see who will wear the crown is to begin, but first Arianna has to make it there!
When they arrive at the teleportation area they are attacked and Arianna loses some of her close friends before they make it safely through. Not only do they need to find out
Kim Gorga
Nov 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Queen Heir could quickly become a favorite in my library. The mix of shifters, political protocols, forbidden loves and intrigue is perfect for the first book in a series. Having read multiple series both from Jaymin Eve and the Jaymin and Leia duo, I am always happily amazed at how talented they are at setting up fresh stories and characters so that I never feel like I'm reading the same story set in different places.

I can't wait for the next book to find out more about the magic that is Arian
Steven Smithen
Nov 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another Amazing Book!!!!

This one is very different from what you've come to expect from Jaymin Eve and Leia Stone. This one is definitely darker but in their own fashion it's a non-stop action rode with a little forbidden romance. If you're a fan of shifters then this one is a definite must read.
Jackie - Fire & Ice Book Reviews
These two authors have come together and created another spell bounding book that I want more of.

I love when Jaymin Eve and Leia Stone write together. Seperately they kick butt, but together they are EPIC.

This is not like your normal shifter book. It is unique and refreshing. This book over all was amazing.

I need book two like yesterday!
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Jaymin Eve is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and sci-fi novels filled with epic love stories, great adventures, and plenty of laughs. She lives in Australia with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and a couple of crazy pets. To date, she has sold over three million ebooks, and still can't believe that she gets to create fantasy wor ...more

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