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Queen Alpha

(NYC Mecca #2)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  3,883 ratings  ·  210 reviews
Arianna might have won the Summit and taken the crown of wolf shifters, but there is no time for her to settle into the royal life.

Something is off with the mecca and if she doesn’t fix it the fae might just make another earth side appearance.

Now she must work with the king of the bears to save both of their people. Which is easier said than done when he tempts her in
Kindle Edition, 354 pages
Published January 30th 2017
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Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
*I think it's no longer for me*
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 long and really detailed.

Re-read: 07.05.2018
We're back with Queen Arianna ‘Ari’ and King Kade. Though it still alright, I don't think it's for me anymore. I don't know why, but somehow this series has lost its spark. The first time I read it, I adored it, now...not so much. So much is bothering me like for example sex. It
Monique V
A delicious read with lots of political intrigue, forbidden romance, and a great dose of females kicking butts.

This second installment of the NYC Mecca series was such an entertaining read. I love Arianna as a queen. She has to make many difficult decisions but she always thinks of her people first. I love her friendship with Violet because it's not toxic at all and they help each other be better people and I really appreciate that in a book. We were introduced to new characters in this book


I read for King Kade/H and I mean I was *sorta* impressed with the story till a certain point..

Afterwards, it started following the same trend as the previous book, of things being resolved stupidly easily

The h was already...mediocre and unimpressive and towards the last 20% of the book she just turned into fucking annoying!

The chemistry was the end because my angsty-inner-whore-needs-more

The plot just turned stupid because characters don't do anything but make
Crystal B
4****! these books are addicting!! on to the next one
Marguerite (M)
I forgot to write my review and now i don't know what to say about it

Well, it was better than the first book, more drama, Ari a little less of a Mary Sue.
We know a lot more about the story but it's still pretty foggy. There are like too many pieces of too many different puzzles and I have a hard time seing how everything can come together in the end.
But I've got high hope and i'm pretty sure book 3 is going to be even better !
Danielle (Danniegurl)
It took me a while to get into this book, but that was just due to my epic book slump and not the book itself. We are back in the NYC and now Ari is Queen. What does this mean now? It means she controls the Mecca stones, and the Mecca energy. She is in control of a lot of things as well.

What annoys me about this series is that the author may wrap up a subplot but start a new subplot within this book, but doesn’t actually start until the next. I hate cliff hangers, and this author seems to love
Sian Dawes
Mar 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fuck I've got a whole month to wait for the next book
Kimberly Johnson
Jan 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I just can't even right now. Seriously hardcore juicy cliffhanger at the end. I use the kindle app on my phone and as I swiped right I went no, that can't be it. BUT IT WAS!! So frustrating because it was so amazing!! I can't wait till I can read all of the series in one sitting so no stopping. These characters are just so different from characters these authors have written before, and the mythos surrounding them is so fascinating!! The mystery drives the story and I love how you find out about ...more
Feb 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It's a second book in a gripping shifter series and I didn't think it's possible but it's even better than the first one! In the realms of shifters, humans and fae, the magic mecca is imbalanced and it's threatening to destroy the world's as they know it. Ari as a queen of wolf shifters got loads on her hands at the moment and enemies who are watching her every move waiting for mistakes... Torn between loyalty to her people and this weird feeling to certain shifter, discovering unbelievable ...more
S.L. Duncan
Jan 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Magical mystery, political intrigue, and star-crossed romance. From the snakes hiding in the shadows and a soggy, old council to contend with, Arianna's plate is full. The new Queen is busy learning lost history and dealing with the everyday lives of her wolves but that doesn't stop her from seeking a way to defeat her enemies, while dealing with the turmoil of duty over love.

I love how strong and independent Ari is, while still being kind and caring for her people. She is a true leader and
Eloise bt
Jul 31, 2017 rated it liked it
She is still so powerful it's like the authors were trigger happy with powers but I was pleased she did get kicked off her throne it made for some more interesting reading
Hayley L. Morgan
Arianna is now Queen of the wolf shifters. But before she can relax into royal life, she must discover why the mecca is acting strangely. With the help of her friends, and hopefully Kade and his bears, Arianna plans to deal with the fae.

Though she is Queen, Arianna must obey the Council, full of conservative shifters with bigoted ideas and ancient secrets. It would be simpler if they would just be open with their intel! Even Arianna’s unrefutable logic that forming an alliance with the bear
Queen Alpha is the second novel in the NYC Mecca series. Starting not long after the end of the first book Ari may be Queen after winning the Summit but it doesn't mean that she's safe. She still needs to find out what happened to the Red Queen as well as stop the fae who are determined to end her life. However, that's not all she has on her plate she needs to figure out how to send the Mecca back into the fae world and restore the balance of their two worlds.

At least she doesn't have to do it
In this second book in the series, Ari and Kade are still trying to figure out what is wrong with the mecca and how to fix it. As Ari investigates, she discovers more and more information that either hasn't been shared with the wolf community or is just blatantly lies, including the origins of the shifters and how they were meant to work together all along. While this should be great news, the prejudice against the bears runs deep for the wolves. Ari doesn't think it is something that she can ...more
Daisy Delfin
Mar 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Jan 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-kindle
Another good read. It seems I have a lot of them these days.
I am glad I continued with this series because it gets better. I liked Ari much more in this second book and don't let me start with Kade because I might write him a hymn. He is that awesome. I want one.
I would love to have an online store for fictional characters, I think ladies across the world would be so happy.
I will definitely continue with this series, it is very interesting both plot wise and romance wise.
Gillian Murrell
Apr 08, 2018 rated it liked it
An improvement on the first book but there are still way to many questions not being asked. These kingdoms are way to lax in the way they are run and how can a Queen be de throned so easily. The author needs to put more thought into the story to make it more believable. I know its fantasy but this is fantasy for teenagers and its not listed as YA.
Oct 11, 2018 rated it liked it
An easy read as this series is fun and a great way to spend my holiday while driving all over New Zealand. The message that "if we all work together as a team we can accomplish anything" comes through loud and clear. Certainly a different take on Shifters and their relationships and that everyone has secrets, some are more dangerous than others. Enjoyable and looking forward to the next one.
Dec 19, 2017 rated it liked it
i dont love this series. i think the shifter aspect is dumb.. the magics and fae are more interesting and the shifters NEVER SHIFT. ever.

but i dont hate it either. there are certain plot aspects that are interesting...but i find myself skimming trying to get the conclusions.

why am i starting book 3? who knows. its free on ku, and theres no way i would pay for maybe thats half the reason.
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, fae
This series is so good, I just want to scream from the rooftops for everyone to read this. The plot is exciting and unique, the characters are all super likable, the magic is fun, the mystery keeps you on the edge of your seat, and the political intrigue is great.

My absolute favorite part of this series so far is the way the authors handled the relationship between Ari and someone else (I’m trying not be spoilery). So many authors think that the will they, won’t they, is fun to read about for
Brenda Liliana
Jan 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great second book

Great second book on the Mecca Series.
Arianna and Kade’s story continues (Queen of the Wolf shifters and King of the bears shifters)
Sara Oxton
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Queen Alpha by Jaymin Eve and Leia Stone a supreme five star read. This is the second book in the NYC Mecca series and Its amazing, the first book Queen Heir was fabulous, and this book was so much better, I have such high hopes for book three I may burst while waiting. These two authors truly write as one, when you get two authors co-writing you usually can tell who wrote what chapter as there is always a tell with the style of writing, but these two are seamless.
Arianna has taken over from
Jade Marie
May 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really hate Selene and hope she gets a very gruesome death!! With that said, this has been another great journey. This series really has it all. Love, Romance, Flirting, Anger, War, Mystery. At no point is the reading dull or boring. You're going to constantly be wondering what is next and when ypu come to the end of the book you'll crave more and more!!
I mean... the book went a little flat with anticipation factor after that summer festivals ... still like it though because of all the other parts hopefully book 3 is better
Mar 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
WOW I'm glad I FINALLY found the time to read this AMAZING book. Eve and Stone are a marvelous team and it shows in the works they create together.

When last we left Arianna, she was dealing with the fallout of the attack on her team and the bears on King Kade's property and desperately trying to figure out a way to keep the fae out of earth. She is wholly focused on these situations going into "Queen Alpha," and the tasks keep piling up. On top of that, Ari struggles to put her people above her
May 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
book one in the series was very entertaining it held your interest all the way through book two ramped up the action and adventure from a 5 to a 10 if you are the type who enjoys a good mystery with a lot of action adventure love Magic and supernatural beings this would be a good series for you
Kim Gorga
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I don't often find that the second and beyond in a series of books is better than the first but this one absolutely beats out the first in the series and I gave 5 stars to Queen Heir as an outstanding read. Queen Alpha really delivered as the next in the series. The characters all rounded out and I found myself having extreme reactions to each of them. Love Arianna and Kade - both such compassionate yet strong leaders. Hate Selena - what a bitch. Feel sorry for Calista - stand up for yourself ...more
Kelly Clare
Jan 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Mecca world has grown more complex and twisted in this sequel. Just as amazing as book one - full of betrayal, romance, and heartbreak. Just the way I like it ;) Now begins the tortuous wait to Queen Fae!
Jessica Donegan
Sep 10, 2017 rated it it was ok
Far less promising than the first in the series. The Mary Sue goes full cast in this continuation of the NYC Mecca series. All the characters, their motivations, and allegiances get muddied here. A lot happens that doesn't make sense based off of the power structure previously provided. Somehow we're supposed to believe that a Queen may be easily dethroned, all her people hate the bears, but after one letter most of her people still love Ari. It's convoluted and stupid. There was enough going on ...more
Angela ReadingCave
Dec 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sophmore curse does not hit Queen Alpha! The book starts with and ends with a bang. The pages inbetween were enough to make you want to beg the authors for a faster release date of the next book in the series. The progress that the characters make and the growth that they have will leave you satisfied that the authors know what they are doing and trusting them to figure things out.

The Mecca is getting out of control, Ari and Kade have to do something about the threat to their people. This puts
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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 close to two million ebooks, and still can't believe that she gets to create fantasy ...more

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