Queen Heir

Queen Heir

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...

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Title:Queen Heir
Author:Jaymin Eve
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:250 pages

Queen Heir Reviews

  • Steven Smithen
    Nov 14, 2016

    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.

  • Maraya21
    Jan 08, 2017

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    , and I am happy to say they got it right this time. It’s not 100% amazement and wonder to be honest. It

    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

    You try again, and try they did. This is the second collab between

    &

    , first being the

    , and I am happy to say they got it right this time. It’s not 100% amazement and wonder to be honest. It

    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 two is determined on how many of the boroughs of New York city each of them have under their control.

    The book starts with the death of the Red Queen, the most powerful Wolf Queen to date, and the fact that our heroine, Arianna, will have to battle for her birthright to be the new Queen while she has to figure out who killed the old one. Things go a bit haywire from there as magic wielding shifters, witches, magical animals and fae are thrown at us.

    It is quite well written and detailed, keeping the mystery and having me wonder about things throughout. The heroine is strong and level headed, the hero is again quite a mystery though from the little I saw I liked him, the few prominent side characters were also good, the mysterious enemy sounds worthy, strong and actually dangerous and more often than not it had me chuckling to myself.

    Through all this goodness though, there were things that didn’t bode well with me. Even though there was danger and I saw it, it was absent from parts of the book. Arianna tells us that heirs have died during the Summit and that the tasks were mostly extremely difficult and/or dangerous, yet she was lucky to get all the easy stuff and the ones that she was great at.

    While I liked that the heroine is strong it also annoyed me that she was unchallenged, making her look ridiculously strong. She was an iron baseball bat while the other heirs were graham crackers. Guess which of the two would win in a fight. If her opponents were made to be stronger then her true strength would have come across more natural and balanced.

    Side characters have a purpose, which means they need to exchange words and act. Here we seem to have a few that could be interesting - Arianna adviser, best friend, friends, Kade and his war adviser - but we don’t really get to see them. There was insufficient dialogue between them and no matter how much info the MC gives it comes out dry as the desert sand if there is no significant dialogue and interaction.

    All in all I really did enjoy this book immensely and I sincerely hope that these negative attributes will be rectified and balanced out in the second book, which I honestly can’t wait to read.

  • Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
    Dec 19, 2016

    Arianna was a awesome character to follow, and the suspense in finding out whole the love interested will be exciting! I really like the concept of this world, and the story was greatly written. I'm excited to see where this is going... Stone and Eve really do have a great working relationship going on, and I hope they never stop. Now I need next book. Like now. Btw, is this YA or NA?

    Arianna was a awesome character to follow, and the suspense in finding out whole the love interested will be exciting! I really like the concept of this world, and the story was greatly written. I'm excited to see where this is going... Stone and Eve really do have a great working relationship going on, and I hope they never stop. Now I need next book. Like now. Btw, is this YA or NA?

    : - (YA? NA?) Fantasy

    : - Series, Book One

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    - Of course.

    - Yes.

    - Probably.

    - 4 stars.

  • Crazy4Books
    Nov 24, 2016

    I wish I had a review copy

  • Grace Touch
    Dec 03, 2016

    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

    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 pervious books. I saw the kind and protectiveness of Kai (Matefinder) in Kade (even though these two technically aren't mates...), as well as Braxton's (Supernatural Prison) fierceness and intimidating presence. I could see the passion and love for her people of Aurora (Matefinder) in Arianna, as well as Jessa's (Supernatural Prison) snarky attitude and all-around badassery.

    Despite these familiar personalities, make no mistake that this is a wholly unique world that these two ladies have created. Shifter-focused, with a few twists and pieces to puzzle together, we are thrust into a world where predetermined heirs must fight to be the face of their people's future. In this world, it is Arianna's mission and destiny to lead the wolf-shifters after the death of their Red Queen, but first she must face the 'three' other Queen-heirs of age in a battle of wits, magic, and fighting prowess.

    Everyone is praying for her successful transfer into power, but what exactly is Ari signing up for should she become Queen? Evil is in the air and forces long-forgotten and thought to be extinct are finding themselves back on earth, right in the midst of the NYC shifters. The shifters will have to make some tough choices and trust in their long-time enemies if they are to weather the storms raging down upon them.

    Highly recommended to those who love the paranormal, fantasy, YA genres. The first in its series, now is the perfect time to get into this fine read, before your friends spoil everything for you like one of mine did. XD

  • Mandy Sickle
    Dec 17, 2016

    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

    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 out who killed the Red Queen as well as who attacked the heirs. It’s while the summit is going on that they learn the bear shifters also sustained similar attacks, but the bears have an idea who attacked them.

    After a series of tasks, Ari comes out the winner becoming the next queen who will control the mecca and save her people. At her coronation the bear King proves that instead of being an enemy, he will a powerful ally, doesn’t hurt that Ari finds him as attractive as he does her. Together with the help of her new ally the two powerful shifters set out working together to figure out what is looming in the shadows. Will working with the bear King unite the two once-warring shifters? Will Ari and Kade be able to deny the connection they feel for each other? What is really looming in the swirling water?

    I adore Ari she’s a strong leader willing to lead instead of being in the back of the battle so when the time comes for her to fight she does just that and protects those she loves. I like Kade a lot for her a potential relationship goes against everything she’s been taught but maybe now as Queen, she can make some changes. Ari has a close-knit group of friends from her advisor, her magic bound, as well as her familiar and loyal guards. I’ve got high hopes for Ari and Kade as the series progress’s I’m rooting for them.

    I’ve had my eye on this one since I first caught a glimpse of the cover I knew I had to read it. I’m a huge fan of shifter novels so I knew Queen’s Heir was a must that I had to read right away and it doesn’t disappoint if anything it exceeds my expectations. While the concept is very urban fantasy with shifters that’s where the similarities end a unique take on my favorite concept. The authors did a beautiful job weaving a captivating story from start to finish that I could really sink my teeth into. The characters are perfectly balanced easy to connect with and you can’t help cheering them on as I did. A perfect blend of world, action, story and just a smidge of romance to leave you wanting more. My only complaint is that I have to wait for the next one as this one was impossible to put down. I’ve only read a few books by one of the authors before but I can’t wait to check out their other books as I loved this one so much. A beautiful cover to match a beautiful story that I highly recommend for fans of shifters and fantasy.

  • Kelly Clare
    Dec 12, 2016

    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

    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 bears. Turns out Arianna might need help, from a very unlikely source, and a person whom – it turns out – she shares an old, unforgotten history.

    The Characters:

    Arianna is intelligent, caring and can kick ass with the best of them. Her sense of duty is constantly tested by unsanctioned desires (and her love of poker). I loved that her sense of duty always won and that she challenged out-dated traditions. Arianna is a character you will remember, and is quite possibly my top character of 2016!

    Him: …*fans face* Enough said.

    The World:

    Holy vampire sparkles, my favourite part. Though I always love the worlds created by Jaymin Even and Leia Stone (both together and separately), in this novel they have really taken pains to add depth and complexity. They even made up a game! ...That I would really like to play. It sounds like Settlers of Catan – paranormal styles. The customs within each sect are well thought out; The etiquette, the map, the powers and transformations – all so well crafted.

    The Readability:

    Could not put it down. These two know the ropes.

    Professionally edited. Suitable for 15 years and over.

    Final Verdict:

    Fans of this duo who thought nothing could beat Hive are going to be in bookworm heaven with this read. And if you are new to Jaymin Eve and Leia Stone, this is a great book to start with. Eagerly awaiting the sequel.

    Favorite Quote:

    “Are those mac and cheese balls wrapped in bacon?”

    Calista smiled. “Yes, the queen’s chef is quite exquisite. Promised that we could anything the heirs’ hearts desired. I told him you ate like a five-year-old and so he came up with this.”

  • Jackie *Fire and Ice Book Reviews*
    Dec 17, 2016

    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!

  • Chamonix
    Jan 12, 2017

    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 fasted 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 a joke because

    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 fasted 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 a joke because obviously Arianna is the most special, most powerful Queen Heir evererer. First she lives in a palace with all the luxuries of life ruling over the Bronx. Mind we never hear about how she rules as alpha because, nope she's a super heir and automatically gets appointed a pack with happy adorable sidekicks and has been ruling since she was 16 of course. You know how many 16 year olds get appointed into leadership positions? Fucking 0. Because they arn't people yet, they're raging balls of hormones that are more interested in boys and shopping and fashion and their bleeding hearts. Everyone is described as supermodels of course but none of the side characters ever get developed, they're all just Ari's minions. Off she tromps to become queen because the old one kicked the bucket. Obviously the trials she goes through are laughably easy for her, she's the best in all the boroughs at mecca chest don't you know. And of course in the second test where she has to touch a mystical marvellous crystal, her rival passes, but Arianna? She lights up like a fucking Christmas tree letting us know that she is the chosen one. Gifted at formulating war strategies even though she lets everyone else do the planning.

    OH what's this a handsome SEVEN FOOT TALL bear-man promptly shows ups and saves her, all the while, kissing her twice (once against her will? Who the fuck kisses strangers willy-nilly? Oh wait they kissed 5 years ago on a summer holiday when they were 15).

    OH AM I NOT MAKING SENSE? Because the story is literally written as choppily as my review. Jumping from one fucking plot point to the next. Wolf-Queen-Heir - Extinct faeries - Murder mystery - Fuzzy-man-bear-love-interest. I'VE GOT WHIPLASH, WHERES MY NECKBRACE?

    Just.... It's exhausting. Every chapter Arianna suddenly gains a new gift or talent that makes her better than everyone else. It's not realistic, in fact this book is purely hedonistic indulgence for the authors whom, I'm sure, sucked each other off as they wrote this thing.

    I'm still reading it tho because everyone needs a little hedonism to jack off to.

  • Jessi (Novel Heartbeat)
    Feb 09, 2017

    You had me at "crown of wolf shifters."