Sunday, January 8, 2017

Review: Queen Heir

Author Jaymin Eve, Leia Stone
Format e-book
Print Length 250 pages
Publisher Self
Published Dec. 13, 2016

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 century, and her power is beyond reckoning.

Or so Arianna believes, right up until the final tolling of the bells. The queen has fallen. Four heirs will now fight it out for the crown.

Let the summit begin. 

My Opinion

Arianna is a queen heir, one of four. All of who are in the running to become the new queen of the wolf shifters. She has been raised for this moment her whole life, with her trusted advisor by her side. There will be a series of test, and the last heir standing becomes the queen. The summit, where the wolf council performs the series of test for the heirs will place Arianna in even more danger. She doesn’t care, her purpose to obtain the crown so she can figure out who killed the queen. 

Arianna is a girl who never thought for one second she would be queen. Why should she when the Red Queen has ruled for about a hundred years. Yes, she went through the training and she took it seriously but she had no ambition to become queen. Then her life gets flipped upside down. She lands on her feet and rolls with the punches. There is more to the queens murder than meets the eye and it will take her working closely with the bear king to figure everything out.

Kade is every bit of alpha bear as you would expect him to be. He does defer to Arianna a lot, as she has more of the territory to rule. He seems to want her to succeed as wolf queen and that is different from previous bear kings. There is a definite attraction between the two yet both of them are fighting it. The wolves and bears are forbidden to mate. It will be interesting to see if this attraction goes anywhere. My favorite scenes were when Arianna and Kade were together.

Arianna and Kade find themselves in a situation that no ruler wants to be in. A hidden enemy has unmasked themselves and now they must protect their people. Finding an ally among the enemy may be harder than they think. 

Queen Heir is a great first book in a series, that looks to be five books deep. It has a lot of world building, that flowed with the story so you did not get bored. There are enough questions left over that you can’t help but go and one-click the second book in the series. It is up for pre-order right now.

My Rating 4 out of 5 stars

Favorite Quote “Absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

Other People

Violet- bestie, seer
Finn- her familiar
Calista- her mentor
Gerald- bear king’s advisor

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