Queen Heir by Jaymin Eve and Leia Stone
or:…. girls why?
Summary: 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.
This book so wasn’t what I thought it was.
I don’t really know what I expected. I don’t even remember where I heard of this book. It must have been in a book haul on youtube.
This was a total, unequivable dud
Which is a big disappointment, because the premise and the world that the two ladies built was interesting. They spent little- to- no time fleshing anything out; characters, plot lines, abilities, the world as a whole and it’s history, NOTHING WAS COOKED!
It was what I imagined a cake made by a 3 year old with no supervision and infinite resources, tastes like.
Someone desperately needs to send these ladies writing help.
The main character was one of the most annoying characters I’ve ever read, and the supporting characters were appallingly 2-D. The limited characters of merit and promise had one line to say before they faded into oblivion. Everyone was there to serve as a bad plot devise.
Eve and Stone mashed this together with little regard for any introspection or genuine story telling. This reeks of a money deal gone wrong. They’ve tried to cash in on the “strong female” character, and failed so miserably that reading this character’s point of view is like getting a bad wax from some shady back alley ‘salon’.
What makes me mad is how much potential was wasted. This could have been a fantastic story; the world was interesting and fresh (rare in YA), and they had an interesting complication developing. BUT MY GOD. This was a second-hand Audi in a car wreck.
I nearly stopped reading so many times. But as is often the case with these sort of hot mess books, you cant look away, because you want to see how much worse this tom muckery gets. I wanted to see how far it could slide down into awfulness, and I was curious to see how desperate they would get to make it all tie in and make sense.
They got pretty damn desperate.
This whole story was likely written in half an hour, while these two ladies were under the influence. Or one gave it to a 12 year old girl during a creative writing exam.
They could have fleshed this out and spent so much time and effort, but they rushed and hacked at so many scenes which could have been fantastic.
AUGH! WHERE IS THE JUSTICE IN THE FICTION WORLD?!
I’m calling it, this is definitely making onto my worst list of this year (its only March but it’s safe to put this one on there!)