Book Review: Queen Mecca (NYC Mecca #4), Leia Stone & Jaymin Eve

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By: Leia Stone
Jaymin Eve

Length: 386 pages

Published: December 15th 2017

Rating: two-stars 1/2


The Winter Queen has declared war on the shifters of New York City. She is coming to destroy Arianna, and everyone she cares about. But she has not anticipated one thing: bear and wolf are learning to work together. The five boroughs are united for the first time in hundreds of years and they are not going to let a little ice storm rip them apart.

Arianna has a little ice in her veins too, and she is not afraid to use it to save the ones she loves. Though unleashing her powers, unleashes something she was not expecting. A darkness which could tear her apart. A darkness which could consume her soul.

Arianna will need the support of her friends, and the shifters she rules, now more than ever. Because when this storm hits, not everyone will survive.


Well what I drug out for far longer than I intended too. I loved the start of this series the whole though, I waited for the next book to be released. Then when Queen Mecca finally it my kindle I kept putting it off. I didn’t want to be let down. It seems to be the theme for me this years the final books seem to not believing up to their previous leg of the series.

Sadly this book did not break that cycle.

When we first met Arianna in book one she was training to become a fierce Queen, She was strong and powerful and held her own ground while protecting those she cared most for, but by the time book 4 has come around she seems so consumed by her relationship that with every action she decided is necessary to take to win the war it seems to stem around Kade and their relationship. I get that they are trying to merge not just their two worlds but now the world of Fae also, but it no longer seemed that Ari was able to stand on her own two feet.

I was disappointed that this series seemed to be more than the romance and lacking on the action that seemed to be built up through the other books.

Orignal cover

I also found the new cover to be off-putting. The character look stiff with each other. They are supposed to be madly in love, but it seems as though they are having an awkward 6th grade slow dance. I do however think the remake of the covers for book 1-3 are remarkable.

The plot still while thicken just enough to keep me reading and wanting a conclusion was dry. The connections seemed arbitrary. It felt like an ending to series I had never read. I found the use of magic (Dark, Mecca, Fae) to be used to the fullest potential and was really the driving force behind the story. Which was both a good and bad aspect. Good because it kept things moving but bad because it seemed be the only factor linking the works.

It just didn’t cut it for me.



8 thoughts on “Book Review: Queen Mecca (NYC Mecca #4), Leia Stone & Jaymin Eve

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  1. It is disheartening when the final book falls flat after you’ve become so invested in the series.


    1. It’s seems to be a theme for me this year. None of the final books I’ve read so far have done much for me. Hopefully that will end soon.


  2. Its always hard when you read an amazing book and you’re not sure if the sequal will live upto expectations. I would probably give this a miss only for the fact that fantasy really isn’t my thing (I like fantasy but I can’t get into books or film, weird) I do love the book art though!


  3. I much prefer the original cover to the new one, I agree with you the characters look really awkward, the other cover is stunning and definitely makes me want to pick it up more! So sorry to read this book wasn’t a hit with you.


  4. What a bummer that this book didn’t live up to your expectations!! It sounds like the authors got kind of lazy, perhaps? Hopefully the next series you read won’t be as much of a let down!


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