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Ravenheart

(Crossbreed #2)

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4.38  ·  Rating details ·  5,061 ratings  ·  341 reviews
“WE ALL HAVE SECRETS, RAVEN. DARK ONES. EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US.”

Two weeks after joining Keystone, Raven Black is ready to take on the world as a criminal hunter for hire. If only her partner wasn’t a bloodsucking Vampire with a penchant for getting under her skin. Despite her lavish surroundings, Raven misses the freedom of life without rules. And Keystone’s next assign
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Paperback, 328 pages
Published May 9th 2017 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published May 7th 2017)
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Dannika Dark
May 09, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Hilary
Apr 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ravenheart. Wow. Words fail me. I have been a major fan of Dark’s for years, having read all her published works, I never miss the chance to meet her brilliantly-crafted characters.

I was hesitant with this series, feeling something lacking with Keystone, when it was probably just my own hopes. But I decided to trust the woman who has brought me a new favorite novel repeatedly throughout the years, and let me tell you, RAVENHEART DELIVERS!

Ravenheart delivers more than I could have EVER hoped for
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Tink Magoo is bad at reviews
If I were to base my rating purely on the characters, world, and writing then it would be a 4. And if I were to base it on the plot it would be a 1 because it was so basic a 5-year-old could have pointed out the bad guy at 40% and wrapped the case up airtight at 60%. To me, that's not a good, thought out or clever plot. Knowing exactly how things are going to turn out and the reasoning behind it so early on doesn't create any suspense and made all the characters seem stupid, that was a major let ...more
☕️Kimberly
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-2017
If you follow my reviews, you may have noticed I have been devouring Dannika Dark's works. I began with the Seven series, then listened to the first book in Crossbreed only to discover a beloved character from the Mageri series was present. So in-between releases I listened to the first three audios in the Mageri series and holy cow am I glad I did.  Christian plays a significant role in RAVENHEART. All of the series are different, but all take place in the same world Dark created. It isn't nece ...more
Danielle (Danniegurl)
Took me all day but I finished at 2:39am lol.

I expect the relationship aspect may take a little longer and I can foresee obstacles. I still need to read about Christian in Mageri (even though I did read the series). I think I have the novella maybe the gift left.

In this book Raven is feeling a bit listless, they are between cases so the action isn't as packed as the last book. But the way Ms Dark does this makes it ok because it's a part of the investigation of things. Then comes a case with a s
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Pam Nelson
5 Ravenheart Stars

I quite enjoyed the first book, you get to know the world and how the story is going to work. So we have the bones of what this series is going to be.

So with the second book, we are already familiar with the characters.
I am a Raven and Christian fan!! But I also love Gem and Nico, and, and, and lol ok I love em all.

This one was filled with so much mystery and action and who done it.
I quite liked the sexual tension ridding a lot of the characters. But what I love the most wa
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Amanda
O Dannika Dark… You never cease to impress me. Ravenheart continues the story of Raven and Keystone as they solve mysteries and catch killers… you know, the usual. So if this was just an urban paranormal mystery it would have been a pretty juicy serial killer story. What really makes this series shine are all the amazing characters. This band of misfits has distinct personalities and it’s their interpersonal relationships that take an ok story and make it a great one. Also… it’s hilarious! It’s ...more
Lorna
(RabidReads.com)Well, she did it to me again. Dannika Dark remains the only author to give me cold chills while reading. Not only once this time, but twice. If you are a Mageri(her first series)fan, than you will understand completely after reading this more than worthy addition to her Cross-Breed series.

Raven, a cross-breed of both vampire and Mage, is still settling into her new role of working with a group named Keystone against Breed wrong doers. She’s been working against evil Breed members
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Sharon Mariampillai
Thank you Sharon J for recommending this series to me. This was not as good as the first book. The storyline was good. However, the heroine of the story was okay in this book. In the first book, I thought she was badass and sassy. In this book, she started to annoy me a little bit. She was not as smart as she was in the first book. I hope her characterization improves in the next book because I really did like her the first time, so it is sad to see a great character lack in the next book. Overa ...more
Melissa Bowman
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great book!!! I love crime solving paranormal books and this one didn't disappoint. I usually realize who the killer is before you're supposed to know, and this one was a great surprise I didn't see coming. I really loved how the characters share more and more about their lives as they begin to trust each other, and form a family. If you want to read a page turner that doesn't slow down, or get boring, you really have to pick this one up. Just make sure you read Keystone, the first book ...more
Sherri
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks-owned
Loved this book and loving the series! I actually read the 1st book, then I read the entire Mageri series. Now I realize the significance of Raven and Christian. I love how the Mageri series entangles with this new series. I am hoping we will see more characters from that series in future books. I was really touched by the "John" ghost and that he finally went home. Wow. Great series and a wonderful author!!
Jacqueline's Reads
Jul 22, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr
3 Stars

If you are in the right mood, The Crossbreed series can be really good. I wouldn’t call this a young adult book because there’s ZERO sex / steam, but I think the plot and some situations are a bit too much for the youngsters. So I’m kind of on the fence with this. I think if I wanted a very clean and SUPER SLOW burn read then this book is for you.

I mean this book is SUPER SLOW burn, I’m talking about the relationship between Raven and Christian is the back burner of the book. The main plo
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Update 9/4/17:

“No, thanks. I’m just curious what kind of words of seduction you use to catch your prey. Probably telling them they taste like the Dead Sea or something romantic like that.”

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh i see what you did there!!



A little slow at times but that sexual tension is crackling!! Can't wait to see how Christian and Raven's relationship will play out. I especially liked this little tidbit at the end:

"“Queen of Hearts.”
He stood up. “You mean ravenheart. Keepsakes are good f
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T.
May 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ravenheart, book 2 of the Crossbreed series, was a wonderful continuation of the Keystone story line. I'll have to admit, Christian is starting to grow on me-- I've always liked his one-liners, but after this book, I think there's more depth to him, and I look forward to seeing where the plot is going. Raven is a great protagonist, and noticeably different from Silver (from the Mageri series). It could have been so easy to mix the two women up, but Dark has made each woman unique, with distinct ...more
Emily
May 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love!!!

I am so happy with the second book in this series, it is perfect. I am excited to see how the story turns our, and to put together some of the foreshadowing I am sure Dannika Dark has Incorporated in the books. I eagerly look forward to the next book in this series!
Suz
Dec 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio, pnr, urban-fantasy
I liked this one much more than the first. I'm not sure if the reason is because I was in a better head space for it, because I hadn't just marathoned the entire original series from which this one was spun, or because it's just a better book. I suspect it's some combination of all three.

I didn't spend a lot of time rolling my eyes, the story was good although I figured the bad guy out before anyone else did, but I remained engaged throughout the book and see the MCs growth albeit subtle.

And Chr
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Jennifer
Sep 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5* better than the first book. Got a few chapters from other character's POVs than Raven's. The mystery in this one wasn't too complex but the way it developed and was resolved was original, interesting, and kept the readers attention. The world building also deepened in this story. Looking forward to reading the third and seeing Raven's and Christian's partnership develop.
Alaska Hults
May 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Worth Waiting for

Perhaps the greatest praise I can offer here is that I knew immediately who John was because his voice and manner were so consistent with his character in the Mageri series. Thank you for giving him another chance to be a hero, and for tying up that little thread.

I have loved Christian since he first arrived in the Mageri series, in spite of his imperfections, and there are many, he is fundamentally a good guy, and I am 100% team Christian in this series.

For my more circumspec
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Louise B
May 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow

Beautiful. Really really great read. I love that we are getting to know Raven more and the wonderful Christian. What I love most about Dannikas books is that every character every character reads like the book is about them... It makes reading her books a total pleasure and you can't help falling in love with her wonderful characters. (Thank you for the gift of John tears streaming, that was honestly perfect I knew who he was as soon as you described him! Cryptic note I am sorry but that's a
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Raquel (Rocki)
Feb 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-book, library
I fricken called it the whole time I knew he was the killer!!! Okay I didn't call it right away but after that scene where christian and her and the cop dude is in that restaurant together and he was calling Raven out about vampires I knew. Christian and her are getting close together even with him erasing that kiss I don't think that is going to stop them in the long run. I like how this series is progressing. Listening to the audio sometimes the people are hard to keep straight I mean I know w ...more
Jennifer
Sep 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ravenheart picks up where Crossbreed ended. Raven is apart of Keystone and learning more about her Mage and Vampire sides. Raven is just full of surprises and her team mates are learning she is more than meets the eye.

That slow burn romance is still building between Raven and Christian. I love the banter they have and some of the key elements of something that happened in the first book are starting to peak through. (Can’t say more without spoilers)

Another fun adventure with this mixed group of
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T.L. Fullerton
Jul 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I want more

From the Mageri Series to the Seven Series and now to the Crossbreed Series, Dannika Dark has created a world that is down right addicting. Every character has a story to tell. Even secondary characters have great dimension. Raven Black, as with all of Dark's female leads, is strong,flawed and somewhat broken. Her interactions with her fellow Keystone members allow her to grow and evolve into who she wants and needs to be. A definite must read.
Debra Jeakins
Jun 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
RAVENHEART (CROSSBREED #2) BY DANNIKA DARK is the second in the Keystone series which introduced the reader to the main character Raven Black, kickass former street person now part of the Keystone criminal hunter for hire group. Still trying to get her bearings with the group and find her niche, Raven is paired with handsome bloodsucking vampire Christian, who is a constant irritation to Raven. But, dead bodies are popping up on streets and Raven and the group must help find the killer

This is n
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Go DeArt
Jun 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 18+ and ALL my book friends
Recommended to Go by: 1-click author- Dannika Dark
Shelves: dannika-dark
New adventures, deeper character development and visiting with someone strangely familiar but not easily forgotten describes the complex woven web within the pages of Ravenheart. Book Two of Dannika Dark's new Crossbreed World has everything from allegorically wise old characters to novice young ones, each one with delft skill, growing fierce loyalty to each other and to Keystone. All characters are haunted by personal histories in a breed world they just don't fit into easily. However, the Keys ...more
Nereid
May 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
supernatural CSI

raven was a walking contradiction, tough as nails when hunting down a killer yet helpless when offered sanctuary. An interesting mix of characters whose supernatural talents make them great team yet along the way they have become a family. Raven and Christian's chemistry was dangerous taking them both into uncharted territory. I can't wait to read what happens next.
Hailee (haibooklovers)
Actual Rating: 3.5

I liked this one better than the first!
Rebecca Goss
May 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ravenheart is the second installment in the Crossbreed Series. Dark has successfully made all the characters in the Keystone group intriguing. They all have special skills and gifts associated with their breeds and work together as a team. Raven and Christian as partners is interesting because although they are attracted to each other, they also annoy each other. Raven seems to be learning to trust a little in this second book. She opens up some and lets people into her world. I like the way Dar ...more
Emilie Mcdonald
May 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book was just as intriguing and action packed as the first installment. While some parts were a little predictable in how it was going to play out (because come on, I couldn't believe that for a second), I still enjoyed every minute of it. I especially loved delving a little bit deeper into the various members of Keystone's background and learning more about them. I of course also enjoyed watching the continuing flirtationship between Raven and Christian, especially knowing that Christian s ...more
Sara
May 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm sooo loving this series!!
Faris
May 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh dear, did I love this. I love Raven and Christians interaction, the chemistry, the little things between them almost more than the big ones. Can't wait for the next one.
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