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(Raven Crawford #2)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  536 ratings  ·  75 reviews
Rundown waitress, part-time private investigator, and half-fae shifter, Raven Crawford, always gets the opposite of what she wants most. She works two jobs but can’t pay the bills. Her confrontation with Queen Lloth has unexpected and unfortunate consequences, and her love life is a hot mess.

With failure and disappointment honed to painful perfection, Raven’s life is riddl
Kindle Edition, 290 pages
Published November 25th 2019 by JCM Publications
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Jan 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I received a free copy from the publisher via Netgalley and chose to leave a voluntary review. Thank you!*

I think I read this book even faster than the last and I think I even liked it better than the last as well. Of course it could have been because we got passed the insta lust at this point to.
We get a lot more into the events of the underworld and the consequences of the events in last book. Raven unknowingly bit of more than she can swallow (lol for those who read the book).
Aug 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
A great follow up to Conspiracy of Ravens. I like the mix of both the worlds and the way this plot really brought the two together. You get a feel for the divide and pull Raven must feel being born from both. The fact that she is part of the Others but also very uninformed about them as a whole and her role in their world is endearing and exciting to stumble around learning with her on the fly as the reader. It's fun to see her abilities grow and I am enjoying the journey. It feels like there's ...more
Dec 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Raven is back and has trouble following close behind. Raven just can’t seem to keep the problems at bay but while she is facing her adversaries there is tons of witty banter, a hot as heck fae lord and a quirky family all coming into play.

Raven receives a gem as a tip and soon after things start happening. Her ex’s new girl friend comes in to higher her as a PI. And, that is how it all begins…

Fast paced, lots of witty and intelligent dialogue and a fantastic plot.

Following the first installment
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
NEVERMORE is the second book in the Raven Crawford series and we return to Raven as she is still adjusting to what happened at the end of book 1 and the death of the Corvid Queen.

I say that some of the instances in this book are not a surprise, but then I don't think they were intended to be. What you do get is the continuation of the story, with sass and snark in handfuls, steam that melts your Kindle, and a story that just keeps getting better.

I loved how Raven is still at her dead-end job wit
Eva Millien
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
She’s a rundown waitress, part-time investigator and half-fae shifter who always gets the opposite of what she wants. Raven Crawford is working two jobs but can’t pay the bills, her confrontation with Queen Lloth has some unexpected and unfortunate consequences and her latest case is leading to a group of hell-bent on destruction and could make her another casualty in a war between the Mortal Realm and the Underworld.

Readers are hooked from the very first page of this highly suspenseful and exci
Baileys Book Babble
I received a copy of this via Netgalley for an honest review.
I started this book knowing it was the second book in a series and willing to risk not know what was going on. Five pages in I realized "oooo this is going to be GOOD" so I went back and read the first book. I am so glad I did because it is absolutely necessary in understanding the characters motivations.
This series is fast paced and also full of building suspense. Looks like a new favorite for me and I cant wait to recommend it to all
Regina Kiddy
Feb 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved Ravens and Coles story! Raven is half other. After killing the Corvid Queen she unknowingly becomes Queen! Between her jobs as a PI, waitressing she must learn how to use her new powers! Who better to teach her then the Dark Fae of shadow assassin’s himself!

I read and reviewed this advanced complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley
Nov 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
I gave it 3.5 stars

Raven's snarky dialog and couldn't care less attitude continue to shine in book two of the Raven Crawford series.

One of my favorite things about this series has been the characters. Not only do I enjoy Raven and Cole, but her family shines through the pages too. I enjoy the relationship they share and the way they interact.

The relationship between Raven and Cole continues to grow in NEVERMORE. There is still a lot of back and forth between the two, but when they finally get o
InD'tale Magazine
Rating: 3.5/5.0

Book two of the Raven Crawford series is a paranormal fantasy world of intrigue.

Read full review in the 2020 February issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great escape

I enjoyed this journey through the magic realistic world of the Raven Crawford stories. I love a strong female character even when she has the same flaws as the rest of us. I can’t wait to keep reading.
Dec 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites, netgalley
4.5 stars

I am just loving this series. Raven is such a perfect character to me, and putting her with Cole just makes it all better. I love how she doesn't jump to conclusions or automatically think the worst of Cole, and I truly love how she knows she doesn't always need a guy to protect or take care of her but will willingly let him when she knows it's better that way. I will say that this book did not have as much excitement as I was expecting considering the end of the last one, but that in n
T.M. Payne
Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Book Review: Nevermore (Raven Crawford, #2)
Author: J.C. McKenzie
My Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by: Tammy Payne- Book Nook Nuts

We get book two in this fantastic new series and oh whole lotta action is going on.
Raven is still learning exactly what It meant to kill the Corvid Queen. And on top of that bag of worms, she has two PI cases to handle. One she knows is likely more heartache it involves Robert... The only thing that is constant in her life is her family. Cole is back in her life and s
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Raven gets some much needed answers to questions left from the first book. She also gets a lot more than she has bargained for. Killing Queen Lloth has caused some major repercussions that Raven (ready or not) has to deal with. Unfortunately for Raven, her slimy ex makes a return and his new fiancée is not the biggest fan of the Fae Shifter. While juggling work at the diner, two investigation cases that may or may not be linked and new duties that have been dropped on her, Raven will need all th ...more
May 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
After how book 1 ended Raven seems to be in denial but then she has help. This one had the mystery, suspense, and paranormal but could skip some of the world building and focus on the story and how Raven's life has changed somewhat. But it is not all cupcakes but instead there is something going on and she somehow ends up in the middle. The same characters both good and bad are back and made me laugh and groan like the first book. And the ending was stellar and makes me need the next one to see ...more
thewoollygeek (tea, cake, crochet & books)
Absolutely love these books they are flipping amazing, just love Raven so much and Cole obviously, but Raven is just kickass without being perfect or unbeatable, she’s human and having to learn. I love the fact it’s not an instant learning overnight and she’s Superbad , but that she struggles and is weak and needs help. But she’s so snarky, it’s fabulous. Would love to see more of Bear in these books or a spin off one day. At the moment just can’t wait for the next book
Rachel Joi Maples
May 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
loved this book by J.C. McKenzie! ... well developed characters and engaging storyline
Jo-Ann Carson
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved the first book in this trilogy, Conspiracy of Ravens,  and the second did not disappoint. J.C. McKenzie's rich prose pulled me into an evocative world of shadows and light, where shifter Raven Crawford struggles to survive. The author's trademark wit made me laugh, and the love story made me sigh. I highly recommend it for readers who like their fantasy dark. It's a kick-ass urban fantasy. ...more
Dec 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
A very average read with some really annoying little idiosyncracies and one very hot fae lord.
Red Ink Book Reviews
Nevermore (Raven Crawford, Novel #2) – J. C. McKenzie

I was given an advanced copy of this book so I could provide an honest review.
Nevermore is the second book in the Raven Crawford series. I haven’t read anything by this author previously, nor have I read the first book in this series. The first thing about this book that bragged my attention was definitely the cover. I know the old saying “you should never judge a book by its cover”, but I’ll be completely honest here. I totally judged the boo
Jan 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
(review request submitted by the author for an honest critique)

When I read Conspiracy of Ravens (book one), I was immediately drawn into the story. Every character, no matter how big or small their role, captivated me. I liked the good guys/gals and even found myself warming up to the questionable characters as well.

After reading Nevermore (book two), I can safely say it shared similar qualities with its predecessor: suspense, mystery, love, passion, shocking developments, humor, action, and pl
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes a book has the ability to grab you ...and you find yourself unable to stop reading it until it’s over and then you wait in anticipation for the next installment. Nevermore was just this type of book. I found the pacing of the story, the mystery and the revelations to be just right to draw me in and to maintain my attention and enjoyment. It appears as though Raven is evolving and with the knowledge...comes great responsibility. She’s growing as a woman and in her powers and both will r ...more
This book was received as an ARC from J.C. McKenzie in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

I was thrilled to see that there was a sequel to the Raven Crawford series and the turmoil that she has gone through with her twin shifting into the most powerful Fae. Now having her shifting in control, Raven still struggles with living her new life working two jobs and still having enough money to be broke. All of her life struggles are stil
Nov 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received this novel from net galley and the publisher. Thank you! All thoughts and opinions are my own.
An enjoyable novel to the Raven Crawford series! Still more magic and mayhem, more secrets and conspiracies, more trouble and danger, and so much more! Raven gets a bombshell dropped on her and even though she has this undeniable attraction to Cole, Lord of the Shadows, he still does not tell her everything, but some of it is justifiable. Raven, her "dad", and brother Mike have a few more PI
Ashley Reyes
Jan 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review from Netgalley.

This is the second book in the series, and picks up a bit after the end of book one. Raven is still struggling at the diner, not sleeping well and unsure of her place in the new life she has. As a tip, she receives a pretty gem in lieu of a tip, by a man who calls her mo bhanrigh. Immediately after, her ex's new fiancée comes in looking for her professional help as a PI. From this point, everything moves fairly quickly- incl
Dec 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have been eagerly awaiting this book ever since the first book was released! The mythology involved sucked me in from the beginning, and ever since my mind has been waiting for more. Thankfully there is yet another book after this one, so I don't have to say goodbye just yet. Hooray! The characters are engaging, I really want a spin-off story about Raven's brother, Bear, and hopefully her other siblings get a story as well. Her family is so colorful and feel alive to me as a reader, which is t ...more
Diana Brown
Dec 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you Netgalley for the copy of Nevermore by J.C. McKenzie to review. This is book 2 of the Raven Crawford series, and after enjoying the first book, I knew I had to continue reading about Raven and Cole! Raven is waitress, and part-time private investigator for the family business, but as a half-fae shifter her life has always been complicated but her life has been recently turned upside by discovering she is the offspring of Odin, and her recent deadly fight with Queen Lloth has brought so ...more
Dec 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
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Review posted in its entirety at

"If you're looking for a quick, easy sort of fast food novel, this might be the one for you. The author is not bad and the story is a relatively typical one. The protagonist accidentally becomes more powerful and has to figure out what to do with the changes that causes, while dealing with a lot of incoming drama.

Personally, I struggled through it, but mostly because there were a couple of things that kept bugging me.. but I kept reading
This was first published on my blog " Lecture toute une Aventure"

A very good urban fantasy story , it could perhaps be read even if you haven't gotten book 1 first but i really recommend you to read in order to see how the characters evolve and to get a better immersion in this universe which get a little darker with each book.

It's a great mix of shifters, fae, mythology figures etc but of course also some humans not all of them with good intentions. This time Raven discover slowly the con
Feb 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Pat Amsden
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
This continues the story of Raven and she’s learning more about what it means to be the queen of Corbin’s and her new powers. Nothing comes without strings particularly for Raven.She’s still a waitress and private eye while she struggles to pay off debts racked up by a scummy ex. And while he’s not back in her life as a boyfriend his girlfriend wants the dirt on him. Turns out the person he’s meeting is also connected to a WCB disability scammer they’re tracking. The dark lord, who it must be sa ...more
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J. C. McKenzie is a book loving, gumboot-wearing, unapologetic science geek. She predominantly writes urban fantasy and post-apocalyptic dystopian fantasy with strong romantic elements. When she’s not spinning tales, she’s in the classroom sharing her passion for science and mathematics while secretly warping the young impressionable minds of our future to carry out her evil plans for world domina ...more

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