Review: Nevermore by Dannika Dark

Posted February 12, 2019 by Lorna in Reviews / 24 Comments

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Review: Nevermore by Dannika Dark

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Series: Crossbreed #6
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on January 13, 2018
Pages: 338
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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The Delight

Raven Black is a crossbreed vampire/mage in love with Irish vampire, Christian Poe. This time though, she’s upset with him so she returns home to her father for a visit. Until recently her father thought she had died a decade before when she was first turned. Instead of working with Keystone on a case, she gets involved in her father’s major problems of the shifter lion sort and it’s not very pretty. Why is this the delight for me? Because I think Dark could write anything and I would love it as she is just that good of a writer. Just a heads up, it’s really hard to write a review on the sixth book in a series without spoilers-so there will be some about previous books.


Raven is on her own, at least at first, in this sixth book of the Crossbreed series. Her father, Crush, is just as crusty as ever, but adores Raven and is pleased to have her back home. Now that she knows that Crush is a trusted human in the Breed world, she is finally allowed to have a relationship with him again. Angry at Christian for not telling her about her dad’s status, she is on leave from her work with Keystone, the clandestine group that helps guard the world from Breed criminals. It’s not long before she is pulled into her father’s huge mess after his dealings with a lion shifter pride. On Christian’s side, he is going crazy wanting Raven to come back home. When someone from his past enters his life again, it causes major problems for both Raven and Christian.

Raven is the best as a kick ass crime fighter with a twist of vulnerability when it comes to her father and Christian. She might be a killer at times in her job, but she loves Christian, her dad, and cares about the members of her team at Keystone. She’s willing to give it all up for both her dad and Christian and is loyal to a fault at times. Raven’s the epitome of the complex urban fantasy heroine with a heart. Her banter with other characters and Christian is epic at times and she’s not afraid to stand up to the bad guys. Can you tell that I adore her character? Christian is a vampire and Dark’s version of a vampire are that they are not to be trusted, can charm a person to do their bidding, can shadow walk, and while they can eat food, most would rather not. They are fast, have super hearing and are very strong. Most don’t go around drinking human blood indiscriminately, and actually don’t need to drink all that often. So yes, he is a vampire, but he’s also  vulnerable when it comes to Raven and actually very trustworthy towards her and Keystone. He uses his gifts in his job and to protect Raven when he needs to. We learn even more about his backstory and it’s every bit as compelling as I suspected it might be. Other members of Keystone are important even if Raven isn’t staying at the mansion. I have so many favorite characters in that motley crew of paranormals that it would be hard to pick a favorite. And I absolutely loved Raven’s father and how much he loved Raven.

I continue to enjoy so many aspects of this series. I love that Dark has kept her world building the same from one series to the next and we learn more and more about Breed with each installment. And while this book doesn’t involve a mystery case as usual, it does involve a murderous lion shifter pride that I wanted to take out myself! Never a dull moment when Raven is around. Dark also continues to add nuances to her characters and I continue to marvel at her storytelling ability. I thought the romance in this one was much deeper and Christian shows his romantic side on at least a couple of occasions. Always nice to see other sides of Christian.

Highly recommended to adult urban fantasy and paranormal romance readers. You’re missing out if you are still not reading Dannika Dark. I’m going to say “I told you so” for after you actually start reading her. If you already read her, then you already know.


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I’m a lifetime book addict and currently own nine Kindles, with only six still working. I do tend to wear them out! They pretty much are my favorite technology-well that and my cell phone. Okay, yes and my laptop. I spent most of my life in Kentucky, but moved to Maryland in my attempt to get closer to the the ocean a few years ago. Being retired helps. I have a B.S. degree in law enforcement with a minor in sociology, but never really worked in my major. Instead, I spent my entire adult life working in the medical field in some capacity. After retiring(early), I found my passion in reviewing books for a couple of blogs and I love it. My author favorites include, Dannika Dark, Amber Lynn Natusch, J.T. Geissinger, Colleen Hoover, Samantha Towle, K.A. Tucker, Karina Halle, Sarina Bowen, J.R. Ward, Mariana Zapata, Dianne Duvall, and I could go on and on. I read many different genre’s, but still like a romantic element in most, if not all of them.

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Sophia Rose
2 years ago

Another hit! No surprise, though. I keep looking at the books from the first series by her that I bought and really need to get busy and read/listen to them. 🙂

Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict

Oh I agree 100%! Dark is phenomenal! I adore Raven and Christian. Having her back together with her dad will make her a lot more content I think because she won’t be alone. She never really was alone with the Keystone crew, but her relationship with her dad was one she missed daily and I was glad to see she could get back to that. I loved Nevermore and can’t wait for the next one. I think Dark said there are going to be 3 more. I’m SO happy!

2 years ago

Me too! I can’t wait for the next one either. My favorite author.

Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)

One day I’ll try this series. Thank’s for the review!

2 years ago

You should. She’s just such a great author.

2 years ago

I really like really need to try this author!!!!

2 years ago
Reply to  Melliane

I agree! She’s auto buy for me.

Carole rae
2 years ago

vampire/mage?? interesting! I like it.

2 years ago
Reply to  Carole rae

These Mage characters are not the ones most books portray them as. Dark has her own take on them.

Mary Kirkland
2 years ago

I haven’t read this author but dang I love a good story with vampires in it.

2 years ago
Reply to  Mary Kirkland

Christian is just such the bad boy vampire too. Irish with snark for days!

Carole @ Carole's Random Life in Books

This is an author that I really need to read soon. It seems like everyone loves her work and it sounds like something I would enjoy. I am glad this one worked so well for you.

2 years ago

She’s actually my favorite author so I love all of her work. I recommend her to everyone I can.

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer

Yes, despite the lack of a case or mystery there was plenty of action and suspense. Wonderful review. I too love this world and all of her series.

Anne - Books of My Heart

Everyone loves these books. I hope to get to them. Sooner than later. I had to skim a bit since I haven’t read the series.

Melanie Simmons
2 years ago

I’m getting caught up on this series. I’ve listened to four books now, I think. I can’t wait to get to this one.

2 years ago

I’m glad you are liking these too! They are so good.

2 years ago

I might check out this author one day as I keep hearing good things about her books. That sounds nice she has the chance to talk with her father again now. I like how you describe the characters, they sound great.

2 years ago
Reply to  Lola

Her characters are all great. She really is my favorite author. Well worth trying one of her series. They all take place in the same world.

Naomi Hop
2 years ago

I know! You’ve told me countless times to read Dannika Dark, and I still haven’t! Sounds like this is continuing to be a great series! Awesome Review!

2 years ago
Reply to  Naomi Hop

I hope you read her one day soon. It’s really worth it Naomi. Besides, I want my I told you so moment!