Deathtrap (Crossbreed #3) by Dannika Dark

Author’s synopsis

For Raven Black, hunting criminals is second nature. So is denial. It’s not easy moving forward with one foot stuck in the past. But a new case offers her a much-needed distraction when Keystone accepts their toughest assignment yet—to track down an elusive criminal who’s selling children on the black market.

Their investigation leads them deep into the underbelly of the Breed world, a place both treacherous and enticing. With no room for mistakes, Raven makes a tough decision to lock the door to her past before it interferes with her job. The only trouble? Christian holds the key.

The stakes are high, and a shocking twist turns everything on its head. Will they catch this criminal before more lives are lost? Find out in the latest edge-of-your-seat instalment of the Crossbreed series.

My Views

Addictive; this is how I would describe this series and this story is no exception. The hint of romance between Raven and Christian is the perfect accompaniment to danger, adventure, and the multitude of breed issues that surround them. In this instalment, we really start to get to know other members of Keystone which only adds to the addictive quality of this series.

Raven is the kind of character you can forgive anything. She can act like an idiot but that’s okay because the reader already loves her. Christian getting on your nerves? You still want him to pair up with Raven. It’s the magical mixture of flawed human nature, vulnerability, and an exceptionally well-built world that lures us in and Dark is the master of this kind of chemistry. Yes, I am fangirling right now.

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Ravenheart (A Crossbreed Novel #2) by Dannika Dark

Author’s Synopsis

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 assignment is about to test her self-control in more ways than one.

Dead bodies are popping up in the human district, and all signs point to a Breed serial killer. In order to catch him, Raven and Christian embark on a mission that takes their partnership into uncharted waters. Lives are at stake. Can Raven trust her instincts, or will she fall into a web spun from lies and deceit?

Time is running out in this pulse-pounding tale of dark secrets, murder, and forbidden desires.

My Views

I am hooked. This series just gets better which is exactly what I’ve come to expect from Dark’s work. Raven is a strong female lead who is not only capable of exploring her own emotions but is happy to share them with us. Christian is funny, charming, and annoying in equal quantities and I can’t wait to hear more from him. No spoilers, just wow. Best read via audiobook with Nicole Poole.

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Closer (Mageri) by Dannika Dark

Kane is the kind of man who keeps his life simple and secluded. His gift as a Sensor is too much for him to handle and his relationships with others suffer because of it. When he comes face to face with a human killer who specializes in the brutality of women, there is only one thing he can do. That action sparks off a chain of events that lead him to somewhere he thought he’d never go and that isn’t just Breed jail.

This insular part of the series is Kane’s story, and it is beautifully told, highly emotional, and really brings Kane into the world that Dark has created. The romance is laced with tragedy which really brings out the tears but it is beautiful, nonetheless.

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The Gift (Mageri #5.5) by Dannika Dark

It’s Christmas time and the whole extended family and friends group in the Mageri world gets together to celebrate. Simon is his usual sweet, funny self, Justus shows more romance than he ever thought was possible and Adam is still making googly eyes at Sadie but what really steals the show is Silver and Logan’s desire to have a child of their own.

This short Christmas addition to the series had me all sweetened up by the cute antics of each family member but if you’ve read Dark’s other series Seven (and I highly recommend that you do) then you will understand why I cried at the ending. Wow. This book might be smaller than Dark’s previous books, but it packs one hell of a punch.

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Risk (Mageri) by Dannika Dark

Ella is a difficult learner that Hannah can’t wait to be rid of. When Hannah arranges for Simon to train her learner, he doesn’t know what to expect but he certainly doesn’t expect her to be deaf. A mage with disabilities is unheard of in their world and he sets about putting the learner to the test. He soon finds out that not only is she a brilliant fighter who can compensate for her inability to hear but they have a unique gift between them.

Stepping out of Silver’s life and into Simon’s we get a different perspective of the Mageri world. Simon is the ultimate playboy with a liking for leather trousers and weird humour but he’s also a strategist which makes him one of the most interesting characters in Dark’s Mageri world.

Ella is a fantastic strong female with a unique sense of strength, humour, and abilities. Dark has a real talent for crafting brilliant, strong female leads and Ella has to be one of my favourites. She matches Simon’s intellect and compliments him in every way making me itch to read more about the couple.

The story has an ongoing theme to fit into the series but it also really explores a different side to the Mageri world and with every story I read this series just gets better.

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Shine (Mageri #5) by Dannika Dark

Silver’s talents explode when she is faced with a life or death experience and there’s no turning back. Justus can’t protect her and he has other things on his mind while Christian’s job as her guard becomes increasingly more difficult. When Silver’s lineage is finally fully revealed things begin to make sense but can she prove it before it’s too late?

This is not only another tearjerker from Dark but an all-out, epic tissue-fest. I listened to this book via the audio version which was handy because I could not put it down. The emotional content is finely woven and Silver’s character just gets better. What is amazing is that the reader can become so invested in all the characters within the series that it becomes quite addictive.

Dark has a serious talent for creating characters with emotional integrity and that is what readers crave.

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Gravity (Mageri #4) by Dannika Dark

Silver’s life is growing more and more complicated. There is more to her story than she thought was possible and her strengths show as she fights for those she loves. Her relationship with Logan is tested time and again but the Chitah remains by her side even when a new bond develops between her and her guard.

This series just gets better. Silver is such a strong character that her story alone would carry the book but add it to the unfolding lives of those around her and the story becomes a fully developed saga full of action, romance, heartbreak, humour, and everything in between.

This series is highly addictive and emotionally stirring, prepare to be completely immersed. I can also recommend the audio version of this story because the narrator is brilliant.

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