Review – White Raven


White Raven


A Demon’s Guide to the Afterlife #2


Kel Carpenter & Aurelia Jane


Reverse Harem


An alpha wolf, a seductive vampire, and a dominant fae all walk into a bar. What do they have in common?

Being mated to me, apparently.
My dreams of retirement crashed and burned when the rogue shifter bit me. Not only have I changed into something neither world has ever seen before, but my mission just became even more impossible. To find the answers about what I am, I enlist the help of an infamous ex-poltergeist, a shifter freak, and my least favorite pigeon.
What a team we make.
Oh, and did I forget to mention that my mate’s bloodthirsty daughter is awake and hunting my ass now? Because that’s a thing too.
I have no idea, but we have every intention of finding out.
An angel is playing games with me, but little do they know—I’ve got three alphas by my side, and this dark horse plays for keeps.


4stars rating

I just have to say it… I absolutely LOVED the recap at the start!!! There were already several things I had totally forgotten, but Hades saved the day in a totally Hades fashion 😀
As in the previous book, scenes and environments were well described and clear.

Character development:

After the bombshells that were dropped in the first instalment, I really wanted to say that everything calmed down a bit, but that would be a lie 🙂
In between all the action and revelations, this book really had them all getting used to the idea of being together. Together in the same house, together as Fury’s mates,… and this wasn’t an easy thing, for any of them.
Fury’s a badass demon hybrid 😀 While she felt a bit more passive in this instalment, I still really liked her. She’s fun and had my kind of humour. She never gave up and had a decent head on her shoulders.
Roman, Dorian and Ezra, all had their issues but going forward they need to get their heads in the game or they will lose everything, including Fury.
What I liked was that they all felt real. Again, not just the main characters, but side characters as well. I mean, what about Jules, she is so cool! 😀 I cant wait to get to know more about her!

Pacing & Flow:

I actually didn’t read it in one go (yeah, I know… shocker!) as I had so much other work to do, UGH!
But that said, the pacing and flow were really good. It read super smooth and never felt rushed or drawn out.
There was a lot of action going on, but well balanced with the conversations that kept the story moving forward.

The book itself:

The book itself was well written with no (noticeable) errors. There is sex described (if that is important to you).
The book was 436 pages long, spread over 31 chapters and told from different points of view (though mainly Fury’s).

Final Thoughts:

I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy of this book and all in all it was a good and enjoyable read. A good follow up from the first instalment that set the stage perfectly for the third book. While it felt a bit slower than the first, there was still a lot of action and some major reveals going on!