Author: Cassie Alexander
Series: Book #1 in the Edie Spence trilogy
Release Date: 22 May 2012
Number of pages: 352 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Source: review copy provided by author for review
Purchasing Info: Goodreads, Author's Website, Amazon, Kindle store, Book Depository, Read an excerpt
Grade: 3.5 stars
Goodreads appetizer: From debut author Cassie Alexander comes a spectacular new urban fantasy series where working the nightshift can be a real nightmare.
Nursing school prepared Edie Spence for a lot of things. Burn victims? No problem. Severed limbs? Piece of cake. Vampires? No way in hell. But as the newest nurse on Y4, the secret ward hidden in the bowels of County Hospital, Edie has her hands full with every paranormal patient you can imagine—from vamps and were-things to zombies and beyond...
Edie’s just trying to learn the ropes so she can get through her latest shift unscathed. But when a vampire servant turns to dust under her watch, all hell breaks loose. Now she’s haunted by the man’s dying words—Save Anna—and before she knows it, she’s on a mission to rescue some poor girl from the undead. Which involves crashing a vampire den, falling for a zombie, and fighting for her soul. Grey’s Anatomy was never like this ...
I'd never known a doctor-nurse relationship to survive--unless one of them was a shrink, or a dentist.
LOL, I loved that quote! :-D
Verdict: Nightshifted started with a unique and exciting premise (as well as a fantastic cover ;-) and while the story wasn’t light, I enjoyed getting to know the characters and universe Cassie Alexander has created. Edie was a credible and unusual heroine, whom I liked all the more for being such an ordinary and relatable person. Be warned that most of the little mysteries and plot lines won’t be wrapped up by the end, so take that into account if you are planning on reading Nightshifted as a standalone. With a universe richly populated with vampires, zombies, shifters, weres and dragons I’m sure Cassie Alexander has much more thrilling adventures planned for the Edie Spence series, and I’m looking forward to them!
Order of the series:
Book 1 - Nightshifted
Book 2 - Moonshifted
Book 3 - Shapeshifted
Read my dual review with Alisha at Book Lovers Inc.