Nightshifted ~ Cassie Alexander

  • Title: Nightshifted
  • Author: Cassie Alexander
  • Series: Edie Spence #1
  • Genre: UF, Paranormal
  • Format: eBook
  • Source: Own Copy
  • Reviewer: Soo
  • Rating: 3 out of 5

Description:  From debut author Cassie Alexander comes a spectacular new urban fantasy series where working the nightshift can be a real nightmare. Nothing compares to being Nightshifted.

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…

Review:  3.5 Stars

What an odd story. This is definitely one of those stories I read because I was wondering what would come up next.

Edie is a night shift nurse at County Hospital. You would think that’s pretty normal. Except no one really knows about the ward she works in. It’s called Y4 and you can only get there if you have a special badge. There’s also a higher percentage for being hired for it if you have a drug addict brother, like Edie. Y4’s patients are different. You could even say extraordinary. They’re all the supernatural creatures and things that you don’t believe in because vampires, werewolves, ghosts and dragons aren’t real. Duh! Except they are.

The book is like a mash up of short stories & odd ideas that are thrown together and loosely make sense. Sort of. I’m a fan of the possessed cd player that talks in German but Edie doesn’t speak German… I could look pass several holes in plot but I didn’t care for the big ones that popped up during the most important snaz of the story. Definitely on the fence about the Haitian boyfriend that leaves town. Uhm. Dead flesh. Eek.

All in all, this book has been a refreshing read and my curiosity made me read it till the very end. Onwards to Moonshifted!

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