Current Reading Mood: Urban Fantasy
Quote of the day: “I’d have been dead a long time ago if not for my friends, one of whom had just jumped off the cliff after me.
I’d have been a lot more appreciative if he hadn’t pushed me first." Cassandra Palmer ― Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Review: Nightshifted by Cassie Alexander

Nightshifted (Edie Spence, #1)Nightshifted by Cassie Alexander

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…

I've had my eye on this book for the last few times I've visited my local book store. Am I ever happy I finally decided to pick it up. It was fast paced, gritty and at times, down right gruesome. It was great.

For the last few weeks, I've been in a reading rut. It took me two days to read this novel, not because it wasn't good, it was the opposite in fact, but because I seem to have so many other things going on that I can't sit still long enough to finish a book.
I'm so glad I sat and read this one, because I found an awesome new, dark world with interesting and  mysterious characters and I'm back on my reading track.

Edie is a interesting character. A Nurse on the Y4, a dangerous ward with supernatural beings and dark vibes. She's good at what she does, but even she makes mistakes. One mistake effected her more than she'd ever imagined. Things spiralled into choas in Edie's life, but she won't go down without a fight! I can't wait to see what happens next with Edie and Ti. I also want more Asher, Meaty and Anna.

When I read the authors bio at the back of the book, I wasn't surprised to see she's also a registered nurse. The lingo was that of a trained nurse. It had me confused a time or two. But I'm glad to see hospital lingo brought into a UF instead of the usual police. It's nice for a change. (There are many police related UF that I love, but I like a change once in a while.)

All things said, this is a fantastic new urban fantasy that I hope makes it big. The world Cassie Alexander has created is unique and attention grabbing. I can't wait to see what happens next! Come on November!

My Rating:
This is one book you don't want to miss! 
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