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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Review: Nightshifted by Cassie Alexander

Title: Nightshifted
Author: Cassie Alexander
Series: Edie Spence #1
Format: Paperback
Release Date: May 22nd, 2012
Length: Novel (331 pages)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Source: Purchased
Buy: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 3.5-stars

Melissa's Review:

Nightshifted is book one in the Edie Spence series. This series revolves around Edie Spence, a nurse that works in a secret hospital wing that takes care of paranormal patients. The patients range from dragons, zombies, vampires, you name it she's probably seen it. It's an interesting start to a new to me Urban Fantasy series, and I already know I'll be getting book two soon.

Edie Spence is your everyday human nurse that trades working in a secret hospital wing caring for paranormal patients for keeping her drug addicted brother clean. The pay isn't great, but Edie is hanging in there. That is until one night when she accidentally causes a vampire to die. His dying words were to find Anna, and Edie decides to actually do a big of digging and see if she can. It opens up a huge can of worms and lands Edie in very hot water with the vampires. Now she's left trying to find Anna before she's taken before the vampires and sentenced to death. It's a rush against the clock with close to no leads.

I've had Nightshifted on my bookshelf for awhile now but I'm glad I picked it up the other day! I'm so used to seeing Urban Fantasy novels revolve around some sort of paranormal character, so this one stood out to me since Edie is 100% human with no powers at all. The paranormal beings were awesome and probably my favorite thing to see while reading. We get our run of the mill vampires, a hunky zombie love interest and a crazy STD infected dragon running around. It was a very entertaining book and I enjoyed the bits of Edie trying to figure out where Anna is and how to rescue her. All in all, I'd suggest you grab this if you're a fan of Urban Fantasy and want something a bit different from the norm!

20 comments:

  1. Sounds like an intriguing hospital with very interesting patients . . . Yep, you piqued my curiosity! :D

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  2. I've never heard of this book/author. I'm adding to my TBR. It looks great. Thanks so much for sharing. :-)

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. I got it a few years back, so glad I did! :D Hope you love it <3

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  3. I'm in between reads now and I don't know what to pick up next! I have book 1 of this, so this is a maybe for me now. I want to just kick back and enjoy, can't decide what genre to go.

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    1. Try one book and see if it grabs you, if not try another lol :D

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  4. Different is good. But I've got to be careful. I'm no longer allowed to read on school nights. (Since last night I couldn't put a book down and only got three hours sleep. Stupid me.)

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    1. lol poor thing, I love when a book makes you want to stay up reading late but it's never fun the next morning!

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  5. I tried to read this a while back, couldnt get into it. Glad you enjoyed it :)

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    1. I'll be honest the first time I picked it up a few years ago I set it right back down lol I had to be in the right mood for it I think :)

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  6. Oh what a fun set up! I'm thinking I need to check this out :)

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    1. It was nice to see a normal human dealing with all the paranormal for a change ;)

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  7. I love the idea that she's 100% human and add in all those paranormal elements...it sounds like one that I would enjoy a lot. Thanks so much for getting this on my radar!

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