Monday, April 22, 2013
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…
Nightshifted was an okay book. It took me a few weeks to read the book because it didn’t hold my interest for long periods of time. When I first read the synopsis, I was excited. The book sounded original and fun. While definitely being original, it was also boring. The plot dragged on and on. It was very slow paced. When something interesting did happen, it was over fairly quickly and the book went back to being boring again. Other parts of the book were confusing. The part of the book with the shadows and the dragon was confusing. I had no idea what was going on. While some of the characters were easily forgettable, others I liked. I really liked Grandfather. He made me laugh. I also liked Anna. She had a kick ass personality. Even though she was a vampire, she stuck up for Edie. Nightshifted was not my cup of tea. The only way I will read next the book in the series is if I run out of reading material, which won’t happen for a long time.
I give Nightshifted: 2/5.
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I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.