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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

135) Nightshifted by Cassie Alexander

The Blurb :

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…

My Thoughts :

Nightshifted has been on my wishlist a long time but seeing as I couldn't get it via Kindle it was stuck on my paperback wishlist. Then my birthday came along and a nice person gave to me as a gift and I couldn't to read it. However as it is when one has a Kindle...well you seem to forget about those real printed on paper books. So it wasn't till now that I finally got around to reading this one.

It was a great concept. The blurb laid it all out for me anyway. Actually there were quite a few nice surprises tucked away inside Nightshifted. The main character Edie was a little weird though and she was hard to get used to and understand. Although it may not of been her fault. You see the writing style was slightly bumpy. Things seemed to jump along and not flow nicely.

Actually the overall plot was a bit of a let down and didn't come across as being well thought out. It came together in the end but it felt forced and not completely happy with itself. I have to say that there were moments when I wondered if I should continue till the end. Despite being exciting and unusually interesting there was something missing from the recipe and the story was struggling to stay together.

Nightshifted is certainly a good read. The content is fresh and original. Be prepared to plod through some boring bits and some unnecessary moments but know that you will enjoy the paranormal medical angle. It truly is something different. Well worth giving a try and I am glad I finally got to read Nightshifted. If and when I will read book two is yet to be seen but it will definitely get added to one of my wishlists.

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Birgit said...

Your thoughts are missing! ;-)

Diane said...

I liked this book!