Friday, 22 June 2012

Nightshifted - Book Review

Nightshifted (Edie Spence #1)
by Cassie Alexander

What is it about:
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 ...

What did I think of it:
The premise of this book is really cool in my opinion: a ward especially for paranormal patients.

Sadly enough it takes more than a cool premise to write an engaging book.

This book certainly has its merits, the world building is cool, there are some really intriguing characters, but overall I thought the story was cluttered and chaotic. There were just too many unconnected things going on. And at times that some events finally did connect it felt forced.

I also didn't like Edie. She was a bit too hard boiled for my tastes and there might have been reasons for her being like that, but that didn't change the fact that I didn't feel any connection with her. This is probably also why the romantic storyline felt unconvincing to me.

In the end this was an entertaining, although chaotic read. I don't think I will read the next book in this series though.

Why should you read it:
It's about a hospital ward for paranormal creatures!

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LM Preston said...

Thanks for pointing out the neat things about this one. It sounds fun and interesting.

Michelle Greathouse said...

I read a few chapters online and thought the same thing - it sounds really interesting. But I didn't think that what I read grabbed my attention enough to want to read the whole book.

Have a great weekend.


Sullivan McPig said...

Thanks for your comments and a great weekend to you as well :-)

Mel said...

It's a shame it wasn't a big hit for you. I still think I'll try reading ot at some point though! :-)

Melliane said...

Oh I'm sorry it wasn't for you but I understand your points.

Aurian said...

Sorry you did not like the story as much as you hoped. It is not calling my name though.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

I do like the idea of a ward of paranormal creatures. :) Thank for the review.