Tuesday 9 April 2013

NIGHTSHIFTED by Cassie Alexander

Nightshifted (Edie Spence, #1)
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…
OMG! This book is so awesome. It was so much fun, and even horrific in some places. I love the world, the creatures, the humans... everything!

Edie is a nurse in the County Hospital’s Y4 wing, which is where they take care of supernatural creatures. She's completely human and only took the job to save her ungrateful junkie brother. Still, as far as she's concerned a job's a job and she takes as many shifts as she can get.

However, the night she kills a vampire while trying to fulfill a dying man's wish, her life is turned upside down. She's got days before a vampire tribunal decide her fate and in order to survive, she gets herself a vampire lawyer and goes looking for the only witness that can help her--a child vampire. Along the way, she meets an alluring shapeshifter and a very helpful zombie.

I absolutely loved this book. Edie's a brutally honest character who doesn't sugercoat anything. She takes what she wants when she wants it. If she wants to go on a night out, she pops into the local club and dances the night away. If she's in the mood for company, she'll invite a one-night stand into her home. Her Achilles' heel is her brother, who constantly takes advantage of her kindness and steals from her. I didn't like Jake much, I have to admit. The other characters were awesome. I love the staff at Y4, Ti, Asher, and even the creepy Anna.

Can't wait to read the next book. Actually, I've already ordered it and pre-ordered the two after that. I know this is going to become one of my favourite series! :)

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