dimanche 9 juin 2013

Nightshifted ( Edie Spence 1) by Cassie Alexander

Hello to all,

 The sun distracted me so much that i forgot to post this earlier in the week buit i miss i don't regret it, i needed to enjoy it a little and i did well because he has already disappeared again.

Now, though, it's time to share my opinion on a new title with you and June's topic is zombie... to be honest i don't think i have a lot of books with zombies, i'm not reallly fan of horror after all but in some urban fantasy they are zombie in a form or another so i can at least share that with you.  And his first book qualifies too so it was a good motivations until i get in the mood some some of potential titles from my shelves so here comes Nightshifted by Cassie Alexander

Happy Reading
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication: 2012
ISBN:  0373277210
Genre: urban fantasy, romance ( dragon shifter, zombie, vampires)
Violence: strong

Language: normal
sex: strong
Public: 18+
Source: bought

Short description from goodreads :

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…

My opinion:
          I was intrigued by the summary of this book and I haven’t been disappointed but I still have a lot of questions too....
To start with the premise, I really enjoyed it; I mean a special hospital for paranormal creatures with human nurses even that’s a great change. After all, often the vampires, werewolves etc are described like nearly invulnerable like all what they could be suffering from are the repercussions of fight and still in the majority of case they heal alone. Here that’s different, yes there are injuries resulting from fights but also “simple” illnesses. All species have their specificities, weaknesses etc but they need medical help from time to time. Like the dragon suffering from syphilis^^;;  that’s really the first time I come across a dragon sick like that in a book and it was a fresh change.

I also loved that the story was only about one kind of creatures, it’s not a hospital for vampires… they are vampires yes, the main plot is linking to vampires yes but we learn about others species too and those species are supporting the story in their own way. So we learn about werewolves, so far they seem to be quite common to the rest of werewolves I’ve read ( save the fact they can be sick etc),weres, dragon, shapeshifters( those doesn’t change into animal but into human they got a skin to skin contact with), zombie and perhaps ghosts or some kind of demons but on those we are still a little unsure. The author doesn’t name them really just made them act so we get the result only and a little description sometimes^^… the mystery stays.

The plot it itself was good but I would have loved to get more for example, in the apartment there were several files: the ones already saved, Anna’s but also other.. I’m surprised Edie didn’t take them to try to save them too , even later.  Yes she was under the risk to be killed etc but the first time she went to the apartment, she didn’t know about the vampires etc so I’m surprised she let everything there.  Perhaps we will learn more in the other books of the series we will see.

Edie is an interesting and believable character. I can relate to her relationship with her brother ( no mine isn’t into drug but since young I was a little responsible of him and it’s something not easy to let go)… he is destroying her slowly by slowly and he isn’t conscious of it. He is so self-centred I wanted to punch him, shout at him etc. I mean how he could steal from her like that; try to make her feel guilty when she risked everything for him. I don’t like him but I understand why Edie, even if she should, can’t cut the link. What bothered me was the way she went with Asher to start with …. As a nurse she should have been more vigilant yes but even simply as a woman I thought it was too quick. .. and she give him her address even… really a bad example… worse just after she jump on Ti… oki perhaps when you think you will die you can do things you wouldn’t normally do…. Except that she did that with Asher a few days before…if there hasn’t been the thing with Asher I could have understood she felt for Ti but after… no I don’t approve and it’s not because Ti is a zombie. I guess she disappointed me. Asher is even worse in my opinion, I could understand his curiosity but not what he did to get an answers…
Now it’s what I think personally and in a whole she is a great determined, courageous character and I will probably love more as the series goes on but at the moment she is far from my favourite heroine model.

My favourite “character” so far is “ grandfather”…I love how he is protecting Edie and I’m curious as why he is protecting her, who or what he really is ^^ and why german…couldn’t he adapt itself to his listener ^^;; because if Edie has to take some lesson in addition to her nightshift she will be really busy.

It’s really an enjoyable series and if you want an urban fantasy a little different, if you want different kind of paranormal creatures in the mix that’s a good series to discover. I really want to read book 2 to discover more^^

Score:  3,5/5

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review


6 commentaires:

  1. J'espere que la suite te plaira encore plus, j'adore cette série.

    1. on verra en tout cas je suis déterminée à continuer cette série pour voir jusqu'où elle m'emmenera^^

  2. I promise this series only get better, Miki! please continue reading :) Excellent review, darling!

    1. i will i just need to get my hands on book 3. thank you a lot for rassuring me

  3. This sounds like the starter book to a series. But sounds like a great creation in the works too. :) Thank you!

    1. It is, i hope you will enjoy it
      thanks for commenting