From debut author Cassie Alexander comes a spectacular new urban fantasy series where working the night shift can be a real nightmare.
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.
In addition to being a writer, Cassie Alexander is an active registered nurse in California. Nightshifted is her debut novel.
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“The best debut I’ve read all year. Nightshifted is simply amazing!” (Kat Richardson, best-selling author of the Greywalker series)
“A winner of a debut novel.” (Kate Elliott, author of the Cold Magic series)
“Medical drama and vampire cold wars intersect in this solid urban fantasy debut.… Alexander’s zombies are particularly well designed, and the hospital environment adds an intriguing additional dimension.” (Publishers Weekly)
Yes. It was so funny and amusing to view the world from Edie's view point. She cares and respect her paranormal patients. When others would turn their backs on a paranormal patient she goes the extra miles
The Rook by Daniel O'Malley. Both book have strong female characters who find themselves in unusal situations, paranormal, and deal with it with aplomb. They grit their teeth and use common sense and creativity. They are both confused of the inability of "regular folks" to make sense of their world.
When Edie is working on the "normal" ward and a dragon is loose in the hospital. Because she works with paranormal patients and seen paranormal incidents she is protecting herself by locking herself and the patients in the bathroom. A regular nurse is trying to make logical sense of the rising temperature and noise; when in essence Edie tells her to get a grip.
I hope this will become a series.
I would have really liked this book if about half of it was cut out so much of it did't help the story along.
I really Like the narrators inflection she has a really sassy voice.
I liked the background of working on the night shift of a county hospital.
The memorable moments for me happened with the young nurse with other nurses and clients in the hospital.
She did a good job with the narration but nothing stands out, to me.
Yes, I did but it took a bit longer.
Well I don't mind dark books if there a is humor but this one, is going down hill fast
the fact that she's tries so hard but always seem to fall short
the voices where ok, not the best I've listened but that wasn't the problem here, it wasn't my style of storie.
I didn't finished, maybe I will in a while, but at the moment this book didn't grab me, so I can't really fairly say. And it wouldn't be fair actually.
I was hoping for something with a bit of fun to lighten the mood, alas that wasn't in the card. I do admit I like lighter books, so maybe this choice was bad for me, writing a story is hard, making a book is hard, so I'm not saying the book is bad, but you must like dark stories, and characters who stuggle all the time. I like having a little fun along the way. So take care, you do have werewolves, vampires and things that go bump in the night, (oh my!) but it's a hard world and and a hard reality. So choose wisely. have fun reading, I sure will,
A new take on waning subject. It is really well written and narrated. I didn't find it a fun read.
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