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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...

"Cassie Alexander's first book about Nurse Edie Spence is dark and energetic. You'll really enjoy it; I'm looking forward to reading the others in the series." - Charlaine Harris, New York Times bestselling author of The Southern Vampire Mysteries

Publisher: New York : St. Martins Paperbacks, c2012
Edition: St. Martin's Paperbacks ed
ISBN: 9780312553395
Branch Call Number: ALEX
Characteristics: viii, 341 p.


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FangFiction Apr 22, 2013

Edie is a great character, hiding her vulnerability behind a hard exterior built up after years of living hard on her own. She develops confidence as the story moves along, even though she fears for her life much of the time. I have read a few reviews that criticized this book for having no world-building, but that just isn’t true. What the author does is weave the world-building into the story—all the way through. Keep in mind that Edie is an innocent in the supernatural world, and she tells her own story in the first person voice. Consequently, we learn about that world right along with Edie. Although I admit that the early chapters were a bit hard to get into, that soon changed as the story—and Edie herself—swept me right along. This is a solid urban fantasy series with a fresh and inventive take on the dark side of big-city life. Read my full review at

Jul 15, 2012

Good book. A solid start to a series. Not groundbreaking in anyway but definitely interesting.

Jun 08, 2012

This book has a good plot but drags quite a bit. The main character was only somewhat likable and the paranormal aspects weren't fully explained. It wasn't a waste of time for me to read the book but I won't continue reading the series.

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