Monday, December 3, 2012

Review: Moonshifted by Cassie Alexander

Author:Cassie Alexander
Release Date: November 27, 2012
Publisher: St. Martins
Edie Spence Book #2
ISBN:   0312553404
ISBN13: 9780312553401
Genre: Urban Fantasy 
Review Copy Source: Publisher/Netgalley

After surviving a brutal vampire attack, Nurse Edie Spence is ready to get back to work—attending to supernatural creatures in need of medical help. But her nursing skills are put to the test when she witnesses a hit-and-run on her lunch break. The injured pedestrian is not only a werewolf, he’s the pack leader. And now Edie’s stuck in the middle of an all-out were-war…

With two rival packs fighting tooth and nail, Edie has no intention of crossing enemy lines. But when she meets her patient’s nephew—a tattooed werewolf named Lucas with a predatory gleam in his eye that’s hard to resist—Edie can’t help but choose sides. The question is: can she trust this dangerous new ally? And can she trust her own instincts when she’s near him? Either way, Edie can’t seem to pull away—even if getting involved makes her easy prey…

Edie would do anything for those she cares about and that is how she ended up being a nurse in Y4. MOONSHIFTED picks up right where NIGHTSHIFTED ended and is full of action, fantastic characters and situations that will make you want to kick some bad guys were it counts. 

When Edie and her coworker witness a hit and run outside of the hospital while on lunch break they jump in to help. Not only does the patient end up being someone that belongs on Y4 but his presence is the cause of most of the problems in MOONSHIFTED. This series has been really easy to fall into. The world is fun and full of interesting characters and situations. The heroine Edie is not only human but is new to the paranormal world. She makes friends easily and is really easy to like. After her zombie boyfriend left to save his own butt Edie is feeling alone and left behind. She has a few different romantic interests in book 2 and I honestly liked both but I don't see anything major happening between any of them anytime soon. I really hope zombie man doesn't return though. I would have to rip off one of his arms and beat him over the head with it or something. I was truly shocked with some of the situations that were thrown at Edie in MOONSHIFTED. She tends to handle things with her head held high with her allies by her side.

What is up with the ending? What a twist and what a mess after all Edie has been through and sacrificed. We all know that something will happen in book 3 to bring her back into the fold but I cant imagine what that will be. This is a great series to get lost in.

I gave it 4/5 stars