Review: MOONSHIFTED by Cassie Alexander

December 4, 2012 Review 0 ★★★★

Moonshifted (Edie Spence, #2)

MOONSHIFTED

(Edie Spence, #2)
by Cassie Alexander

Genre:  Urban Fantasy  |
Excerpt: Yes Book Trailer: No
Reviewed by: Kristina | Source: Netgalley

  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks (November 27, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 0312553404
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312553401

Rating

Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & put this author on your watch list.

Sexual Content

One graphic sex scene

Description

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…

Review

Where NIGHTSHIFTED, the first book in the Edie Spence series setup Edie’s crazy life and hospital job, MOONSHIFTED expanded on the danger and supernatural consequences of Edie’s actions as a nurse in the Y4 wing of her hospital. The first book focused heavily on vampires and, while they are featured in MOONSHIFTED I was excited to see my favorite supernatural creatures, werewolves, be the focus of this book.  Their introduction and the plot surrounding the issues of werewolf pack leadership really helped increase the scope and detail of the world Edie exists in.

The pacing in MOONSHIFTED is quick and the writing is sharp. I especially appreciated the balance maintained between humor and horror as too much of one could have soured the book. There were instances where the gory descriptions of characters needed some levity to maintain the lighter tone of this series.

Edie really feels relatable as she consistently makes mistakes and errors in judgement and has to face the consequences of her decisions with intelligence, wit, and some help from her friends.  Its almost ridiculously amusing how she tries to stay out of trouble yet every attempt she makes to stay safe brings more supernatural problems to her door…

MOONSHIFTED is an excellent continuation of what is fast becoming one of my must read series and it ends on a huge cliffhanger that has me waiting impatiently for the next book in the Edie Spence series, SHAPESHIFTED, coming out June 4, 2013.

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