Series: Edie Spence, #3
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on June 4, 2013
Pages: 320 pages
Reviewed by: Kristina
Mild sex scene
Nurse Edie Spence is once again called upon to save a life…and this time, it’s personal. Can her new community of zombies, vampires, and shapeshifters come to her rescue when she needs them most?
When Edie was fired from her paranormal nursing job at County Hospital, her whole world came crashing down. Now she’s is once again shaken to her core. Her mother is deathly ill and there’s only one thing that will save her: vampire blood. But with the paranormal community shunning Edie, where can she obtain it…without losing her own life in the process?
Edie hopes to procure it at her new job at the clinic across town, where the forces of evil loom large. Vampire gang wars are rampant. Old underground enemies are rising to the surface. And Edie’s zombie ex-boyfriend has arrived at the scene—but is he the same man he used to be? And what should she make of the enigmatic doctor with whom she shares an unexpected connection? She’ll have to figure it out soon, because all hell is about to break loose—literally—and time is running out…
With the huge cliffhanger at the end of MOONSHIFTED I was excited to see what was in store for Edie in SHAPESHIFTED and was not disappointed by all the supernatural craziness I’ve come to expect in the Edie Spence series. The great thing about this series is that there are consequences for actions and no real reset button. Edie is quite literally friendless and jobless this time out, and her enemies don’t care about uneven odds. she treks into very dangerous territory dealing with some seriously creepy characters and the result is a plot that is fun, fast-paced, emotional, and at times pretty scary
After being fired at the end of the last book, in SHAPESHIFTED Edie takes a job at regular clinic. Seeing her out of her element was fun since she has to deal with human patients rather than supernatural creatures. I love that while Edie is lonely and depressed over everything going on in her life she doesn’t let that hold her back from doing something about her situation.
While we meet new characters thanks to this new job, I was missing her old friends and luckily some do make appearances which is both thrilling and concerning considering Edie’s shunning. One of the highlights of SHAPESHIFTED is Edie’s new buddy Olympio, a young boy whose grandfather is a healer. He was a fun addition to this story with his ‘street smarts’ and his amusing interactions with Edie. On Edie’s love life there is some movement and the nice thing about this new-ish relationship is that it evolves from trust and friendship rather than an out of the blue love at first sight thing or even lust.
SHAPESHIFTED has shifted the Edie Spence series into a new direction for Edie. Hopefully, her new friends and a few old ones will rally around resilient and engaging urban fantasy heroine. I’m looking forward to see what’s in store for Edie’s troublesome life in DEADSHIFTED, the 4th book in the Edie Spence which comes out December 31st 2013 by St. Martin's Paperbacks.