ARC Review: Shapeshifted by Cassie Alexander

Posted June 4, 2013 by Angela in Reviews / 4 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Shapeshifted by Cassie Alexander
Shapeshifted
by Cassie Alexander

5 Stars


Released: Jun 4, 2013
Series: Edie Spence #3
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 320
Format: ARC
 

 

…Ms. Alexander had given us a bitter sweet ending making Shapeshifted by far the best of this series.” ~Under the Covers Book Blog

Shapeshifted takes off about 6months after Nightshifted had ended. Edie now has tried to live a “normal” life, shunned from any paranormal connections. With her memories in tact, she is finding it hard not to think about her friends. Needless to say, Edie has been trying her best to live despite her sadness. Unfortunately, life will throw Edie a curb ball and her mom’s health will have her seek for vampire blood.

Edie Spence just can’t get a break. She has one broken heart after the next, from her brother, her zombie ex-boyfriend, shunned from the supernatural world and now her mom. The first half of the book just had me in tears. Seeing Edie go through the motions of finding out her mom is sick and wanting to fix the problem. It is so like her to take care of everyone to the point of risking her life…She is a nurse through and through.

Despite her heartaches, I am happy with the turn of events in this book. First, it seem like Edie may have found a job she enjoys. It allows her to work with both humans and paranormals. Not that she wasn’t passionate about her previous jobs but this time she has grown to know what exactly what she wants. Her job is not without problems as I said, trouble follows her everywhere. This job will include involvement with the local gangs, which eventually will lead her back to the world of paranormals. Oh and wait until you meet the new Doctor she works with.

Next, Edie’s ex-boyfriend comes back in the picture which I’m not happy about. I am proud of our Edie as she did not jump at the chance to be with him. She will take the time to think on her relationship or lack of and decide confidently. Funny thing is, sometimes, love can be right under your nose and you would miss it if you’re not looking. She will make a decision and will have romance back in her life. The man she picks has always been there for her as a friend, lover, and protector. I think right from the start, he already loved her. And with that said, I would like to thank Ms Alexander for leading Edie to the right path to get some happy-ever-after. She truly deserves someone who can love her wholeheartedly. Plus, this guys are a lot sexier than the dead guy(pun).

A secondary character I wanted to mention is Edie’s young friend Olympio. He is the grandson of a local healer who seemed to be worth nothing more than just a thug. As with everything in this book, nothing is as it seems and Olympio turned out to be something a lot more than just street kid. The ending threw me off. I did not expect certain scenes to play out to the point of rereading the page over just to make sure that it actually happened. I can tell you this…a character will leave Edie Spence Series for good *covering mouth*, and that is all I’m saying. Yup, Ms. Alexander had given us a bitter sweet ending making Shapeshifted by far the best of this series.

*Review provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review

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About Cassie Alexander

Edie Spence just wanted a vacation. A nice, relaxing, stress free, non-adventure away from the craziness that's dominated her life since becoming a nurse for paranormal creatures. But from the start, her trip on the Maraschino, a cruise ship bound for Hawaii, has been anything but stress free, especially when Edie's boyfriend Asher recognizes someone he used to know. Someone from his not-so-nice past. With their lives in the balance, will Edie and Asher be able to save their growing family or will this adventure be their end?

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I am young at heart and a die hard romantic living in California.I am happily married to a man who understands my love for reading, blogging and my book boyfriends. I have two beautiful girls who are also avid readers but forbidden to any of my books.I like running, CrossFit and eat healthy but not necessarily good at it.My motto is “I have the right to choose my calories” and often, my choice of poison is a bag of Flammin’ Hot Cheetos.

I coblog and review here at Under the Covers and occasionally review for Hot Listens.I love to read PNR, UF, Contemporary, New Adult, and Romantic Suspense. Occasionally, I will venture to Erotica, BDSM reads and rarely Historical Romance. There are some sub-genres that I don’t always enjoy, but I’m open to stepping out of my comfort zone.For the most part, as long as there’s a hint of romance, I’m pretty much in.
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4 responses to “ARC Review: Shapeshifted by Cassie Alexander

    • I’m not a big Zombie fan myself, Lori. But it’s not that type of book. This series is more Shifter/vamps with a hind of Zombie. Have you read Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost? in that series there is a hint of zombie but it’s really a vampire world. This is similar to that. ~Ang

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