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(Edie Spence #2)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  1,881 ratings  ·  193 reviews
Check in to County Hospital’s secret ward—where paranormal activities lead to medical emergencies for one tireless nurse…

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 injur
Mass Market Paperback, 335 pages
Published November 27th 2012 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published March 8th 2012)
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Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
It’s no secret that I love urban fantasy more than any other genre out there, and I love it even more when urban fantasy flirts with horror just a little bit. I discovered the Edie Spence series entirely by accident, really enjoyed Nightshifted, the first book, and now I’m happy to report that the second book didn’t diminish my love for it in the least.

I think what people like most about Edie is that she’s just a regular woman, very non-heroic and plain. She works her night shifts at the hospita
Nov 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Originally reviewed here @ Angieville.

You'll remember my excitement upon discovering Cassie Alexander and Nightshifted--her fabulous urban fantasy debut. I loved everything about it, from the killer cover to the hard-working, conflicted protagonist inside. When I realized the sequel was set to be published just a few months later I was, well, over the moon. Go on. Raise your hands. I know I'm not the only one who waits (with barely concealed ill grace) a year for each new installment in her favo
Oct 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Despite oh so very deceiving synopsis, Moonshifted is not about choosing sides or men. Just like Nightshifted, it is a constant attempt of one lonely human with a big heart to survive among scary supernatural forces. That's it.

Nurse Edie doesn't have any superpowers, she is not particularly pretty, especially working night shifts (Edie, I know how you feel. I don't like the look of myself in the mirror after a week of night shifts too) and she doesn't have awesome powers of deduction. In ot
Rachel the Book Harlot
May 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
3.75 stars
3.5 stars. This one had a lot of little annoyances again, and a bit of a wandering plot, but overall I'm still a fan of the book and the series. It didn't start off well; I don't like stupid coincidences just to make things easier for the author. In the entire city Dren the evil vampire with a grudge against Edie and Asher the shapeshifter who's her former lover both just happened to be at the same Target as she was on Christmas Eve? Dren didn't even act like he'd followed her there. There was a ...more
Kristin  (MyBookishWays Reviews)
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Moonshifted starts up pretty soon after Nightshifted leaves off, with Edie still recovering from a very nasty vampire attack. Her heart is still smarting after her lover, Ti, takes off to who knows where. So yeah, Edie’s not in a great place, but when she witnesses a hit and run right in front of her hospital, she has little time to think about herself when she’s trying to keep a man from bleeding out in the street. Soon,
I really enjoyed this sequel to book one in the Edie Spence series, Nightshifted. It was a fun read and very engaging. I had trouble finding a good place to pause for the night while I was reading it. This is always a sign of a good book for me. :-)

A couple things I didn't like, though: Early in Edie's acquaintance with Lucas, I had wondered if he would be Edie's next "conquest" and (view spoiler)
Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁
K so I'm seriously loving Edie Spence. This book is totally different from the first one and if she's working towards so overall goal it's not apparent at this point. Oh, there are overall themes--weres hate vampires, vampires hate weres, shadows are assholes, etc., but there's not some great unification objective or something.

In fact, Edie has no super powers whatsoever. That's right, in a world of supernatural creatures, Edie Spence is not a supernatural. She's H-U-M-A-N. She's had some brushe
Carolyn F.
Nov 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
The previous romance that grossed me out is a memory so I was able to read this book without cringing and actually ended up enjoying it more than the first book probably for the same reason. Edie does find some quick romantic entanglements but nothing long term so far. Big changes at the end of the book!!!

Jun 25, 2013 rated it it was ok
In all honesty, I'd rate this book just a shade above crap, that is if you're considering it within the realm of a published novel with even a hint of literary merit. If, by chance, you're interested in sub-par porn with an needlessly and poorly executed elaborate plot, then this is the book for you!

Seriously, I'm disappointed. The first book wasn't exactly a mind-blowing pieces of literature either, Alexander is certainly not a Dickens, but it was fun and entertaining. The main character was a
4.5 stars - Even better than the first!

{This review was originally published on Clear Eyes, Full Shelves.}

Cassie Alexander's debut novel, Nightshifted, was one of the more memorable and creative urban fantasies I've read in a long time. Needless to say, I was thrilled to get my hands on an early copy of Moonshifted, Nightshifted's fast-paced and riveting sequel.

[Note: I have made every attempt to avoid spoilers for Nightshifted. Read my review of that book Read my review of that book here.]

Fangs for the Fantasy
Feb 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Edie Spence, nurse on Y4, the secret floor of County Central Hospital where the supernatural are treated – the vampires, the werewolves and, in the past, even zombies and dragons. She doesn’t have nearly enough time, especially with the holidays coming up, and even less money hence her taking overtime during the holidays in the hope of more money to pad her rapidly disappearing paycheck.

That in itself would be exhausting, but that’s before the king of the werewolves gets run over in a hit and ru
Aug 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
**Spoilerish towards the end**

Really enjoying this series. I like the fact that the heroine is not enamored by paranormals. She likes being part of their world (mostly) and likes being a nurse, but she doesn't idolize them. She has friends like Ana, but has no desire to be them.

Strange to say, but I like that the heroine is a little closed off emotionally. She keeps people at a distance. She does not let that keep her from having an active social life, though. She is not promiscuous, but she is
I liked this one better than the last one. Edie seems to have smartened up a little bit, the brother was less annoying, the plot made more sense (ish). And there was less Grandfather, but it a WEIRD Way.
Jul 17, 2016 rated it liked it
I liked the plot in this one much better than the plot in the first book. However, I find myself growing weary of the way the supernaturals constantly coerce and con Edie into doing things for them without giving her any explanations or choices in the matter. Then, when the shit hits the fan, they never seem to have her back and she's left to pick up the pieces all on her own.

Some of this is Edie's own fault. She has an abundance of do-gooder tendencies and she seems to be a bit of a doormat at
All Things Urban Fantasy
Apr 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Review Courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

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 t
Apr 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
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 p
Nov 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
An Edie Spence Novel
Cassie Alexander

I am so glad that I had the good judgment to give this author another try. I had been slightly unhappy with the last book but had seen the potential and this second novel is fantastic! If I was unhappy with the lack of world building in the last book, the author made up for that lack in this one. I now know so much more about Edie’s world and it really helps to get the reader ‘into’ the story/

Things are going tremendously weird in Edie’s’ life lat
Beth Cato
Oct 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing

I was provided this Advance Reader Copy by the publisher.

Alexander begins this book with the same brisk action and unique perspective that made the first book, Nightshifted, so enjoyable. Alexander is a real-life nurse, and brings that realism to her urban fantasy featuring a nurse working on Y4, the top-secret paranormal creature wing of the hospital. There are a gazillion urban fantasies out there right now, and for me that touch of medical realism is what sets this series apart and makes it a
Krystal Johnson
Jan 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Moonshifted is the 2nd book in the Edie Spence series and I LOVED it!! It was such a fun read. The story became more indepth and the ending was unexpected. The ending did what an ending in a series should do....make the reader excited to continue the story. In this novel, we see Edie continuing her dangerous nursing job on y4 the top secret, supernatural floor of the hospital. She witnesses and hit and run while she is on a break that results in a were-war. Edie is in the middle of werewolves, v ...more
Mar 10, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Moonshifted, sadly, is not as good as its predecessor. The plot of the first book was tight and suspenseful, whereas the storyline in Moonshifted is rather confusing and disjointed. The first installment also had a surprisingly sweet romance that provided some relief from the grimness of the rest of the book. Now that's gone, replaced by a mess of romantic entanglements that don't really do anything for the story. The writing is not as polished, and the whole final quarter of the book felt slapp ...more
Dec 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Great book, started it last night and was half way done before I knew it.
Kathleen Dixon
Aug 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Sometimes I'll read the first in a series and decide I'd like to read the rest. So I put the series into my Personal Challenges document and forget about it. Several years later the next one will come up on my radar and that's when the real test occurs - am I still interested? The great thing is that usually I'm not disappointed, and usually it doesn't matter that I don't remember anything about the book that I read 5 years ago (even longer in some cases) because there's a residue of familiarity ...more
Feb 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
I don’t know why but I just can’t get enough of this series. I should hate it because I get so caught up with each character Edie takes up with in each book, then the author takes that away! Why why why?! I want Lucas! He better come back!


Why did you do that with Syke’s character?! Now I don’t know how the rest of series could be good. I’m hoping she will appear again?

As some reviewers have said, the characters in this world aren’t very appealing, well some of them. They ar
Dec 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this follow up to the Edie Spence series. It had been a few years since I had read book #1 so I could have used a bit more of a recap of the characters but the story telling and the world built drew me in. Edie is back working as a nurse on the Y4 floor of the hospital, treating vampires and were-wolves and any other previously hidden creature. She may be in danger every time she shows up at work but it is worth it as the Shadows that run the floor help to keep her brother clean ...more
I'm liking the story line and characters, but I'm not enjoying the narrator so much. Overall, she's fine except when she attempts accents (like the Russian accent for Anna). My unprofessional opinion is that if you do accents, then just read the book. Don't slip in and out of the vocalization that you have created for the character. If you feel Anna should have a Russian accent, then stick with it all the way!

I am German, and I cannot understand what the narrator is reading when she reads Grandf
Dec 03, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Better than I expected. I started out with this book knowing it was the 2nd in a series. There are references to the previous book, though nothing that makes the plot hard to follow. What I liked: a nurse for a main character who actually works for a living. She works bad hours and gets tired and has a hard time getting enough sleep. Finally a realistic working woman even if the environment she inhabits is UF. What I didn't like: some of the medical descriptions were more than I wanted to hear. ...more
Ward G
Jul 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
This outing had a lot of plot threads running through it.
Which to me, makes for better reading.
As long as the writer does not lose sight of them.

A lot happening in Edie's world.
Multiple points of interest, different groups. (Vampires/ weres and others.)

Some good story here.
Yet again main characters slutty side springs up.
Another in detail one night stand.
So after two books, multiple lovers or interests.

Some readers may enjoy that area.
I do not mind it to some extent.
Yet same time, not looking fo
May 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
I couldn't find the first book, so I started with this one. Luckily the author made it easy to catch up. It was amazing what Edie did to help her brother get off drugs. 'Course, he manages to get himself involved in something else.

It's amazing all the trouble she manages to find herself in. First trying to help her family, help the patients at the hospital, help her friends....I couldn't stop reading. I highly recommend!
Alexia Chantel
Book two sweeps you up as quickly as book one! Edie is still in the thick of things, Anna the vampire is ascending, Ti her zombie boyfriend is gone and she's trying to cope, and now there's a husker after her and weres hunting her down. So much fun!!!

A great pick for UF fans of the Mercy Thompson series!
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Cassie Alexander is a registered nurse and author.

Her most recent book is Dragon Called, cowritten with Kara Lockharte, a hot billionaire romance about a dragon-shifter and the nurse he can't get enough of.

Prior to that, she wrote the five book Edie Spence urban fantasy series, out now through St. Martin's Press, and the Dark Ink Tattoo series, a sultry urban fantasy about vampires in Vegas.


Other books in the series

Edie Spence (5 books)
  • Nightshifted (Edie Spence, #1)
  • Shapeshifted (Edie Spence, #3)
  • Deadshifted (Edie Spence, #4)
  • Bloodshifted (Edie Spence, #5)

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