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(Edie Spence #3)

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  1,228 ratings  ·  120 reviews
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 a
Mass Market Paperback, 309 pages
Published June 4th 2013 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published December 10th 2012)
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Maja (The Nocturnal Library)

The number of urban fantasy series I still get excited about becomes smaller every year. I’ve been disappointed by authors and characters more times than I can count, and I even flat-out refuse to speak of a series that went in an unwanted direction.( I’d totally tell you which series it is, but you know, I’m refusing to speak about it.;) I am very emotional where urban fantasy is involved and I can hold a grudge like nobody’s business. But sometimes (rarely) an author surprises me in a very dif
Charlie Marie
This is my fav Edie Spence yet!

I again found myself reading a book in this series with a bad case of déjà vu. (See my review for book one.) But this book wasn't published until AFTER my move to Tucson. For the first book, I assumed I read it before joining Goodreads and while still living in Seattle. This wasn't possible for this third book.

So I checked my Pima County Public Library record and it helpfully includes all of the books I've ever borrowed and returned. I found that I'd checked out the first three books in June 20
Jun 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Originally reviewed here @ Angieville

I do not know how Cassie Alexander manages to serve up two installments in her wonderful Edie Spence series each year, but I am not one to look a gift horse in the mouth. Please to be continuing in this vein, Ms. Alexander! Because this series just gets better and better. And finishing SHAPESHIFTED knowing I still have Deadshifted to look forward to at the end of this year just fills me with both gratitude and excitement. I worry about my favorite urban fanta
Alexia Chantel
Asher's back! Edie's been shunned, but her penchant for trouble trumps that as she gets tangled in a turf war between two paranormals. Another fun Edie Spence read! ...more
Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Review also posted at

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
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Dec 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

You know what they say; the third time is the charm and that definitely holds true with Shapeshifted, book three in Cassie Alexander’s Edie Spence series. In the previous two installments Edie was a noob in the paranormal world, struggling to make sense out of vampires and werewolves, but in this novel she finds herself shunned, back among humans and longing for a taste of the crazy she was forced to leave behind.

The first half of this novel had me scratching my head wond
Aug 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
*Genre* Urban Fantasy
*Rating* 3.5-4

*My Thoughts*

Seven months have passed since Edie was shunned from the supernatural world and fired from her job at Y4 at the end of Moonshifted. Edie is having deep, dark, depressing times which no therapist could ever understand unless they found themselves in a similar situation. Things don't exactly get easy for Edie when her mother falls deathly ill, and she walks away from a boring job at a sleep study clinic to hopefully find something better.

Cassie Alexa
All Things Urban Fantasy
Review Courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

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 dang
Jul 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
I think this is the best of the series so far. Every complaint I had about things just beginning to annoy me in the previous book was either explained or improved and I enjoyed this one quite a bit.

Being shunned by the supernatural world was probably the best thing to happen to Edie. Now, rejected, depressed and bored with her new job she sends out resumes and ends up taking a job at an inner city medical clinic in a poor hispanic part of town. I thought the change a scenery was just what this
Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁

I still love Edie and I'm happy that it seems like there may be some stability in her personal life, but I'm still not seeing an endgame.

I need an endgame.

And I'm not a big fan of the get-out-of-supe-free card either. I get that this is my issue, and not everyone shares it, but I feel like there need to be boundaries, clear-cut rules, in Fantasy/UF books. If someone can wave a hand and turn a vampire back into a human, what's the point? It's too easy. And why would you want to go back to b
Dec 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
3.5 This book was different and it went to some strange places. Edie is at a loss after having been shunned from the supernatural world and in need of new employment. On top of this her mother gets very sick. For someone whose brother is a junkie who steals from her, this is still an all time low. She misses the excitement of her old life. The supernatural world starts creeping back into her life, and some former friends reappear. There is some deux ex machina; so depending on how one feels abou ...more
Apr 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
I absolutely love the world created by Cassie Alexander in the Edie Spence series. This series does build off of the previous books so I would not recommend reading as a stand-alone. Edie has lost her job as a nurse at the secret paranormal wing of the hospital and is now working as a night nurse in a sleep study where she is facing a downward spiral. With no one to talk to and friends that no longer remember her, she's suffering from depression. And learning that her mother is suffering from te ...more
Dark Faerie Tales
Jan 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: Wonderfully written and well-rounded novel set in a world where being supernatural isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Opening Sentence: I’d lost fifteen pounds in six months.

The Review:

The third installment of the Edie Spence urban fantasy series begins a little on the slow side but in the end was a wonderful and well-rounded book. This review will contain spoilers from the previous novels. I really recommend reading the first two novels in this se
May 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Edie didn't always like her job at the hospital, but it kept her brother clean. So when she lost the job, her life pretty much went to hell, because she was also cut off from all her paranormal friends. When her mother got sick, it once would have been so easy to get the vampire blood that would have helped her. Now it would take a miracle - or a very sneaky way, possibly her death.

When she takes a job at a clinic on the very poor side of town, things really take an interesting turn.... Lots of
Jan 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Third in the series and the book changed the formula a bit. It made for more variety and upped the stakes for Edie. It was a pretty interesting story and the pacing was good though I had to suspend my level of disbelief at how quickly she and her theories were accepted in her new situation. Definitely a fictional world. For a pulp adventure though, it had all the ingredients. Technically, I’d give it 3.5 stars.
Carol Fitzgerald
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm not always the best at writing reviews, but I know what I like and I definitely like this series. I don't like to put spoilers so all I'm going to say is Edie goes through some heart-wrenching times this go around, but still manages to make it through. I'm glad to see she has wisened up a bit and is thinking through her decisions a bit better though. Looking forward to book four. ...more
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Dec 29, 2019 rated it it was ok
Man. I'm sorry, I just don't think I like Edie.There's nothing wrong with her exactly, but there's nothing great about her either. These feelings are amplified by the weird plot of this book. The other have had more realistic drama or mystery at least. I wanted some closure with Ti (really the best character in this series) but even that wasn't what it could be. Does the werewolf show up again??! ...more
Oct 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unique and entertaining

Enjoyable read. Nothing deep and the main character is always in hot water but still fun. I listened to the first two books and read this one in print. I like print better for this series.
Nathan Woll
Nov 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Pretty decent book. It's getting a bit frustrating to deal with Edie's helplessness. I get that she is a proxy for the reader, but a protagonist in an urban fantasy, that constantly gets into fights with monsters and is completely useless in a fight is rather annoying. ...more
Loved this installment. I am glad we have a resolution for Asher and Ti. I also really enjoyed seeing Edie grow in this novel. By the end of Shapeshifted, Edie holds more self worth and is living for herself now, not for others.
Apr 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sep 27, 2018 rated it liked it
This wasn't the best ...more
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed the twist towards the middle of the book. I did not see it coming, and it was a pleasant surprise. This series just gets better as it goes along.
New location, new characters, loose ends tied up, and no Jake. I miss Jake.
Kristie Elston
Dec 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Originally reviewed at Dark Faerie Tales:

Quick & Dirty: Wonderfully written and well-rounded novel set in a world where being supernatural isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

The Review:

The third installment of the Edie Spence urban fantasy series begins a little on the slow side but in the end was a wonderful and well-rounded book. This review will contain spoilers from the previous novels. I really recommend reading the first two novels in this series in or
Jun 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
This Review was first published on my blog Lecture toute une Aventure

My opinion:
I’m definitively warming at this series, it’s even better than that I Loved this book!. Edie is maturing, she is starting to see what is the most important without loosing herself..i could only appreciate her this time. She is suffering from her shunning and then worse she learn her mother is dying from cancer….i know first hand how for a child to learn one parent is dying is something terrifying…we don’t know how t
Fangs for the Fantasy
Jun 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Edie is depressed. Since being shunned by the vampires and losing her job on Y4 she has settled into a much more routine, much safer existence as a nurse in a sleep clinic

It’s also dreadfully deadfully boring. She’s lonely, she’s lost purpose and she’s lost the advantages the Shadows could have given her

Which would be especially useful when her mother reveals she has terminal cancer. Only a miracle or magic could save her. Or vampire blood

Which means Edie needs a new way into the supernatural c
The Book Tart
Jun 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Originally published on The Book Tart

Cassie Alexander’s has quickly become one of my favorite urban fantasy authors. I have mountains of books… A few mountain ranges likely. :P And I always move her books to the top of my pile. I love her creative world building, the visceral way she writes emotions and the moments of near poetry in her descriptions. Shapeshifted is the third book in this series and it didn’t disappoint me.

I LOVE Edie. I connected with he
Blood Rose Books
Mar 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is not a series where you can start any where, the books are not meant to be stand alone reads, so you will need to pick up the first two books in this series Nightshifted and Moonshifted before you read this book.
Nurse Edie Spence is back in Cassie Alexander's shifted series and Edie is looking for a new direction in her life, one that does not involve the paranormal:
After being shunned by everything paranormal, Edie has lost her job on Y4 and is struggling to find something that intere
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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)
  • Moonshifted (Edie Spence, #2)
  • Deadshifted (Edie Spence, #4)
  • Bloodshifted (Edie Spence, #5)

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