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(Edie Spence #4)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  801 ratings  ·  90 reviews
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. Someo ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 283 pages
Published December 31st 2013 by St. Martin's Press
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Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
Here I am after yet another adventure with nurse Edie Spence. Our relationship is so full of ups and downs, but there is a certain honesty and quality to Cassie Alexander’s writing that draws me back in every single time.

To her credit, Alexander doesn’t hesitate to create her setting from scratch for each new book. Edie is long gone from Y4, the hospital wing for supernatural patients where she used to work. Even though I always expected her to return, the author keeps taking her to new places i
Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)

Edie and Asher go on a cruise for a vacay attempting time away from their work. Unfortunately, paranormals and trouble seem to always follow Edie wherever she goes. In this case, they go to a cruise ship which Ash’s old not-do-good acquaintance is on the boat with them. Evil plot is brewing, and Edie and Ash will be in the middle of chaos yet again.

I have had my eyes on Ash since the first book of this series. Obviously, he finally gets together with Edie. This book started several months af
Nov 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the few series, my dear readers, where each consecutive book is much stronger than the previous one. Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews is another series that comes to mind.

Cassie Alexander likes shaking things up. Her heroine not only goes from bad to worse, she also changes locations and her situation just when we start feeling comfortable about it. And damn, for a change, this is sooo good!

Deadshifted is one of the best urban fantasies I've read in a while. The whole thing happens
Oct 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
I read this book a long time ago but I only got about half way. As part of my goal to tackle my to be read pile I grabbed this book and started from the beginning again. It was then that I remembered why I like this series...Edie and Asher. They make such a good couple. Edie is so easy going. Asher may be a shapeshifter and he may have a human for a girlfriend but he treats her like royalty. With each book their love has grown more powerful. It is really evident in this book. Thus the reason tha ...more
Apr 03, 2013 rated it liked it
I am starting this review kind of conflicted. There are parts of DEADSHIFTED that I really enjoyed, there were parts of the book that were ok and there were parts of the book (like the ending) that I was left wondering 'what the hell, did that seriously just happen after all of that?'. Sigh...

Book 4 ends up being pretty grim for the most part. There are a lot of dark times and death involved. I enjoyed meeting some of the new characters that are present for most of the book and hope to see them
Apr 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
This might be my favorite of the series. It shifted the stage for these characters in a way that'll certainly keep the series moving, but it is also the most focused of the four as well. I liked seeing Edie soften up a bit and looking to the future.

Warning: Don't read the summary for the next book if you haven't read this one--it contains a big spoiler for this one.

I wrote a longer review here:
This has to be my least favorite book in the series to date... after how great Shapeshifted was I guess I had really high expectations for Deadshifted. I am definitely still a fan of Cassie Alexander and her character Edie Spence - I will be picking up Bloodshifted when it's released.
Apr 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Originally reviewed here @ Dear Author

I am a confirmed fan of the Edie Spence series. I got in on the ground floor and have thoroughly enjoyed watching Edie negotiate the near constant threats of her world, sometimes with exasperation, sometimes with blind terror, but always with a sort of scrappy determination I find uniquely hers. She’s a survivor, which means she’s not above crossing the gray line between what is strictly ethical and what is . . . not. It’s what I like best about her. In a se
Alexia Chantel
I miss Y4. Though this one does a great job of being creepy with an unknown disease spreading through their cruise ship, a bit eerie reading this during the Covid Pandemic of 2020....
I really enjoyed this fourth outing with Edie, though I found it hard to stick to reading it. I have now figured out that this easily-distracted state-of-mind was mostly because I'd read the story once before. I really don't know why I'm having so much trouble with this series. I reread books all the time, but this is the only series where I have such trouble with the déjà vu feelings. :-(

I think the fact that what was wrong on the cruise ship was quite creepy may have also impeded my ability to
Mar 02, 2016 rated it it was ok
Before I go on with my very short rant, I have to say that I loved Edie in the first 3 book. She's smarter than most urban fantasy heroine and doesn't annoy me as much.

However with this book, she's not qualify for that position anymore. I don't want to give any spoilers but let's just say any women who intentionally put their own child at risk to do stupid things/save strangers to prove that they're a good person are in fact, smart. It's like the conflict in batman: 'I will not kill this psycho
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

The EDIE SPENCE series has been all over the map for me; it took a while for me to get into the story line but after giving the last installment 5 stars, I thought that Cassie Alexander had finally hit her stride. Unfortunately in DEADSHIFTED’s case it was more of a one step forward and two steps back type of scenario. This book takes place solely on a cruise ship which is almost always bad news in my opinion; having only the one local put a damper on the plot development
Jan 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was by far one of the most exciting and horrific novels I have read in a long time. This novel went a long way from a speculative fiction novel and straight on to a horror novel. This was something I would have expected Stephen King or one of his ilk to concoct.

I must warn you that this novel does end on a bit of a ‘cliff-hanger’ note and you will need to read the next one (Bloodshifted An Edie Spence Novel (Book 5) St. Martin's Paperbacks (July 1, 2014) - to find out just how Edie is going
i did like this book but less than the previous instalment Edie really ends up in bad situation and it never stop but i love how no matter what she still look out for other even when she had right to be selfish for once. She is a nurse and acts like one.

Now reading this during covid crisis was strange ( hand sanitizer everywhere, masks explanation) Edie was in advance for what we are living (and we can be grateful we are not on a cruise for sure)

Only one book left in the series and with the huge
May 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars

Started off really strong. This was gearing up to be one of my favorite installments in the series. It was more of a medical mystery than paranormal in the beginning and I liked that aspect quite a bit.

The paranormal eventually did show up however and I think my enjoyment kind of waned at that point. It wasn’t terrible but as soon as it became clear who/ what the culprit was it became kind of meh for me.

The added cliffhanger ensures that I will read the next book. To sum it up I think
May 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
There may be spoilers!!

Holy cow! So Asher is trying to take them on a nice vacation. He sees an old enemy so that's not working out so great. The crew and passengers are all getting sick - and then they start dying.

In the meantime, Asher proposes to Edie, but he's also running around trying to find out what the other guy is up to and ends up going missing. Edie makes friends with her cabin neighbors and ends up running all over the ship. Remember what I mentioned before about getting herself int
Nathan Woll
Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the best book in the series so far. And the ending gives some hope that our protagonist will soon be able to do more in a fight than just sit by helplessly. (But probably not... the complete helplessness of the protagonist is the biggest problem with this series)
Cruise ship horror story, lots of people die. Lots of people die. Edie and Asher's relationship continues and it seems like they have a future, but that ending. Asher came off as kind of a dick in this novel lol. Still no Jake.
David Szatkowski
Apr 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Decent book, good continuation of the series, but I wonder if the author has written herself into a corner.
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love this series everybook is unique and I end up reading in one sitting
Jan 26, 2020 added it
Shelves: dnf
I just could not get into this one. I had to throw in the towel.
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Hopefully just a low point in an otherwise enjoyable series. This one lacked the fun and creativity of the first three installments.
Glenna Kachtik
Jan 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Pretty suspenseful all the way through to the last page.
Fangs for the Fantasy
Edie and Asher are getting away from it all with a cruise. A nice, relaxing cruise.

But the supernatural came with them – Asher recognises a man from his less-than-respectable past and nearly risks their relationship to try and salve his conscience.

And then people start getting sick. And then they start dying… Then it gets truly horrifying.

I really liked the plot of this story – it was part medical mystery, part detective work, part survival horror – all melded together into an excellent whole. T
Mrs Giggles
Feb 04, 2014 rated it liked it
Deadshifted is the fourth book in the Edie Spence series, and its very existence serves as a spoiler for the previous three books, at least in terms of which guy Edie settles down with. Whether this settling down is permanent remains to be seen, naturally, but reading this book before the previous three books would kill some of the mood if you are into the relationship aspect of your urban fantasy stories. Even if you don't care about the boys in the wild, this book has a cliff-hanger ending, ho ...more
I've always liked the darkness in this series. And I like that Edie is human and vulnerable, this paranormal world was new to her when the series started, she makes (a lot of) mistakes, she isn't some sort of superhero. But she's also frequently Too Stupid To Live and it gets really old. This book caromed back and forth for me between some really intense dark emotional scenes and being frustrated at how annoying Edie was being. It wasn't the worst offending book by far, but it just bugs me when ...more
Mar 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Deadshifted is officially the reason I will never go on a cruise. It’s not that I needed much urging in the form of the mass hysteria and carnage to sway me in this decision, it’s the thought of being stuck on a ship for days with no escape.

Ok, no wait – Deadshifted hammers that home too.

When Deadshifted opens, it’s some months after Edie’s last adventure. At the end of that last book, she found Asher, her shapeshifter friend again and when this book opens, she and Asher have been in a relatio
Nov 24, 2013 rated it really liked it

Mon avis en Français

My English review

I really enjoy this series, so I was eager to read this new release. Well, Edie never really has any luck and I was curious to see in what mess we would find her this time. I confess that I was also completely surprised by the environment that we find here, our two heroes Asher and Edie are currently on a cruise.

So as I said our two characters meet on a boat to take a vacation. But then Edie wonders if she is pregnant and is anxious about the Asher’s rea
*Genre* Paranormal Romance
*Rating* 3-3.5

*My Thoughts*

~~~Note: DO NOT READ THE SYNOPSIS FOR BLOODSHIFTED before reading this book unless you do NOT mind spoilers!~~~

It has been an interesting year for nurse Edie Spence since learning about the existence of the supernatural community and the Shadows who seem to be with Edie no matter where she goes. She's lost her job at Y4, was ex-communiticated by her vampire friend Anna Arsov, and fell in love with shapeshifter Asher Stonefield after yet anothe
All Things Urban Fantasy
Mar 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

As I settled down for some high seas adventure time with my favorite fictional nurse, Edie Spence I hoped she’d get at least a second to enjoy some peace and quiet with Asher in DEADSHIFTED. In reality Edie sunbathing on the cruise ship’s deck and getting manicures would be a pretty boring book and luckily for us the action and danger starts off pretty much right away. I had wondered how the story would feel with Edie outside of the Y4 level of the hosp
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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)
  • Shapeshifted (Edie Spence, #3)
  • Bloodshifted (Edie Spence, #5)

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