Synopsis: Nursing school prepared Edie Spence for a lot of things. Burn victims? No problem. Severed limbs? Piece of cake. Vampires? No way in hell. But as the newest nurse on Y4, the secret ward hidden in the bowels of County Hospital, Edie has her hands full with every paranormal patient you can imagine—from vamps and were-things to zombies and beyond…
Edie’s just trying to learn the ropes so she can get through her latest shift unscathed. But when a vampire servant turns to dust under her watch, all hell breaks loose. Now she’s haunted by the man’s dying words—Save Anna—and before she knows it, she’s on a mission to rescue some poor girl from the undead. Which involves crashing a vampire den, falling for a zombie, and fighting for her soul. Grey’s Anatomy was never like this…
Edie Spence, Book 1
Review: I never had the opportunity to read a book taking place in a hospital environment but I have to say I really enjoyed this change. Cassie Alexander allows us to discover a new universe we don’t know anything about, an intriguing world featuring a lot of incredible creatures. I didn’t expect to discover so many and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed between Zombies, Vampires, Dragons and so many others.
Edie is a woman like no one else; she has to live in a world she doesn’t understand, trying to maintain composure in all circumstances and to save all the persons she can. Because, despite she was forced to accept this nurse job in this place so different, she likes a lot what she does. But her life is turned upside down when a vampire makes her save a young girl she doesn’t know anything about: Anna. But for that, she has to kill a vampire, a fact that will ruin her life quite fast. She must now find Anna who ran away after these events and she has to face the vampire court. But they want only one thing: to charge her with murder. Our heroine tries to stay cool but it’s really not easy as she must go through a lot of things in the same time.
Hopefully, she will have some good allies, some persons she didn’t expect in the beginning and who will help her as much as they can. We stay intrigued by each character because it’s difficult to really understand who they are or what they really want. It’s mainly the case for Meaty, the Edie’s boss, who will help her more than we would have thought in the beginning. We try to understand the Asher and Ti’s motivations. It’s quite complicated to have an opinion about them, they are so mysterious but it’s true I’m quite curious to learn more about them both.
I asked myself a lot of questions about the “Shadows”. The author introduces us to a new creature we haven’t met yet before. They are very interesting and it’s true we don’t really understand what they are and what they want.
The plot was really exciting and I’m curious to learn more with the second volume. We get into the story from the start and it’s true it’s difficult to not finish it at once, because I have to say it’s a quite fast read as we want to know everything. It’s therefore a great surprise and it was a real pleasure to read it.