Review: Deadshifted by Cassie Alexander





by Cassie Alexander
Series: Edie Spence, Book 4
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Published by St. Martin’s Paperbacks, 2013
E-book, Purchased
304 pages
Grade: B+
Synopsis: 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?

I’d always wanted to think that love could heal anything. But I realized lying there, eyes closed, listening to Asher breathe, that really love is what happens when you find out that it can’t.


  • This series continues to surprise me. I’m not quite sure where it’s going from one book to the next.
  • I like the characters we meet in this book. Some are quite mysterious.
  • I like Asher and Edie as a couple, but I don’t know if they will stay a couple. It’s good Edie has no illusions about Asher and what he was, because I’m not sure how much he can really change his life.
  • This book cements my plan not to go on a cruise…LOL.
  • Asher and Edie have had seven happy months together before this book begins. I guess that’s all they can expect! They should know their life won’t be apple pie and roses forever.
  • Perhaps since she and Edie are both nurses the books revolve around medical issues Edie must solve–even on a cruise! Ms. Alexander doesn’t shy away from gory scenes.
  • The end of book is a surprise.


  • This story ends, but isn’t complete…there’s a cliffhanger…and I want that next book now! The fifth book comes out in July 2014 so I guess I don’t have too long to wait, but I really want it now. I’m glad I didn’t read this book as soon as it came out last December.


  • This series is a favorite of mine and this book certainly doesn’t change that. A very good part of the series. I can’t wait for July!

Have you read this book? How did you like it?

  • I’m putting this book in a square of the Book Bingo Challenge.