Quickie Review: Turned at Dark

Turned at Dark is a bonus short story in the Shadow Falls series by author C.C. Hunter. It was released in eBook format only on March 15, 2011 in the U.S. It is currently available at Amazon for free download.

It is published by St. Martin’s Griffin (a division of Macmillan).

Goodreads description:

Independent and strong-willed Della Tsang hadn’t believed in ghosts until she saw her dead cousin darting into the shadows of an alley. She hadn’t believed in vampires until in the dark of that same night she is turned into one.

Introduced to a strange world of supernaturals, she struggles to accept this new reality. Unfortunately, the boy she loves senses something different about her and can’t accept her.

Should she follow her vampire cousin’s lead–walk away from everything she’s knows and loves—and fake her own death? Or should she set her pride aside and ask for help from the camp leader of Shadow Falls—a camp where supernaturals go to learn how to cope with their powers.

Either way, her life as she knows it, will never be the same.


In Born at Midnight we meet Della Tsang, Kylie Galen’s vampire roommate at Shadow Falls camp. But Della wasn’t always a vampire. This is her story.


Turned at Dark is a quick, fun and at times humorous short story about how Della became a vampire and how she ended up at Shadow Falls. It is a prequel to the full length book, Born at Midnight, which will be releasing in two weeks.

This is a great way to introduce this new series, get a feel for the author’s writing style and meet one of the more interesting characters from Born at Midnight. And it will give readers the opportunity to learn a little more about Della and why she acts as she does.

As this is releasing prior to the first book, it can obviously be read without having read Born at Midnight, although I’m glad I read it afterward. I already liked Della – she is one of my favorite characters – and was therefore much more interested in hearing about her transformation than I might have been had I not previously been introduced.

The Turned at Dark eBook includes a sneak peek of Born at Midnight.

Reviewer gives this book [rating=4]

C.C. Hunter’s debut young adult novel, Born at Midnight will be releasing on March 29, 2011 in the U.S.

Check out my “Book Watch” post for details or if you’d like to read my review, click here.

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