Friday, January 10, 2014

S&S Review: Turned at Dark

Short & Sweet Reviews

Title - Turned at Dark
Author - C.C. Hunter
Series - Shadow Falls
Genre - YA Paranormal Fantasy
Publisher - St. Martin's Griffin
Published - March 15th 2011
Format - Kindle


Turned at dark A Bonus Shadow Falls Short Story
 Independent and strong-willed Della Tsang did not believe in ghosts, until she sees her dead cousin in a dark alley. She did not believe in vampires, until she turns into one. Should she follow her vampire cousin’s lead and walk away from everything she knows, or join Shadow Falls, a camp for special teens.
Don’t miss the first book in the Shadow Falls series, Born at Midnight, on sale March 2011.

Turned at Dark is a short novella/prequel to the exciting Shadow Falls series. It’s about 32 pages so I don’t want to give too much away. This novella is the story of how Della went from carrier to vampire in one wild night. She encounters someone she thought was dead who changes her life unintentionally turning her into a vampire. She will be forced to choose between faking her death or heading off to Shadow Falls.  The choice is up to her and she’s running out of time.

I actually read the first book before reading the novella so I already liked Della. It was interesting to read about Della’s story. She’s easy to connect with and you can’t help cheering her on as she handles becoming a vampire. She deals with it better than I would, because I’d be freaking out. I like the concept for the supernatural community they are hidden but the students attend a supernatural school, and learn to live with the non-supernatural. It’s a captivating quick read. I wasn’t able to put down. I also think the idea of being able to read brainwaves is really clever. This series has a lot of promise and I plan to read the rest this month. 

Rating 4 out of 5

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