Book Talk,  Fantasy

Turned At Dark by C.C. Hunter

Title: Turned At Dark
Author: C.C. Hunter
Released Date: March 14, 2011
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Pages: 32 (ebook)
Series: Shadow Falls 0.5
Genre: YA, Paranormal-Fantasy
Source: From Publisher Site

Summary via Goodreads:

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.

I was thrilled when I found out that C.C. Hunter’s Born At Midnightone of my anticipated reads for this year, has a prequel and it’s available up on the publisher’s site and we can all read it for free! So I went there in a heartbeat and read it.
Turned At Dark is a quick-read yet it includes ideas and glimpses on what to expect on Born At Midnight. I really enjoyed Della as a character and I also like the fact that she was actually a human first. I thought the way she struggle and deal with her transformation at the same time was really vivid and tangible in a way. The way the story was presented, the verbiage and the characterization was all great, which also gives us a foretaste of the author’s writing.
Overall, Turned At Dark is a fantastic way to warn-up the fervently awaiting fans (that includes me!) of Born At Midnight. I’m giving this 4 out of 5 stars because I simply enjoyed reading it!

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