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REVIEW: Turned at Dark (Shadow Falls #0.5) by C.C. Hunter

Title: Turned at Dark
Author: C.C. Hunter
Series: Shadow Falls #0.5
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Date of Release: March 15th 2011
Pages: Novella

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.
This is perfect short story for fans of the Shadow Falls series, with one of my favourite characters, Della being featured I could not resist. That cover just sums up Della straight away, she is edgy, stands for nothing and is a creature of darkness... a vampire.

In the Shadow Falls series you only catch little bits of information to do with Della's past, however you never catch the whole story. We know that she meets her 'dead' cousin and her boyfriend rejects her because of what she has become. But we are enlightened to the innocent and vulnerable Della who promises to always stay with her sister and who could never put her family through the events that her cousin put his through. We learn how she came to her decision to go to Shadow Falls and how this has changed her.

Della has the nickname of 'Hardheaded Della' with in her family, she is strong, funny, sarcastic and overall great fun to read about. But, when she is in Shadow Falls we have only seen that side of Della, in contrast to how she is at home. She appears vulnerable and emotional, letting her true self come out when no one is looking.

This short story was perfect to enable us to see what Della's life was like before Shadow Falls, however I would have liked to have seen more. There was still a mystery behind her meaning we were unable to explore precisely what her life was like before she was turned into a vampire.

Though if you love the Shadow Falls series like I do, you will definitely love Della's short story. The Shadow Falls series first begins with: Born at Midnight.

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