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Turned at Dark

(Shadow Falls #0.5)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  7,421 ratings  ·  349 reviews
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 short story from C.C. Hunter gives readers a look into Della's
ebook, 32 pages
Published March 15th 2011 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published March 14th 2011)
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Alexa ❤️
Nov 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Jun 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love the prestories of the books I’m reading. Little stories with backgrounds of various characters. The 0.? of whatever series I’m reading. You know what I mean?
This one is about Della the vampire who becomes Kylie’s friend. We get to learn about her becoming a vampire and what the different brain patterns look like. Very cool!
Feb 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
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 i
Alex Bennett
Having already read and quite enjoyed Born at Midnight, the first book in the Shadow Falls series, I thought I knew what I was getting into when I started Turned at Dark, a prequel short story to the Shadow Falls series. But really I had no idea.

Turned at Dark tells the story of Della and her transformation from Asian American teen, under a tremendous amount of pressure from her pride-stricken father to bloodsucking vampire. I really enjoyed the realistic issues Della faced before her transforma
Sophia (Bookwyrming Thoughts)
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: in-my-habitat
As you may know from reading Born at Midnight, the first book of the Shadow Falls series, Della Tsang is Kylie Galen's Vampire friend. Here, we learn how Della was turned into a vampire and how she came about Shadow Falls. We also go into a bit more depth of Della's life before Shadow Falls and a brief history about Supernaturals. Warning though: like Forgotten Lyrics by Amanda Hocking (which I'm currently reading), it's a quick read. Actually, even more quick since it's only 32 pages long.

To be
Veronica Morfi
Aug 13, 2011 rated it it was ok
This a short story in the world of Born at Midnight.

We follow Della Tsang through her transformation into a vampire and her introduction to the worlds darkest creatures. Werewolfs, faes, shape-shifters, vampires, they are all there. The story was short and simple and after it I started reading the first few chapters of Born at Midnight, only to realise that the fear I had was true.

These series isn't really for me. Maybe in the future I'll give it a shot, but not now...
Turned at Dawn - Shadow Falls #0.5

2.5 stars

This is a introduction to the main character background. What she is and how she became the supernatural being.

I hope the serie is better that this. I didn't feel connected to the characters.
Feb 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
4 Stars for this Novella and Pre-Story forBorn at Midnight !

The perfect start in this series since it tells the story about Kylie's newfound best girlfriend Della and how she became a Vampire. Perfect to get in the mood, or if you are already read BaM and are now waiting anxiously for Awake at Dawn...

Woops, and did I mention it is a free download?? ;)
Wolf (Alpha)
Feb 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really like how this book tells the story of how Della became a vampire. I really felt bad for Della when she faced all the hardships. I thought that this story was sweet and that it really explained Della's previous life. ...more
Sue Neave - Books are Life
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
For the first part of a series, this was pretty good looking forward to see what happens next
Prequel to Born at Midnight, this was just a short story showing how our FMC was "turned". It was fine, not bad, not amazing. But, I imagine it might set the stage quite well for book one, which I am happy to carry on and read. I'll make a real decision about whether I will carry on with the series after a full book. ...more
Mar 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shadow Falls is a camp for teenagers who are special. They house vampires, werewolves, fae, shapeshifters and witches. Side by side they learn about their abilities, how to control their magic and how to live in the normal world. Della never believed in a world such as this one, but that all changes when she sees her dead cousin walking into a dark alley. She follows him and hurts herself when she's jumped by a pack of werewolves. Her open wound is what causes a virus to become active and Della ...more
Please, dear Lord, let the first book of this series be as good as this prequel novella was. Let the supernatural elements continue to flourish and have the characters be able to fully develop. Make the story interesting and have the settings put me in the mood, like I'm in the novel myself. Amen. ...more
Sofii♡ (A Book. A Thought.)

I think it was good to read this short story, because now I feel I can understand much better the Della's behavior ,at first she seemed somewhat irritating, but after seeing what happened to her I can sympathize more with the character :)
Christine (KizzieReads)
3.5 It was good seeing where Della came from before Born At Midnight happened. I can see where she gets her pride from. It was a quick read, but it was a little fast at the end. Not too much info, just a quick insight into Della's past. ...more
Jane Love
Mar 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
This tells how Della became a vampire and how she couldn't pretend to be dead like her cousin Chan ...more
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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

This is a great way to introduce this new series, to get a feel for the author's writing style and meet one of the more interesting characters from Born at Midn
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
Heidi McLaughlin
Mar 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
Turned at Dark is a novella for the Shadow Falls Series. Last week I gave you a bit of insight to Kylie’s friend, Della. Well this is all about Della!

Della is such a character. The moment I read about her in Born at Midnight, I knew I’d enjoy her. So when I found out she had her own novella, I couldn’t wait to read it.

Della is the resident vampire at Shadow Falls summer camp and like others. She’s learning where she fits into the world now that she’s been turned. Now Della wasn’t bitten, so th
Cherese A. Vines
Aug 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: new take on vampires
Della thinks she sees her dead cousin run into an alley. Rather than run the other way, she investigates. What investigation ever had a good ending that began with the sighting of a supposedly dead relative running into a dark alley? Exactly. Now Della has big problems.

I liked this short story. It was a fresh take on the genre. I liked the inner turmoil of Della's character. Finally someone who doesn't see the glamour of vampires. There was a lot of character development packed into this short s
Jan 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
That was a short story about Della Tsang, a normal girl who was turned to a vampire and introduced to a world that she never know it's exists. Nothing special about her before her cousin's dead: she had a human boyfriend and a severe father. But after two years from the moment when she saw her cousin's grave covering with soil, she saw his shadow after the corner. She was bleeding when met him - and that wasn't a good point.
It was awesome to see the world through Della's eyes - the human Della,
Nov 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: re-reads
Great story, I feel bad for Della, this is tough on her, being turned into a vampire, having her strict family believing she's doing drugs. But there's hope because she's going to to Shadow Falls!

*First read July 17th, 2014*
Oh, what a great short story set before Born at Midnight, about how Della is turned into a vampire, and how her dad has his pride, the only thing he loves more is his wife, Della's mom. A great story!
This is a short story from the Shadow Falls series.
This gives the expanded background story on Della, and how she ended up at the camp. It's nothing vital, considering she explains what happened to her in the first book. However, it was short and free. So, definitely not a bad thing if you want to kill ten minutes.
Mar 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
I thought this was really good but the best park is that it was free!! In Turned at Dark, you get to really know what happened between Della and her brother. I don't want to spoil it. But if you have read born at midnight or if you haven't started yet, this is a great way to learn more in depth things about della, who is a character who really plays a part in this book. :)

Read it!
Emily (Mrs B's Books)
This is the prequel to Born at Midnight, but it tells the tale of Della's transformation from human to Vampire.

You really have to feel for Della in this tale, how her world turned upside down and she no longer knew who she could trust.

Chan was really nice with her 'turning' but he was trying to force his own beliefs onto her without letting her choose.

A very good insight into Della.
Kayla Edwards
Jul 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Finally got to this one! I honestly don't know how I managed to go this long without reading this chapter in the Shadow Falls world - especially since I'm obessessed with it! This was a really nice glimpse into Della's life before and during the change; it explains a lot about her family issues. My sole complaint is that this novella/short story was entirely too short. ...more
Jan 06, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
Quick read. Was good enough for me to read the teaser of the full book that came after it. Decently written, believable characterization for a 16 year old girl to fight the truth until she couldn't anymore. The last sentence was golden. I wouldn't mind reading more about her. Not bad. 3.5 stars. ...more
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Mar 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
This was a great start to the series. It gave me a great feel for the author's writing and (hopefully) for the world that she created.

I look forward to reading the first book in the series.
Feb 22, 2012 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Fans of Shadow Falls
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♡Julalicious Book Paradise♡
I really enjoyed reading about Della. You can feel the dilemma inside of her as she goes through it. I'm glad we had this ebook to tell us a bit about Della's history. ...more
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C. C. Hunter is the New York Times bestselling author of over thirty-five books, including her wildly popular Shadow Falls and Shadow Falls: After Dark series. In addition to winning numerous awards and rave reviews for her novels, C.C. is also a photojournalist, motivational speaker, and writing coach. In February 2018, Wednesday Books will publish her contemporary young adult and hardcover debut ...more

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