Review of “Acquainted with the Night”


A woman’s quest for the truth…A medieval icon that holds the clues…And an ancient book with the power to shake Christianity-and humanity itself.

London tour guide Caroline Clifford has never believe in vampires- until her uncle is brutally murdered at a Bulgarian archaeological site, and a vampire hunter who corresponded with him seeks her out.

Strange anagrams on her uncle’s passport lead them to a cliff-top monastery in Greece, where a shattering revelation connects a relic Caro inherited to an age-old text on immortality-and an enigmatic prophecy that pits the forces of darkness and light in a showdown that could destroy all they know…

When I first received Acquainted with the Night, the sheer size of the book intimidated me. It took me over a week to work up my courage enough to attempt to begin reading. It didn’t take me long to get hooked and I finished the thick paperback in just a few days time. I found the entire plot line to be fascinating. I love how the author uses scientific terms to describe the existence of vampires. Her spin on these overdone creatures is refreshing. I especially love how Caro gets up getting hot for sex after being bit.

The sex scenes were pretty arousing and the action was abundant and entertaining. I enjoyed following the relationship of Caro and Jude as they struggled to stay alive and solve the clues Caro’s dead uncle left for her. Piper Maitland did a wonderful job of tying up a lot of the loose ends but I was very disappointed when the story ended. I would have liked to see more about what sort of future Caro and Jude end up having.

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One Comment

  1. Emma – Buffy fan, avid reader, writer.
    Emma says:

    this sounds good

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