Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Review: Acquainted with the Night by Piper Maitland

Acquainted With The Night is a novel by Piper Maitland from Berkley.

Book Blurb:

Caroline Clifford’s bland life as a London tour guide flips upside down when her beloved uncle is brutally murdered at a Bulgarian archaeological site.  While traveling to recover his remains, she meets a man who corresponded with her uncle.  Jude Barrett is a biochemist on a mission - to rid the world of vampires...

At first, Caro is dismissive of Jude’s beliefs, but she can’t ignore the signs that are all around her: the human bite marks on her uncle, the men following her, the anguished cries after sundown.  Strange anagrams on her uncle’s passport lead her and Jude to a cliff-top monastery in Greece, where a shattering revelation connects a relic Caro inherited from her parents 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 them all...

My thoughts:

Caro lost her parents when she was young.  Barely surviving the freak accident that took their lives - Caro went to live with her eccentric uncle and was given a new lease on life - actually, she was given a new life.   Urged never to speak of the accident - or the life she had before, Caro was caught up in her Uncle’s nomad lifestyle - moving from place to place, learning of diverse cultures and ancient civilizations. 

When her Uncle is murdered - Caro is thrust into a world she was never meant to know about - a world her Uncle spent his life protecting her from.

A world of vampires, violence and prophecies of immortality.

Caro travels from Greece to Italy and Egypt in search of the clues her Uncle left behind.  Clues that hold the secret to the very thing responsible for her parents death.

But unknown to Caro is her own part in an ages old prophecy...

Acquainted With The Night is a very enjoyable read that can not be contained in one genre.  We have   paranormal romance, romantic suspense, thriller and even a touch of urban fantasy all rolled into one read.

This book should appeal to readers across several genre’s.

I give Acquainted With The Night 4 out of 5 stars and hope for a sequel.  We were left with a bit of a cliff hanger.

Product Details
Paperback: 544 pages
Publisher: Berkley (November 29, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 042524363X
ISBN-13: 978-0425243633

1 comment:

Brie said...

Sounds good! Although, what’s with PNRs and cliffhangers? Is is impossible to write a standalone PNR?! I enjoy series, but I enjoy them even more when I discover them AFTER all the books have been published… ;-)