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Book Review & Giveaway: Acquainted with the Night, by Piper Maitland

Posted by The Obscured Vixen on November 23, 2011

A paranormal Da Vinci Code meets Mr & Mrs Smith… and better than both!

Acquainted with the Night by Piper Maitland
5 stars
Genre(s): Paranormal, Suspense, Romance

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 archeological 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 eradicate the world of vampires…

At first, Caro is dismissive of Jude’s beliefs, but she can’t ignore the signs around her – the human bites on her uncle, the strange 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…

Acquainted with evil…

Book Review

A paranormal Da Vinci Code meets Mr & Mrs Smith… and better than both!

This book was downright awesome. Acquainted with the Night was filled with non-stop action. It started in the prologue when Nigel Clifford had his Achilles tendons sliced, and ended with Caro running for her life (praying for a sequel).

Poor Caro is lost in the world when her Uncle Nigel and her roommate are murdered within days of each other. Caro has no idea who she should be trusting. Everyone seems to want to help, but she knows one of them has to be the murderer. Caro has no idea who is telling the truth.

While dying, Nigel wrote anagrams in his passport for Caro to find. They were clues to help Caro discover the truth about her past since they never discussed it while he was alive. Nigel was supposed to meet Jude, a biochemist, for lunch the day after his death. But now Jude will never find out why. He gets in touch with Caro, and she doesn’t believe his story because she’s been mislead so many times. Jude shows Caro the notes from her uncle, and immediately she recognizes her uncles handwriting. Caro then shows Jude the passport clues and together they travel around the Eastern world learning why they were important to Nigel.

However, when they uncover a secret about Caro’s family heritage, Jude threatens to take off. Their high-speed relationship is on the rocks, the last of Caro’s family is dead, and her entire life is a lie.

I loved the multiple story lines in this book. It kept the book fresh and interesting. You were able to see the story from multiple points of view, and different perspectives.

Piper Maitland unfolds this story beautifully keeping you guessing about mysteries while keeping you on the edge of your seat with action and intrigue. I definitely recommend everyone going out to buy this book on November 29, 2011 for a great read. Loved it!

Giveaway Details

This giveaway has ended.

While at New York Comic Con, I saw swag for this book and grabbed it to give away! If you’re interested, fill out the form below by November 28. This giveaway includes a pin, promotional postcard, and bookmark.


3 Responses to “Book Review & Giveaway: Acquainted with the Night, by Piper Maitland”

  1. Christine A. said

    Great giveaway, thanks. This book sounds good.

  2. […] The Obscured Vixen – Book addict and blogger usually living in a paranormal world. by The Obscured Vixen – “Book Review & Giveaway: Acquainted with the Night, by Piper Maitland“ […]

  3. aurian said

    O this book sure screams my name! I love books with mystery and archeology, and now even with vampires! And yes, I would love to win swag, love swag, but you knew that already 😉


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