Acquainted with the Night by author Piper Maitland is a paranormal vampire suspense story with major twists and turns. If you love all things vampy and history across the ages you'll LOVE this book. It's a non-stop ride across the globe with a wonderful story to boot!
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...
Now the story's technically a UF but with a heavy paranormal foundation it's hard to tell and frankly who the frel cares! When you have a book this well written, its category is a really small detail. Part of what you have here is very well researched vampire book. It's an adventure stretching from London to Greece and back, really no rock seems unturned in this amazing story. With a major British twist you'll feel like you just stepped off a double-decker bus heading to the British Museum.
The characters are given some in-depth detail that builds as the story does, lots of twist and turns will keep you guessing. Backstabbing, clinical testing, and corporate greed keep the reader entertained throughout. The only downside I had was with our main character Caro. She starts out with amazing personality and picks up some nice speed as the story goes on, but about halfway through after a series of life altering events she becomes a tad too whiny for my liking. By the end she pulls it back together but the clingy needy girlie act rubbed me the wrong way. That being said she does have some valid reasons for it, but personally it was hard for me to relate.
I want to give Piper a TON of credit for the amount of research she did for this story, she never treats the reader like a child with the facts she is dishing out. You get a bunch of historical events mixed in with some fabulous lore and a new take on some vampire legends. Authors who can take creatures of the night, like vamps, and make them into something new and original will always win high praises in my book. This is the first novel for this author and I'm eagerly awaiting to see what she comes up with next!
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