FWIW, I suspect you'll enjoy Raise The Dawn a lot more. A lot of stuff that seems random in Night starts coming together really nicely.
Which is why I never rated this book by itself. It's so much a two-parter, that I felt I could only grade it AFTER reading RtD, since so many parts of the plot and characterdevelopment is left for the second part.
It would be like watching part one of a two part episode, then judging both episodes based on that first episode.