Lenobia’s Vow (House of Night Novellas #2) by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast

Lenobia's Vow (House of Night Novellas, #2)

Hardcover
160 pages
Published  January 31st 2012
by  St. Martin’s Griffin (first published January 31st 1012)

The second in the enthralling new mini-series of novellas from the #1 bestselling authors of the House of Night, Lenobia’s Vow tells the gripping story behind the House of Night’s enigmatic riding instructor – and one of Zoey’s closest allies against evil

The House of Night is an international publishing sensation; with almost 12 million books in print, and an incredible 120 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, the series has taken the world by storm. Now, the excitement continues as the Cast mother-daughter duo shares the back stories of a few of the House of Night’s most important – and mysterious – characters. The second of the House of Night Novellas brings us Lenobia, the strong, beautiful horseback riding instructor, who guides Zoey through some of her darkest hours, and has a dark secret buried in her own past…

In a small southern town at the turn of the century, young Lenobia is developing into a beautiful young woman with ideas of her own. But when she is Marked as a fledgling vampyre, her world turns upside down, and she is drawn to the musical streets of New Orleans. There, she learns of the city’s dark underbelly, ruled by powerful black magic. As Lenobia experiences her first love – and loss – and discovers a passion for horses to sustain her, she must come face-to-face with Darkness itself. And she may not escape without scars.

This Book Contains: Possible Sexual abuse, Romance, Deception, and Death

Plot:

This is a novella about Lenobia who is a character from the house of night series.  This is about Lenobias life before she becomes a vampyre and a teacher at the House of Night.  You do not have to read the series to read this book, but it may get you interested in the books.

Characters:

Lenobia  is a bastard daughter of a french Baron.  She assumes the identity of  her dead half-sister to escape the life of a servant and the possible rape at the hands of lecherous men at court.  The Bishop an evil man who want to make Lenobia his mistress.  Martin a man of color that Lenobia falls madly in love with.  He will do anything to protect Lenobia.

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this short novella about a character that has always intrigued me from the House of Night series.  This is a very compelling story of Lenobia and how she survived until she became a vampyre.  I love the glimpse you get into her life and her first love.  You get to see how strong she is and where this strength comes from.  This is a short book and it is packed full of twists that you do not see coming.  I am amazed how much story this author was able to pack into such a short novella.  The only thing that would have made this book even better would have been if you could have seen further into Lenobias  life after the change.  If you are a fan of this series you will want to add this to your list to read.  Also, if you just want a really good read that is quick and full of twists you should check this book out.

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