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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Lenobia's Vow by PC & Kristin Cast

This is from the House of Night series.  This is Novella #2

Synopsis:  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.
My 2 cents:  
This was a great novella! I am loving the House of Night Novellas, Dragon's Oath was equally good! Because it takes place late 1700s, the language is beautiful. I loved the way the words painted a picture. Every word was perfect, it was like poetry!

Lenobia is one of my favorite House of Night instructors.  She is in charge of the stables and horses at House of Night, and teaches the fledglings how to ride.  She is Zoey's closest ally in the House of Night, and has not fallen for Neferet's evil.  I knew the back story on her would be intriguing.

Because she does meet with true evil in this novella, it makes sense as to why later she can see right through Neferet.  Since in the last House of Night book, there was a small start of romance for Lenobia, I can see why after reading this novella why she is so hesitant when it comes to love.  

This was a great novella with a fascinating back story to one of my favorite characters at House of Night.  4 stars from me!  

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