Author: P.C. & Kristin Cast
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Publication Date: January 31, 2012
About the Book
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.
I really liked the cover of this novella. I think it is awesome that they put Lenobia on the cover with her crescent moon filled in and the other tattoos that go along with it. I also love that the cover has a vine design on the front, spine, and back of the book. The cover is in a matte finish and the title is in a glossy finish.
Onto the story, I really like that this novella is about how Lenobia become House of Night fledgling and eventually a fully changed vampire. It made me wonder what her life would be like if Lenobia’s mother hadn’t made her take the place of the other girl, Cecile. But in a way I’m glad that her mother made her do it, because now I know how she became marked. I thought the ending was sad though. I won’t spoil it for anyone who hasn’t read it, but I wasn’t expecting that ending I will just say that.
Overall, I enjoyed this quick little read. I highly recommend it to anyone who is reading the House of Night series or is thinking about reading the House of Night series.
Until next time, Happy Reading!