Lenobia’s Vow continues the House of Night miniseries by #1 bestselling authors P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. Before Lenobia was Zoey Redbird’s favorite professor and House of Night riding instructor, she was the 16-year-old illegitimate daughter of a baron in 1700s France, who one day finds herself on a ship bound for New Orleans. She is one of a group of girls to be married off to the city’s richest Frenchman. But, aware that she has caught the eye of an evil bishop skilled in Dark magic, Lenobia hides in the ship’s stables where she falls in love with a handsome young man—and his beautiful horses. Will they make it to land before the bishop discovers her true identity? And will Lenobia follow her heart, even if it puts lives at risk?
Hardcover Book : 160 pages
Publisher: St. Martins Press, Llc ( January 31, 2012 )
Item #: 13-513404
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.4inches
Product Weight: 9.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
As an avid reader of books of all types and all genres, I generally find myself devouring YA books just for fun. The same was true for the entire House of Night series. Generally, I love these books, not only because they have a different approach to the traditional "Vampire Genre" that empowers the lead character, but because the story arc seems so natural and organic. I was disappointed this time.
I realize this is simply a novella, but to me, the entire story seemed forced and not really genuine. The storyline was good, but it didn't have the comfortable pace that the other books do. Lenobia is one of the characters that, in my opinion, should have garnered an entire book. Also, the "vow" referred to in the book's title was a bit of a letdown. While love can certainly be life-changing and earth-shattering, there were other things that the vow could have encompassed that would have been more interesting and would have led to a more intense plotline in the actual novels.
Bottom line? It's fun to read, and good for a quick 4 hour quiet time, but if you're looking for depth and intrigue, you'll find it lacking.
Just wish this book was longer! Great fast read