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Reborn (A Goddess of Night Novella: Book One)

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Lily Westbrook discovers that being half witch and half vampire is more of a challenge than she thought. When her powers mature on her eighteenth birthday, she unlocks a mystery that many witches thought was a legend.

After moving back to her birthplace in Cedar Creek, MA to attend Kensington University, Lily is instantly pulled deeper into the world she was kept from- the
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Published May 26th 2011 by LEY MESINA
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Haley Keller
Jul 18, 2011 Haley Keller rated it liked it
I enjoyed reading this, but I also have a few issues with it. There were quite a few grammar mistakes, and it was a little distracting at times. I was able to look past that though especially since it's self-published. There were also times where I felt the writing was rushed. A lot of things were summarized quickly when I feel they could have been described and talked about more. I think I would have gotten a lot more into the story if more time had been taken to describe everything that happen ...more
Reborn is a really interesting novella that features Lily who is half vampire and half witch. I haven’t read a book about vampires for quite a while so Reborn was quite good in that sense.
I like how this book was set up. It was told around quite a few different characters and also through a few diary entries and notes. I thought that the diary entries and notes were quite a good addition to the book as it added that little something extra into the book.
I don’t think that there was a lot of chara
Misty Baker
**A 2.5 Review**

Sometimes there can be too much of a good thing. Coffee for example. It’s made of awesome, but if I drink more than 3 cups in an hour my behavior resembles more of a cocaine riddled chimpanzee than a human. Cheese… great on noodles, bad on ice-cream.

My point? That sometimes writers should moderate rather than exasperate. This is something Ley Mesina, author of “Reborn” should pay very close attention to.

“Lily Westbrook discovers that being half witch and half vampire is more of
Lynn Worton
Aug 25, 2013 Lynn Worton rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.

This is a page turning read from start to finish! I loved it!

Lily Westbrook is an interesting character! She is aware that she is a half witch/half vampire, but she doesn't know the rest of it! She is a woman with a very powerful bloodline and a destiny to match; that of being the Goddess of Night. I liked her very much, and although I have only met her in print, she felt real to me!

This is an exciting novella! As I sa
Jade Walker
Jul 17, 2011 Jade Walker rated it liked it
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Before I talk about how good this novella was, I'm going to get the bad stuff out of the way. The novella has the raw, unfinished vibe that a lot of self-published books have, meaning that there were a few spelling, grammar and vocabulary mistakes (the work momentums used instead of mementos, their instead of they're, a few issues with punctuation), but while this slightly detracts from the book it never is an issue. I also felt like the point
Aug 29, 2011 Grady rated it liked it
The Continuing Obsession with Vampires and Witches

In REBORN: A GODDESS OF NIGHT NOVELLA BOOK ONE Ley Mesina has begun what from the cover of this book appears to be a series of stories along the lines of the immensely popular 'The Twilight Saga' of Stephenie Meyer and the innumerable films and television series such as True Blood based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris. But the difference is that Mesina's book is indeed written for the YA (Young Adult) audien
Alisha  Thompson
Jun 12, 2011 Alisha Thompson rated it really liked it
Plot: Right off the bat, I knew that this book was going to have a unique plot. I've never thought about a feud between witches and vampires. Luckily, Mesina did an amazing job with it and actually made the feud seem possible. The penalties of witches and vampires mingling were harsh, but it made the plot more interesting. Because of the penalties, Lily thinks her parents are dead and she'll never see them again. Along with the feud, the history of the characters were very complex. Everything se ...more
Ashley (Bookaholics Anonymous)
The story is about a war between Witches and Vampires. Which that alone is different from the whole werewolves/vampire rivalry so it gave it a nice little twist on the story front.

In the beginning of the story I had a really hard time keeping up with what was going on because so many characters kept showing up, and different things happening to them. Apparently, I'm easily confused. I will say on some stories that would probably work for me as long as I'm eased into it, and I can separate what's
Reborn tells the story of half witch - half vampire Lily Westbrook. Her parents disappeared and she is living under the care of her Aunt Trudy and family friend, Arthur. But Lily always got that feeling, ya know that most supernatural main characters get, that her father is still out there. On her 18th birthday, as she's about to venture out into the world for college, built by her father centuries ago, she learns a bit of family history : it was against the witch law for her father and mother t ...more
Debbie I Heart YA Books
Jun 15, 2011 Debbie I Heart YA Books rated it it was amazing
Reborn is an amazing novella. It’s strong and deep story line including vampires, half-vampires, half-witches, and witches, is very unique. It all starts with a forbidden love between Nathaniel, who is half-vampire and half-witch, and Claire, a full witch. They’re trying to hide from Samuel Charleston—the Leader of the High Council of Witches. After Claire gives birth to Lily, Nathaniel takes her to live with Claire's sister, Trudy, for protection against Samuel who wants to kill Nathaniel and C ...more
Bungle Midnight Reads
Jul 06, 2011 Bungle Midnight Reads rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

Wow! A great novella with so much going on. You'll finish it in one sitting!!

Lily Westbrook is half witch half vampire who has been raised by her aunt after her parents, Clarie and Nathaniel's forbidden love and marriage does not go unpunished.
We start this story with Lily about to turn 18 and come into the full use of her powers. She is moving back to her birth town to go to university where she soon learns the truth about her parents as well as herself and just how important she real
Jun 11, 2011 Shanella rated it liked it
Shelves: self-pub-review
There are several things I absolutely loved about this story. Ley Mesina took an old lore and added her own spin. She attempted to retell a story that is very popular at the moment and she almost made it.

Reborn has a lot of potential. It’s a story of vampires and witches, yet, it’s mainly a retelling of the origin of Nyx - Greek goddess of the night.

The idea that witches and vampires are on different sides isn’t new, these stories have been around for a long time. The story of the goddess of t
Jessica Bronder
Aug 12, 2011 Jessica Bronder rated it it was amazing
Lily is just turning 18, when she will receive her full power. Lily lives in a time where witches and vampires don’t get along, they are better known to hunt and kill each other. Lily has been raised by her aunt Trudy since her parents were killed when she was a baby because they married. But now it is time for Lily to go out and learn about her powers.

At the same time, a power full witch, Samuel, has been taking powerful witches and having vampire Nathaniel turns them into vampires. The idea is
Lily (WhoLockian)
Jun 29, 2011 Lily (WhoLockian) rated it really liked it
Reborn by Ley Mesina
Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews.

Lily Westbrook discovers that being half witch and half vampire is more of a challenge than she thought. When her powers mature on her eighteenth birthday, she unlocks a mystery that many witches thought was a legend. After moving back to her birthplace in Cedar Creek, MA to attend Kensington University, Lily is instantly pulled deeper into the world she was kept from—the world of witches and vampires—uncovering the truth about her p
Rida (Raindrop Reflections)
Jul 04, 2011 Rida (Raindrop Reflections) rated it really liked it
When I first started reading Reborn, I was kind of confused, because the book kept switching characters, and plus the prose tended to go from past tense to present tense back to past tense, but once the main characters were established, I got into the story.

The story about the goddess of night, aka Nyx, is very interesting, and a legend I haven’t heard before. The whole concept of these supernatural half-vampire, half-witch beings was very clever; I mean, you usually hear about the rivalries be
Aug 13, 2012 Lisa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Just wow!!! this as become my new favourite Vampire/witch series, there was nothing about this book I didn't like. I love books with vampires and I love books with witches this had the two and they blended together perfectly.

Lily's character is likeable and aside from being half witch half Vampire she is relate-able. She discovers more about her self as she is pulled deeper into the vampire/witch world after her 18th birthday and learns the truth about her parents and a legend most believe to be
A Canadian Girl
Jul 31, 2011 A Canadian Girl rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2011, 2-stars
If you ignore the grammar and spelling mistakes – and there were a lot! – Ley Mesina’s Reborn isn’t a bad novella. The story is told in the third person but follows all of the important characters so that the reader knows what is happening to everyone even if the other characters are in the dark. The downside to this however is that it’s hard to form a really strong emotional connection to anyone, especially Lily, the main character.

The mythology Mesina created is kind of unique because unlike t
Jun 16, 2011 Erin rated it it was ok
If you are sick of Edward and Bella and want a new type of blood-sucking (and spell casting) adventure, look no further. Ley Mesina weaves a complex tale featuring many different characters with their own stories. Reborn is original because it includes not only vampires, but witches, so you get double the action! I was satisfied with the title and how it related to the book. I also enjoyed how fresh and different the plot was.

While I enjoyed this thrilling novella, with so many characters and st
Jun 14, 2011 Ashlinn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reborn is an awesome first novella! Reborn follows Lily, a half witch half vampire(how awesome!), trying to find her parents that are supposedly dead while learning how to control her powers.The first couple of chapters were confusing character wise. We were introduced to many different characters in a short amount of time and at times I had to stop and think who this character was related to. Lily was great but I wish I would have gotten to know her feelings better but I think as the series pro ...more
Nicole/Books Complete Me
I LOVED reading this book! Well, novella. But still, it's really good. Following Lily, as she matures both as a witch and a vampire, and not to mention as a person as well, is exciting! Mesina has given us a different view on vampires and witches. One where only certain ones can walk out into the sun, where being a female witch & vampire makes you the Goddess of the Night, where you don't know what's going to happen next. I really liked not being able to predict the outcome, let alone wonder ...more
Marissa Marchan
Jul 24, 2012 Marissa Marchan rated it it was amazing
I really liked this story. The plot was really good and I found myself reading it through the night until I could no longer see and had to take a break from it. I look forward to reading more as the story progress and excited to see where Ley Mesina would take it. This is a must read if you are into vampires, witches and supernatural. Bravo!!!!
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Ley Mesina spent most of her childhood and young adult life writing short stories. She planned to teach after she graduated with her Master’s in Psychology but, instead, decided to pursue her passion for writing.

Ley lives in Southern California with her husband and children and is a frequent visitor of her own imagination.

For more information on her upcoming books, follow her blog at http://www.le
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