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Lenobia's Vow: A House of Night Novella (House of Night Novellas #2)

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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17  ·  rating details  ·  10,974 ratings  ·  562 reviews

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; withalmost 12million books in print,and an incredible 12

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Published January 31st 2012 by Macmillan Young Listeners
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Brandy
I love this novella! Perhaps because it hit a very personal note for me. My family immigrated from France in 1820 to start a plantation in Louisiana not too far from New Orleans. I could hear so much of my grandfather in Martin and found myself reading his parts with a creole accent. It was marvelous!

On top of that I grew up around horses and a few months ago was helping care for a black Percheron gelding. He was so gorgeous and unbelievably sweet. At 18 1/2 hands he towered over me and could ea
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Cait Grace
WELL. This series ain't getting any better. BUT HEY. There's still time.

This book, #2 in the series, is about a completely different character cast. You definitely don't need to have read the first book. It features Lenobia, who's name unfortunately reminds me of lobotomy which isn't nice. She's the illegitimate child of a French lord, and when her half-sister dies, dear Lenny (my nickname for her, she, sadly, didn't get one in the book) impersonates her half-sister (they look alike, okay?) and
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Gillian Cohen
I have been counting the days until LENOBIA’S VOW would be released because she is one of my favourite characters in the HOUSE OF NIGHT series. There hasn’t been much information or background about Lenobia within the series and I felt that she had the most to reveal but I could be wrong, but there’s a saying in my family that sometimes what happens in the past helps shape you as a person.

One of the things I love about the novellas is the illustrations which happen to depict one of the keys emot
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Arlette
The book is really nice and quite good to read on it's own withouthaving to much knowledge of the House of Nights book, though of course it is an addition to those books. It is great to get some background information about Lenobia, now I love her character even more. It's sad that the novella is not that long, but what has been written was good, interesting story and the drawings in the book were beautiful as well!
Mia
Jan 26, 2012 Mia marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
ARE YOU KIDDING ME! HOW MANY HOUSE OF NIGHT BOOKS IS THERE GONNA BE! SERIOUSLY I AM OVER IT!
the series is just going on and on and on and on and on! I mean Lenobia's Vow pffft what are they gonna think of next, "Nala's Secret", "Grandma Redbird's Gift" COME ON SERIOUSLY! DOES ANY ONE ELSE AGREE WITH ME the series and 'novella's" have gone to far! enough is enough.
Becky (Blogs of a Bookaholic)
Oct 22, 2014 Becky (Blogs of a Bookaholic) rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of the House of Night series only.
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An uninspiring combination of bad accents and one-dimensional characters.
My biggest complaint about the first novella Dragon’s Oath was the writing, and I have to say, I think this improved in Lenobia’s Vow. The number of exclamation points were toned down, there were less adverbs and everything in general seemed more polished. Some of the issues remained (the bland feel, the awkward dialogue) and the writing still pales in comparison
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Yolanda Sfetsos
I started reading this novella this afternoon, and as soon as I started, I was hooked. Actually, I was so caught up in Lenobia's story that I read it in a handful of hours.

It's 1788 and Lenobia is the bastard daughter of a baron--as people like to remind her. When an odd opportunity arises, her mother ships her off to New Orleans, by pretending she's someone else. Lenobia doesn't want to leave her mother behind, but when she reaches the ship that will take her to the New World, she starts to fee
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Kira
Feb 01, 2012 Kira marked it as no-frakkin-way  ·  review of another edition
Summary from P.C. Cast's website:

"Evreux, France, 1788: Before she is Zoey’s favorite professor and the House of Night’s powerful horse mistress… Lenobia is just a normal 16-year-old girl – with enough problems to last a lifetime. As the illegitimate daughter of a powerful baron, she has never quite belonged, and instead has to watch her spoiled half-sister, Cecile, get anything she wants. As if that’s not enough, her remarkable beauty draws unwanted attention wherever she goes. For once, she wo
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Nisareen
Spoiler Alert!
This is the second book of the spin-off House of Night Novellas series, featuring Lenobia.
In Évreux, France, in 1788, Lenobia is the bastard daughter of a powerful baron. Following the death of his legitimate daughter, Cecile, she agrees to play her role and marry her intended in the Americas. Upon reaching the boat, she learns to her dismay that the Bishop of Évreux will come, too. Skilled in Dark magic, his appetite for young women makes him dangerous – most of all to Lenobia, wh
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Reyna
Apart from being in cahoots with the ever infamous House of Night Series, this book was far more tame.
It was interesting to know Lenobia's backstory and all, BUT it was so SAPPY.

It was very Historical romance style, with that dashing young buff man who is sadly unattainable but yet you love him so much you are willing to go over racial taboos of your century (He's half cuban) and your obstacle is a pervertic pedophiliac bishop who wants you so badly we actually get to know his deep deep obsess
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Diana
Not crazy about it... teh story is good, but (as I feel with many of the books int his series) it just seems like itw as written in a hurry and half tells the story... Has good potential...but needs mroe. 84 pages to tell the story of the Horse MIstress doesnt seem fair. It just seems to me that they authors are trying to sell more and dont really take the time to add mroe to the story, just keep writting and selling.....
Sad.... again...the story has potential..but I wish I knew more about her,
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Táňa
Lenobii jsem si oblíbila a proto jsem byla zvědavá na tuhle knihu. Musím říct, že takhle slabounká knížka, mě po dočtení zanechala v rozpolcení. Bylo to krátké a ke konci, kdy kniha nabrala konečně spád, se děj urychlil a celý konec na mě působil až moc uspěchaně.
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Lexxie
Feb 27, 2012 Lexxie rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: HoN fans
2.5 stars

It was nice to get Lenobia's back-story, I really like her in the HoN novels. However, I don't understand why there had to be a very bad bishop present, or why Lenobia had to start her new life on a lie. Or why the authors didn't pay a translator a few bucks to make the French correct in the story.

I don't know why, but translation mistakes in books that really don't need to have them are as big pet peeves to me as bad grammar or syntactical errors.

So, although the story was OK, it could
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Katerina
I really didn't like this one. Lenobia is my least favourite character in the HON series so I was intrigued when I picked up this book, I thought it would maybe make her a bit more interesting for me. Nope!

First of all, the setting of the book is rather boring. Lenobia lives in a French lord's house, but has to leave in the beginning of the story. Most of what you are going to read takes place in a ship while she's travelling to the New World. It could have been better if the authors took some t
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LastBreath
This was a pleasant surprise. It wasn't until I had almost finished the book (a solid 3 hours later) and uploaded my details onto GR that I realised my happy error. It's book 2 in the 'A House of Night Novella' series . Usually I'm a stickler for doing the whole start at 1, then 2, move to 3, etcetara. But I'm glad it has come about like this.

In all honesty, I don't think I would have picked up the 'House of Night' series if it weren't for this. Vampyre novels, especially ones from the Young Adu
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Julie Kročová
Jsem fanynkou Školy noci a předchozí novelu Drakova přísaha jsem také četla, takže jsem si nemohla ujít ani tu další - Lenobiin slib. Tato novela sleduje příběh Lenobii, která v současné době učí na Škole noci v Tulse. V samotné Škole noci jako sérii je často odkazováno na někdejší příběh mladé Lenobii, která se zamilovala do člověka, ale nidky nebyl tento příběh více rozveden do detailů, což posloužilo k vydání další knížky - novely.

Autorky píší stále stejným stylem a i velikost písma je u nove
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Nina Higson-Sweeney
If you've been following me for a while, you'll know that me and The House of Night series have a love-hate relationship; love in the sense that I can't get enough of some of the characters (cough, Stark, Damien, Shaunee, cough) and hate in the sense that Zoey makes me want to tear my hair out and/or throw the book out of the window. I've been a long-time fan of this series, and even I'll admit that it is being dragged out - so when I saw Dragon's Oath, I was a bit hesitant. Novellas, really? Ca ...more
Ashley (Bookaholics Anonymous)
Quick Thought (or not)
I haven't read a House of Night book in a long while. I don't know if it's because I was just "burned" out on them, or if I thought they just started getting ridiculous. There are 12 books so it's bound to get tiresome after awhile. After reading Lenobia's Vow though I can see why I started the series. It's hard not to fall in love with some of the characters, and with the world that was created around the Vampyres and the House of Night.

Pacing
This is a novella so with tha
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Darcy
I have always liked Lenobia, her love of horses and her ability to understand the kids and stand by them is what makes her great. Seeing her as a child herself and overcome class obstacles was interesting. I liked seeing her marked and now understand her reluctance to take a human lover, like she was tempted to do in the last HON book. After reading this I really am hoping that this new guy is her old guy, come to find her again.
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Jenn
Wow, this was extremely sad. What's with the author and giving all of these teachers such horrendous pasts? I actually was fearful for Lenobia for a majority of this book. The Bishop made an excellent villain - evil, terrifying, not one ounce of good in him. Oh but how I loved Martin and am now intrigued about this "vow" and how it will fit in with where the series is going.
Christy Johnson
Book #9.5 Contemporary Fantasy is a loose classification for this as it happens in historic late 1800's but since it ties to the current contemporary series I put it there.

This wasn't too bad. The most difficult part of navigation was dealing with the odd accents. I get that Lenobia's Martin was supposed to be Creole and I tried hearing his voice with a Gambit-like accent in my head as I read, but I just couldn't do it. As a character I really liked Martin. The Bishop was cliche and flat. It wa
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Vendea
Novely ke Škole noci mají v sobě něco zvláštního - ten nápad a příběh jsou vždy vynikající, ale něco tomu chybí. Když už se zápletka konečně začala rozjíždět, tak se všechno stalo na pár stránkách. Nevím - dala bych Lenobii klidně víc prostoru, ráda bych se dověděla, jak začínala na Škole noci jako mládě atd... Prostě to rozvinout.
Dark Matter
This and more reviews, interviews etc are on Dark Matter Zine, an online magazine. http://www.darkmatterzine.com. This review was written by Evie Kendal for Dark Matter Zine.

Lenobia’s Vow tells the backstory of one of the teachers at the House of Night. Readers who have followed the series will remember Lenobia as the professor in charge of equestrian studies and protagonist Zoey Redbird’s frequent advisor. As one of the more reliably good-natured adult vampyres in the series, any narrative focu
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Geanice Huff
Great read!!! I love her story. I am really enjoying these HON Novellas. Can't wait for Neferet's Curse!!
Lashya Wilson
The whole time, I feared the monster priest would win. But I'm glad he lost !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Amy Louise
Really loved this book =]
Alec
I am so excited! CAN'T WAIT!
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P.C. Cast was born in the Midwestern United States, and grew up being shuttled back-and-forth between Illinois and Oklahoma, which is where she fell in love with Quarter Horses and mythology (at about the same time). After high school she joined the United States Air Force and began public speaking and writing. With her tour in the USAF completed, she taught high school for 15 years before retirin ...more
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House of Night Novellas (4 books)
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  • Neferet's Curse (House of Night Novellas, #3)
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