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Lenobia's Vow

(House of Night Novellas #2)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  15,681 ratings  ·  696 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; with almost 12 million books in print, and an in

Hardcover, 160 pages
Published January 31st 2012 by St. Martin's Press
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Sophia Triad
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lenobia's life before she becomes a riding instructor at the House of Night.
Lenobia was a bastard child and became one of the ‘fille a la casquette’-known historically as casket girl, i.e. women brought from France to the French colonies of Louisiana to marry.
Her heartbreaking forbitten love story with Martin, a creole young man who marked her life is also told.
I loved it!
Nov 17, 2018 rated it liked it
This was a hard read for me, particularly since historical fiction just isn’t my cup of tea. But I am very fond of the series and look forward to rereading the series and the final books in the series I missed
Jan 26, 2012 marked it as to-read
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.
May 16, 2020 rated it liked it
2.75 - 3.5
May 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Jessica | Booked J
Oct 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
House of Night Novellas:
Dragon's Oath: ★★★★☆
Lenobia's Vow: ★★★★★
Kalona's Fall: TBD
Neferet's Curse: TBD

Blog | Twitter | Instagram | Review can be found here at Booked J.

Oh, this was beautiful and absolutely heartbreaking. Lenobia is my favourite adult in the House of Night world, and I loved her romantic plotline and characteristics in later books as she was developed, so I was definitely eager to *finally* get into the groove and read her prequel novella Lenobia's Vow. Much like with Dragon's
Gillian Cohen
Mar 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Nov 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A Voyage to Change Her Life
Lenobia’s Vow
Rating: 5/5

Summary: This is the story of Lenobia’s journey to the New World and how she was marked. As the bastard daughter of a noble, Lenobia has worked her whole life, but when her half-sister, who looks remarkably similar to her, dies Lenobia takes her place and sets sail for the New World. The voyage there is rife with danger as a sinister Bishop is accompanying the Mademoiselles. Luckily, Lenobia finds solace in to gray Percheron horses and their car
Apr 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: novellas, own-a-copy
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! ...more
Emily Ross
This is kind of a disappointment. It’s cool to know Lenobia’s backstory, but the main series makes her vow seem really important and deep and it’s like... a promise made to a boy she loved after a month travelling to America. I thought it would be deep, but it just lacked that depth. That being said, I did really like Martin and the Sister. I thought they were pretty good characters.
belle ☆ミ (thisbellereadstoo)
actual rating: 2.5 stars

do every novella end tragically? it happened with dragon's and now lenobia's? someone needs to have their happy ending. lenobia's one of the better teachers that i liked in the house of night series, especially because of how supportive she was towards zoey.

in the novella, it's about lenobia falling in love and experiencing losses in various ways. she was brave and courageous even while she had to endure eight weeks of sea travel with a pervert bishop. i think the charac
Becky (Blogs of a Bookaholic)
Jul 11, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of the House of Night series only.
This review was originally published on Blogs of a Bookaholic.

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
Fangs for the Fantasy
Mar 23, 2016 rated it it was ok
Unlike the last short story I read set in this world, this book does not strike me as entirely pointless. Lenobia isn’t dead, she’s a semi-important character and this story is useful. After all, a plot point in the main series is that Neferet has introduced a horse-loving human (that sounded wrong, especially in a series with the shagging of evil bulls) in order to get under Lenobia’s skin, especially since she has sworn an oat never to love a human again.

That begs several questions! That needs
Yolanda Sfetsos
Feb 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: vampire
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
Oct 14, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really loved this book =]
Aug 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another excellent novella that had me terrified, shocked, and even in tears by the end. The start was slow, but by the time Lenobia meets Martin, I was hooked. I think I almost like the novellas better than the novels at times. That extra background on some of my favorite characters is wonderful!
Catarina Viegas
Jul 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Now I wanna re-read her relationship with Travis in the HoN books
Ari ☾
2.5 Stars
Okay yes, I love the House of Night. It is one of my most guilty pleasures.
Lenobia was always one of my favorite characters so I was excited to read this because from the main novels, her backstory was always sad and sweet at the same time. I loved her and Travis' relationship and was hoping for huge insight about her vow.
But like this was SOOO boring, and not as passionate as I thought it was going to be.
I read Neferet's Curse before this one, and I loved the detail in that novella.
Miss Susan
Mar 18, 2012 rated it liked it
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Oct 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Mar 05, 2012 rated it liked it
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
Feb 14, 2012 rated it it was ok
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,
Barbi Faye (The Book Fae)
Dec 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: YA dystopian
Recommended to Barbi Faye (The Book Fae) by: me
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 ...more
Brooke ♥booklife4life♥
*Short review for a short book*

This book was all over the place. Girl dies right away and the mom is like my daughter should just take her place, no biggie. It goes down hill from there. 8 week boat ride turns bad. We have the Bishop guy who i guess is raping and killing girls, and instead of killing him, or putting him in jail, they just send him somewhere else!!!! ARE YOU KIDDING!? No! Bad church! He's on the boat with these girls, and she has to avoid him, then finds the horses down under th
Linda (un)Conventional Bookworms
Feb 27, 2012 rated it it was ok
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
Aug 07, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012, ya, vampires
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.
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. ...more
Feb 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
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May 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book. Couldn't stand Bishop Charles. He the cause of Martin dying. But like Martin said he will be wit Lenobia again and he kept his promise because he's travis I don't care what anywho says. ...more
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