Thursday, August 28, 2014

Review | Lenobia's Vow by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast @ChickenFrances

Title:  Lenobia's Vow
Series:  House of Night Novella: Book 2
Author:  P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
Published:  January 2012
Genre:  Paranormal Romantic, YA Fantasy


A great journey…

A new love…

A dark secret revealed.

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 would like to just fit in.

But when fate intervenes, Lenobia suddenly finds herself surrounded by other girls, on a ship bound for New Orleans, where they will be married off to the city’s richest Frenchmen. And they’re not alone…. An evil bishop who is skilled in Dark magic makes the same journey. His appetite for lovely young women makes him dangerous – most of all to Lenobia, who caught his eye back in France. So she remains hidden, making secret visits to the ship’s stables, where a handsome young man and his beautiful Percheron horses soon capture her attention.

Will they make it to land before the bishop discovers her true identity and a powerful evil breaks loose? And will Lenobia follow her heart, even if it puts lives at risk? Find out more about one of your favorite professors in Lenobia's Vow, the next heart-thumping House of Night Novella by PC Cast and Kristin Cast.

(Recommended for readers age 13 and older)


I really enjoyed this book. It gave me insight to Lenobia's past and helped me understand her relationship and fear with Travis in Destined. 

Lenobia's past comes to the forefront in this HON novella.  Her secrets are shared and the love of her life shines bright.  While she's taking on the identity of another she's gaining so much more than she ever dreamed.  Only to have loved and lost the only man she will ever truly care for. When the magic between her and the stable boy ignites there's no turning back for Lenobia.  As much as he wishes for her to just walk away, his heart beats for her just as much as hers beats for his.  

To have this glimpse into Lenobia's past helps bring her current situation in the HON series to the light.  I enjoyed this novella and will continue to read on as I sink deeper into the characters in the magical world both P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast have written together.  

Previously Reviewed House of Night Series
P.C. Cast was born in Watseka, Illinois, 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. Since her tour in the USAF, she has been speaking and teaching professionally.

Ms. Cast is an award winning fantasy and paranormal romance author. Her novels have been awarded the prestigious: Prism, Holt Medallion, Daphne du Maurier, Booksellers' Best, and the Laurel Wreath.

Ms. Cast writes the popular Goddess Summoning Series for Berkley Publishing. The forth book in the series, GODDESS OF THE ROSE, A Retelling of Beauty and the Beast, is a Feburary 2006 release.

In December 2004, LUNA (Harlequin's single title fantasy imprint for women) released ELPHAME'S CHOICE, the first of five epic fantasy novels set in the world of Cast's popular first book, GODDESS BY MISTAKE. BRIGHID'S QUEST was her December 2005 release, with two more installments in the world of Partholon scheduled for release in 2006 - including a special LUNA edition of GODDESS BY MISTAKE, under the new title DIVINE BY MISTAKE, and it's never before published sequel, DIVINE BY CHOICE, which will be available December 2006.

KRISTIN CAST has won awards for her poetry and journalism. She lives in Oklahoma, where she attends college.

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