Friday, April 6, 2012

Book Review: Lenobia's Vow by P.C. and Kristin Cast

Title:  Lenobia’s Vow

Author: P.C. and Kristin Cast

Synopsis: Before becoming Zoey's favourite professor and the House of Night's powerful horse mistress, Lenobia was just a normal 16-year-old girl - but with enough problems to last a lifetime. In 1788, Lenobia's father places her on a ship bound for New Orleans. An evil bishop, skilled in Dark magic, makes the same journey. His appetite for beautiful young women forces Lenobia to remain hidden, but she secretly visits the ship's stables, where a handsome young man and his horses capture her attention. Can they make it to the New World 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?


a.) Characters: 4/5 score.  This is not the same Lenobia that Zoey knows.  You can feel she is younger and hopeful.  But she is also haunted.  For a fifteen/sixteen year old, she is mature more than a teenager of this time would be.  I love her story, where she came from, her relationship with her mother, and her journey into a new life.  

b.) Plot: 3/5 score.  The plot was slow and, to be honest, weak.  The battle against evil was against the Bishop of Evreux, who possessed a jeweled cross that gave him his power (I think).  It wasn’t bad, and the ending was sudden and rushed.  But I was expecting more (like Dragon’s Oath).  Also, probably a little spoiler-ish, but she doesn’t actually get Marked until chapter eight.

c.) Writing style: 3/5 score.  They touched the dialogue with French.  And since I took three years of French in highschool, it was easy for me to read it and enjoy it.  But anyone else would probably have to use context clues to link the french to english.  

Rating: 10/15 total


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    1. I gave this a 10/15 score- which is 4 star equivalent. So it was pretty good. And it works with the House of Night series.