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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Review: Pyxis

Title: Pyxis: The Discovery
Series: Pyxis # 1
Genre: Young Adult- Fantasy
Author: K.C. Neal
Publisher: Stonehouse Ink
Release Date: November 4, 2011
Book: E-ARC sent by author

"Two worlds... one 16-year-old girl must learn to protect them both.

The nightmares haunting Corinne and her friend Mason hint at a universe that exists beyond the one they know. Her destiny is to protect a weakness between the two worlds, but her mentor is dead. As Corinne and Mason search for answers, she tries to ignore the sparks igniting between them, but can't deny she feels safe only when he's nearby. Will they find help before their nightmares break free?"

I really liked this book! I loved the paranormal elements but also the mysteriousness to it as well.
What caught me about this book is the estrange bottles of liquids. I was fascinated by what they held inside. The power the was wielded in such small bottles. I adore reading about the main character Corinne and watching her become something different. It amazed me how quickly she is able to learn and adjust to what is happening to her.

I also really like that the author Ms. Neal gave the reader such a great plot to follow. I loved being pulled into the story feeling as if I am in it myself. I liked how well the plot is paced. It didn't go to fast nor to slow.  I liked that it gave enough to the reader to keep on reading the book till the very end.

The love interest in the book is not one too developed but just starting. I liked that is begins with discovering secrets and learning to trust each other. I liked that these characters have a long great journey in front of them. One that I will enjoy reading.

Overall, Pyxis is a great book of magic! Every bit of writing keeps you entranced to keep reading till the very end. The only gripe I have about this book is that it is short. I longed for more story, but I guess I will have to see that when the next book comes out.

I give it 4 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. This sounds original. I like that the love interest doesn't get fully developed. It's nice to just see quiet beginnings.

  2. Yay glad you enjoyed this! I did, too! I actually loved that the romance is starting slowly - it's more realistic. I have an interview with KC on Monday and she gives us a teaser for book 2 you have to check it out it is Awesome!!

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  3. The cover of this one is really pretty, makes me want to know more about that little vial she's holding:) I like too that we just get the beginnings of a romance, it's always nice to have that tension and be left wanting more!

  4. Thanks so much for the write-up, Savannah! :)

  5. Yes, I love getting completely lost in the plot too! My excitement for this book was already big, but thanks for building it up even more! :)

  6. I recently got this so looking forward to reading it =) Great review


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