Friday, November 18, 2011

Pyxis Review and Giveaway!

Pyxis: The Discovery (Pyxis Series Book 1)
Author: K.C. Neal
Released: November 4, 2011
Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy
Published by: StoneHouse Ink
Source: I received this book from the author for an honest review.
ISBN: 9780615549

Summary from Goodreads:
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? 

My thoughts:

K.C. Neal has done a fabulous job of writing a young adult novel that is completely unique from all of the other young adult novels that I've read. From the first page I was smiling, and knew that I was going to like this book. 

I think that the opening scene in Pyxis is one of my favorite. It immediately gives the reader insight into Corinne and her friendship with Angeline and her rivalry if you will with Sophie. Without saying that Corinne isn't a part of the "popular crowd" you knew just by how all of the characters interacted. I love it when an author doesn't have to tell you what's going on because they show you through the story. I didn't want to stop reading once I had started, luckily Pyxis is only 178 pages so I didn't have to stop until I was finished. 

This book is full of friendship, mystery and first love. K.C. Neal has definitely earned a new reader in me with Pyxis. Needless to say I am anxious to find out what's in store for Corninne in Alight:The Peril book 2 in the Pyxis series. 

You can connect with K.C. Neal at the following sites:
My blog Twitter (@KCNealTweets) | Facebook | Goodreads | Google+ 

Pyxis is available at the following: 

OK, now on to the fun stuff. K.C. Neal would like to give one of my very lucky readers an ecopy of Pyxis. Just follow the directions on the ralfecopter below for your chance. The contest will be open for entries for one week. Also be sure to check out K.C. Neal's blog for a chance to win your very own KINDLE.


  1. Thanks so much for the write-up and for hosting a stop on the tour! :D

    Ooo, I see Natasha Larry is coming in a few days. She's one of my faves - I'll have to stop by! ;)

  2. Squeee! I heart this book. You should have seen my smile when I went to leave a comment and K.C. is proclaiming her love of me ;) My day is made.

  3. This book looks so interesting and unique, I'm looking forward to reading it.

  4. Sounds like an interesting read. I haven't read anything by Neal before, but I'm always open to reading authors I haven't read before!

    Thanks for the giveaway op!


  5. This looks like a cool book - always looking for something new and interesting to read and this fits the bill!


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