Pyxis by K.C. Neal Review and Kindle Giveaway!!

Posted December 7, 2011 by Kara in blog tour, Giveaway / 5 Comments

Publisher: Stonehouse Ink
Release Date: November 4th, 2011
Pages: 216
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Series: Pyxis #1
Cover: A- Really pretty, but the details are a bit blurry, and not in an artsy attractive way
Source: I received a copy from the author.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Blurb:

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 the person who was supposed to teach her how 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?

Review:

I think Pyxis is going to be a great series. I am so glad I read this book guys! Look! It’s enthusiasm about something! That is so not part of my personality! Okay. Let me stop being annoying for a second.

Simply put, this was a fantastic read. K.C. Neal is a great author and I am extremely glad I signed up for the blog tour. And I hope you guys will purchase this book, because it’s really worth it for the affordable price. And it’s indie! I have read so many great indie books in 2011!

I loved the story in Pyxis. The ideas were original and I loved that. I loved the way the book started with the bake sale and the guys chasing after Corinne. It was really entertaining and at the same time very awkward. I think a lot of the imagery in this book was out of this world. I can picture scenes in my mind as if I read them yesterday, when in reality, I finished this book a couple of days ago.

The plot was not as riveting as I think it could have been, but I think it was mostly because this book was a set-up for the events in the series that are to come. And there was a lot of set-up. But really, it needed to be there because this is totally a plot line that I think has the potential to be really exciting, but also very unique. We see so many books about vampires, witches, werewolves, etc. This is the first one I have seen with a potion/alchemy plotline. Yeah you heard me. And it was really, really fun!

Corinne’s character was great. I loved how invested in her family (and incidentally I loved her aunt and the old guy down the street) she was and I loved that she wasn’t afraid to stand up for what she believed in and take chances in her life. She was a bit reckless, but I think that made her character even more real.

Mason on the other hand, I have to be honest here, I found him a bit dull. He didn’t really have much of a personality and I don’t think his character depth balanced Corinne’s. He just felt like a love interest that the author stuck in because she had to have a love interest. You know what though? I do love the role he plays in the plotline as a whole. And I also think he has the potential to become a better character.

So, all in all, a great addition to the paranormal/fantasy young adult genre, and I think it’s a book that most of you would enjoy reading. I think it’s going to be a great series and I will definitely keep up with this one as it unfolds.

Buy Pyxis from Amazon here: Pyxis: The Discovery. The Kindle copy is only $0.99 you guys!
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5 responses to “Pyxis by K.C. Neal Review and Kindle Giveaway!!

  1. Thank you for the write-up, Kara! I love reading reviews that include some legitimate criticism – those are always the most interesting ones. And thanks so much for being a great tour host!

  2. Ashley- It was a great read. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it.

    Kendall- Thanks for the love. I hope you enjoy it. I loved the originality of the story most.

    Giselle- As always, thank you for being a consistent commenter and a great friend. And I completely agree with you on the originality. It WAS a great idea.

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