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Monday, December 12, 2011

Book Review & Giveaway: Pyxis: The Discovery by K.C. Neal

Thank you for joining us on our stop off of the Pyxis Blog Tour. Our date on the tour has been broken up into two sections: The interview and this review & giveaway! This is all thanks to K.C. Neal.
Genre: Young Adult (Paranormal Fantasy)

Pyxis is the first book in the series of the same name by K.C. Neal. When Corinne uses some of her Grandmother's food dyes in her cooking for a bake sale, she finds her customers are unusually attracted to her after consuming her treats. When Mason moves back to town, they both realize they are sharing the same dreams at night. These dreams turn to nightmares that start inking into reality. Corinne soon finds herself in a race against danger as she learns about her family history and what she really is.

Pyxis has a very unique premise. I haven't read a book quite like it. I related to the main character, Corinne, in many ways. Such as she has a moment of forgetfulness over something obvious. That makes her more human and is something I completely relate to. Also, when it comes to Mason. She has a big reason for wanting to keep their relationship on a "just friends" status, but when that problem is resolved, she's still apprehensive. It reminded me very much of my high school self. I'll find out in the coming books if her reasons are the same too. I was disappointed that she "experimented" on people from her school to try to find out what the potions in the Pyxis would do to people. She experimented from the same bottles that she used in the bake sale. We already saw what those particular bottles did to people, so I wondered, why do it again? To me, it seemed like a way to delay the plot. Mason and Angeline were lovable characters too. I look forward to finding out who the second guardian will be. I have my suspicions on who I think it will be, but we'll see.

Small teasers of information are revealed throughout the book to wet your lips, but not enough to know what truly is going on. I would loved to have found out more about what was going on between both worlds, why it was so important, or even who/what was after Corinne through her dreams. There was a lot of plot delay where I would have loved to be given just a little more information. The book does a great job building you up for the second book in the series. In the last few chapters, I started to really get drawn in and wanting more. I'm hoping the next book will really bring some things together in the next book. I have high hopes for it.

The ARC of this book was sent to me from the author for review. The opinions are my own.

Now for the giveaway, K.C. Neal has kindly offered everyone a chance to win a $45 gift card!

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  1. Thank you for the write-up and for being a great tour host!

  2. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of it. I've had a blast! :oD


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