Sunday, December 11, 2011

BLOG TOUR # 8 - BOOK REVIEW - PYXIS: THE DISCOVERY by K.C. NEAL

BLOG TOUR - BOOK REVIEW & GIVEAWAY

Title:   PYXIS: THE DISCOVERY
Author:   K.C. NEAL
:: Young Adult/Teen Paranormal Fantasy
:: Pyxis Series, Book 1
:: Ebook available on Amazon
:: Paperback released December 2, 2011
:: Published by StoneHouse Ink


DESCRIPTION: 
Corinne lives an average teenage life working at her dad’s cafe, hanging out with her best friend, and trying to forget a falling-out with her almost-boyfriend Mason. Things take a strange turn when she uses her late grandmother’s food dyes for a bake sale, and her customers suddenly find her irresistibly alluring. Then she discovers she and Mason are haunted by the same dreams of a dark force that consumes everything in its path. Pursued by shadowy figures and a crazy woman with secrets from the past, Corinne must find out who her grandmother really was. In her quest to unravel her family’s history, she learns she is destined to protect this world--and the dark world of her dreams. She races to find the answers she seeks before her nightmares break free.

REVIEW:

pyxis  [pik-sis] 

noun, plural pyx·i·des [pik-si-deez]
1.

A small box used by the ancient Greeks and Romans to hold medicines, etc
 
A special box left behind by Corinne's deceased Grandmother.......containing small vials of coloured liquid. Now as granny loved to bake - these just must be her special food colouring or ingredient she uses - you know....like a family secret recipe?!  So for the school bake sale Corrine adds a touch of this one and a dash of that one and soon the people at school can't get enough of them and those that always snubbed Corinne now think she's really cool and can't get enough of her - for a short while anyway!!

Now comes along the crazy woman that desperately wants this box - now known as a Pyxis - and the box's contents.  She's aggressive and scares Corinne and BFF Angeline.  There must be more to this box than just food colouring.

Mason is Corinne's maybe/couldbe/wouldbe-boyfriend! They connected for a brief moment but then something happened at the Winter Solstice Festival that has plagued Corinne's thoughts about Mason ever since. He's not really sure what the problem is but will find out in time after having been away for quite a while. 

Before he returns though, they each start having bizarre dreams - with each other in it.  Corrine's dreams are getting darker and darker each time with the dangerous feeling spilling out into reality.....and Mason co-featuring in them.

Mason, Corinne and Angeline discover the truth behind the Pyxis and are piecing together how each fits in to it....though there is a fourth member their group that they are still to identify. Who could it be?  I have a bad feeling I know who and oh boy will that make for an interesting sequel (Alight)l!!

K.C. Neal has give us a great read with Book 1 and written a story that promises to grow and keep us enthralled as it goes.  Pyxis: The Discovery has painted a great background to it's characters and future plot direction. 

Thanks to K.C. Neal for providing me a copy of her ebook to read and review. I have enjoyed it and will definitely be waiting to read book 2 - Alight.

ENJOY!
MARISSA


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3 comments:

  1. Woo hoo! Thanks so much for the review, and for kicking off the gift card tour, Marissa! :D

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  2. My pleasure K.C. - and WOW look at the entries you have. It's awesome and well deserved! Cheers Marissa

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  3. Great review I really enjoyed this one too it was unique and I loved the characters. Glad you enjoyed it! :)

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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