Review: Pyxis: The Discovery

November 8, 2011 Uncategorized 11

TitlePyxis: The Discovery
Author:  K. C. Neal
Pub Date:  November 4, 2011
Publisher:  StoneHouse Ink
Source:  Author

Description 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? 

I love when books flow so smoothly, that I don’t even realize that I’ve reached the end.  And then that’s when the depression sets in. *sigh* When I started Pyxis, I honestly didn’t know what to expect, or what specifically the story was about. Not knowing actually made reading the book even more interesting.
The story centers around Corinne, a 16-year-old sophomore in high school, who notices that certain people are acting strangely after they eat some of her goodies from the school bake sale (No, they weren’t special brownies). Guys who she never talks to are hitting on her, girls who are far from being her friends start acting all fangirl around her, but she doesn’t know why. Corrine and her bff, Angeline, figure out what’s causing these changes, but then things start really getting weird. Not only does Corrine start have scary strange dreams, but her friend Mason is having the same ones, too. And they find proof that Corrine, Mason, and Angeline are all tied together in a way that’s more than just their friendship. Unfortunately, the only people who can help her are her grandma, who recently died, and her aunt, who is suffering from dementia. So, the three of them must figure out what’s going on and prevent whatever is in their dreams from seeping into their world.
I liked Corrine and her family. I totally felt for her on the whole double standard issue with her brother, though. And I loved how Corrine and Ang performed “experiments” with the cookies. I would totally have done that! Then there’s Mason, so yummy. He’s calm, patient, and protective…. oh, and he’s major hot stuff. I seriously love certain little moments between Corrine and Mason. 
Overall, I really liked Pyxis. I definitely have to read the next book, because I need to know what happens!  I’m dying to find out more about the convergence and who is going to be the 4th in their group, but I have my suspicions on who it will be.  

Isn’t the cover gorgeous?!   


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11 Responses to “Review: Pyxis: The Discovery”

  1. Ron C. Nieto

    The cookie experiments look hilarious! I'd have tried that, too.

    But, seriously, no wonder you dind't exactly know what to expect. The blurb is quite mysterious! The name makes me think of fairies, so I'm guessing that's somehow tied to the dreams… Argh! Now I want to read to find out, and to get to meet Corinne and Mason and this fourth person!

    Thanks for the review!

    Ron @ Stories of my life

  2. Nina

    Sow and You Shall Reap is based on a true story…it said in the introduction. Didn't think anyone would know that. I didn't before I read the intro!
    Cookie brownies-awesome! I got this too…not started it yet though. Looks great!

  3. Missie

    Yes, the cover is gorgeous, so I'm glad to hear the book is good! Of course, you have me dying to know more about Mason and that little moment!

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