Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Review: Pyxis by K.C. Neal

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? (via Goodreads)

Pyxis is very well-written, with vivid descriptions and characters who all talk and go through life like you'd expect authentic teenagers to do. But, of course, with a few oddities as they do live in a world where paranormal activities exist. These paranormal elements of Pyxis are so original – there are magical liquids that can manipulate human emotions, prophetic dreams, and enchanted lands all perfectly blended with the more 'regular' elements of the world. Plus, I loved the strong sense of family and friendship – it adds a very human, everyday element to the story; from dealing with irritating schoolmates to helping a sick relative.

Pyxis ends on a pretty interesting and exciting cliffhanger which leads immediately into the next book of the series. I seriously can't wait to find out what happens in the next installment!

A fantastic book and a wonderful beginning. If you're into young adult novels and fantasy, don't miss this!

Rating: 5 / 5

Pyxis is released on November 4th 2011. Visit K.C.'s blog to stay updated and to find out where to purchase a copy.