Thursday, October 13, 2011

Pyxis Mini Tour 11th - 14th October

I am so excited to be a part of this mini blog tour for the amazing début novel Pyxis: The Discovery by K.C. Neal. I asked K.C. a few questions about the book and she recorded her answers:

So Hopefully those questions and answers have got you a bit more intrigued about the story!
Pyxis will be released as an e-book on the 4th of November and will be out on paperback on the 2nd of December.

I was so lucky to receive a super early ARC of Pyxis to review for this mini tour, massive thanks to K.C. for asking me to take part and giving me the opportunity to read her book!

My Review

Pyxis follows the story of 16 year old Corinne who is still coming to terms with the recent death of her grandmother. She discovers a strange box filled with strange looking liquids that her grandmother left her, with no idea what these colourful liquids could be Corinne thinks they must be some kind of home-made food colourings and uses them to colour icing for her cakes for the school bake sale. 

After people who eat Corrine's cakes start acting very strange toward her, Corinne and her friend Ang soon discover that these little bottles do not hold food colourings - but something else entirely! After experimenting on some of their school friends they still have no idea what these liquids are actually for. The two start to dig a little deeper into Corinne's grandmother's past and with the help of Corinne's life long friend Mason they try their best to get to the bottom of things!

Pyxis is an amazing book, to me it is a completely fresh and original concept in the world of YA Paranormal.
I like to think that I have read a lot of books in this genre and I can honestly say that there are no books out there with a similar plot line to Pyxis. I have no idea how K.C. came up with the idea for the potions or the history and legacy that comes along with them, those ideas teamed with the three main characters work amazing well together!

As a book blogger, when I hear the words debut novel I can get a little worried about the writing style, you just don't know what to expect. Pyxis is beautifully written, it's not overly complex and it's easy to find yourself completely lost in the pages. The story itself doesn't seem dragged out like some books can be, there is a lot of important information in Pyxis, which is released to the reader in small, manageable chunks. Meaning the story sticks in your head and all the important pieces aren't thrown at you at once, making the book much more enjoyable.

I loved the uncertainty between Mason and Corinne, they whole will they or won't they thing. On one hand it's obvious they like each other and they should just come out and say they like each other, but on the other hand they have been a part of each others lives for so long now would moving forward damage that closeness they already have?
I would have liked to have seen a bit more of Ang in Pyxis, it seemed that whenever something important was happening she was always at church or visiting relatives. I don't know if this has any significance or not, guess I'll have to wait for the second book to find that one out!

Overall, the book was brilliant!
Well written, it has realistic and likeable characters as well as an original plot line!
5/5 stars for me!

Don't forget to stop by K-Books tomorrow for the giveaway!

Follow the Tour!
11th - SpadesHighReads (Sneek Peak at the first chapter)
12th - YA-Aholic (Second Chapter and Hayley's Review)
13th - BelleBooks (Video Interview and Emma's Review)
14th - K-Books (Giveaway!)


  1. OMG!! KC in person (well, video, but still)!!!! Great questions Emma! Those were all things I wanted to know as well!!

  2. Thanks so much for a great write-up and fun post, Emma! <3

  3. Such an awesome post!!! Great interview Emma! (: (omg and K.c. is so gorgeous!)

    -Haley from YA-Aholic

  4. Thank you so much for the wonderful post. I think Pyxis sounds like an awesome read :)


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