Alight: The Peril (For fans of Veronica Roth, Ally Condie, and Becca Fitzpatrick) [NOOK Book]


A contemporary YA fantasy story of romance, magic, and love set against the everyday ...
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Alight: The Peril (For fans of Veronica Roth, Ally Condie, and Becca Fitzpatrick)

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A contemporary YA fantasy story of romance, magic, and love set against the everyday lives of friends with destinies that are anything but ordinary. Age level: 13 and up.

"Fresh and unique" - M.R. Merrick, author of EXILED and SHIFT

"PYXIS pulled me in from the first page and didn't release me until long after the last line" - Angeline Kace, author of DESCENDED BY BLOOD

Book 1 - Pyxis: The Discovery
Book 2 - Alight: The Peril
Book 3 - coming soon

When Corinne learns who the second Guardian is, she must find a way to make peace with the last person in the world she wants to deal with. As she struggles, her nemesis unleashes an otherworldly evil, and a mysterious illness strikes Corinne s friends. Faltering under the weight of her destiny, Corinne escapes to the dream world. There, she meets Zane, an Australian guy with a hot accent and a revelation that binds them together and alters the path of Corinne s life. She throws herself into fighting for everything she loves, but just as she s certain she will prevail, she s robbed of what she needs most.


"A captivating book with a superb mix of fantasy, romance, mystery, emotion, and drama... I really loved the fantasy elements. But the book isn't all fantasy or mystery; there's a great deal of emotion as well.... a fun romance to watch unfold." - Aeicha, Word Spelunking review

"These paranormal elements of Pyxis are so original - there are magical liquids that can manipulate human emotions, prophetic dreams, and enchanted lands.... If you're into young adult novels and fantasy, then don't miss this!" - Sophie Gonzales

"what I liked most about this book is that the magic was unique" - Author Laura A.H. Elliott 5-star review
"If you read Teen or YA you will love this" - Bestselling author Aaron Patterson, 5 star review

"This novel is an excellent show of tension, romance and discovery" - Author Avery Olive

"The romance isn't "insta" ... which definitely won me over. Corinne's friendship with Mason is so warming that I think I might be a little in love with him! If you like young adult fantasy with a little bit of romance and a unique story, then read Pyxis." - Hannah, Once Upon a Time review

"There was an element of mystery as the teens tried to solve the whole box of magic/shared dreams/influential food dyes thing and I enjoyed the ride." - Andrea, The Busy Bibliophile review

"an original take on young adult fantasy" - livetheshowtyme 5-star review

"Unique teen fantasy.... recommend it to anyone who enjoys YA fantasy" -Krazy Book Lady review
"fun, magical, mysterious, romantic story, unlike anything I've read within the paranormal genre recently" -Cupcakegirly review

"The magic surrounding this book was ... intense and exciting" - Shana, Sizzling Reads review

"If you're looking for something fun, fast, and mystery and romance, you won't be disappointed." - YA Bound review

"I really liked the romance.... It was such a breath of fresh air to have no insta-love declarations or love triangles" - S Condous
"a great read for any fan of the paranormal/supernatural genre" - Tarra

"dreams and nightmares of prophesy and warnings, and magical lands.... Paranormal at its finest" -Romance Author Bri Clark

"K.C. Neal has done a fabulous job of writing a young adult novel that is completely unique from all of the other young adult novels that I've read." -Shari, My Neurotic Book Affair review

"The romance was great! ... I would recommend this book to anyone for those in need of a good paranormal read!" - Stuck in YA Books review
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015689600
  • Publisher: StoneHouse Ink
  • Publication date: 9/15/2012
  • Series: Pyxis Series , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 275
  • Sales rank: 232,538
  • File size: 649 KB

Meet the Author

K.C. Neal works in publishing and writes young adult books. In previous iterations of her professional life, she worked as a bench chemist, a lab equipment tester, a biotech researcher, and a medical writer. Strangely, this sequence has NOT led to her dream job: drummer in a rock band. But her current gig is pretty sweet.

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  • Posted May 19, 2013

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    What an amazing sequel Alight turned out to be!! Going into Alig

    What an amazing sequel Alight turned out to be!! Going into Alight I was a little worried it wouldn’t live up to my expectations after having loved book one Pyxis so much, but now I can easily say Alight was AMAZING! I would even go as far as to saying I loved Alight more than Pyxis!

    K.C. Neal has easily become one of my favorite authors, her writing in Pyxis was incredible, and I feel it only got better in Alight. All the sceneries of the fog, the cove, the bottles, the nets, the field everything was so magical and vivid in my mind while reading. Her writing has become one of my favorites to get lost into.

    While Pyxis book one was a great read, I have to admit Alight really kicked everything WAY up! The mystery, the romance, the struggles, the friendships, everything in Alight felt like it had the amazing aspects I loved in Pyxis…but 10 times better!

    Corinne has even more struggles in book two and even though she is scarred, she takes responsibility and knows she must take on the role as the Pyxis. I already had a lot of respect for Corinne in book one, but book two really brought out even more of who she is as a character. Now that I think about it, the Pyxis series has been amazing with character development for all of the main characters. Ang, Mason and Sophie, each of them I could see a big difference from how they were in book two from book one, and I cannot wait to see them grow even more in book three!

    Although I loved practically everything in Alight, my only ‘complaint’ would be at times things got predictable, there were several things that I believe were supposed to be surprises, but I had seen them coming. Now this didn’t bother me too much cause it only happened on a few times, and while I had guessed some of the surprises, there were other surprises that completely threw me off guard and I DID NOT see coming!

    My favorite part of Alight was easily the new addition of Zane. Some Australian mysterious yet caring guy? Ya how could he NOT be my favorite part! He is going to be a future fictional crush, I can tell already! I cannot wait to see more of him (hopefully a lot more!) in book three and get to know his character more, as of right now I have my fingers crossed for Corinne to end up with him at the end of this all!

    Altogether if you are looking for a unique and amazing new series to start pick up Pyxis, it will not disappoint. Book two has been an amazing additional to a series that is easily becoming a favorite of mine, and I cannot wait to get my hands on book three the final book in the Pyxis series.

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  • Posted September 17, 2012

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    I Also Recommend:

    Yes, you really need to read book one THE PYXIS before this book

    Yes, you really need to read book one THE PYXIS before this book. Otherwise, you're just going to feel lost and not get the background and wonderment.

    Between the books the energy amps up into the reality and complexity of the Pyxis Pyramidal Union. The third person is identified, the Pyramid completes, they train and build in teamwork.... Then people of this small toen start falling ill... in growing numbers, and the Pyxis has to play a role in saving them.

    The arch enemy (false Pyxis) does terrible things,... after one big encounter, there are more coming... I'm so ready for the next installment

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2014

    Not too bad

    It keeps my interest

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2013

    Is it good if i liked divergent

    Will i like this

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