Pyxis

( 23 )

Overview

"This is a story with depth and history, and the characters just come to life straight off the pages."
-Once Upon A Time review

"An amazing cast of characters I can't wait to meet up with again in book two, Alight!"
-YA-aholic.com review

"Pyxis is a phenomenal debut that blew me away."
-K-Books review

"A completely fresh and original concept in the world of YA paranormal."
-BelleBooks review

Corinne lives an average teenage life working at her dad's cafe, hanging out with her best friend, and trying to forget a ...

See more details below
Paperback
$11.32
BN.com price
(Save 7%)$12.27 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (3) from $9.28   
  • New (2) from $9.28   
  • Used (1) from $18.99   
Pyxis (for fans of Ally Condie, Beautiful Creatures, and Veronica Roth)

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$2.99
BN.com price
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.

Overview

"This is a story with depth and history, and the characters just come to life straight off the pages."
-Once Upon A Time review

"An amazing cast of characters I can't wait to meet up with again in book two, Alight!"
-YA-aholic.com review

"Pyxis is a phenomenal debut that blew me away."
-K-Books review

"A completely fresh and original concept in the world of YA paranormal."
-BelleBooks review

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.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615549019
  • Publisher: StoneHouse Ink
  • Publication date: 10/2/2011
  • Pages: 238
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

K.C. Neal lives in Idaho with her husband and their maltipoo, Oscar. She holds degrees in Chemistry and Health Sciences, and works as a medical writer. She's a competitive vegetable gardener, occasional surfer, avid reader, and enthusiastic cupcake eater.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 23 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(12)

4 Star

(10)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(1)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 23 Customer Reviews
  • Posted January 15, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    This was a fun, magical, mysterious, romantical story, unlike anything I've read within the paranormal genre recently.

    Corrine Finley, a Sophomore at Tapestry High School appears to be your average teenage girl with a BFF, an after school job at her Dad's cafe and feelings for a guy who had major boyfriend potential until he was caught kissing her arch nemesis after the Winter Solstice Dance. (Boys...*sighs*) As she tries to put him behind her, life begins to go from so-so to interesting when the goodies she bakes for a school fundraiser (using some of her late grandmother's food dye) sends all the guys into a frenzy making her the object of their affections. While she knows she's not riding the ugly train, the sudden admiration is a little surprising and overwhelming for Corrine. Even her BFF, Angeline or "Ang" thinks it's strange so the two decide to try to figure out if there's more to Grandma's food dye than just the blue and yellow coloring. Turns out the little box that Corrine thought was just something to house the dye has a fancy name, "Pyxis" and could be a recipe for disaster if it falls into the wrong hands. What the girls discover within the Pyxis is that things are not always what they seem and everyone has a destiny to fulfill whether they're ready for it or not. Both girls have a role to play with Corrine's job being that of protector of this world and the world that haunts her dreams. Wait, what?! How the heck is she supposed to do that?! Well, with a little help from her friends of course! Ang will be along for the ride as will Mason, which could complicate things. Mason is the guy who broke her heart when Ang caught him macking on Sophie (resident Mean Girl) after the Winter Solstice and then jaunted off to another content for half the year with his family without a word about it. Granted, he's been doing humanitarian work there but still. He's been e-mailing Corrine the whole time he's been away but she's ignored him. (How could he kiss her one minute and then turn around and hook up with Sophie the next minute? Ick!) When Mason does return home, Corrine is in for a big surprise. (OhMyMason!) Not only has Mason grown but he's been having nightmares similar to Corrine's. (What is up with that?!) The more time they spend together the less Corrine can fight the feelings she has for him but she also can't forget what happened with Sophie. Can you blame a girl? Together, Corrine and Mason (and Ang when she's not busy) begin to look for answers to their questions surrounding the box, it's contents and their joint dreams. Corrine's Aunt Dot is the only one who can help them but she's stuck in a nursing home and doesn't seem to recognize anyone. Their dark dreams worsen and start to spill over into the waking world causing Corrine to need Mason's company more just to feel safe. Will they be able to bring Aunt Dot out of her stupor before things get any stranger or will the darkness from their dreams finally creep into the daylight, overtaking Corrine, Mason and everyone around them?

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2013

    Slow moving book

    Interesting story but not written very well. Slow moving and silly side line action. Also very disappointed with the fact that these supposedly good teenagers end up drinking alcohol on their way to a school dance. Plus, the hero ends up spending the night several times, often sharing the same bed with the heroine. I feel the author is sending the reader mixed signals.

    Plus, I got more than halfway through the book and the story still hasn't picked up much momentum. I still don't know much about the storyline or the characters. Too much time has been spent on inconsequential matters. It feels like a teenager wrote the story. Can't stand it anymore.

    Not happy with this purchase. I will be deleting this book and it's sequel off my nook.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted May 11, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    The first book of this series is a opener. You find out alot abo

    The first book of this series is a opener. You find out alot about the characters and this strange Pyxis but you don't really find out what this "Pyxis" is about or its purpose. It has great character developement so you get to see the relations between them. Corinne is a Pyxis, what that means yet I don't know. She is protected by a Shield, Mason, and has 2 Guradians, Angeline and the other has not been named. Other than a aunt who is suffering from a stroke, she has no idea what is happening with her and the source of her dream/visions. I had to laugh because when Corinne made sweets for a bake sale she used this weird liquid she found for food coloring. Only a teenager would be that brave. The character personalities were dead on for teenagers which is a relief because a lot of stories are not realisitc of true teenagers. I think a lot of YA readers will enjoy this story because of the cuteness of it. I am curious to read the next to find out more about this strange group and see what they are supposed to do.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2013

    I LOVED YOUR DISCRIPTION!!!!!

    NOW I TOTALLY WANT TO READ IT!!!!!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2011

    Interesting Story

    The story line seems really interesting. The story drags the reader in once the plot gains momentum. I still do not know if Corinne is a witch or what, but I definitely cannot wait for the next book so I can find out what happens next!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted November 29, 2011

    Completely Unique

    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. From the first page I was smiling, and knew that I was going to like this book.

    I think that the opening scene in Pyxis is one of my favorite. It immediately gives the reader insight into Corinne and her friendship with Angeline and her rivalry if you will with Sophie. Without saying that Corinne isn't a part of the "popular crowd" you knew just by how all of the characters interacted. I love it when an author doesn't have to tell you what's going on because they show you through the story. I didn't want to stop reading once I had started, luckily Pyxis is only 178 pages so I didn't have to stop until I was finished.

    This book is full of friendship, mystery and first love. K.C. Neal has definitely earned a new reader in me with Pyxis. Needless to say I am anxious to find out what's in store for Corninne in Alight:The Peril book 2 in the Pyxis series.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted November 27, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    An Intriguing Read

    Corinne Finley is a regular kid, eager to fit in at school and quite content with the life she leads. There¿s nothing extraordinary about her or the world she lives in. Or so she thinks.

    Trying to forget about her almost-boyfriend¿s betrayal, she immerses herself in her school work as well as her after-school job. Giving as much time as possible to her best friend, Angeline, and the family around her, she¿s happy with the way things are going. Well, aside from still pining for Mason, of course. Try as she might, she can¿t deny her feelings for him.

    When people start acting differently with her at the school bake sale, Corinne wonders just what has brought about the change. She hasn¿t done anything different with her cooking. At least, not that she can remember. When Angeline brings to light the fact that she did indeed do something different, she realizes that what she¿d thought were her grandmother¿s ordinary food dyes were something else entirely.

    Her dreams soon start showing her things that she can¿t quite understand. Part of her knows that danger is around the corner, but from who or what? When Mason starts having the same dreams, Corinne begins to question what is going on.

    Embarking on a quest for answers, they never imagined that they were part of another world ¿ one similar to the one they live in but full of magic and even more secrets. Mason promises to keep her safe. To always protect her from those that seek to do her harm. They can¿t deny the fact that their feelings for one another are growing. Nor can they set aside the urge to know more about who, and what, they really are.

    I honestly enjoyed this story. It was truly intriguing and made me want to read the next installment for the series. While there were a couple typos here and there, I didn¿t let that detract from getting into the story.

    The world that K. C. has created is quite vivid and allows the reader to get caught up in each of the characters lives. It¿s one of those story that leave you thinking ¿what if¿. All in all, it¿s a great read. Others will enjoy it also. I know I did!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted November 21, 2011

    Gripping and Original! Definitely Rec.!

    K.C Neal¿s Pyxis: The Discovery is a captivating book with a superb mix of fantasy, romance, mystery, emotion, and drama.
    Pyxis is a quick and gripping read. It pulled me in from page one and I couldn¿t put it down until I was finished. Neal offers an original, innovative, and imaginative premise full of intriguing fantasy, engaging characters, and a well-developed storyline.
    The story moves at a steady pace, never too slow or too fast. There isn¿t a great deal of action, nor is too much revealed in this first book, but that doesn¿t mean I was ever bored or anything less than intrigued while reading. Much of the book is used simply to introduce the characters and the overall plot, and Neal has set up her series nicely in this first installment.

    I really loved the fantasy elements and found them refreshing and enthralling. Although too much isn¿t revealed about the origin of the Pyxis, the box, and the magical liquids, I found myself completely fascinated by them. And instead of being frustrated by the lack of revelations surrounding these elements, I was simply and eagerly curious about them. Neal has definitely enchanted me with her fantasy.
    But the book isn¿t all fantasy or mystery; there¿s a great deal of emotion as well. Relationships-romantic, familial, friendship-play a big role in Pyxis and Neal has created very realistic and dynamic situations where these relationships are involved. I really liked that Corrine¿s family wasn¿t perfect, yet they weren¿t tragically dysfunctional as many families tend to be in YA books, and I loved the fact that Corrine, as a teenager, could totally appreciate this.
    This first book in the series doesn¿t really introduce a definite or solid antagonist, which I found a little disappointing. There is a troublesome and possibly dangerous character, but it¿s not made clear whether or not they are the main baddie. I also would have liked a bit more danger or peril for our characters. But the ending is shocking and OMG worthy. The book ends kind of abruptly and I found myself thinking ¿Oh noes! It can¿t just end there!¿. But the ending will definitely leave you wanting more.

    I really like Neal¿s characters. I found them all quite relatable, realistic, and well developed in their own ways. The three main teenage characters, Corrine; Angeline; and Mason, make for a dynamic and engaging group.

    Pyxis is a fun, enchanting first book in what is sure to be a phenomenal new series. I¿m hooked and can¿t wait to read more of the series.This is one book you really should read!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted November 17, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!

    A very nice book to read!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted November 3, 2011

    Great Story! Can't wait for the sequel!!

    I was extremely lucky enough to get an early copy of "Pyxis" by KC Neal. And let me just tell you I was impressed. This is KC Neal debut, and it was 100% not a disappointment! Great story! Great characters! The awkwardness in that turning point between friendship and more, is so believable! Check it out if you get a chance! It's a great read, that will keep you on the edge of your seat! :)

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted November 3, 2011

    Loved this book!

    I loved loved loved this book! K.C. Neal did an absolutely great job!

    This story follows the life of Corinne, a 16 year old girl who has recently lost her much loved grandmother. I was hooked on this story from the very beginning. Starting with the bake sale that had boys practically fighting over her cupcakes and then acting strangely interested in her afterwards. She discovers that this has something to do with the dye she used for the icing of her cupcakes, from a box with 'Pyxis' written across the front. Her and her friend Ang, decide to conduct an experiment to see what else happens with the use of the colours used for the dye.

    Corinne was left heartbroken after her best friend expresses feelings for her and kisses her, only to later see a picture of him kissing her enemy Sophie. Corinne is left confused and upset with no resolution because her best friend Mason goes away. He emails her constantly but she refuses to reply. That is until Mason describes a dream he had, which is similar to the one Corinne had, with all the other weird stuff going on, she doesn't think it can be a coincidence. She emails him about the Pyxis box and a list of names she found within it, but he doesn't know anymore than she does.

    Mason is set to arrive home in a couple of days, but Corinne is torn about how to act and whether she wants to see him. She decides that for the time being she will pretend that nothing happened between herself and Mason or Mason and Sophie, which confuses Mason. Of course things are not what they seem, but really, are they ever? When their shared dreams start to seep into the waking world, they know something bad is happening.

    It turns out that Corinne, Mason and Ang all play a part in this Pyxis thing. The Pyxis thing that they know nothing about, great! Her grandmother was supposed to teach her what to do, and how to do it, but she is dead. So how will the three of them figure out what is going? I'm not going to give any more away, so you will just have to read it for yourself!

    This was a really great read, I enjoyed it from start to finish. K.C. Neal has taken her idea and created a beautifully written story! I can't wait for the second instalment in the Pyxis series!!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted November 2, 2011

    Fantastic YA novel!

    I can't resist a good cover. So it was when I first saw Pyxis that I knew I had to read it! I mean, isn't it gorgeous? Definitely has earned a place in my favourites.

    The story, also, doesn't let the cover down at all. It's 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. And again, it all ties together perfectly.

    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 start to the series. If you're into young adult novels and fantasy, then don't miss this!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted November 2, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Awesome book!

    This book is awesome!! Really! Right from the beginning you are sucked in. First off, I love baked goods, so how could I not be instantly in love when it starts off with a bake sale. Then she brings out a little humor right away too. The characters are so fun to read, and really get to know. The book moves along at a perfect pace, making you need to keep reading because you need to know what happens next. I am generally not a very fast reader, but I couldn't put it down and read it in one day.

    Corrine is a fun character. She's funny and smart. Like a typical 16 year old girl, she doesn't always make rational decisions, but it makes it easy to relate to her. She goes to the normal hangouts that all the other teenagers go to, has a job after school, has a great best friend, and of course, boy problems. I do wish that we got to know her best friend Angeline, just a little better. She was a bit occupied with other things in this book, so we don't get a whole lot of her, but I am sure that in future books we will get to know her much better. I like how she was doing normal everyday things though. It makes it seem realistic, where some books take too much of reality away. Then there is Mason. Mason and Corrine have been friends forever. He has been away on a trip, and he returns shortly after weird things begin to happen. He is very charming, and friendly, and I couldn't help but like him. He also happens to be super crush worthy.

    Corrine finds that she has a box that is the Pyxis, but she doesn't know what it is, or what to do with it. She needs help and tells Mason about it. Corrine and Mason discover they are having the same dreams, (or nightmares really) and they are part of these strange things that are happening. They just don't know how they are part of it, or what to do. Corrine tries to fight the feeling of wanting to be with him, but as they work together to find the answers they need, they start to realize they need each other. Mason feels like he needs to keep her safe, and she feels safe with him. What they discover is beyond what they ever could have imagined and they know only they can stop it.

    I still can't get this book out of my head. It is such a cool and interesting story, and I am just almost speechless. I know that this is a book that I will go back and read again. I am very much looking forward to the next book in this series. This one was so amazing and left you just staring at the last page thinking "Oh my goodness, you are ending it like that?!!!" It's a good thing though. I love good cliffhanger endings. I know I am going to go insane waiting for the next one. This book is a must read! I give it 5 out of 5 stars for sure!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted November 2, 2011

    I love it!

    If you want to know what the Pyxis is...

    Wow, I must say, I was impress! This is the first book for the author K.C Neal and I didn't expected to be this good! I didn't have any kind of expectation: I wanted my mind been free of any kind of prejudgment and I was amaze by how I became addicted to this book. I read a lot of YA Fantasy and finally they often ended in the same way or the same kind of action. But sometime, some books (Hush Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick, Fallen Series by Lauren Kate, Exiled by M.R Merrick or Need Series by Carrie Jones) they just suddenly blow my mind and I want more!

    The introduction was interesting; the author know how to push the readers into the world of Pyxis and never let them go! I wasn't in the mood when I started this book: I lost the TV cable, I was all alone at home and then I decided to start reading Pyxis. I only put the book aside because I had to eat! After a few line, you jump into some funny situations, actions and problems with a lovely teenage girl: Corinne. I had a lot of fun in following Corinne, her best friend Angelina and Corinne's want to be, future boyfriend Mason.

    The plot was amazing, intriguing and unusual to me: I don't think I ever read about some kind of legend or myth about the Pyxis. That was pretty entertaining (and I wanted so bad to know what the Pyxis was!). I love all the teenagers' reactions when they have to face all the problems they meet.

    The characters are lovely, attaching, Mason is mysterious, Corinne is unpredictable and Angelina is loyal. They aren't too much and I think that help falling in love and adopting them. They act like real teen, not the kind: I have some super powers or my mother was a vampire so nobody can't kill me! LOL. Well I think you understand what I mean! And we always learn a little bit more about the main characters. They are all interesting and well developed.

    The ending was very strange, mysterious and pretty promising! I really love when I can't even imagine what kind of end the book would have! The end wasn't what I suspected and I was kind of frustrated by how the author keeps me out of reach... I want the second book to be release soon so I might be able to put my mind at peace!

    The author K.C Neal is able to play with the image she's creating with her writing and when you read the book it's pretty easy to create the story into your mind. I really enjoy my reading; it was easy and very funny. I love her enthusiasm that reflected into the book: when you read this book you know how much love and time K.C had put in it! I recommend this book to any YA readers, you won't be disappointed!


    I want to thank K.C Neal for sending me an ARC of Pyxis: The Discovery! It's much appreciated; I'm falling in love with this new series!

    Proserpine

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted November 2, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    amazing debut!

    "I won't let anything happen to you," he said softly."

    What a wondrous start to what I believe is going to be a wondrous series! K.c. Neal in her debut release Pyxis: The Discovery wrote a story of mystery, magic, and of course, romance. I adored this book from the first to the last page, K.c. has put together an amazing cast of characters that I cannot wait to meet up with again in book two, Alight!

    Pyxis follows Corinne, Corinne is your average teenager, she has her best friend Ang and her best guy friend Mason. As if things in her life weren't complicated enough after Mason and her share a kiss, and she thinks she may have feelings for him, everyone else is acting very strange towards Corinne. Corinne and Ang don't know what the heck is going on when they find an old piece of paper ..that has their names on it..and Mason. Corinne just wants a normal teenage life, but now she is finding out that she is a pyxis, Mason is her shield, and Ang is her guardian.the main problem with all of this? Her grandmother who is suppose to teach her what all this means..is dead. ..and there is someone out there that wants the pyxis, and will not stop until they get it..so much for a normal teenage life.

    This book was such a treat! I adored it and cannot wait to get my hands on the second book. My favorite part of Pyxis was the characters, they felt so real and didn't have any unrealistic emotions or traits, K.c. has perfectly put together a main character, a girl best friend, a guy best friend (that might be something more than a friend), a evil high school girl and every other character in between. I felt I could really picture the story throughout it all.

    I completely adored Mason, he is so sweet and you honestly just can't help, but to love him. He is so caring over Corinne, but never did he have that sappy unrealistic feel to his feelings for her, which is the best kind of romance in my book! I never once rolled my eyes during their cute moments together, because it just felt right and real. Corinne was great too, she was a strong character, but still wasn't afraid to show when she just couldn't handle things anymore, which gave me a lot of respect for her cause it showed she is human. All in all I just loved the characters; they were a great bunch of people!

    If you're looking for a cute read, and something with great characters, a lot of mystery and one heck of a cliff hanger then Pyxis is something I highly recommend. K.c. Neal is an author to keep an eye on, cause this series is going to be remarkable!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted November 2, 2011

    Unforgettable Read !

    Let me tell you one thing: Once you start reading this book you won't be able to put it down until you have read the last page. Pyxis follows a story of a 16 year old girl,Corinne whose grandmother died recently.She discovers a mysterious box containing different liquids.Thinking of them as food colors,she add them to her cakes for the school bake-sale.Whoever buys and eats her cake,at the bake sale,starts acting strange.Corinne along with her best friend,Angelina soon realize that these "food colors" were not what they thought actually were.As they start to search for information on these liquids,they discover a piece of paper which has Corinne's,Angelina's and Corinne's childhood friend Mason's name on it.Together the three of them start to search for the answers. Pyxis was a wonderful read ! The main idea of the story was very unique and engrossing.I haven't read anything like this before.The book was fast paced from the very first page.New and exciting events kept on happening and got me hooked to the book.K.C.Neal really made me feel that I was walking in Corinne's shoes.I kept on guessing as to what will happen next. The thing that made me love this book the most was the characters.K.C.Neal really knows how to create a strong and well developed character.Corinne,Angelina,Mason all of them felt so real.It was so easy to connect with them.The relationship between Corrine and Mason was really sweet and it felt right.Mason's character was loveable !All the more,Mason seemed really mysterious to me,because mostly,when they got to know something important about Pyxis,Mason's reaction was not very prompt.I don't know if it has something to do with the story,or it is just his way of dealing with things.And he seemed to anticipate many of the things. The concept of syndesmo was so cool ! It made me love this book all the more! K.C.Neal truly has her way with words.The ending left me with so many questions that were yet to be answered,but I loved it. On the whole,this book was SUCH a good read that once I started reading it I couldn't stop turnings the pages over.It is unlike any YA book I have ever read.I'll highly recommend this book to anyone who loves YA,and is looking for a delicious,awe inspiring and mysterious read.This book is worthy of 5 stars.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 23 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)