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Title: Alight (Pyxis #2) by K.C. Neal
Series: book 2 in the Pyxis series
Availabe Formats: ebook, paperback
Details: published September 21st 2012
Source: Copy was provided for blog tour in exchange for honest review.
Rating: (5/5 stars)

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.

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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Karen C said...

Haven't heard of this series before so headed over to Amazon and bought the first ook :)